The Allied Arms is a small family run pub right in the centre of Reading. We have been at the helm for the past 20 years and feel we have created a friendly and pleasant environment where our customers feel welcomed and treasured.
Our garden has seen the most changes over the years and is now one of the best, if not THE best, outdoor space in the centre of town. We have created a superb oasis in which to relax at any time of day. We have plenty of seating and heating so there will undoubtedly be room for you when you visit.
We have a varied selection of cask ales available along with popular lagers and an amazing wine list exclusive to The Allied Arms. If we don't like it, we don't stock it! In addition, we stock a good range of single malts, gins and rums for the discerning customer.
Our efforts seem to be paying off too with the pub recently being shortlisted as a finalist for Stonegate's Pub of the Year at the Great British Pub Awards! You can also find us the Bar10 brochure and the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2024, which pick out the best drinking spots across the UK . Join us for a pint and see for yourselves.
We have up to ten Cask Ales available, at least half of which are sourced from local breweries. Loddon Hullabaloo is our house ale and we try to cater for all tastes so will have a selection that includes a full range of ABV's including stouts. We also offer Westons Old Rosie and Rosies Pig on a permanent basis as well as other guest ciders.
The Allied Arms has been a pub since 1828 but the building dates back to the 16th Century. Over the years it has been used as a butchers and brewery as well as a pub. The inside decor is warm and cosy and includes old beams which likely came from the ruins of Reading Abbey after the disollution by Henry VIII.
We are one of the few pubs NOT to serve food apart from crisps, nuts and pork scratchings. If you have a craving for chocolate, we can help you there too as we have Kit Kats and Maltesers behind the bar.
What's more, we are happy for you to bring in your own food. Neighbouring establishements such as Pierre's Baguettes will be delighted to oblige!
Our award winning garden* is a beautiful oasis in the centre of Reading.
In the summer, the smell of roses and the lovely flowers and shrubs give it a real country feel.
We have a resident Robin and Blackbird who may keep you company while you relax.
You can still use our garden in the colder months as we have covered and heated areas for you; and if you get really chilled, then why not ask for a blanket?
*Reading in Bloom Gold 2015 & Silver 2017
The Allied Arms holds a Quiz Night every other Wednesday.
We welcome teams old and new, participation in the quiz costs only £1 per person with ALL proceeds going to charity.
If you wish, you can host a quiz of your own! This approach results in a wide variation of styles and keeps it fresh and interesting.
If you would like to host a quiz, please speak to a manager on a quiz night. We also host themed quizzes at certain times of the year such as Halloween & Christmas.
Quizzes are held every other Wednesday, 8pm start and dates for 2023 are listed below:
20th December - Christmas Special
3rd January 2024
17th January 2024
31st January 2024
14th February 2024
We offer a range of draught lagers, ciders and we've recently added Beavertown Gamma Ray to our offering.
These are always guaranteed to offer a crisp and refreshing pint - perfect for a hot summers day in our secret beer garden!
Our wine list is well received by customers and we also have a fantastic selection of Rum, Gin and Vodka as well as an ever changing choice of Single Malts.
If you can't see what you want, please ask!
We serve jugs of Pimms and Aperol Spritz during the warmer months, and delicious warming Mulled Wine when the nights draw in.
You even get a Mince Pie with your Mulled Wine - what could be better than that?
57 St. Mary's Butts, Reading, Reading, RG1 2LG, United Kingdom
Monday: 5pm - 10pm
Tuesday: 12pm - 11pm
Wednesday: 12pm - 11pm
Thursday: 12pm - 11pm
Friday: 12pm - 11pm
Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
We would respectfully ask customers to vacate the premises promptly and quietly!