We offer great deals on multipacks and mixed cases, as well as a range of guest beers, gift boxes and merchandise.
Don’t want to leave the house? We also deliver directly to your door via our online shop, including free delivery on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to select local postcodes!
Please note this is a working brewery & an industrial environment.
*We are currently only able to take payment by card*
We will be reopening for sit in pints on Friday 4th December.
Our hours will be:
Thursdays 4-7pm (takeaway only)
We will also be opening on Sunday 13th and 20th of December, 12-6pm
Reading is currently in Tier 2, which means: No mixing of households indoors Alcohol can only be served with a substantial meal
We are teaming up with some amazing street food vendors to offer a full meal, and all orders will be by table service only.
Bookings will open on Monday 30th November, all reservations are for 2 hours. By booking a table you agree that all members of your party are from the same household or bubble.
Street food dates:
Friday 4th December – Fat Tabby Pizza Co
Saturday 5th December – Eat Genbu
Friday 11th December – TBC
Saturday 12th December – What The Cluck!
Sunday 13th December – What The Cluck!
Friday 18th December – TBC
Saturday 19th December – TBC
Sunday 20th December – TBC
Our brewery Taproom is just on the outskirts of Reading town centre, at
Unit 20 Stadium Way
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 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.
Our current taproom takeaway opening hours are:
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? Check out our page on Untappd.
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 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.
Looking for beer?! Our brewery taproom is OPEN as a retail shop, so you can pop down between Wed-Fri, 3pm-7pm and Saturday 12pm-5pm to buy beer to take home and fill growlers. Otherwise head to our online shop, and we can ship beer direct to your door!