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The Dairy

Local craft bar & kitchen

A photo of the Dairy bar area and seating

We will be operating reduced hours during England’s lockdown serving food and non-alcoholic drinks only to the University Community.

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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 & 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

Six Nations Table Booking

Rugby is back! We will be showing all four of the remaining
games live at The Dairy.

If you want a guaranteed view of a screen you must book a table under the game you want to watch, please fill in all of your guest’s names and contact details, if you do not your booking will be cancelled.
Bookings are likely to fill up quickly, please ensure you turn up on time or your table will be given away. You may book up to three days in advance for a fixture.

Please maintain social distancing while in the building, masks must be worn at all times when moving around the building.

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
    Lager - Euro Pale
    4.0% ABV
  • Jubel Beer cut with Peach
    Beer cut with Peach
    Fruit Beer
    4.0% ABV
  • Windsor & Eton Guardsman
    English Bitter
    4.2% ABV
  • Elusive Brewing Plasma
    Pale Ale - New England
    4.5% ABV
  • Windsor & Eton Republika
    Pilsner - Other
    4.8% ABV
  • Guinness Guinness Draught
    Guinness Draught
    Stout - Irish Dry
    4.2% ABV
  • Tap Social Movement False Economy
    False Economy
    Lager - Euro Pale
    4.8% ABV
  • Tap Social Movement Grebe's Procession
    Grebe's Procession
    Stout - Oatmeal
    5.5% ABV
  • Tiny Rebel Brewing Co Clwb Tropica
    Clwb Tropica
    IPA - American
    5.5% ABV
  • West Berkshire Brewery Detour
    Pale Ale - American
    4.5% ABV
  • Siren Craft Brew Flex
    Pale Ale - American
    5.3% 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


Upcoming Fixtures

Football UEFA Champions League Logo of Paris Paris vs Barcelona Logo of  Barcelona Wed 10th Mar @ 20:00
Rugby Union Six Nations Logo of Italy Italy vs Wales Logo of  Wales Sat 13th Mar @ 14:15
Rugby Union Six Nations Logo of England England vs France Logo of  France Sat 13th Mar @ 16:45
Rugby Union Six Nations Logo of Scotland Scotland vs Ireland Logo of  Ireland Sun 14th Mar @ 15:00

Find Us

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

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Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

9 Jan 2021 – 26 Mar 2021
Monday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Out of Term Time

27 Mar 2021 – 18 Apr 2021
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bank Holiday and Closure Days