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The Dairy

Local craft bar & kitchen

A photo of the Dairy bar area and seating

Situated on the University’s London Road Campus in the old dairy buildings, The Dairy features a wide selection of craft beer, cider, real ales, and spirits.

Reservations & Food and Drink Ordering

We require all customers to make a reservation, including those accessing our walk-in takeaway services to book a slot as we operate closely with Halls of Residence so keeping everyone safe is a priority. We strongly advise you to pre-book online as we cannot guarantee that we can always accept walk-ins. The maximum group size we are able to take is 6 and we need the details of all members of your group. When standing up and moving around we require all customers, that are able to, to wear a face covering.

In accordance with government guidelines we are collecting contact details to support the Coronavirus contact tracing scheme, view our policy here

In September we will be offering a reduced menu due to Covid-19 restrictions

What’s on Tap

  • West Berkshire Brewery Renegade Lager
    Renegade Lager
    Lager - Pale
    4.5% ABV
  • Hawkes  Urban Orchard
    Urban Orchard
    Cider - Dry
    4.5% ABV
  • Bulmers Cider Strongbow Dark Fruit
    Strongbow Dark Fruit
    Cider - Other Fruit
    4.0% ABV
  • Bulmers Cider Strongbow Cloudy Apple
    Strongbow Cloudy Apple
    Cider - Traditional
    4.0% ABV
  • Windsor & Eton Capital
    Capital
    Lager - Euro Pale
    4.0% ABV
  • Jubel Alpine
    Alpine
    Fruit Beer
    4.0% ABV
  • West Berkshire Brewery Good Old Boy
    Good Old Boy
    English Bitter
    4.0% ABV
  • Elusive Brewing Punch Out Round 7: Citra & Centennial
    Punch Out Round 7: Citra & Centennial
    Pale Ale - American
    4.3% ABV
  • Windsor & Eton Republika
    Republika
    Pilsner - Other
    4.8% ABV
  • Elusive Brewing Spellbinder
    Spellbinder
    Porter - Coffee
    6.0% ABV
  • Tap Social Movement False Economy
    False Economy
    Lager - Euro Pale
    4.8% ABV
  • Tap Social Movement Tung Feeler
    Tung Feeler
    Gluten-Free
    4.3% ABV
  • Tap Social Movement Time Better Spent
    Time Better Spent
    IPA - American
    5.1% ABV
  • West Berkshire Brewery Detour
    Detour
    Pale Ale - American
    4.5% ABV
  • Siren Craft Brew Santo
    Santo
    Lager - IPL (India Pale Lager)
    5.0% ABV

Good To Know

Reading's secret craft beer bar

Food served throughout the day

Multi TV screens showing sport

Open to all visitors

Outdoor seating

Cashless

Upcoming Fixtures

Find Us

The Dairy, London Road Campus, Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5AQ

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Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

21 Sep 2020 – 11 Dec 2020
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm

Out of Term Time

12 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
Monday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Contact Us

bars@reading.ac.uk