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Proper Manger

Proper Manger

19th October 2019


Eddie’s Proper Manger pop-up food tent is back this weekend


It will be here from noon till half 6ish for Super Satturday selling their speciality beef burgers and beef bourguignon & rice to keep vos estomacs de gronder!



Rugby World Cup 'England vs Australia'

Rugby World Cup 'England vs Australia'

19th October

This Saturday we will be open from 8am for the quarter finals of the rugby world cup featuring:

08:15 England vs Australia

11:15 New Zealand vs Ireland

With breakfasts served 8am - 1pm

And later on our private bus will be running to the Mad Stad and back as Reading FC take on Preston North End at 3pm

Plus the Proper Manger pop-up food tent will be here for the afternoon selling their speciality beef burgers and beef bourguignon to keep vos estomacs de gronder !



Siren Craft Brew Tap Takeover

Siren Craft Brew Tap Takeover

26th September

On 26th Spetember we welcome back Siren Craft Brew with their annual Project Barista takeover, along with a whole host of collabs featuring Humble Sea Brewing Co., Van Moll, Broaden & Build, Kings and Daughters, and Left Handed Giant Brewing Co.,

Their latest release 'Castilian Lemon Cheescake' (not Limoncello IPA !) will also likely feature, along with a murmuring about a few special barrel aged casks

Plus a chance to check out their fancy new branding (don't worry about Snake Eyes, we've had that ages!)


Full line-up to follow nearer the time



Gary & Mark's September Quiz Night

Gary & Mark's September Quiz Night

Sunday 29th September 2019

The latest edition of Gary and Mark's superb charity fun quiz will take place on the 29th September

Picture rounds, general knowledge rounds, music rounds, who am I rounds, and even the Bullseye round, it does what it says on the tin, a proper charity fun quiz!

£1 minimum entry per person (more if you're feeling generous) with all proceeds going to the Mind Charity and beer prizes for the winners and runners up.



Gin Tasting with The Gin Devil

Gin Tasting with The Gin Devil

Wednesday 24th July 2019

The Gin Devil is in town and he's headed our way.

The Gin Devil has been organising gin tastings and events around the area for a good while now, and we don't know why it's taken us this long to get him down to The Nags.

Join us on Wednesday 24th for a tasting featuring four of the gins we serve here at the pub, accompanied by the Devil's wisdom and guidance.

We reckon he can teach us a thing or two!

Proper Manger

Proper Manger

Saturday 22nd June 2019

Our next pop up food event will be on 22nd June as we welcome back ‘Proper Manger’ with some delicious sounding French cuisine, now with Cajun Chicken Wraps and Poulet Basquaise added to the menu.

Bon Appétit!



To Øl Tap-Takeover

To Øl Tap-Takeover

18th April 2019

Our next tap-takeover will be on Craft Theory Eve and will feature the much acclaimed Danish craft brewery To Øl
And not the cuckoo brewing arm of To Øl either, these are straight from their brew pub BRUS in Copenhagen and are super rare. Not much escapes from BRUS so we are incredibly lucky that 8 different beers will be making their way to the Nags Head and we’re extremely excited about it!
18th of April is the date, stick it in your diaries and tell your ridiculously crafty friends! ????

Pink Fiction (Colab w/ Uiltje) - Strawberry Milkshake IPA - 6.5%

In February we went to Haarlem and visited the good people at Uiltje Brewing Company to brew a collaboration beer. The result is Pink Fiction, a 6,5% Strawberry Milkshake NEIPA.

Uiltje Brewing Company is from the Netherlands and were founded in 2012 and got the brewery up and running in 2015. Their signature mission statement is to ‘brew f*cking good beer’, and this collaboration is no different.

Wheat Everyday - Wheat Ale - 4.8%

Hazy orange wheat beer with a light, malty aroma overlaid with citrusy hop notes. Light and sweet flavours of apricot and citrus with a medium bitter finish.

Little By Little - Session IPA - 3.7%

Light, fresh and smooth – a real all-dayer.

Pillow Talk - New England IPA - 6.5%

Pillow talk tastes like it sounds: smooth and fluffy. A 6.5% New England IPA with all the haze and hops of your dreams.

The Boss - New England IPA - 6.8%

DDH IPA brewed w. Citra, Amarillo & Simcoe

Goldfinger – Golden Ale - 4.9%

Vanilla: In Case Of Emergency - Imperial Stout - 10.8% (6.8%???)

Goliat - BA Imperial Stout - 9.6%

Aromas of coffee, liquorice, roasted malts, caramel, bourbon, and vanilla. Full bodied with flavours of coffee and roasted malts first, followed with enough bitterness to balance the initial sweetness. Delicious imperial stout, like the original, just great from start to finish.


Nags Christmas Carols

Nags Christmas Carols

Saturday 22nd December 2018

Very happy to welcome back the South Berks Concert Band for another evening of Festive carols, probably including a 20 min version of 12 Parkinsons, as the Reading football bus will arrive back around half way through!


Carol sheets will be on the tables so there is no excuse not to sing your hearts out! Donations to Brass for Africa greatly appreciated.


Tree should be up,


Mulled Ciders and festive beers will be on,


Christmas will have begun!



Siren Craft Keg Wall Takeover

Siren Craft Keg Wall Takeover

25th October

Siren Craft Brew will be taking over the keg wall with a selection of fine collaboration beers, showcasing the superb Project Barista 2018 range alongside other collaborations with some of the finest breweries, distilleries and roasters.

A few special casks will also be available on the night including the only available pin in the land of 'Mind on my Honey', and a remake of the first special we ever remember them brewing, 'Sweet Dream', a smooth lactose, chocolate & vanilla version of their now Champion Beer of Britain 'Broken Dream' (also available!)



Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover

Tiny Rebel Tap Takeover

12th July

Yep Tiny Rebel Brewing Co. will be taking over all 12 cask pumps, the keg wall, and Gary & Ra’s Bar in the Nags Legs with up to 30 different Tiny Rebel beers available, as well us a couple of ciders!


Here’s the potential list (subject to tiny changes!)





Morning Glory


Sertified Simcoe

Fugg Life

Citra Milkshake

Mosaic Milkshake

Nelson Sauvin Milkshake


Gin & Juice



Gin & Juice

Cherry Bomb

Don't Believe the Hype

Barrel Aged Dirty Stop Out

Stay Puft

Urban IPA

Chocolate Stay Puft






Clwb Tropicana



Peaches & Cream

Gin & Juice


Dirty Stop Out

Citra Milkshake


Lychee Lager


The Great Cornholio

Can You Smell What The Bock Is Cooking?

Cheeky Vimto

There’s Always Honey in the Banana Stand

Imperial Stay Puft

Orange Mocha Frapp Stout (Fierce Beer Collab)

Diggeridank (Siren Craft Collab)

Pump Up The Jam



You'll notice that there are more than 30 beers on this list, and indeed most of them have been ordered twice, and some of them 3 or 4 times, meaning this will likely be a weekend long tap-takeover, certainly with most of the keg beers still being available during the World Cup Final.


There are also some very rare and special beers including all of Tiny Rebel's Birthday beers which will likely go quite quickly, so if you want to try the Fierce Beer or Siren Craft collaborations you'd probably best get here on the Thursday!