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Barkham Road
RG41 4TL

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Premises Status

This pub is long-term Closed. Currently has a To Let sign outside.

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - 11.00 pm
TuesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
WednesdayNoon - 11.00 pm
ThursdayNoon - 11.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.30 am - 7.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sat noon - 9.30pm
Sun 11.30am - 6.15pm

About the Pub

The licensees of this cosy out-of-town pub and restaurant gave it a new lease of life in 2012 and it is now at the heart of its local community. The bar area features a lovely fully working inglenook fireplace and the restaurant area (formerly a brew-house for Sparks Farm, then from 1728 to 1982 a smithy with a working forge) was given Grade II listed status in 1967. and has etched glass windows. Up to six draft real ales are on offer from the bar and can include one or two from local breweries. The menu features Thai food as well as local produce. A take-home service is available. Authentic Thai dishes are a speciality, with food freshly prepared from ingredients mostly sourced locally (no food Sunday evenings). Outside is a pleasant garden, which hosts three beer festivals and other events every year, and is a perfect area for alfresco drinking and dining. A quiz night is held every Monday at 8 pm. Dogs are welcome, but only allowed in the bar area, where they can enjoy the free doggy biscuit treats on offer.

KITCHEN is open and providing take-away meals during lock down.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed with etched glass windows and a working inglenook real fire.

Regular ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Rebellion IPA
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • Timothy Taylor Landlord

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Rebellion --varies--

Source: Local

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Bar area only.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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Barkham Road
RG41 4TL

Sat Nav Reference

51.395913, -0.880841


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Nearby Bus Routes (15m)

Reading Buses: 3 (

Bus Stop: The Bull.


On B3349 jct with Barkham St

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Bull - Barkham



Barkham Road
RG41 4TL

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Cask Marque Accredited
  • Quiet Pub
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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