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Royal Albion
Previous Names:
Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 1EH
1.49 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:Ruddles
Gray Gulped:Ruddles
Garden / Facilities:Plenty of room inside, but no garden?

ORIGINAL REVIEW:
14 October 2004

My very own very local. A good 8 iron from my house. Actually I think in the light of day you could probably reach my front garden (such as it is) with a good 9 iron with the wind behind. Not that I can call it a local really as I never go there. Not sure why really as it is a pretty good pub and it was quiz night on the evening we were there. Everyone seemed very friendly and it had a nice and pleasant atmosphere. It has a pool table and darts board so it scores on games facilities as well. If you were likening it to anywhere I would say it similar in style to the 'Spread' but that as has recently been 'made posh' you need to add 5-10 years wear and tear on to it and you get the 'Royal'. No doubt I will actually go here again. S.
You should certainly go here more often Stevie since it's a good local pub right on your door-step. It did seem a welcoming atmosphere in here somehow - how different to the Pheasant earlier in the night?! It's a good size pub, wrapped around a fair sized bar, and the big screen would make it ideal for watching the footy. G.

BEER EXPERIENCE

Range of Greene King beers - although I don't remember spotting Abbot coming to think of it? Not sure on the full selection. I wasn't paying enough attention as the bar area was crammed with pub quizers. I don't think the Ruddles was cask though was it? Any confirmation Stevie? G.
None whatsoever, though the Ruddles was ok. S.

VISITOR FEEDBACK [Give Your Feedback]

"this is my local pub and has been for many years. the best staff are ace the music and atmosphere is brilliant. friday night are so much fun with live entertainment. great size great custom and customers. all in all best pub i ever been in."
(Rated 10 out of 10)
Laura visited in December 2006

Average Visitor Score: 10.00 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?
No
Real Ale Pub?
No
Pub Games?
Yes

Royal Albion Pub (Reading, Berkshire)
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