Oakford Social Club | Reading, Berkshire
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Oakford Social Club
Currently with 2 ratings
Type: Bar

53 Blagrave Street
Reading, Berkshire England RG1 1PZ [ print map ]
01189 594267


Hours: Sunday to Thursday : 12pm - late. Friday & Saturday: 12pm - 2am.

Mayor: wheresthepath (2) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 20

Oakford Social Club

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Beer Available At Oakford Social Club (arranged by most recent)
Siren Liquid Mistress 96, Black Sheep Velo 36, Stiegl Weisse Naturtrüb 49, Stiegl Goldbräu 19, Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale 97, Harveys Sussex XXXX Old Ale 74, Veltins Pilsener 22, Sonnet 43 American Pale Ale 55, Sharps Doom Bar (Cask) 40
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2 reviews for Oakford Social Club
 Ambiance  70%
 Service  60%
 Selection  57%
 Food N/A 
 Value  55%
 Overall  68%
 Rating  68%

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath  (90) , England | February 5, 2015
Once upon a time this was a Firkin and it still has some of the Firkin’s youngish, grungyish, fun vibe, even if the decor has changed somewhat. It’s a big old place, but is roughly divided into different sections- dining tables in one bit, comfy battered old sofas in another and so on. It’s often used as a live music venue, so check their website before visiting if you do/don’t want this. Very unusual burger menu which includes Nik Naks and Monster Munch amongst the available toppings. There are still 3 cask ales, and unfortunately one of them is still Doom Bar, but in a sign of the times they’ve recently changed some of their keg and bottle offering to UK craft beers, including Siren and some of the London micros. Nothing too unusual but still nice to see. Overall it’s a pretty decent venue (if a little pricey by Reading standards) but I still miss the Firkin. *sigh*
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois  (874) Tourist Town (West), England | October 27, 2012
Visited on Friday 26th October at around 8.30pm and the place was pretty packed with a lively and youngish crowd. This venue has an American diner style vibe about it. The food menu by the kitchen is white letters on a black pin board. The food looked really good - gourmet burgers and the like and you can watch the food being prepared through a hatch in the middle of the pub! On the beer side 3 real ales via cask dispense, the ubiquitous Doom Bar and guests from Wharfe Bank and St Austell on this visit allied to a number of overseas taps with a few more interesting ones than your average bar. Bottled selection was also more interesting than the average bar with imports from Flying Dog, Brooklyn and Goose Island as well as a few Belgian numbers. Bang opposite Reading station and whilst not a destination venue somewhere to check out as an alternative to the Three Guineas and if you want to grab a quick bite to eat I’d highly reccomend it (having salivated over the burgers I saw coming out of the kitchen!). Also worth mentioning that for me this was a girlfriend friendly venue as they do well made and relatively cheap cocktails which made my girlfriend want to come back here again!

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