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Open with social distancing measures in place. see Website

The Castle Tap are doing takeaway and collections of draught beer, cans and bottles from 3pm-7pm Mon, Wed and Fri.

Orders can be made preferably via their webshop, but feel free to message via Facebook or call the pub to enquire draught selection.

Customers can bring their own containers, or we can provide containers at no charge in 2.5L and 1L sizes. We would prefer customers to reuse these containers to reduce plastic waste.

Customers order via the website and then can collect at any time during the reduced 'opening hours'.

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Castle Tap

(formerly 120 Castle Street, Horse & Jockey)

120 Castle Street

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Opening Times

Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - Midnight
Saturday11.00 am - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

closed Mon - Sat
12 - 4 Sun



About the Pub

Alongside its ever-changing selection of real ales and ciders, the Castle Tap boasts an excellent range of bottled and canned beers. While offering a warm welcome to visiting real ale aficionados and craft beer fans, they maintain a friendly local atmosphere. The frequent live music and other events are well worth checking out. And, for those feeling peckish, cheeseboards are available. The back room can be booked for functions.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Constantly changing 1-4 real ales available on KeyKeg.

The pub's range of changing beers regularly includes the following rare beer styles:

  • Mild
  • Porter
  • Stout
  • Strong IPA
  • Wheat Beer

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Castle Tap, Reading


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    3 real ciders.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals



  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking

    Limited parking at rear of pub.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Regular book club, eco-refills, bakery pop-up and quiz.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Back room can be booked for functions or meetings.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Most weekends.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • SportsTV Sports TV

    In back room.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Castle Tap

120 Castle Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.4519, -0.979012


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Reading Buses: 1, 2, 26, 33

Nearby Station (900m)


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