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The Retreat (Admiral Taverns)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thwaites - Rat RaceExcellent1
Weetwood - Cheshire CatExcellent1
Cottage - Silly Mid WhippetAcceptable1
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Banks's - Banks's (aka Original)Not Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Banks's - Lancaster BomberNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red AleNot Tried0

Visits Details

13 May 2017 (Jason)
Mid evening and very busy standing room only. Back bar even busier with a blues/jazz band in full swing. Landlord says the Eldon Arms has been closed around four weeks. No other info on its future. Shame.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00Excellent
Thwaites - Rat Race3.90Excellent
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
Banks's - Lancaster Bomber4.40Not Tried
Castle Rock - Preservation Classic Red Ale4.40Not Tried
15 Aug 2009 (Martin the Mildman)
Regrettably I was the only customer in early on a Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cottage - Silly Mid Whippet4.20AcceptableUnremarkable beer as ever from Cottage, this was mainly malty with a faint hoppiness. Served in good condition however. My score 14/20.
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Banks's - Banks's (aka Original)3.50Not Tried

About The Retreat

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good-
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4EH.

Long thin back street pub in St John's Street, with small front room and a larger room to the rear with pool table. Good selection of local and national beers and foreign beers also available.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 9 different beers and tried 3 of them.

Map location

Postcode: RG1 4EH