England > Berkshire > Reading
prawlie (57) , England | September 18, 2015
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice bar, with pretend Zero Degrees on site brewing, but you can only get their beers which significantly limits the selection. The black IPA is good, otherwise Iím not a great fan of their beers except sometimes the specials. Very nice setup though.
chriso (507) London, England | August 21, 2015
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
Visited several times over the years. Modern place with an industrial stripped out feel. More kitted out as a restaurant than a pub. Iíve only visited at quiet times and it seemed a bit sterile and lacking in atmosphere. Not really my type of place anyway. The brewkit is on show and looms large. The brewers at each Zero Degrees branch do have some leeway to do their own thing so itís worth a look if youíre in the vicinity. They also have deals on lunch so it can be useful if you want food stop on a Reading pub crawl without interrupting the drinking and a step up from a Spoons nosh. Food is decent. Staff have always been enthusiastic and friendly when Iíve visited - tasters have been offered.
SaintMatty (302) Uppsala, Sweden | September 10, 2014
62 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a fancy place and seems to be more of a restaurant than a pub/bar but the beers on offer are ok and itís worth popping in if youíve never been to a Zero Degrees pub before.
BlackHaddock (437) , England | July 29, 2014
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
b727trijet (404) Isleworth, England | June 7, 2014
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
cgarvieuk (211) Edinburgh , Scotland | April 29, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Visit after the reading festival. all there beers were decent, nice pizza, big open pub (very typical of brewpubs)
Brugmansia (505) Jylland, Denmark | February 22, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
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 :-)
berkshirejohn (195) Bracknell, England | August 31, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 10/20
Functional, modern, interior. Good selection of their beers, served far too cold, and good service.
fairwater (8) Reading, England | June 8, 2012
66 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
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!
oh6gdx (190) Vasa, Finland | May 13, 2012
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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