What’s on – 3rd December to 9th December

By | 03/12/2021

It’s getting closer to Christmas, but check out the end of the article for some New Year ideas too. 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 Lil’ Beans, a cacao, vanilla and tonka stout. It’s only 3.5%, so very sessionable.

Friday: 5pm – 8:30 pm. No reservations
Saturday: 1pm – 8:30 pm. No reservations
Sunday: noon-5pm. Reading Indie Christmas Market, with food by Fat Tabby, plenty of independent traders, plus DB beer and merch.

Elusive Taproom


Friday: noon-6pm. Reservations advised
Saturday noon – 6pm. Reservations advised for Elusivent – Lebkuchen Stout and Twenty Ferrets on keg and some special offers to kick off Christmas.

Loddon Tap Yard


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


Check out this week’s new beer – A Lucky One, a hazy pale ale collab with The Epicurean.

Friday: noon-10pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Saturday noon-10pm. Food by Spotty Badger. Reservations possible
Sunday noon-6pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk-in only
Wednesday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk-in only
Thursday noon-8pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk-in only

The Haunt at Phantom


Friday: 3pm-10pm. Walk-in only
Saturday 1pm-10pm. Chinese food by Demaine Artisan. Walk-in only
Sunday 1pm-6pm. Walk-in only. Games with the Reading Board Games group

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: Christmas market from 11am to 4pm. Wreath making at 10 and 11:30. Food and drink all day
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 Fox and Hounds


Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th: Verdant tap takeover

The Retreat


Friday 4th: 8:30pm. The Keith Allen Band play Blues, Rock, Folk and soulful ballads
Wednesday 8th: 8pm. Pub Quiz night

The Weather Station

Sunday 2pm: Super Smash Sundays – £2 to play Super Smash Bros. Winner takes the pot
Tuesday 7pm: Fight Club – an Amateur Darts Tournament. Winner gets a £30 bar tab! Book to guarantee a place

Dolphin Brewery

Saturday 8:30am to noon: Dolphin are launching the 2021 version of Trickster and Superstar, at the Farmer’s Market.

Upcoming events

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


See in the new year at Brewdog with food and drink. Tickets here

Double Barrelled

Thursday 16th December: Double Barrelled team up with Milk for a beer and cocktails evening. Tickets here.

Fox and Hounds

See New Year in at the Fox with food and Champagne. Tickets from the bar

Phantom Brewery

New Year’s eve at Phantom includes a couple of drinks and plenty of cheese as well as games and quizzes. Tickets here.

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