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Wishing Well
Previous Names:
Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 1AD
0.91 miles from Reading station [Map]
Final Score: 6.5 out of 10
Steve's Score:3 (Out of 5)
Gray's Grade:3.5 (Out of 5)
Steve Supped:Guinness Extra Cold
Gray Gulped:Guinness Extra Cold
Garden / Facilities:

11 November 2004

I hadn't engaged brain to work out this was an Irish pub despite the name of the place which gave out a few clues. There were plenty of Irish pictures scattered around the place - including a poster of Irish pubs that prompted thoughts about a possible next mission after the tour of Reading is complete... The service was by a rather lovely lady behind the bar - perhaps could have been a little cheerier but you couldn't complain now could you? The place itself seemed rather jolly with a friendly atmosphere - the kind of place to come with a load of mates or just to sit and read the paper. It all meant there was a good mix of people in a very well looked after pub. It all felt very easy going and pleasant following the Northumberland experience. Good pub. G.
Oh look at that, I'm aimlessly browsing and now I realise I haven't updated this one. Nice little pub. 3.5 though. Now you've come over all generous. Small venue but obviously some money coming in from some brewery or another as it was well looked after and decked out in a style reminiscent of a wetherspoons or the like. Very up together and clearly more spent on it than a landlord would be capable of. Quite busy whilst we were there and a lot were clearly quite regular sitting up at the bar. Nice place to come for a little drink, nothing bad to say about it really. S.


Nothing to get excited about - however being an Irish pub the required Guinness was available. Could have done with a few more Irish brews rather than John Smiths. Guinness was nice though. G.
It would be nice if everyone now and again a pub like this surprised you with a beer (just one) you really weren't expecting to see but could really enjoy. It didn't happen here though. S.

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"Just an average boozer - nothing fantastic - although, when you've drunk in a proper boozer in Ireland - nothing quite lives upto that! Friendly though!"
(Rated 6 out of 10)
JP visited in December 2006

"Even the outside of this pub is a disgrace! Someone get a lick of paint to it PLEASE. It is dingy, dusty, boring and would never go again. Some say this pub is well looked after I dont think so. The beer is nasty and people unfriendly."
Natily visited in May 2005

"The Wishing Well is a mad spot. For anyone looking for some craic go there, and all the fellas are lovely too!"
Mary visited in December 2004

Average Visitor Score: 6.00 out of 10


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