Hope Tap (JDW)

99 - 105 Friar Street
Reading, Berkshire England RG1 1EP

0118 9582266
Mon - Wed: 8am to 11pm; Thu: 8am to 12am; Fri - Sat: 8am to 1am; Sun: 8am to 11pm

Mayor: berkshirejohn (6) | Taps: 12 |
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Beer entered at Hope Tap (JDW)

West Berkshire Yule Fuel5%12/11/2015
Twickenham Strong & Dark Winter Warmer5.2%12/11/2015
Loddon Razzle Dazzle4.3%12/11/2015
Wadworth Cooper’s Vice5%10/30/2015
Everards / Two Birds Sunset Ale4.6%10/30/2015
Oakham Owl & The Pussycat4.5%10/30/2015
Shepherd Neame Red Sails Cherry Porter4%10/30/2015
Arundel Smokehouse6%10/30/2015
Woodfordes Tap & Go5%10/30/2015
Belhaven Old Gold5%10/30/2015
Strathaven Festival Ale4.5%10/30/2015
J.W. Lees Drayman’s Reward4.1%10/23/2015
Evan Evans Cennen4.6%10/23/2015
Green Jack Rising Sun5%10/23/2015
Mordue Admiral4.8%10/23/2015
Marstons Green Hop Pale Ale4.5%10/23/2015
Tring Moloko4.5%10/23/2015
Theakston Infallible4.2%10/23/2015
Brewster’s Et Citra Et Citra 4%10/23/2015
Hogs Back Hazy Hog5%10/15/2015
Hogs Back Hogstar 4.5%10/15/2015
West Berkshire Mister Chubb’s3.7%10/15/2015
Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask)5%10/15/2015
Sharps Doom Bar (Cask)4%10/15/2015
Greene King IPA (Cask)3.6%10/15/2015
Shepherd Neame / Fork & Brewer Low Blow4.7%10/15/2015
Wychwood / Nøgne Ø Nordic Noir4.5%10/15/2015
Batemans / Young Henrys Real Ale4%10/15/2015
Twickenham Champions Ale4.7%10/15/2015
Itchen Valley Q.E.D4.1%6/22/2015
Vale SPS5%3/26/2015
Hanlon’s New Moon4.4%3/26/2015
Hawkshead Jester3.7%3/26/2015
Shepherd Neame / Cerveceria Fort English Style IPA5.8%3/13/2015
Hilden Nansen Street4.8%3/13/2015
Banks’s / Devil’s Backbone Spider Bite4%3/13/2015
Mansfield Riding Traditional Bitter3.6%3/6/2015
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub  (729) Banbury, England | January 7, 2016
A large characterless Wetherspoons on the West end of Friar Street. A handy place to while away a few minutes while waiting for the other pubs to open. Busy but still lacks atmosphere with a dominating smell of food. It’s a Wetherspoons.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Leighton  (841) London, England | December 11, 2015
A so so Spoons. Round about a dozen cask offerings, but nothing too exciting. OK crafty stuff on keg and in bottle. Good value. Valiant and friendly staff, dealing with quite a busy scene on this Friday night. Decent value. Worth stopping by for the potential scoop, but not a destination in and of itself.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
ruigo  (113) , Portugal | November 4, 2015
The bar at the end of the street with a limited selection and slow service, but always packed. Nice to meet your friends after work, though.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
downender  (376) 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  (90) , 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  (879) 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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