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Reviewed On: 14 May 2005
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Casa
Previous Names:
Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3AR
0.35 miles from Reading station [Map]
Final Score: 6.0 out of 10
Steve's Score:3 (Out of 5)
Gray's Grade:3 (Out of 5)
Steve Supped:Boddingtons
Gray Gulped:Stella
Garden / Facilities:

RE-REVIEW:

It's Nov 2009 and looking back I'm surprised it was open in 2004. It seems like it has been closed for years. That's mostly because it has!

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
25 September 2004

We ended up here because of the location and the fact it has a late license - it was very strangely quiet though I thought. It's been open a few years now but still feels like its a fresh and new trendy town bar. The bogs are very posh indeed - they must have spent ages putting all those litte tiny tiles up. It's all very designy feeling with a curvy bar, bright colours, crazy lights and tables on different levels. Very sexy feeling. They should turn the heating up though. G.
Not sure about the bright colours, I reckon more sedate colours which add to the groovy feeling of the place. It seems to have been quiet for a while now later on Friday and Saturday evenings so I guess it's not the place to be seen these days. It lost a lot of atmos for that reason and felt half the place it could be as it just had a big empty space in the middle. We had a jolly good time though as the company was good and the drink was just managing to go down. The toilets do have excellent tiles so that is worth checking out although you may get some strange looks if that's the only reason you go in there. All in all, I like this place but it needs more peolpe in it really. Don't remember it being cold though?! S.
I think you had your beer coat on! G.

BEER EXPERIENCE

Nothing exciting to report. Stella, Boddingtons, usual stuff. It's a swanky town bar though, so there's a lot of cocktail activity going on, and a very good range of spirits - including that strange stuff with gold floaty bits in it that Janet made me drink. G.
You loved it you did! I stuck to my Boddies which by this time was giving me hiccups and making me feel sick. Though I did recover and finished off the pint. I thnk they could do with livening up the beer selection on tap with something a bit more unusal as this would really help it stand out a bit from the rest. S.

VISITOR FEEDBACK [Give Your Feedback]

"Thursday nights they now have DJs there playing rnb funky and hip hop, always packed and always a good night. ALSO DRINKS ARE ONLY A 1!! BRILLIANT!"
(Rated 10 out of 10)
Craig visited in January 2006

"Excellent on thursday nights, a quid a drink!! The place has now got new djs. Good hip hop/rnb and funky house music. Good night out."
(Rated 8 out of 10)
steven visited in January 2006

"I've often enjoyed visiting CASA- the prices are reasonably priced and there always has enough bar staff unlike certain clubs (Risa, most Wetherspoons, Pavlov's Dog, etc...) However, I'm amazed that it's always so empty, so looses points for that."
(Rated 7 out of 10)
Billy visited in December 2005

Average Visitor Score: 8.33 out of 10

NEIGHBOURING PUBS

The following pubs are within stumbling distance of this establishment:

         
Current Score:
6
Original Score:
6
Traditional Pub?
No
Party Pub?
Yes
Proper Food?
No
Real Ale Pub?
No
Pub Games?
No

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