About us

A Reading pub with a relaxing vibe

Regulars say The Abbot Cook has 'the best beer garden in Reading', but that's not entirely true; it has two. With a line-up of entertainment as eclectic as its top-drawer drinks list, there's also plenty going on inside this Cemetery Junction pub. Don't get us wrong, though: we're more 'gently buzzing' than rowdy and raucous. Our comfy surroundings are perfectly conducive for unwinding over a post-work pint, or kicking back over a hand-carved Sunday roast and a generous serving of chilled out tunes.

  • Five real ales, 16 speciality beers & four ciders on tap
  • Daily changing pub food menu & table service for diners
  • Areas available to book for cosy get-togethers
  • Two heated beer gardens plus parking
  • Jazz, Wine Club, quiz night
The Abbot Cook

Join our club

Join our mailing list and get a complimentary homemade Bloody Mary with your Sunday roast.

What's on

Every Monday

Quiz Night

£1.50 per person - winner takes the lot! 8pm

Every Tuesday

Tappy Tuesday's!

£1 off all draught pints, including our favourite seasonal beers

Every Wednesday

Burger Day!

Choose from 9 speciality burgers and a drink for only £9!

Every Friday

Wine Club

Enjoy a bottle of wine and any 3 small plates for only £20!

Every Saturday

Live Music

Live acoustic led music from 8:30. Free entry!

Every Sunday

Live Jazz

Live Jazz Sundays 2.30-5.30pm, enjoy it with a Sunday Roast.

Opening times

Monday to Wednesday: Noon - 11pm / Thursday to Friday: Noon - Midnight / Saturday: 11am - Midnight / Sunday: Noon - 10.30pm