The Bottle and Glass

This week I visit what must be the poshest pub in the Reading area – the Bottle and Glass. It’s a bit out of town, but their twitter feed kept pushing their amazing pizzas from the pizza oven in the garden, and it was a nice sunny day (yet again – that seems to be a recurring theme of my reviews recently), so I decided to take the family for a treat. At least it sounded like a treat to me. When I triumphantly announced to them that we were going to drive to a country pub to get some pizza, the eldest promptly informed me “I don’t like pizza”. “You love pizza.” I replied. “You even have a sticker from Dominos on your phone”. “Yea, well. I don’t like this pizza”. He’s never been before of course. He doesn’t have a clue what their pizza is like.  Continue reading “The Bottle and Glass”

Siren Tap Yard

The combination of lovely weather, and England playing someone in the world cup prompted Mrs. Quaff to suggest inviting friends round for a BBQ. She likes football more than me, and I suspect she likes us doing things which mean I do the cooking. Fortunately this was just the excuse I needed to visit the Siren Craft Tap Room to get some beer – after all, what is a BBQ without good beer. I have been trying hard for a while to contrive an occasion where it was worth while us making the drive out to Finchampstead.  What better excuse than needing beer for a BBQ – after all, you can’t settle for just supermarket beer for a good BBQ. Continue reading “Siren Tap Yard”

The Pack Saddle

This week we’re just slightly outside Reading, at The Pack Saddle, on the road to Oxford. But which one is the Pack Saddle, and which one is the Pack Horse? Is it the first pub or the second pub? Have a guess. Because I’m willing to bet it’s 50:50 whether or not you get it right.  Continue reading “The Pack Saddle”