Hope Tap (JDW) | Reading, Berkshire
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Hope Tap (JDW)
Currently with 3 ratings
Type: Bar

99 - 105 Friar Street
Reading, Berkshire England RG1 1EP [ print map ]
0118 9582266


Hours: Mon - Wed: 8am to 11pm; Thu: 8am to 12am; Fri - Sat: 8am to 1am; Sun: 8am to 11pm

Mayor: berkshirejohn (3) | Taps: 12 |

Hope Tap (JDW)

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Beer Available At Hope Tap (JDW) (arranged by most recent)
Itchen Valley Q.E.D 38, Vale SPS 53, Hanlon’s New Moon 30, Hawkshead Jester 66, Shepherd Neame / Cerveceria Fort English Style IPA 60, Hilden Nansen Street 44, Banks’s / Devil’s Backbone Spider Bite 48, Mansfield Riding Traditional Bitter 29
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3 reviews for Hope Tap (JDW)
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  57%
 Selection  51%
 Food N/A 
 Value  93%
 Overall  53%
 Rating  65%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 10/20
downender  (340) Bristol, England | August 4, 2013
Large Wetherspoons that lacks a bit of character. The reference to ’barnlike’ below is 100% accurate. Has always been busy when I have visited, which has meant some handpumps were out of action and the range on offer wasn’t as good as in many other pubs in this chain. As ever, good value for money. Ok.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 11/20
wheresthepath  (85) , England | November 21, 2012
This barnlike ’Spoons always seems particularly dark and dingy inside. There’s a small beer patio out the back choked with smoke. The beer selection and quality here is usually slightly poorer than in the other two Reading ’Spoons (Monks Retreat and Back of Beyond), and the service is slower. Obviously it’s still a Spoons, and therefore of a reasonable standard (and these things change over time), but if you’re in Reading and want a ’Spoons I’d try the other two in preference.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois  (856) Tourist Town (West), England | October 27, 2012
Visited on Friday 26th October during the beer festival. As well as the standard JDW house beers they had at least 4 festival beers on and those I tried were in good condition. Typical spoons on the inside and out of the former high street shop variety so natural light and windows at the front only. Was here between 10pm and 10.30pm and the place was pretty packed and service was a little on the slow side. The clientele was decent enough a good mix of ages, largely 20 and 30 somethings and no sign of any undesireables! Not sure how many interesting beers this JDW would yield outside of a festival but I’ve seen JDW’s (on here) stock less during the fest so thought it worth a mention should anyone be in Reading and want to take a quick look in case there were any new rates. 5 minutes walk from Reading BR station.

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