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Brewery Tap

We are now reopen for OUTSIDE drinking only.

We will have some tables available (no pre-booking required) & you there is also plenty of space to sit on the grass outside our taproom if tables are full.

We have a limited but carefully curated tap list available in pints & halves, as well as some soft drinks + gin  & tonics. Access to toilets will be available too with plenty of hand sanitizer & regular cleaning. Please check out our COVID guidelines below for more details on how we are keeping both you & our team safe.

Our current opening hours as follow (but please do check our website before you come, as this is changing fairly regularly at the moment):



Please don’t forget you can order for home delivery and click and collect via our online shop. For any questions, please visit our online shop FAQs page which is regularly updated.

Our Tilehurst Taproom features a 12 line keg list, serving up the freshest beers from both Double-Barrelled and our friends. There’s plenty of space to enjoy some beer to drink in with friends or pick up cans to take away. You’ll experience where the beer is made and be served by some of the people that made it. We also serve a small selection of independent gins, wines & soft drinks.



Please note this is a working brewery & an industrial environment.

DB COVID guidelines for outside drinking

When you drink at our taproom, whether you are sat on a table or on the grass by our taproom, you will be asked to follow the below guidelines;


Please order + pay at the outside bar, in groups no larger than 2 people – hand sanitiser is available and recommended to use.

You do not need to book a table in order to sit down – it’s on a first come, first served basis. No reservations will be allowed.

You are also welcome to stand along the wall or sit on the grass if the tables are full, but will be still be subject to the same guidelines.

Please do not move the tables – they have been spaced at least 2M apart.

Tables sit a maximum of 6 people and therefore we would ask maximum group sizes of 6 people please. 

Tables will be sanitised in between uses. Additional cleaning materials are available if required.

On sitting down or at the bar, a member of our team will be over shortly to take one member of your parties details for NHS track and trace. This data will be kept securely for a maximum of 21 days and is there for your safety only.

A member of our team will be on hand at any time if you have any questions or concerns.


Toilets can now be accessed from the office door outside only. We are operating a 1 in 1 out policy for both gender neutral loos to help on social distancing. Please be patient if required to queue.

Please sanitise your hands on the way into the toilets

A member of the team will be frequently cleaning the toilets – so if the door is shut, please wait a few moments. Both toilets will be cleaned by both men & women.

Please ensure if you are using our toilets that your party has given details for the NHS Track & Trace (even if sat on the grass or standing by the wall).


We are not in usual circumstances and therefore if you visit the taproom with children they must be with you at all times & abide by social distancing guidelines.

If you visit the taproom and your children do not safely retain social distancing, we will be forced to restrict our taproom to over 18s only.

Please help us keep this a community friendly space.


We politely ask if you are smoking outside that you are mindful of the guests around you + the ever changing wind direction! Ashtrays are available at the edges of the outside seating areas.


When finished with your cup, please place in the many recycling bins available – we cannot reuse at this time.


We sadly cannot allow drinking inside at this time – please come prepared in case of a sudden turn of inclement weather at the brewery.


We reserve the right to refuse service, or ask you to leave if you do not respect any of the rules above. The safety of our team & customers is paramount. 

Street Food

We occasionally have some awesome street food pop-ups at the Taproom.

No tickets required. Here’s what’s coming up in the next few weeks:

1st August – Makan Malaysia

15th August – Fink Street food



Our brewery Taproom is just on the outskirts of Reading town center.

Buses– We are easily served by the 16, 17 & 28 buses which drop off around the Norcot Roundabout and can be picked up from Reading Station.

Cars– There is plenty of parking, however please note that access to the car park closes at 9pm sharp on Fridays & 9:30pm on Saturdays.

Taxis– Uber does not exist in Reading, so for cabs locally you can pick up a black cab through Gett, or alternatively use our local taxi company 500 cars 0118 959 9999.

Cycling– We have a small bike rack just inside the Taproom door for bike storage.  If you are coming from town, we highly recommend cycling your bike along the river. It’s a 25 minute cycle from Reading station; all flat, easy to cycle & very picturesque! There’s a bit more info on that here.

Our tours are not currently running & unable to continue with social distancing in place.


Interested to find out more about how me make our beers at Double-Barrelled? Visit our compact but highly functional brewery, find out more about how we started, how our beers are made, what we have planned for the future followed by a short tasting. Visit our tours page to find out more by clicking here. 

Our tap room & shop hours are changing due to the coronavirus situation, please follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Due to our current licensing restrictions unfortunately you are unable to purchase beer from us outside of the hours currently specified.


We do not currently serve food at the Taproom aside from the occasional street food pop up (check schedule above)  but if we don’t have a street food trader on site, you are more than welcome to order in takeaway through Deliveroo/Just Eat or bring your own snacks!

Want to know what’s going to be on tap this weekend? Check out our page on Untappd – we update it every Friday with our list for the weekend & what new beers we have in the fridge – link here.

We do allow well behaved, socialised dogs on leads in the Taproom area.

We ask them to be kept on leads at all times, as an inquisitive dog could easily find its way into chemicals or potentially chew on bits that harm them. And we do love dogs, so definitely don’t want that happening.

We want everyone to be able to enjoy Double-Barrelled, so we do allow children in to the Taproom. However, Double-Barrelled is a working industrial environment and ultimately an adult drinking environment, so please do bear that in mind for the safety of your children & the enjoyment of other guests.

We do serve a small range of soft drinks & have some child friendly board games.

We do not allow “scooting” or “heelies” on site, despite having a lovely floor to do so, please park these up as you come in.

It’s worth noting there is a great playpark 5 minute walk away on the Portman road, a great place to burn off some energy before you visit us!

Please, we do ask no children after 7pm. 

We will now be filling growlers in the short time where we are unable to serve draught beer.

Please ensure they are CE marked with 1L/2L and clean.

Unfortunately we are not fully accessible yet due to restrictions on our toilets. It is something we are in the process of planning.

For your reference, there is a small step to access the Taproom (though we are able to open the rollershutter to improve accessibility) and our minimum door width at the moment is 71cm. There are no stairs to access the toilets.


Unit 20 Stadium Way, Reading RG30 6BX

0118 942 8390

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