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The Double-Barrelled Taproom

The Double-Barrelled Taproom is now open again for click+collect orders, and growler fills.

Our opening hours are:

Fridays: 3pm-7pm
Saturdays: 12pm-5pm

In order to keep our staff and customers safe we will be implementing the following safety precautions:

– We ask that you order cans through click+collect if possible. Guest beer is only available to purchase through the webstore, not in the taproom.

– Growler fills can be purchased on site, we will be rinsing and sanitising all growlers before flushing them with CO2, so the process may take a little longer than usual.

– You are required to wear a mask at all times inside the building, unless medically exempt.

– A one way system will be in place – please enter through the right hand door by the roller shutter.

– The queue will be marked out with 2m dividers.

– Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance and exit.

– We will be accepting payments by card and contactless only, no cash please.



*This is a working brewery and an industrial environment*

If you are travelling by car, please note that the business park entrance off Wigmore Lane has recently been blocked off. You can still access the business park by Scours Lane, just beyond the Norcot roundabout.

Don’t want to leave the house? We also deliver directly to your door via our online shop, including free delivery on Fridays to select local postcodes!

We will also continue to run our local growler fill collection and delivery service until March 5th – please visit our FAQS page to find out more about how that works.

Our brewery Taproom is just on the outskirts of Reading town centre, at

Unit 20 Stadium Way


RG30 6BX

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. The entrance on Wigmore Lane has recently closed, but you can still access the business park by Scours Lane, just beyond the Norcot roundabout.

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 at 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.

Covid update: tours are currently not running due to social distancing constraints. All tour vouchers will be extended for the same amount of time that our tours have stopped running for.

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. 

Due to Covid-19 our hours are changing frequently. Please see above for our current opening hours.

We’re proud to team up with some amazing street food vendors when we’re open for drink in – watch this space!

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

We ask that they 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 6pm. 

We sell our own branded stainless steel growlers, or are more than happy to fill your own stainless steel and glass growlers, as long as they are CE marked as 1 or 2 litres. Please clean your growler before bringing it in for filling.

We purge our growlers with CO2 to help ensure they are kept as fresh as possible.


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

    COVID-19 update

    The Taproom is now open for click+collect and growler fills, and we are still shipping nationwide and offering free local Reading deliveries. Go get some beers in your basket!

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