Magpie & Parrot

The good pub guide review

Unusual homely little roadside cottage, very popular locally; two cosy spic and span bars, warm fire and lots of bric-a-brac (miniature and historic bottles, stuffed birds, dozens of model cars, veteran AA badges and automotive instruments), Fullers London Pride and a local guest from small corner counter, weekday lunchtime snacks and evening fish and chips (Thurs, Fri), hospitable landlady; no credit cards or mobile phones; pub dogs (others welcome), seats on back terrace and marquee on immaculate lawn, open 12-7.30pm (later once a month when live jazz), closed Sun evening, Mon.

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Contact Details

Magpie & Parrot, Arborfield Road, Shinfield, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 9EA

(0118) 988 4130

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-7.30

Sunday: 12-4