Hear are the beers and ciders that will be available at The Retreat over The Village Easter Festival period from Thursday 15 to Monday 18 April.

Locale – poured direct from the cask

From Bond Brews in Wokingham:

  • Best of British 4.0% Best Bitter
  • Goldi-Hops 3.9% Pale Ale

Hand-pulled cask ale

  • Brakspear Gravity 3.4%
  • Butcombe Original 4.0%
  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale 3.8%
  • Fullers London Pride 4.1%
  • Otter Amber 4.0%
  • Robinson’s Dizzy Blonde 3.8%
  • Young’s London Original 3.7%

Keg beer

  • Amstell 4.1%
  • Birra Moretti 6.0%
  • Guinness 4.2%
  • Meantime London Pale Ale 4.3%

Boxed cider

  • Lilley’s Fire Dancer 4.5% – Still medium cider. A traditional cloudy cider with a rich rosy colour. This cider has been packed full of apples to really allow the taste to come through.
  • Lilley’s Merry Monkey 4.5% – Still medium cider. A medium scrumpy made with unfiltered bittersweet apple, full of character with a rich appley flavour.

Keg cider

  • Aspalls Draft Cyder 5.3%

Reading & Mid-Berkshire CAMRA says of The Retreat:

“A well-loved back street boozer with a traditional layout and feel. A good range of real ale is squeezed into the small bar. The landlord tends to concentrate on well-known regional brands however there is a good range of more eclectic choices available in bottled form, as well as a number of ciders. Locally renowned for regular live music and hosting local events.”