What’s On – 29th October to 4th November

By | 29/10/2021

There’s a complete change of pace this week with not just Halloween, but also a number of special events. This is the week you need to clear your calendar for! If you have updates or want your event to be added, e-mail beer@quaffablereading.com



Double Barrelled Taproom


This week’s new beer release is Time To Look At The Clouds, a light IPA.

Friday: 5pm – 8:30 pm. Thai food by Krua Koson
Saturday: 1pm – 8:30 pm. Food by Amani Kitchen
Sunday: closed

Elusive Taproom



Friday: noon-6pm. Reservations advised
Saturday noon – 6pm. Reservations advised for the Halloween Spooktacular, with an American candy shop, plus Carve’n Yams and BA Bee Strong on keg. Prizes for the best dressed humans and dogs and a treasure hunt.

Loddon Tap Yard



New Halloween beer this week – spiced Hocus Pocus

Friday: 9am-9pm. Reservations possible
Saturday: 10am-9pm. Reservations possible
Sunday: 10am-6pm. Family Halloween party with Pumpkin carving, Fancy dress for kids and adults, party games and special Halloween food and drinks. Free entrance
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
Friday 7:30pm online only: Live online tasting of 9 spooky beers. Tickets from here.
Saturday noon-10pm. Tacos by Tacitos. Reservations possible
Sunday noon-6pm. Spookfest. Food by Gorilla Bakes and The Patty Waggon. Face painting, dog and human fancy dress prizes. Reservations possible
Wednesday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk-in only
Thursday noon-11pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk-in only

The Haunt at Phantom


This week sees the launch of Venti Is Twenty, a coffee Belgian dubbel, which will probably be needed to give you that caffeine boost to keep going through all of the Halloween events

Friday: 3pm-10:30pm. Walk-in only
Saturday 4pm-11pm. Gourmet Grilled Cheese Toasties. Phantom’s 2nd Birthday Party and Halloween Extravaganza. Tickets sold out.
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 Allied Arms


Saturday noon-11pm Halloween Party, with Mulled Cider, themed games and drinks
Sunday noon-9pm Halloween Party, with Mulled Cider, themed games and drinks

The Castle Tap


Saturday – 7:30pm: Travelling Talesman with scary Halloween stories
Sunday – 7:30pm: Tim Burton Halloween quiz

The Fox & Hounds


Friday: Fox & Friends Trade Night – beer from the best local brewers, and discounts available to trade professionals. Featuring Dolphin Brewery’s first keg in a pub (Megastar, a Raspberry & Ginger gose), Future State’s latest beer, and more from Double Barrelled, Siren, Wild Weather, Ascot, Dephic, Stardust, Elusive, Phantom and West Berks.
Saturday – 7:30pm. Gales ‘N’ Ghosts Halloween event with spooky tunes from the Gale brothers

The Grumpy Goat



Friday 7:30pm: Join the Grumpies for a spooky beer and chocolate tutored tasting. Tickets here.
Sunday 6:30pm: The launch of the monthly Grumpy Goat Beer Club. Tickets here.


The Nags Head




Saturday 7:15pm: Nags Head Footie Bus – £5 return to the stadium, back in time for last orders at 11:50pm
Sunday 7pm: Pub Quiz in aid of Launchpad

The Retreat



Sunday 3:30pm-5:30pm: Jazz with Stuart Henderson, Simon Price and guests

The Weather Station

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Saturday 7:30pm – Night of the Shambling Horrors – fancy dress, live music and dark beer

Dolphin Brewery

Saturday 30th 10am: Dolphin launch two new beers on their website on Saturday – Tumbler, a cherry and pear sour, and the 2021 version of Countess, a Tahitian vanilla, tonka beans and cacao nibs stout. Get in quick before it all runs out.

Upcoming events

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

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.


Double Barrelled 3rd Birthday

Join Double Barrelled for their 3rd birthday party on the 13th November. Tickets on sale here.

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