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Fishermans Cottage
Previous Names:
Kennet Side, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3DW
0.79 miles from Reading station [Map]
Final Score: 6.0 out of 10
Steve's Score:2.5 (Out of 5)
Gray's Grade:3.5 (Out of 5)
Steve Supped:Fullers Mr Harry
Gray Gulped:Fullers Mr Harry
Garden / Facilities:Plenty of benches out the back in a lawned garden behind the conservatory, however the front benches overlooking the canal would be the winner in summer.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
17 October 2004

Very pleasant pub with a definite split in two - the old section would be a nice old pub in itself but they've added big new conservatory in recent years to create a totally different atmosphere. The locals hung around by the bar leaving the big bright conservatory for those passing through - and I have to admit I really like this area. The furniture fitted the place with wicker style stuff and a nice big bright mural on the wall. It was a bit quiet, but I would expect that to totally change in the summer whatever the weather. G.
Funny really as looking at it you would say it's nicer than the Jolly Angler just down the foot path but it just didn't do it for me. The conservatory area seemed a bit open and empty and I didn't feel especially cosy. I suspect we were here in the wrong season really as I'm sure it would be really nice in the warm summer sun. S

BEER EXPERIENCE

The Fishermans Cottage is a Fullers pub and the Mr Harry was the Autumn seasonal beer on the go. It was a very decent pint - nutty, fruity with raisins and caramel flavours (that's what it said on the card on the table). The description wasn't far out and it turned out! With the place being Fullers the beer selection was good - there was London Pride and ESB available and they obviously circle through the seasonal brews, which recently includes Honey Dew and Red Fox. G.
Nice selection of seasonal beers which was good as the regulars weren't available at the time we were there if memory serves. Mr Harry was more than acceptable. I was getting mostly nutty with this one. S.

VISITOR FEEDBACK [Give Your Feedback]

"It's a bit dead in the winter but very pleasant in the summer. The beer (not lager) is always served near freezing point, which is a shame."
(Rated 6 out of 10)
Justin visited in November 2006

"Hey guys! Great website! Just one comment, my boyfriend is actually the barman at the Fishermans Cottage and you said it doesn't have pub games but it kinda does.. it has darts (tucked away in the snug) and the great traditional bar billiards too! so come back and review it again! cheerz guys! xx"
Kirsty visited in May 2005

"Had a very good meal, Fish & Chips. Friendly atmospere. No problems."
Ralph visited in April 2005

Average Visitor Score: 6.00 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?
No
Proper Food?
Yes
Real Ale Pub?
Yes
Pub Games?
No

Fishermans Cottage Pub (Reading, Berkshire)
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