Tap Yard

With six Loddon draft beers on draft – plus a rotating cider keg – the tapyard has seating for 230 people, either in the courtyard or on our beautiful new covered decking and taproom..

Opening Times

Summer Hours – OPERATING

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:00 to 20:00 (Shop Closes at 18:00)
Wednesday – 10:00 to 20:00 (Shop Closes at 18:00)
Thursday – 10:00 to 20:00 (Shop Closes at 17:00)
Friday – 10:00 to 22:00 (Shop Closes at 18:00)
Saturday – 10:00 to 22:00 (Shop Closes at 18:00)
Sunday – 10:00 to 20:00

Winter Hours 

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 10:00 to 18:00
Wednesday – 10:00 to 18:00
Thursday – 10:00 to 20:00 (Burger and a Loddon pint for £12.50)
Friday – 10:00 to 22:00 (Shop Closes at 18:00)
Saturday – 10:00 to 22:00 (Shop Closes at 18:00)
Sunday – 10:00 to 18:00

Christmas Hours 

Christmas Eve Sunday 24th December  10am-7pm (Shop 10am-2pm)

Monday 25th-Tuesday 26th December – Closed

Wednesday 27th – Thursday 28th December – 11am to 5pm

Friday 29th – Saturday 30th December 10am-10pm (Shop 10am-6pm)

New Years Eve Sun 31st December – 11am-7pm

New Years Day Mon 1st January – 11am – 5pm


Last orders are called 30 – 45 minutes before closing time, depends how busy we are.


We also offer a huge range of local spirits, ciders and wines to enjoy.

Alongside our alcoholic drinks, we also serve a fresh coffee, a range of teas, hot chocolate and locally made cakes – perfect for walkers and cyclists!

We also have an incredible on site kitchen, “Proper Kitchen” offers simple food done right! a menu of variety using excellent fresh produce at a reasonable price.

Open midweek, weekends and run amazing events such as secret menu nights.

See our kitchen opening times

Our tap yard can get very busy across the weekends so, if you want to guarantee a table, you can now book!

All tables are available for 3 hours, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the freshest pints of Loddon around! If you'd like to stay longer, please book your table first and then call us on 0118 948 1111 and we'll do our very best to accommodate you.

There are two options when booking - Decking, which is under cover, and Courtyard, which is out in the open. And if you want to know which fantastic local food vendor will be cooking when you visit, you can find out here.

If you're trying to book a table and it says that none are available, don't worry! We're now holding lots of tables back for walk-ins so just come on up and we'll almost definitely be able to get a table for you.

Simply use the booking form to reserve a table - please note that we only hold tables for 15 minutes after the booking time before we give them away.

Loddon Brewery Tapyard
Dunsden Green Farm, Church Lane, Dunsden, RG4 9QD Reading
More than 6 pers. please contact [email protected].

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