The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

Windsor & Eton - Windsor Knot

Windsor Knot - 4%

Windsor Knot

Windsor & Eton

4% abv

Pale ale made with two specially selected hops, Sovereign and Nelson Sauvin. These hops produce an intense and distinctive tropical fruit aroma including mango, lychees and passion fruit to deliver an easy drinking and refreshing beer.

Redemption - Urban Dusk

Urban Dusk - 4.6%

Urban Dusk


4.6% abv

A dark and more-ish Premium Bitter. One of our first ever beers and brewed with lots of Pale Malt for sweetness with the addition of Chocolate and Crystal Malt for body and colour. English hops, First Gold and Bramling Cross give a lovely spiciness and a beautiful bitterness.

Craft Keg Available

Elusive - Mince Pie Barleywine

Mince Pie Barleywine - 9%

Mince Pie Barleywine


9% abv

Loaded with the fruit and spices found in everyone's favourite festive treat, this Barley Wine has decadent notes of candied orange and caramel with comforting spice and a warming finish.

Queer - Mischief Run

Mischief Run - 4%

Mischief Run


4% abv

Berliner Weisse, gently jammed full of blackberry and gooseberry. It's tart and juicy with a delightful acidity and gorgeous berry character.

Tap Social - Stars Align

Stars Align - 4.6%

Stars Align

Tap Social

4.6% abv

Hazy pale with a big malt bill heavy on rolled oats, Citra and Azacca in the whirlpool, then punched up the tropical aromas and stone fruit flavours with Cryo Citra and Cryo Idaho 7 hops in the dry hop (along with a cheeky extra dose of Idaho 7). Brewed in collaboration with Moonwake Beer.

Double-Barrelled - If You Wanna Be My Lager

If You Wanna Be My Lager - 4%

If You Wanna Be My Lager


4% abv

This Little Lager is a classic, crisp refreshing, snappy and more-ish joy. The hoppy character brings lime zest, gooseberry and hints of spritzy white wine from the Nelson Sauvin and Citra.

Siren - Riding The Wave

Riding The Wave - 6%

Riding The Wave


6% abv

A generous hop bill is inspired by the profile of our flagship IPA, Soundwave. Simcoe and Citra work amazingly well with the backup of Centennial and Chinook, providing punchy tropical fruits, citrus notes and a beautiful resinous, clean finish.

Siren - Nightshift

Nightshift - 4.5%



4.5% abv

A sessionable porter to keep you company in the winter months. Specialty malts lend us a rich chocolate base, flavours of light roast espresso and a nutty roastiness, while hops are used with a soft touch to give us accents of plums and dark berries.

Kettlesmith - Alchemy

Alchemy - 5.2%



5.2% abv

A delicious ruby coloured gruit ale based on recipes from medieval Europe. Infused with a carefully selected range of herbs and spices, some picked fresh on the brew day. A perfect winter warmer.

Ciders & Perries Available

Ascension - Wrath

Wrath - 4%



4% abv

A fruit-forward blend of wild fermented cider, fresh apple and red grape juices. The tartness from the cider, sweetness of the apple and dry tannins of the grapes create layer upon layer of flavour and bring a fresh fruity cider with a dry finish.

Castle Cider Co - Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry

Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry - 7.5%

Chiddingstone Cider - Medium Dry

Castle Cider Co

7.5% abv

Medium dry cider made from a blend of apple varieties from Kent.

West Milton - Midnight Stumbler

Midnight Stumbler - 4.5%

Midnight Stumbler

West Milton

4.5% abv

A blend of traditional bittersweet apples, fermented slowly and finished with a medium dry flavour.

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.

Wild Weather - It's Knuckle Puck Time

It's Knuckle Puck Time - 8.2% (keg)

It's Knuckle Puck Time (keg)

Wild Weather

8.2% abv

A Double Dry Hopped Sorachi New England DIPA. Sorachi is one of the most flavour full and aromatic punching hops on the planet. This beer is loaded several times over with Sorachi to the absolute max. Sorachi lovers will say yes please! Others should think carefully as they may well find it is just too hoppy! Don't say you weren't warned! Good luck people!!

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.