The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

The Castle Tap
Reading, RG1 7RJ

Cask Beers Available

Cask Beers Available

White Horse - Show Pony

Show Pony - 4.5%

Show Pony

White Horse

4.5% abv

A new style pale ale with a hint of Cara red malt to match the fresh fruity flavours from the bramling cross hops. This has a rich smooth finish. Red, crisp, hoppy and rich.

Spartan - Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields - 4.1%

Elysian Fields


4.1% abv

A quintessential best bitter with a clean, caramel malt base. Goldings and Fuggles hops add floral and spicy notes.

Craft Keg Available

New Bristol - Stand & Vanilla

Stand & Vanilla - 5%

Stand & Vanilla

New Bristol

5% abv

This is our amplified mouth tickling sensory overload winner of a beer. Brewed with heavy amounts of luscious Malted Oats for that big mouthfeel, intensely hopped and dry-hopped with Melba, Equinox and Citra and finished off with a touch of delicious Madagascan vanilla. Incredibly pungent and desserty...a real heavy whipper!

Verdant - The First Note

The First Note - 5.2%

The First Note


5.2% abv

Pale ale with a matrix of latitudinal and longitudinal lines, positions and flavours. Drinking it, will journey you through the visible and invisible territories of our collective hop, malt, water and yeast experiences. Join the dots, colour the gaps, dream the dreams...devour the world...together. Collaboration with the Tate in London.

Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout

Cast Iron Stout - 4.7%

Cast Iron Stout

Iron Pier

4.7% abv

Rich chocolate and coffee with a hint of toffee popcorn, leading into a slightly bitter smooth finish Hops: First Gold and Admiral.

Windsor & Eton - White Riot

White Riot - 5.3%

White Riot

Windsor & Eton

5.3% abv

A riot of beer styles in a single big bodied beer. We use high levels of wheat, the best of New World hops and orange zest during conditioning to produce a really distinct aroma and flavour. Hops: Mosaic.

Elusive - Moonrise

Moonrise - 6.5%



6.5% abv

The first beer from Snowmoon - winners of our 6th Birthday Home Brew competition. A bright, light IPA designed to let hops shine. Waves of grapefruit, orange and resinous pine, all bought together by a firm bitterness and crisp finish.

Kernel - Bitter - Simonds 1880

Bitter - Simonds 1880 - 6.5%

Bitter - Simonds 1880


6.5% abv

Our first Bitter. Brewed to an 1880 recipe from Simond's Brewery in Reading, via the archives of the Durden Park Beer Circle. Their notes on the beer state simply: 'Dream Bitter with a lovely flavour. A Durden Park Favourite.' The strength of the beer is typical for that era - 6% was average enough for a bitter. And the malt bill predates the common use of crystal malts (which hugely influence a modern bitter's flavour), so comprises of just Pale Ale Malt (regular Maris Otter being ideal for this purpose) and Amber Malt (a lightly toasted malt). Hopped with Goldings all the way through. Aroma of citrus, spice and hedgerow leading through to a smooth body, flavours of marmalade and a touch of tea, a touch of warmth. Firm bitterness to balance.

Ciders & Perries Available

Seven Trees - Orchard Press

Orchard Press - 6.5%

Orchard Press

Seven Trees

6.5% abv

A traditional full-juice West Country style dry cider made with with customary bittersweet, bittersharp and sharp cider apples including Browns, Dabinett, Somerset Redstreak and Yarlington Mill. Fruit gathered from a single west country orchard. Hand-picked then pressed and fermented with wild yeasts in Tilehurst, Reading.

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.