Nags Head (Free) | Reading, Berkshire
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Nags Head (Free)
Excellent based on 12 ratings
Type: Bar

5 Russell Street
Reading, Berkshire England RG1 7XD [ print map ]
0118 957 4649

Hours: 11 - 11

Mayor: prawlie (6) | Taps: 12 | Bottles: ?

Nags Head (Free)

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Beer Available At Nags Head (Free) (arranged by most recent)
Siren Gordons Strong (Haggis Spiced) , Slaterís Smoked Porter , Steel City Communication Breakdown 60, Red Squirrel Red Dawn 51, Gadds No 7 46, Siren Half Mast QIPA 96, Dark Star Hophead 93, Yates Undercliff Experience 30, West Berkshire Good Old Boy 45, White Horse Black Beauty 81, Binghams Smiled , Hopcraft Fleur díAlsace , West Berkshire Isambardís Steamíd Up , Redemption Urban Dusk 78, Downton Chimera German Pale Ale 42, Wooden Hand Cornish Mutiny 35, Dark Star 80 Shilling 82, Stonehenge Danish Dynamite 48, Triple fff Jabberwocky 90, Siren Liquid Mistress 96
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12 reviews for Nags Head (Free)
 Ambiance  78%
 Service  85%
 Selection  87%
 Food  70%
 Value  70%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
b727trijet  (300) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
The best pub in Reading for choice of beers. Quality always been good when Iíve visited. On the western outskirts of the town centre but a must visit if in Reading.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
vipinvelp  (189) Velp, Netherlands | November 7, 2013
what an interesting place. 6 fixed taps with the plain beers, 12 revolving taps with real ales, good ones. Many other bottles available. Crowded with beer drinkers. Not too big, but very pleasant. Wall covered with beer coasters, everything you ever want in beer is here. Service does know their beers. Whiched I could go more often.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
prawlie  (47) , England | November 12, 2012
Best pub Iíve been to in Reading, 12 real ales on at any one time, a number of real ciders, and some decent foreign beers in the fridge. Friendly place and they do a fine Sunday roast.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
chriso  (368) London, England | August 30, 2012
The best beer selection in Reading, with about a dozen, constantly changing, beers on handpump. Enough said. Knowledgable and helpful landlord & staff. A little way out of the centre. The pub itself is pleasant enough but thatís secondary.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Brugmansia  (380) Jylland, Denmark | August 23, 2012
Have visited this pub several times - always a pleasure to visit.. Being a little bit outside the city center, I think it is very much a local pub, but also known for beerlovers from all over. With their 12 taps, there is almost always something new to try. I like the fact, that they have small blackboards on top of the bar, telling what is on, and what the next beer will be :-) Very friendly staff, always very helpfull.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater  (7) Reading, England | June 8, 2012
My favourite pub in Reading - great selection of well-kept ales, all shown on chalkboards above the bar showing now & next, a few words to describe, and strength.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx  (156) Vasa, Finland | May 13, 2012
Cosy pub with a good selection of papers, beers, ciders and also some daily varying pub grub. Tasty sandwiches. Friendly staff and beers & ciders were in good condition. Beer list above the bar says which beers will replace others, when something sells out.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff  (189) , Sweden | November 25, 2011
Very nice cosy typical English Pub. Very friendly staff, good music, not too loud. 12 changing casks plus few taps and bottles. Bunch of board games avsilable to use. 2 TV screens for sports. Definately to recommend to visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja  (50) Richmond, England | April 21, 2010
A good selection of ales, although I think Iím a little spoiled by the ale fans heaven of Leicester so this was nothing special to me. Food unfortunately wasnít on when I was there, it being around 3pm. Pub was also pretty quiet (it was a weekday). Beer was pretty well-kept, glasses were very clean. Barman/landlord was very friendly. A pleasant pub, although in a rough part of town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
wheresthepath  (57) , England | June 19, 2008| Updated September 10, 2008
I went to this many years ago, when it was a rough, desolate, smoky hole of a pub - one of the nastiest and scariest Iíve ever been in. The transformation that the new landlord and lady have wrought here is therefore all the more incredible. Now itís very clean and well-lit, both the landlord are very friendly, jovial, knowledgeable and proud of their well-kept beer selection and willing to let you try beers before before you buy íem. The locals also seem a particularly amiable and chatty bunch - completely different to those who used to frequent it (I assume some people have been barred?). There is a choice of one (yes, just one!) home-cooked dish per night, which changes daily,and is exactly the sort of substantial tasty fare you want from this sort of pub. The decor is still basic - bare floorboards , scrubbed-wood tables - but all the better for it. Thereís a large selection of books if you feel like settling in for the day - as well you might when you see the astonishing 12 real ale hand pumps with regularly changing and unusual ales, more than Iíve ever seen anywhere else to date. My only criticisms would be that the pub feels a bit too open and barn like inside for absolute comfort, and itís a shame thereís a sports TV (although to be fair itís less obtrusive than most pubs). A great pub, serving the most real ales in Reading, and the one that would be my second favourite Reading pub to have as a local (after the Retreat)

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