The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Bexley - Burnt Oak

Burnt Oak - 4.5%

Burnt Oak


4.5% abv

Classic brown ale with caramel and soft fruits notes throughout and a subtle sweetness to finish.

Roosters - Yankee

Yankee - 4.3%



4.3% abv

One of the original, new-style, pale ales to be brewed in the UK, Yankee is a modern classic. Light and easy-drinking, it’s a beer that showcases the floral and citrus fruit aromas of the Cascade hop, grown in the Yakima Valley in Washington State, USA, projected against a back drop of soft Yorkshire water and golden promise pale malt. Vegan friendly.

Hobsons - Town Crier

Town Crier - 4.5%

Town Crier


4.5% abv

A full-flavoured golden ale with a big voice. The elegant straw coloured bitter has a hint of sweetness which is complemented by subtle hop flavours leading to a dry finish. The nose of crisp fruit is apparent with a refreshing balance of taste, a bitter which is supremely consistent and full of flavour.

Mobberley - 1924

1924 - 4%



4% abv

A powerful, well balanced amber bitter using Cascade and Magnum hops with a fruity malty taste.

Craft Keg Available

Left Handed Giant - Pass Time

Pass Time - 5%

Pass Time

Left Handed Giant

5% abv

Fruited Gose with peach, sour cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Vegan friendly.

Electric Bear - Rwy'n Hoffi Coffi

Rwy'n Hoffi Coffi - 4.6%

Rwy'n Hoffi Coffi

Electric Bear

4.6% abv

This Coffee Stout has strong, roasty, espresso notes with a rounded nutty, dark chocolatey and dry finish. Hops: Phoenix.

Mad Squirrel - Wies'n

Wies'n - 4.6%


Mad Squirrel

4.6% abv

This year we have brewed a classic German wheat to celebrate Oktoberfest. Expect subtle hints of both banana and clove in this rich wheat-filled brew. Wies’n is the nickname for where Oktoberfest is held, in Central Munich. Vegan friendly.

Brew York - Dark Fruits Juice Forsyth

Dark Fruits Juice Forsyth - 5%

Dark Fruits Juice Forsyth

Brew York

5% abv

Berry Fruited IPA - All right, my loves? Give us a twirl! We've taken our classic Juice Forsyth recipe and added a dark twist to our Juicy Bonus fruited IPA. Blackcurrants and blueberries combine for a dark fruit explosion as bold and juicy as the legendary entertainer this salutes!

Elusive - Oregon Trail

Oregon Trail - 5.8%

Oregon Trail


5.8% abv

We went big on the hops here with lots of Simcoe, Chinook and Columbus for a classic take on the West Coast IPA style. We went big on bitterness too, to balance out the malt body. Brewed in collaboration with West St Alehouse.

Full Circle - Big Red

Big Red - 6%

Big Red

Full Circle

6% abv

Red IPA brewed with Loral, Mosaic and Columbus. It's big and flavourful with elements of malt and dark fruits along with notes of pepper and pine. Well-balanced bitterness with a dry finish makes for dangerously easy drinking. Vegan friendly.

Ciders & Perries Available

Severn Cider - New Orchard Sweet

New Orchard Sweet - 4.5%

New Orchard Sweet

Severn Cider

4.5% abv

A sweet, still cider, light and refreshing, very easy drinking. Made from a blend of traditional cider fruits. Slightly lower ABV, making it a favourite for many.

Lilley's - Peach Cider

Peach Cider - 4%

Peach Cider


4% abv

Like biting into a juicy ripe peach, sweet and full of flavour. We have blended our Somerset cider with peach juice to create this incredibly scrumptious peach cider.

Ross On Wye - Harry Masters Jersey 2021

Harry Masters Jersey 2021 - 8%

Harry Masters Jersey 2021

Ross On Wye

8% abv

A brilliant, powerful bittersweet variety which benefits so much from time. We fermented this cider in our third-fill of our ex-Carribean oak barrels - which produced the Dabinett oak SV and Brown Snout SV before - for their final fill. As the barrels had less influence, and the HMJ is so tannic, we actually decided to keep the HMJ in the barrels for extended maturation before racking it out after 10 months. The cider then was given a further length of time in neutral container, before we decided it was now a beautiful balance of fruit and vanilla from oak, with deep, layered tannins on the finish. Dry, bittersweet cider with fruity barrel influence.

Coming Soon

Elusive - Duel Of Iron - West Coast DIPA

Duel Of Iron - West Coast DIPA - 8% (keg)

Duel Of Iron - West Coast DIPA (keg)


8% abv

For our 6th birthday we decided to brew a pair of beers which see two of our favourite styles to head to head in a duel of iron fight to the death! In the blue corner is a West Coast Double IPA. We used Simcoe hops in the kettle then dry hopped with Simcoe Cryo, Columbus, Mosaic and a smidge of Citra. Expect a bright and bitter beer that’s full of piney and citrus aromatics.

Also Available

Foreign Keg

Hacker-Pschorr Munchner Gold 5.5%


Bittersweet German lager

Paulaner Hefe-Weibier 5.5%


German wheat beer

Liefmans Kriek Brut 6.0%


Belgian cherry beer

Paulaner Hefe-Weibier Dunkel 5.3%


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Westmalle Dubbel

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The Castle Tap is in the Reading & Mid-Berks CAMRA branch area.