Address:

Hobgoblin
2 Broad Street
Reading
Berkshire
(01734) 560714.


Hours:

Open all day  


 

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Hobgoblin  

If you are looking for food, then this is not your kind of pub as it does none. It is a good drinking hole though.

The pub is situated some way out of the town centre but it is worth the walk. The beer is sometimes rather pricey, but the guest beers are many and varied. It has satellite TV so be prepared for the football on certain nights.

The bar is one long surface with the beers spaced out along its length. There must be more handpulls than punters at times. The ambiance is dark, light bulbs are still on order I guess, seating is arranged around tables in nook and crannies. The chairs are not comfortable and scraping them on the wooden floor can get to you after a while. Mind you, when I was there the music was too loud. The decor is also dark with goblin like murals on the walls.

The ales, they had the standard Wychwood Special, Hobgoblin, Dog's Bollocks; Dyffryn Clwyd Dr. Johnson's Draught; Jennings Cumberland Ale.

There is no accommodation however, but the noise would keep you awake anyway.


 

Comments
 

I had more problem getting to the bar to see what is on offer than the absence of clientele. Yes a little pricey on specials. The wood furnished nooks actually provide a welcome retreat to read the newspaper or the latest best seller whatever (2005) 

 



 

Services

 

beer, real fire, music, real cider, train 

 

©Beerguide 2017

Beers:

Wychwood Special
Hobgoblin
Dog's Bollocks
Dyffryn Clwyd Dr. Johnson's Draught
Jennings Cumberland Ale.
 


 

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