Back of Beyond (JDW)

Mayor: berkshirejohn (5) | Taps: 25 | Bottles: 30
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Beers At Back of Beyond (JDW)

Adnams / Het Anker Belgian Blond5%12/16/2016
Ruddles Best (Cask)3.7%12/16/2016
Loddon Bamboozle4.8%12/16/2016
Sharps Doom Bar (Cask)4%12/16/2016
Greene King Abbot Ale (Cask)5%12/16/2016
Courage Directors (Cask)4.8%12/16/2016
Batemans Rosey Nosey (Cask)4.9%12/16/2016
J.W. Lees Christmas Plum Pudding4.8%12/16/2016
Cotswold Spring Old Sodbury Mild3.9%7/26/2016
Wild Weather Shepherds Warning5.6%7/26/2016
Chimay Dorée / Spéciale du Potaupré4.8%7/26/2016
Thatchers Cheddar Valley Cider6%6/24/2016
Westons Wyld Wood Classic Cider6.5%6/24/2016
Otter Amber4%6/24/2016
West Berkshire Mister Swift’s Pale Ale4%6/24/2016
Butcombe Simcoe4.5%6/24/2016
Sambrooks Red Ale4.3%3/22/2016
Caledonian Vienna Red4.1%3/22/2016
Robinsons Trooper 666 (Cask)6.6%3/22/2016
Mordue Wheat4.5%3/22/2016
Everards / O’Hara’s JDW Irish Red4.5%3/22/2016
Everards Yakima4%3/22/2016
Marston’s Revisionist Irish Peated Ale4.3%3/22/2016
Adnams Explorer (Cask)4.3%3/22/2016
Dark Star Revelation 5.7%3/11/2016
Banks’s / Brouwerij ’t Ij Amsterdam Blonde5.5%3/11/2016
Beerd Cubic4.5%3/11/2016
Hydes Provenance Bruges4.3%3/11/2016
Anchor Porter5.6%2/19/2016
Anchor Steam Beer4.9%2/19/2016
Meantime Yakima Red4%2/19/2016
Meantime Chocolate Porter (6.5% bottled version)6.5%2/19/2016
Founders All Day IPA4.7%2/19/2016
Flying Dog Snake Dog IPA (2008-)7.1%2/19/2016
Einstök Icelandic Arctic Pale Ale 5.6%2/19/2016
Flying Dog Doggie Style Pale Ale5.5%2/19/2016
BrewDog Dead Pony (Club) Pale Ale3.8%2/19/2016
BrewDog 5 A.M. Saint5%2/19/2016
BrewDog Punk IPA (5.6%)5.6%2/19/2016
Meantime London Lager4.5%2/19/2016
Brooklyn Lager5.2%2/19/2016
Lagunitas India Pale Ale (IPA)6.2%2/19/2016
Sixpoint Bengali Tiger IPA6.4%2/19/2016
Sixpoint The Crisp Pilsner5.4%2/19/2016
Thwaites Crafty Dan 13 Guns5.5%2/19/2016
Wild Weather Black Night3.9%2/19/2016
White Horse Colt4.5%2/19/2016
West Berkshire Mister Chubb’s3.7%2/19/2016
White Horse The Tight Five4.5%2/19/2016

  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub  (953) Banbury, England | January 4, 2017
Long, cave like Wetherspoons on the East end of Reading in the old industrial part of town. It has quite a depressing atmosphere in here, lots of office workers grabbing a quick lunch and crafty pint. Service is slow and the beer range uninspired. Been there and done it.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Leighton  (1014) London, England | December 11, 2015
A large, long, low-ceilinged Spoons. They have more than a dozen casks, but only a few interesting items. Friendly service, decent prices. Fairly central location, about a 10-minute walk from the station. Not a must-visit place, but likely good for a tick.
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn  (224) Bracknell, England | March 13, 2015
A typical ’Spoons setup - a single long bar and a cavernous interior - this used to be a good place to go at Beer Fest time, as 20 or so casks were set up on stillage next to the bar - the current management seem to have lost interest though, as on the first day of this festival (March 2015) there were only two festival beers available.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Boudicca  (1171) London, England | July 13, 2014
A fairly typical ’spoons with around 16 hand pumps and one or two interesting beers. There’s a beer garden alongside the canal but it was closed when I was there so I sat in a booth with information about the Huntley and Palmers biscuit factory which was located nearby. The service was friendly and efficient. (Visited 10 June 2014).
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
wheresthepath  (117) , England | November 21, 2012
Barnlike interior (you can always get a table but there’s no atmopsphere at all!) with a pleasant (apart from the smoke) beer patio overlooking the River Kennet.. The beer selection is not up to Monks Retreat JDW in town, largely due to too many of the taps serving the standard IPA, Abbot etc. However, there’s usually still 4-5 guest beers, often including a local from the likes of Loddon & Rebellion, and beer condition is usually pretty decent. Oddly the prices here are 10-20p more than in the town JDWs, and the service can be a little slow. However, at beer festival time this is the best ’Spoons to visit in Reading, as for the festival period it sets up racks of gravity casks and has more beers on than usual.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
fairwater  (8) Reading, England | March 20, 2012
Fairly typical Wetherspoon. Bit further out of town than the others so often a bit quieter. 8 handpumps, usually 4 or 5 guests plus the JDW usuals. Normally in fairly good condition.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff  (191) , Sweden | November 25, 2011
One of Wetherspoon’s Pubs, same same... Big interior, cheap beer but not cosy. 6 casks, 19 taps and a fridge full of bottles.

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