What’s on 17th to 24th December

By | 17/12/2021

This is the last update before Christmas, and it’s a bumper 8 day update to take us up to Christmas Eve. Not everyone is rushing out to the pub at the moment, so if you are ill, might be ill, or are in danger of getting ill, stay at home and order some Christmas beers from one of our amazing local breweries. And if you are going out, the local hospitality industry would certainly appreciate your support, so check out what on. If you have updates or want your event to be added, e-mail beer@quaffablereading.com



Double Barrelled Taproom


If you are after beer for Christmas, Double Barrelled are now selling min-kegs of their most popular beers, plus cans for takeaway and local delivery for orders up until midnight on the 22nd.

This week’s new beer release is Wave Theory, a session pale ale which is on cask only at the Fox and the Nags.

Friday: 5pm – 8:30 pm. Middle Eastern food by Fink Street Food
Saturday: noon – 8:30 pm. Christmas food by Leona’s Catering
Sunday: noon-6pm: Grumpy Goat are doing cheeseboards, which you can pre-order
Monday 3pm – 7pm: Shop open for takeaway
Tuesday 3pm – 7pm: Shop open for takeaway
Wednesday 3pm – 7pm: Shop open for takeaway
Thursday 9am to noon: Shop open for takeaway. Noon to 8:30pm taproom open
Friday 9am to noon: Shop open for takeaway. Noon to 8:30pm taproom open

Elusive Taproom


Elusive are open throughout the week for takeaways of cans and 5L boxes. Free local delivery to Wokingham, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Fleet and Farnborough on Thursday 23rd too.

Friday: noon-6pm. Reservations advised
Saturday noon – 6pm. Reservations advised
Monday noon-4pm. Shop open for collections
Tuesday noon-4pm. Shop open for collections
Wednesday noon-6pm. Shop open for collections
Thursday noon-6pm. Shop open for collections
Friday 10am-2pm. Shop open for collections

Loddon Tap Yard


Loddon have now opened their new farmshop to make more room for inside seating, so pop along and get takeaway cans and fresh beer will be delivered locally on the 23rd and 24th. Plus there’s the outside covered area and the outside uncovered area, so you can choose whatever level of ventilation you want.

Friday: 9am-9pm. Reservations possible
Saturday: 10am-9pm. Reservations possible.
Sunday: 10am-6pm. Reservations possible
Monday: 9am -5pm. Reservations possible
Tuesday 9am-5pm. Reservations possible
Wednesday 9am-5pm. Reservations possible
Thursday 9am-10pm for a special Christmas knees up. Reservations possible
Friday: 8am-3pm. Reservations possible

Siren Tap Yard


Christmas deliveries need to be ordered by Monday 20th December, but pop in to the taproom any time after that for cans and growler fills.

Friday: noon-10pm. Pizza by Siren. Reservations possible
Saturday noon-10pm. Chicken Wings by Wings and Tings. 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
Friday 10am – 6pm. Pizza by Siren. Walk-in only

The Haunt at Phantom


Phantom are opening their doors next week for drink in, and takeaway of cans and growler fills, and have a new 7.7% IPA, Alien Abduction, brewed in collaboration with local beer legend Tim Lloyd.

Friday: 3pm-10:30pm.
Saturday 1pm-10:30pm.
Sunday 1pm-6pm.
Thursday 1pm-10pm.
Friday 1pm-10pm.

West Berkshire Brewery


The West Berkshire shop is open longer hours for takeaways, with 10L and 20L Minipins or Polypins of their flagship beers available in the taproom. Pre-order by the 19th December.

Friday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-9. Reservations possible
Saturday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Sunday: Breakfast from 9-11:30am, then taproom open 11 – 9pm. Food by WBB 12-7. Reservations possible
Monday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible. Plus, take your children along to watch The Grinch at 3:30pm – free showing, with plenty of popcorn
Tuesday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Wednesday: noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible. 7:30pm – Christmas quiz. Tickets here.
Thursday noon – 11pm. Food by WBB 12-8:30. Reservations possible
Friday: noon – 9pm. Food by WBB 12-9. Reservations possible

The Grumpy Goat


If you want a fantastic selection of cans and bottles, the grumpy goat can deliver to you. Order by the 19th for the last local delivery on the 22nd December. Or pop in to the shop from 11am to 7pm (4pm on Christmas eve)


Pub special events

The Allied Arms


Wednesday 8pm: Pub Quiz night

The Castle Tap


Sunday 7:30pm – Live music by TR5s

The Fox and Hounds


The Fox are one of the few places pouring Double Barrelled’s new beer Wave Theory on Cask (along with the Nags). Also, lots of new outside heaters to keep you warm.

The Greyfriar


Monday 8pm: Agatha Quizztie a Christmas themed pub quiz

The Nag’s Head


The Nags is one of the few places pouring Double Barrelled’s new beer Wave Theory on Cask (along with the Fox)

The Retreat


Saturday 8:30pm: Live music by Rufus Ruffcut, with the potential for a Christmas singalong
Sunday 3:30pm: Jazz with Stuart Henderson, Simon Price and guests

The Weather Station



Saturday 8pm: Live music from Rocket Kings and Damien Passmore & the Loveable Fraudsters
Sunday 2pm: Guided beer tasting
Wednesday 7pm: The Big Fat Winter Solstice Quiz Of The Year

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

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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