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Cosy Pubs in Reading

A nice cosy pub in Reading offers the perfect place to relax after a long walk, enjoy a pint or two with friends on a chilly Sunday afternoon!

Fed up of the cold, then it’s time to retreat to a warm, cosy pub in the heart of Reading. So, whether you’re a fan of an old school boozer or a trendy gastropub, there’s a roaring fire and comfy armchair waiting for you, just take a look at our guide!

The Elm Tree

The Elm Tree

Cosy Rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – The Elm Tree lies in the heart of the picturesque village of Beech Hill where it is frequently visited by locals and passing trade alike who come for the outstanding views, well-kept real ales and delicious food.

Food – They cater for everybody with an array of drinks and by offering an abundance of menus for delicious lunches, evening dinners, Sunday dinners and indulgent desserts to satisfy your taste buds! Also accommodating for those little taste buds with a children’s menu!

Address – The Elm Tree, Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 2AZ

Telephone – 01189 883 505

The Volunteer

The Volunteer

Cosy Rating – 9/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – With a large open fire at the heart of the establishment, a warm welcome is always guaranteed to hit you as soon as you walk in! Curl up on the armchair with a pint or two or tuck into fine, fresh food.

Food – With a lunch and dinner menu on offer, they present tasty pub classics infused with a fresh, modern twist. Everything is crafted some fresh, locally sourced ingredients to fulfil your appetite.  

Address – The Volunteer, Church Street, Theale, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5BX

Telephone – 0118 930 2917

The Bull Inn

The Bull Inn

Cosy Rating – 9/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This stunning 16th century pub and hotel boasts traditional features with its timber-framed interior and cosy fire-lit corners. Set in the picturesque village of Sonning, they pride themselves on serving some of the very best food around.

Food – They cater for every occasion with a lunch, evening, children’s and Sunday dinner menus to tempt your taste buds in trying some of their delicious choices on offer!

Address – The Bull Inn, High Street, Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire, RG4 6UP

Telephone – 01189 693901

The Reformation

The Reformation

Cosy Rating – 6/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This friendly, cosy cottage-style pub is located in the village of Gallowstree while a warm welcome greets you as soon as you walk through the door it offers a relaxed atmosphere to allow you to enjoy a quiet drink while being sat next to crackling log fires in the cold.

Food – They accommodate for all with a menu full of scrumptious pub classics and a few of their own speciality dishes always using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.

Address – The Reformation, Horsepond Road, Gallowstree Common, Reading, RG4 9BP

Telephone – 0118 327 5435

The Swan Inn

The Swan Inn

Cosy Rating – 10/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This historic, 17th century building is situated in the picturesque village of Pangbourne with traditional oak beamed interiors and 3 open fires to enjoy a nice cosy drink on those cold evenings or a warm pub classic dish.

Food – They offer a range of delicious dishes on all menus like their lunch, a-la-carte, Sunday dinner and children’s menu which caters for everyone for all occasions!

Address – The Swan, Shooters Hill, Pangbourne, RG8 7DU, United Kingdom

Telephone – 0118 984 4494

The Cunning Man

The Cunning Man

Cosy Rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This cosy, country pub oozes rural charm accentuated by a fireplace often lit in the colder months and during the evenings. Enjoy a refreshing drink, sat by the roaring log fire and tuck into some traditional pub grub!

Food – Whether it’s a traditional Sunday roast or a pub classic, they’re proud to cater for all needs, which is why they offer a range of menus to suit all dietary requirements, including vegetarian menu options, such as their Vegan menu!

Address – The Cunning Man, Burghfield Bridge, Burghfield Road, reading, Berkshire, RG30 3RB

Telephone – 0118 959 8067

The Red Lion

The Red Lion

Cosy Rating – 7/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – The Red Lion is situated in the peaceful village of Upper Basildon in rural
Berkshire and has been a popular destination for many years owing to its warm
atmosphere and traditional pub character. The perfect place to enjoy a few drinks with friends or family!

Food – They cater for everyone by offering extensive lunch, a-la-carte and children’s menus for everyone to indulge in on those chilly days and evenings! And Sunday lunches are sorted here with 4 different meats for your roast!

Address – The Red Lion, Aldworth Road, Upper Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 8NG

Telephone – 01491 671234

The Greyhound

The Greyhound

Cosy rating – 8/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – This stunning renovated pub is in the heart of the scenic village Whitchurch-on-Thames which features low, timber beamed interiors and a crackling log fire to enhance its cosy atmosphere after a long walk along the river.

Food – They can offer you tasty, filling meals or just small, light bites to keep you going accompanied by fresh ales or a soft drink!

Address – The Greyhound Inn, High Street, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 7EL

Telephone – 0118 343 3016

The Griffin

The Griffin

Cosy Rating – 7/10

Fireplace – Yes

About – A popular favourite by many located in historic Caversham, ideal for those looking for a cosy pub to stop off in for a delicious meal or a drink by the fire after a long walk down the river.

Food – They offer extensive menus and pride themselves on their signature, stand out dishes as well as their improvements made to some of the pub favourites so there has never been a better time to dine here!

Address – The Griffin, 10-12 Church Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 7AD

Telephone – 01189 475018

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