About The Castle Tap

Small, local independent pub with a focus on community events. Known for a broad range of options and an inclusive atmosphere.

A short walk from Reading town centre, we are specialists in Great Beer from cask, keg & bottle with an ever-changing range; expect craft beer favourites, Belgian bottles and local classics as well as rotating range of traditional ciders and artisan gins plus stacks of whisky, rum, wine and non-alcoholic offerings including beer, coffee & tea.

We are proud to be a community pub and each month we host a book club, sea-shanty evening, eco-refill pop-up and pub quiz. There is an active darts team and we have  board games and a piano for customers to enjoy.

Additionally we have Live Music most weekends, an outdoor space for sunny afternoons and encourage local groups to book our separate TV room for events.

Venue details



Beers Stocked

2-4 Casks; 8 Kegs; 50+ Bottles & Cans

Takeout Available


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Opening times

Mon 6-11pm; Tues 6-11pm; Weds 6-11pm; Thurs 6-11pm; Fri 3pm-Midnight; Sat Midday-Midnight; Sun Midday - 10.30pm


The Castle Tap