Beer Gardens In Reading

The sun is out, the sky is blue and the weather is - dare we say it? - balmy. Which means one thing: the season of alfresco drinking is here. To prepare you for those glorious days, we've gone to the trouble of searching around to find the best beer gardens in Reading, bringing you everything from riverside spots and tiki havens to stylish terraces and cosy huts.

Last updated on 17th March 2021




Three Guineas

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Pubs in Reading with beer gardens? The Three Guineas is a top choice with locals and commuters alike. Located by the station, the boozer offers up a winning combo of knockout drinks, classic grub and an outdoor terrace for when things get toasty.

Oakford Social Club

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DJ sets, real ales, a terrace and a charming beer garden are all on the menu at Oakford Social Club. Feeling peckish? The Blagrave Street spot also whips up a number of American-style dishes, such as burgers, wings and fries to keep you fuelled up while getting your vitamin D hit.

Hope and Bear

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With an impressive range of local ales on tap and two outdoor spaces to choose from, Hope and Bear is bound to be abuzz with punters during the summer months. Book an alfresco table at this traditional pub and see for yourself why it's regarded as having one of the best beer gardens in Reading.

For a luxurious day of drinks in the sunshine, be sure to check out Market House where you'll uncover a hotel, food hall, lush secret garden and a rooftop terrace. The historic spot houses three kitchens, a range of cask beers and a gin and cocktail bar, meaning you're never short of brews or bites.

The Crown, Caversham

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Not all of Reading's best beer gardens are found in the centre of town. Take The Crown; this country pub in Caversham comes into its own during the summer months, with gorgeous wooden booths for you to relax in and a whole host of seasonal street food up for grabs.

You'll probably know Purple Turtle best for its late-night raves and live music acts, but head to this party bar during the day and you'll find a cool tiki-themed beer garden. complete with a bamboo bar and totem pole. Pick your poison before settling in for a chilled afternoon under a thatched parasol.

The Fisherman's Cottage is dishing up tasty tipples and idyllic views from its riverside beer garden. The watering hole also welcomes a regular roster of musicians for those of you after an evening of live tunes, as well as cooking up all the usual comfort food favourites.

Thirsty Bear Pizzeria & Bar is bringing you New York-style slices and craft brews to enjoy in their rooftop beer garden. If hoppy pints aren't your thing, the King's Road beauty also has a selection of house cocktails and wines that are sure to do the job nicely.