Zero Degrees | Reading, Berkshire
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Zero Degrees
Exceptional based on 10 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

9 Bridge Street
Reading, Berkshire England RG1 2LR [ print map ]
0118 959 7959

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Hours: Mo-Sa 12:00-24:00, Sun 12:00-23:00


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10 reviews for Zero Degrees
 Ambiance  60%
 Service  73%
 Selection  60%
 Food  80%
 Value  67%
 Overall  62%
 Rating  68%
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60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock  (335) , England | July 29, 2014
You can blame a UK thread about íReading reviewsí for this late entry. This isnít my sort of place, but I shall be objective and not subjective in my comments and scores. The drinking area is large and very plain, wooden floor and lots of windows, the rest of the joint is stainless steel. Great tubes of silver metal or ducts if you like, hang from the ceiling as heaters and a kind of modern art form. It is for the younger set, bright, airy and ultra modern in all aspects. No old men in raincoats and flat caps in here, luckily I had left mine at the hotel. My beers were good and the staff smiled as they poured the stuff out. All beers were brewed on site. There was a leaving party for a young lady on my visit (Feb 2007) and the plates of Pizza and other food being brought to her guests looked fine and gave off an interesting aroma. I felt a little out of place, but the beers and eye candy were both life giving.
66
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
b727trijet  (309) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
A modern brew pub selling only keg beer, most of which are tasty. Some bizarre beers eg. mango beer feature as seasonals among regular beers. But the prize draw for me are the fantastic pizzas.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk  (150) Edinburgh , Scotland | April 29, 2013
Visit after the reading festival. all there beers were decent, nice pizza, big open pub (very typical of brewpubs)
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Brugmansia  (390) Jylland, Denmark | February 22, 2013
Newer brewpub a bit outside the citycenter, they have a nice cosy eating area in the front of the pub, and do some very nice pizzaes :-).. Mainly beer from their own brewery, most time in good condtion, but also some times a bit " thin " to my taste.. If you go there, you have to visit the toilet, I think that has the nicest deco of the hole place :-)
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn  (167) Bracknell, England | August 31, 2012
Functional, modern, interior. Good selection of their beers, served far too cold, and good service.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
fairwater  (7) Reading, England | June 8, 2012
Reasonable selection of their own beers. Personal favourite is the Pale Ale, cloudy modern style pale ale. Stout is also pretty decent, but I find the lagers a bit dull. All served far too cold, though!
64
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx  (156) Vasa, Finland | May 13, 2012
Clinical clean restaurant. In the corner by the exit (behind the counter, next to the brewery) it was having quite harsh 2-3 day old mashlike sour aromas. Friendly staff, who actually also gave samples of some new beers and also other beers if in doubt what to order. 6 (or 7?) own beers on when visiting. Did not eat.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath  (63) , England | May 19, 2008| Updated September 10, 2008
Big brown leather sofas, low tables, big wide-open spaces, subdued purple mood lighting, industrial-style exposed metal all over the place - on initial appearances itís exactly the sort of bar that a traditional pub lover like myself would abhor. But wait - what are those big shiny vats behind the bar? Hurrah! Itís a brewpub, which means tasting lots of new beers that Iíll never see anywhere else. The barmaid was very friendly and - to our astonishment - once weíd sat down with our chosen beers, she bought over generous free samples of all the other beers that we hadnít actually bought. A shrewd marketing ploy on her part, as it enticed us to stay for longer and buy far more other beers than weíd planned. The night descended into an all-out beer-tasting session, even including those amongst us who didnít normally drink beer! The black lager is the best of their beers, although the mango beer and the wheat beer were also very well received. The pale ale is merely average (and I suspect would lead to dodgy guts if drunk in any quantity). At the other end of the scale, the apple and cinnamon beer was weird and undrinkable for all of our party (apart from Hilary, who professed to love the stuff and guzzled down several), whilst the pilsner was the worst of the lot - completely tasteless, and it quickly went flat. ZeroDegrees surprised us (for such a large and wide-open venue) by being lively and enjoyable, with friendly staff (more free samples arrived later in the evening!). The beers arenít yet that great, but given time Iím sure theyíll improve (and no doubt come out with increasingly bizarre flavours). One of our party had eaten here before and said the food was excellent. My one concern was the (spotlessly clean) toilets - above each urinal was a picture of a woman, one holding a meat cleaver, one holding a tape measure, and so on - it was enought ot give one stage fright!
60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
imdownthepub  (493) Banbury, England | October 21, 2007
A modern black cube of a building with smoked glass, itís supposed to be ultra cool and certainly the beautiful young things seemed well at home. I thought a bit cold and distant, give me a roasting fire anyday on parky evenings. Very close to the riverside restaurants and attractions.
50
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Gazza  (163) Worcester, England | July 3, 2007
A modern brewpub in the centre of Reading, ZD brews itís beers in the very visible plant in the bar. Good food available in both bar and the posher restaurant bit. Not advisable to visit on friday/saturday evenings though, as it gets very full and bouncers force queueing!

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