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Real Ales For This Week

This week we will be serving Brakespear Bitter, Harvey’s Brewery Sussex Best Bitter, Wye Valley Hereford Pale Ale (HPA) and Butcombe Original (all subject to availability).

Don’t forget, you can also buy takeaway real ale at £7 for two-pints. This is not to be consumed on the premises or immediately outside of the pub.

These are the real ales we were selling on 20 March 2020

Castle Rock Harvest Pale Ale (3.8%)
Courage Directors (4.8%)
Brakespear Bitter (3.4%)
Harvey’s Sussex Best (4.0%)
Theakston Vanilla Stout (4.5%).
Young’s Special (4.5%)

Keg beers

  • Addlestones Cloudy Cider
  • Guinness
  • Laine Source Pale Ale
  • Pravha

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.”