What’s On – 8th October to 14th October

By | 08/10/2021

What’s on in the Reading area beer scene between Friday 8th October 2021 and Thursday 14th October. If you have updates or want your nice warm COVID safe event be added, e-mail beer@quaffablereading.com



Double Barrelled Taproom


This week’s new beer – Have You Seen The Lifecycle Of A Salmon, a highly drinkable 3.6% NE Pale.

Friday: 5pm – 8:30 pm. Food by Ninjo Noodles. Walk in only
Saturday: 12pm – 8:30 pm.  Chili by Spotty Badger. Walk in only.
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm.  Chili by Spotty Badger. Walk in only.

Elusive Taproom



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

Loddon Tap Yard


Note the new winter opening hours. Look forward to a new warmer decking area though!

Friday: 9am-9pm. Reservations possible
Saturday: 10am-9pm. Reservations possible
Sunday: 10am-6pm. Reservations possible
Tuesday 9am-5pm. Reservations possible
Wednesday 9am-5pm. Reservations possible
Thursday 9am-5pm. Reservations possible

Siren Tap Yard


Friday: noon-10pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Saturday noon-10pm. Canadian food by Funky Pickle. Reservations possible. Plus Jonny Garrett signs his new book, and get a free sample of 8.6% Barley Wine – Light In The Dark. Free tickets here.
Sunday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Wednesday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk in only
Thursday noon-11pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk in only

The Haunt at Phantom


Friday: 3pm-10pm. Tap takeover by Staggeringly Good Beer, and food by Tacito. Walk in only
Saturday noon-1pm. Brewery tour. Tickets here
Saturday 1pm-10pm. Souvlaki Wraps by O & H Greeklicious. Walk in only
Sunday 1pm-6pm. Walk in only

West Berkshire Brewery


Friday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-9. Reservations possible
Saturday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Sunday: noon – 9pm. Food by WBB 12-7. Reservations possible
Monday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Tuesday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Wednesday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Thursday noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible

Pub special events

The Castle Tap


Saturday: 8pm – Live music from The Rocket Kings

The Fox & Hounds


Friday  – Tap takeover by Turning Point
Saturday  – Tap takeover by Turning Point
Sunday  – Tap takeover by Turning Point
basically until the beer is gone

The Retreat


Cafe Zazous at The Retreat pub in Reading


Saturday: 8:30pm. Cafe Zazous Jazz evening
Wednesday pm – Quiz night

Other events

Other events in the local beer scene;

Are you listening? Festival


Not strictly a beer event, but it does take place in Face Bar, Milk, The Oakford, Purple Turtle (as well as some non-pubs), and it’s all in aid of charity. The best music festival in Reading is on the 9th October, and tickets are still available.

Oktoberfest in a car park

Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th October: Once again Hills Meadow car park is turned into something that almost resembles a Bavarian beer tent. Tickets here


Upcoming events

A preview of some future events you’ll want to get tickets for before they all go


Phantom Beer Run


Saturday 17th October: If you like both running and drinking beer, there are limited tickets left for the Phantom Beer Run.

Double Barrelled Supper Club

Thursday 28th October: Join Makan Malaysia and Double Barrelled for an evening of Malaysian food carefully paired with craft beer. Tickets here.

The Grumpy Goat



Join the grumpies for a spooky beer and chocolate tutored tasting. Tickets here.

Phantom 2nd Birthday

Saturday 30th October: Phantom 2nd birthday party. Tickets available now.

Mates Rates Comedy at Double Barrelled

After the phenomenal success of their first comedy show at Double Barrelled, Mates Rates Comedy are back on November 7th for more. Tickets here.

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