Holiday Inn / 3 Men in a Boat
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Richfield Avenue, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8BD
0.49 miles from Reading station
|Steve's Score:||3 (Out of 5)|
|Gray's Grade:||2 (Out of 5)|
|Garden / Facilities:||A whole load of benches on different levels of patio overlooking the Thames. Who knows if it'll retain the format when Three Men in a Boat closes down on Christmas Eve 2004.|
22 December 2004
We went to this place expecting to get in Three Men in a Boat after finding the place closed on a previous visit. Yet again all was quiet and the lights were off, so we enquired in the Holiday Inn (the pub is in the same building) only to find out that the place was open on Christmas Eve and then closed for good to be absorbed by a hotel refit. Another Reading pub gone forever. We had a quick pint in the hotel bar to wish the pub farewell.... Three Men in a Boat looked like an average pub inside but had the advantage of loads of picnic benches outside looking over the Thames. The Holiday Inn provides a swanky enough hotel bar though. Not sure how to score this so I'll give it a two to send the pub on its way. G.|
Quite, I wasn't sure with the scoring either but I do remember a previous visit in the summer where it is a lovely place to be, although on that occasion it was absolutely packed.
The pub itself looked pretty basic inside but the hotel bar made me feel as though I was on holiday, so that was nice. S.
No beer in Three Men in a Boat anymore! Standard range in the Holiday Inn. G.|
Nuff said. S.
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