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The Monks Retreat, Reading - pub details

Monks Retreat
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Address: 163 Friar Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1HE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2063) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Reading (0.2 miles), Reading West (0.9 miles), Earley (2.7 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

General information: Thin entrance gives way to roomier back via stairs in the middle of the pub. Look out of the hung monk manequin.

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user reviews of the Monks Retreat, Reading

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Today Saturday the 18th of January I might go to the Monk's Retreat in Reading in the afternoon and when I get there I will order a drink and some lunch and I will try and sit by the window and I will watch all the people walking in the street outside and it will be nice and I might like it when I go to the Monk's Retreat in Reading
11pints - 18 Feb 2017 16:01
No longer a Wetherspoons, operated by Stonegate Pub Co. Nothing much has changed but if anything a reduced menu and beer choice. The Hope Tap is better.
hollybush33 - 28 Jan 2017 14:23
Toady Saturday the 7th May I got the train to Reading and when I got to Reading I walked to The Monks Retreat and I walked up to the counter and I was served by Sarah and I ordered a cheese and Ham Toastie with Chips and 1 large Orange Juice because I like Orange Juice I do and I went and sat at Table 9 by the Window and I watched people walk up and down the High Street while I had my Lunch and The Monks Retreat is a very Big Pub with lots of tables to choose from and you can even sit outside and I will return next time I go To The Monks Retreat
11pints - 7 May 2016 14:23
My god - a single Road with not 1 but two Wetherspoons. Suppose you cannot argue about £1.99 for a decent pint of Doom Bar. I have my CAMRA 50p vouchers but cannot bring myself to use them.

I suppose there is the lack of atmosphere. And strange mixture of tourists and tramps. But you know what you are getting.
Mappiman - 23 May 2015 18:36
today or yesterday can't remember went in and had a pint or ten to discover landlord and george michael lookalike chris wiggage still not doing any work. that is all. i will return to once again to witness landlord and george michael lookalike chris wiggage still doing no work.
chelsea_greg - 5 May 2015 09:55

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