We had little expectations from Yates, as judging from the outside we had already pictured in our heads a classic pub atmosphere with the usual pub furniture and cramped tables. Inside though, we were in for a nice surprise. The feeling is quite hip and trendy, while the space is very generous. We never had any problems finding a table here even if it was a busy weekend evening (Reading city center pubs and bars can get quite crowded). Although it’s definitely a pub, it still has elements of a hipsterish bar, we really love the space they have created – thumbs up!
What will make us come back here would definitely be their splendid offers especially the 2 for 1 cocktail offer all evening and also the affordable price of the food (we were quite amused by the 50 chicken wings choice for merely 9 quid 😉 ). Pub food it might be, but still tasty. We ended our evening with the loaded nachos – which are good for sharing, the southern fried chicken and the grilled halloumi salad. No complaints!
The cocktail menu is quite generous too. Ohh, and there is a backyard garden (not too green, but heated)!