What’s on – 19th to 25th May

By | 19/05/2023

It’s not often that a new brewery launches, so why not head along to the Nags on Thursday to celebrate the launch of Mysterious Brewing. If you have updates or want your event to be added, e-mail beer@quaffablereading.com

Taproom Events

Double-Barrelled Taproom


If you are heading to Double Barrelled on Saturday, note the times below – the taproom is hosting part of  Reading Comedy Festival, and tickets are required from 6 pm – 9:30 pm. But not before or after, so even if you don’t have tickets you can get along there.

Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm. Pizza by Sarv’s Slice
Saturday: 1 pm – 6 pm. Pies by Pielicious
Saturday 6 pm – 9:30 pm. Reading Comedy Festival – tickets required
Saturday 9:30 pm – midnight. Reading Comedy Festival After Party
Sunday: 1 pm -9 pm
Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm

Elusive Taproom


As part of their ongoing birthday celebrations, Elusive have released Nine Mile Ride, a 6% West Coast IPA brewed in collaboration with neighbours Siren. You can book a seat at the taproom if you are going along to try it by calling 0118 9732153 or emailing beer@elusivebrewing.com. Or buy it online with a 7% discount with the code SEVEN4SEVEN.

If you are a home brewer, Elusive have also launched their 7th birthday home brewing competition. There’s a £500 prize to be won, but more importantly, the chance to brew a beer in collaboration with the folks at Elusive.

Friday: noon-6 pm
Saturday noon – 8 pm

Loddon Tap Yard


Loddon Beer and Beards festival is on Saturday, with a pre-party on Friday with a fire eater! If you want to book a table at Loddon, you can book here if you want to be sure of getting a seat, but in general it’s not needed.

Friday: 9 am-10 pm – Fish and Chips from Proper Takeout
Saturday: 11 am-11 pm. – Opies Beard and Moustache Championship. Tickets are £6.50 with all profits going to local charity Daisy’s Dream.
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm. Street Food by Tacito
Tuesday 9 am-7 pm
Wednesday 9 am-7 pm
Thursday 9 am-7 pm

Siren Tap Yard


Siren have launched a few new beers this week – Doing Science, a 6.5% IPA in collaboration with Track Brewing Co., and Ricochet, a 5.7% West Coast Pilsner, If you want to book a table at Siren, contact them here.

Friday: 10 am – 10 pm. Street food by Three Cuts Burgers
Saturday noon – 10 pm. Street food by Tacitos
Sunday noon – 7 pm. Pizza by Siren, and dog walk Sunday at 11 am with 10% off in the tapyard afterwards
Monday noon – 7 pm. Pizza by Siren
Tuesday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren
Wednesday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren.
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren. Meet the Brewer with Nikola from Millencolin (tickets here)


The Haunt at Phantom


This week Phantom are donating 10% of their profits to Autism Berkshire, so get down there and know that supporting them is helping to support others too. Plus new beer launches – You Do The Math, a fruity IPA, and Half-Pipe to Hell, an IPA brewed with Nelson, Riwaka & Mega Motueka – a brand new hop blend with Phantasm which they’re first in the UK to use!

Friday: 3 pm-10:30 pm. Cheese toasties with Grumpy Goat
Saturday 1 pm-10:30 pm. Street food by Street Fed
Sunday 1 pm- 6 pm.
Thursday 5 pm – 8:30 pm

Pub events

Here’s a selection of interesting things happening in the local pubs this week

The Castle Tap


Saturday – live music by Tape It Shut and friends

The Fox and Hounds


Friday- Time and Tide brewing are doing a tap takeover. Live DJ set from Tracks & Grooves


The Grumpy Goat


Sunday noon – Rude Dogs walking group at noon, with 10% off hot drinks and sandwiches on return, plus live DJ set from 4 pm

The Nag’s Head


Thursday – Mysterious Brewing official launch

The Retreat


Sunday 3 pm – Live Music with Low Key Sunday

Upcoming events

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


Park House Local Drinks Festival

The University are running a festival celebrating local wine, beer, cider, and gin producers. Come along and meet the people behind the drinks and have some food too. Tickets here.

Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival

Bracknell Ale & Cider Festival is back again on the 28th May at Bracknell Rugby Club. Tickets at bracknellalefestival.co.uk.

Twyford Beer Festival

Twyford Beer Festival has been the go-to beer festival in past years with the sad absence of the Reading Beer Festival. It’s sure to be popular again this year, so get your tickets for 8th to 10th June here.

Craft Theory Festival

Craft Theory returns to South Street Arts Center again on the 28th and 29th July, bringing you the beers and the brewers from local, national and international breweries. Tickets here.

Loddon Brewery Oktoberfest

30th September – it’s a long way out, but tickets can go fast, so grab them here.

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