Public

Public

In the centre of the vibrant city of Reading is Public, a great space to relax, drink, eat, socialise and enjoy a selection of great games.

This is a great new venue that can offer a fabulous fun filled event space to hire for up to 300 guests. An excellent choice of venue for birthdays, Christenings, private or Christmas parties. For a lunch or dinner of up to 200 guests or 300 standing. The team at Public will accommodate your requirements and you can enjoy all the facilities until 2.30am.

With your beer, wine or cocktail, enjoy a great ‘Relish’ burger or a veggie option. With brilliant music, this is an energetic place to escape and unwind whilst enjoying ping pong, darts or a game of pool perhaps. Open from 4pm 7 days a week you can partake in a game of Monopoly or Cluedo or another of the 30 odd choices of games. Quiz nights, Karaoke, the team at Public have it all. Even better, the games are all free with only a security deposit required.

In an excellent central location, less than a mile from Reading and Reading West train stations. With the M4 motorway a short distance away and Central London only 40 minutes.

Venue Public
Capacity 550 guests
Address 11 Castle Street
Reading
Berkshire
RG1 7SB
Booking Enquiries 0118 950 7651
Request a Quote

Activities & Events (6)

QUIZ NIGHT | EVERY TUESDAY | PUBLIC READING

QUIZ NIGHT | EVERY TUESDAY | PUBLIC READING

  • Guests: 100 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    QUIZ NIGHT! Let's get quizical!!

    Join us at Public every Tuesday for our Quiz Night!
    We have paired up with Weekly Quiz to give you the best quizzes every Tuesday.

    Put on your thinking caps and battle it out for the ultimate title of Quiz Master by conquering and outwitting your opponents!

    Make sure you arrive early to get a seat with your team! Doors will be opening from 19.30pm ready to start the Quiz at 20.00pm!

    Want to pre-book your team instead of just arriving on the night? Great plan! Make sure to contact us beforehand and you will receive a FREE cocktail sharer for your table!

    Alongside a night full of fun, we have a selection of deals running on until 22.00pm! 50% off all cocktails and £2 selected bottled lager!

    The winning team of the night will win a FREE £50 tab!
    Come down, grab a drink and get your game faces on!

  • Request a Quote
VENUE Saturdays at Public // Free Entry Guestlist Before 11pm // EVERY SATURDAY

VENUE Saturdays at Public // Free Entry Guestlist Before 11pm // EVERY SATURDAY

  • Guests: 550 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Venue Saturdays brings you a night out like no other, in a space kitted out with world-class lighting & a sound system from Void. Expect Guest DJs, amazing drinks deals & an atmosphere like no other.

    Music Policy
    Venue - Commercial / House / RnB
    Downstairs - Funk & Disco

    Entry
    - FREE Entry on Guestlist before 11pm / £4 standard
    - £5 After midnight

    Drinks Deals from £3.50 including Single Mixers, Jagerbombs, Pints of Beer & Selected Shots!

    For all Bookings & General Enquiries please get in contact with our team:
    Facebook - PublicRDG
    Twitter - public_reading
    Instagram - publicreading

  • Request a Quote
GAME ON! THE ULTIMATE 4-10PM DESTINATION

GAME ON! THE ULTIMATE 4-10PM DESTINATION

  • Guests: 200 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    GAME ON! Join us from 4pm until late every day and enjoy a game of Monopoly or Cluedo in our games room! With over 30 games to choose from, there is something for everyone! Looking for a bit of friendly competition afterwork? Or just looking for a comfortable place to relax with friends and family? Public is the perfect place to play.
    And that’s not all… Our games are completely free! All that we require is a £5 deposit and some form of identification and then you’re ready to go!

    Compliment your day of gaming at Public with 50% off all cocktails from 4-10pm every day! With a staggering list of cocktails for you to choose from, we’ve got something sure to please everyone’s taste buds!

    More of a lager kind of person? Not a problem! We will be serving ice-cold beers straight out the fridge for only £2! (Selected bottled lager only).

    And we’ve got some more exciting new for you… our arcade classic Pac-Man is up and running and ready to go! Get the high score for the month and win a bar tab for you and your friends! Let’s get competitive!

    Did someone mention Street Fighter arriving in the next couple of weeks too…HINT HINT.

  • Request a Quote
I WANT TO PLAY A GAME!- HALLOWEEN AT PUBLIC- 29TH OCTOBER

I WANT TO PLAY A GAME!- HALLOWEEN AT PUBLIC- 29TH OCTOBER

  • Guests: 550 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    Hello, I want to play a game

    Prepare yourself for the scariest, craziest and weirdest night in town..

    Saturday the 29th of October

    We are going all out on the production and décor, transforming Public into the scariest venue in town!

    Expect live performances throughout the night, SAW actors, games and many many surprises!

    Oh, yes, there will be blood..

    ** IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING THAT WE EXPECT ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE TO MAKE A SERIOUS EFFORT WITH FANCY DRESS - GET IT ON! OR STAY AT HOME!**

    Live or die, make your choice..

    VIP - Please contact our sales team to book one of 6 VIP Tables starting from just £150!

    Music Policy
    Venue - Commercial / House / RnB
    Downstairs - Funk & Disco

    Entry
    - £5 before 11pm
    - £6 before 12am
    - £7 After midnight

    Drinks Deals from £3.50 including Single Mixers, Jägerbombs, Pints of Beer & Selected Shots!

    For all Bookings & General Enquiries please get in contact with our team through the following social media platforms: -

    Facebook- PublicRDG
    Twitter - Public_Reading
    Instagram - PublicReading

  • Request a Quote
Smoking Hot Comedy | Public Reading | 26th October 7:30pm

Smoking Hot Comedy | Public Reading | 26th October 7:30pm

  • Guests: 200 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    For the first time PUBLIC welcomes Smoking Hot Comedy with headliners Gatis & Chris to Reading on Wednesday 26th October at 7:30pm. "The only comedian who's ever made me laugh" - Simon Cowell.

    Smoking Hot Comedy features the funniest from the underground comedy circuit + Smoking Hot headliners.

    'Perfect backdrop for a little early evening comedy' - Alt Reading
    'Smoking Hot is a great concept for Reading' - Broadsheet Boutique
    'A lot of variety, with some great material. I can't wait for the next one!' - Get Reading

  • Request a Quote
Christmas at Public!

Christmas at Public!

  • Guests: 550 max (minimum numbers apply)
  • Details

    If you're looking for a cool, vibey hang out like no other, Public has your Christmas covered. A flexible quirky Christmas menu with all the right nods to tradition. Public are pulling out all the stops to make sure your Christmas is one to remember.

    A brand spanking venue with options for group lunches, dinners, private affairs and exclusive parties, we can host guests numbering 2 to 200, and standing parties for up to 300.

    It doesn't have to stop there - we can keep your party going through the night until 2:30am, where you can enjoy some of the finest festive cocktails Reading has to offer.

  • Request a Quote

Venue Features (10)

  • Disability Access
  • Local Public Transport
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • In-house Catering
  • AV Equipment
  • Leisure Facilities
  • Late Licence
  • Smoking Area
  • Family / Children Friendly
  • Music Licence