The best pubs in Reading and Bracknell voted by our readers

Sitting in the pub and enjoying a pint with friends has become a distant memory for some as pubs across the county have been forced to close during the pandemic.

However, despite the current restrictions, we’ve asked our readers where their favorite pubs are located to help you decide where to visit when they finally reopen.

Here’s what our readers had to say.

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Le tap du château, rue du château, reading

The Castle Tap is an independent pub which serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

It serves red and white wines, traditional ciders, gin, rum, whiskey as well as non-alcoholic beers, tea, coffee and soft drinks.

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The Retreat, St John Street, Reading

The Retreat website explains the pub opened in 1875.

It serves real ale, draft beers, ciders, bottled beers and wines.

The Sun Inn, Castle Street, Reading

The Sun Inn’s Facebook page explains that it is a family-owned pub and families are welcome.

One reader said, “Definitely the Sun Inn. The best staff, the best patrons, the pool, the darts. A real community.”


The Royal Oak, London Road, Bracknell

The Royal Oak describes itself on its Facebook page as “warm, welcoming and friendly”.

He explains that there is live sports, weekly poker nights, and live music on the weekends.

The Old Mansion, Place Grenville, Bracknell

The Old Manor is a Wetherspoon pub located in the heart of the city.

It serves cocktails, rum, gin, beer and more and also has a selection of dishes for guests.

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Admiral Cunningham, Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell

This pub was built at the turn of the century according to its website and has been run by the Levey family since 1996.

Rooms are also available for booking above the pub and at a neighboring guesthouse.

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