What’s On – 27th August to 2nd September

By | 26/08/2021

What’s on in the Reading area beer scene between Friday 27th August 2021 Thursday 2nd September . It’s a massive bank holiday weekend, so lots to do this week. If you have updates or want your event be added, e-mail beer@quaffablereading.com


Double Barrelled Taproom



Double Barrelled are running their own Reading and Leeds festival, with a tap takeover by breweries from Reading such as Siren and Elusive, and from Leeds, such as North Brewing, Ridgeside and more

Friday: 5pm – 8:30 pm. Chilli bowls and Nachos by The Spotty Badger. Walk in only
Saturday: 12pm – 8:30 pm. Food by Fat Tabby. Walk in only
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm. Burgers, Meatballs and Curry by The Caversham Butcher. Walk in only

Plus, Thursday 2nd September, launch of new Double Barreled Beer at South Street Arts Center. Free tickets here.

Elusive Taproom



On Sunday Elusive are running an End Of Summer Party together with their neighbors Siren, with street food, face painting, and an exclusive collab between the two.

Friday: 12pm-6pm. Reservations advised
Saturday 12pm – 6pm. Reservations advised

Loddon Tap Yard



Food from Makan Malaysia, Butler & Jones, Tacito and Fat Tabby over the weekend, and pouring the new Colour Outside the Lines DDH IPA

Friday: 9am-11pm. Reservations possible
Saturday 10am-11pm. Reservations possible
Sunday 10am-6pm. Reservations possible
Tuesday 9am-7pm. Reservations possible
Wednesday 9am-7pm. Reservations possible
Thursday 9am-7pm. Reservations possible

Siren Tap Yard



On Sunday Siren are running an End Of Summer Party together with their neighbors Elusive, with 5 new beers, street food, face painting, and an exclusive collab between the two breweries. Not only that, but they have 5 new beers including these Pompelmocello beers

Friday: noon-10pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Saturday noon-10pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Sunday noon-8pm. Asian Fusion Food by Demain Artisan. Reservations possible
Wednesday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk in only
Thursday noon-11pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk in only

The Haunt at Phantom



Phantom are running their own Reading Festival with street food, a cocktail van, guest beers, collabs, bar games and live music including old favorites Amp Cats from 4:30pm on Sunday. Highlights of Reading festival will also be shown on the big screen

Friday: 3pm-10pm. Walk in only
Saturday 1pm-10pm Walk in only
Sunday 1pm-10pm. Walk in only

Pub special events

The Castle Tap


Sunday 29th August: Captain’s Beard sea shanties from 8pm to 10pm

The Retreat



The Retreat have a weekend of live music lined up

Friday 27th August: Rufus Ruffcut playing from 8:30pm
Saturday 28th August: Music from 2pm including The Sting Operation, Femi Precious & Marco Farris
Sunday 29th August: Music from 5pm including Mayor & James and The Shufflepack
Monday 30th August: Music from 3pm from David Gray & John “Dusty” Dunsterville. Closes at 6pm.

Other events

Bracknell Ale and Cider Festival


88 beers and ciders, gin, prosecco, food and live music. Tickets £10 (£5 CAMRA members & local sports club members)

Sunday 29th August: Noon to 10:30 pm

A Hoppy Place



If you fancy travelling a little bit further afield, A Hoppy Place, top bottle shop and taproom in Windsor, are having a Tap Takeover by Tartarus Brewery from West Yorkshire, who are also celebrating their first birthday with a 22% beer. Tickets £5

Friday 27th August: 6:30pm to close

Upcoming events next week

A preview of what’s coming up from Friday 3rd September

Saturday 4th September: St. Anne’s Rock N Ale Festival

Saturday 4th September: Readipop Fiesta with beer from Double Barrelled

Sunday 5th September: Reading Board Games Group are hosting a games afternoon at Phantom Brewery. All welcome,

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