What’s on – 26th May to 1st June

By | 26/05/2023

If you have updates or want your event to be added, e-mail beer@quaffablereading.com

Taproom Events

Double-Barrelled Taproom


Double Barrelled have a sour special weekend this weekend, featuring sours from guest breweries, plus Mrs Fisher, Three Day Vacation and Big Fruit Heist from DB themselves.

Friday: 4 pm – 10 pm. Food by Leona’s Bespoke Catering
Saturday: 1 pm – 10 pm. Pizza by Anima E Cuore
Sunday: 1 pm – 6:30 pm. Pizza by Sarv’s Slice
Monday 1 pm – 6:30 pm
Thursday 5 pm – 10 pm

Elusive Taproom


It’s finally here – Elusive’s long-trailed 7th birthday weekend. Elusive have launched a few more beers to celebrate – Ayrenn, a 4.5% Pale Ale, Day by Day, a collab with Burning Sky, Nine Mile Ride, a collab with Siren, and Nimrod, a 5% IPA brewed in collaboration with Oakham Ales. Get along there to celebrate with them in person. 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 the birthday beers 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



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 by Proper Takeout
Saturday: 11 am-11 pm – Pizza by Pizza Please
Sunday: 10 am-6 pm – Paella by Paella Fella
Monday: 10 am-6 pm – Canadian Food by Funky Pickle
Tuesday 9 am-7 pm
Wednesday 9 am-7 pm
Thursday 9 am – 5 pm. Closed in the evening for Beer Club event. Join the Beer Club here if you want to go

Siren Tap Yard


Siren have another bank holiday bash this weekend, with a bouncy castle, craft stalls, and so on. If you want to book a table at Siren, contact them here.

Friday: 10 am – 10 pm. Street food by Crumpy’s Smoke Shack
Saturday noon – 10 pm. Bank Holiday Bash
Sunday noon – 7 pm. Bank Holiday Bash
Monday noon – 7 pm. Bank Holiday Bash
Tuesday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren
Wednesday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren.
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm. Pizza by Siren.

The Haunt at Phantom


An event that Dane from Phantom claims is his finest pun ever: Sat-Tie-Dye. A free event to make a free tie-dyed t-shirt. Plus, on Sunday watch all of Wayne’s World 1 and 2 in The Haunt. Plus a bunch of great new beers – Interdimensional Narwhals, a collab with Pipeline Brewing Co, and You Do the Math, a 6% IPA, a Little TLC, a 5% pale, The Pillow Factory, a 6.3% peachy IPA, and last but very much not least, Double Ball Pit – an amped up DIPA version of Ball Pit.

Friday: 3 pm-10:30 pm.
Sat-Tie-Day 1 pm-10:30 pm.
Sunday 1 pm- 6 pm. Party On Wayne!
Thursday 5 pm – 8:30 pm

Special events

Park House Local Drinks Festival

Friday and Saturday – 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

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

Pub events

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

The Castle Tap


Saturday – live music by Captain’s Beard

The Grumpy Goat


Friday 7 pm to 10 pm – Glitter LGBTQ+ Night, with live performances from Duac and Viaska
Sunday noon – Rude Dogs walking group at noon, with 10% off hot drinks and sandwiches on return
Sunday 6:30 pm – Beer Club (tickets here)
Thursday – Live music from Country Moans

The Retreat


Friday to Monday – Jazz weekend at the Retreat

Upcoming events

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

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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