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Hook and Tackle
Previous Names:
Katesgrove Lane, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2ND
0.63 miles from Reading station [Map]
Final Score: 7.5 out of 10
Steve's Score:3.5 (Out of 5)
Gray's Grade:4 (Out of 5)
Steve Supped:
Gray Gulped:Archers Spirit of St. George
Garden / Facilities:Plenty of benches outside, no real garden, although the pub has won awards for it's hanging baskets apparantly.

10 July 2004

This was the first stop for the night and a good way to start. A very pleasant, well looked after local pub with a very big fish on the wall. Considering it's only a short walk from the Oracle and all the town centre development it seems a million miles away and would be more suited in the countryside somewhere - which makes it a very welcome pub located where it is. G.
Nice pub. Big fish on the wall. What more do I need to say! Probably that it was a 'trad' (that's a trendy short word for traditional) pub and it seem pretty nice too for the short time I was there. It seemed very friendly in there and a nice place to have a couple of relaxing beers. There are even a few tables outside should the weather be conducive and the best thing about the whole pub was the pub sign. Nice touch. Check it out! S.


That was a delicious summer tasting pint and no mistake. They also had a good selection of other beers including Bombardier, London Pride and 6X. G.
Nice beers and a decent selection of whatever takes your fancy. Good work guys! S.

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"I retract my last comment! It was based on our last trip but the pub has since changed hands (shows how long ago it was!) Great pub for watching the footie in and we'll definately be back to being regulars! :o)"
(Rated 9 out of 10)
Lorna Metcalfe visited in November 2006

"Friendly local pub with super lady managing it! Claire you are the Best! You even treat Americans nicely! LOL!"
(Rated 10 out of 10)
Bob visited in November 2006

"The Hook & Tackle used to be a lovely local pub, just what you want as your local (living just a few hundred yards away) but since it changed hands, it's gone downhill. There's now TVs in every corner, music playing louder than in town and the beer isn't always great. They've even got a cocktail & shooter list! Turn it back to what is should be, a local pub where you go for a quiet pint and a chat with your mates."
(Rated 4 out of 10)
Barbie visited in January 2006

"Great little locals pub. have changed menu lot more variety. Great atmosphere, great beer, great pub. Parking is still a pain tho."
(Rated 9 out of 10)
maxine visited in December 2005

"its a great pub family pub. hi Clare how you doing i love the pub. see u soon."
(Rated 9 out of 10)
Andy Edwards visited in December 2005

Average Visitor Score: 8.20 out of 10


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