The Haunt

The Haunt Taproom, Units 2-3 Meadow Rd, Reading RG1 8LB
Phantom Brewing is just a 5 minute stroll from Reading railway station. When they opened their doors in late 2019, they occupied a single large modern industrial unit, opposite a derelict printworks. As is the modern way, on day one, Phantom opened with a beautifully fitted-out Taproom known as The Haunt, even before they had released their first beer. The first few months were brilliant, and The Haunt was jumping.
Beach Street Beer Festival
It wasn’t long before the UK was plunged into a COVID nightmare, but rather than feel sorry for their fledgling business, the Phantom owners Dom and Dane instead opened negotiations with their landlord to expand into the large empty unit next door.

Fast forward four years and Phantom has become one of the most respected names in UK Craft Beer, with two separate taprooms in adjacent industrial units, one serving a great combination of “mainstream” Craft Beers, and the other serving more specialist, typically high-abv offerings. Meanwhile, the derelict printworks has been turned into a really nice modern development of apartments and houses, the residents of which are lucky enough to live right opposite a Brewery.

It is hard to visualise the amount of space that Phantom has without actually visiting! The Haunt has table seating for at least 100 guests indoors, and next door in the Neon Bar, there is spacious seating for a further 100. Neon can be configured with a music stage, and is also used for large-scale TV events, such as football, Reading Festival etc. Neon is also available for private hire, allowing regular customers to still drink in The Haunt. The amazing Team at Phantom are proud of their hospitality, and they offer table service on all but the very busiest of event night.

Phantom have recently taken their food offering to the next level by partnering with 7-Bone, who operate their Reading branch out of a dark-kitchen just up the street. You can now get the full 7-Bone menu, including literally everything reworked as vegan options and if you prefer, delivered direct to your table at The Haunt.

Opening Hours are currently FRI: 15:00 – 22:30, SAT: 13:00 – 22:30, SUN: 13:00 – 18:00 Units 2-3, Meadow Road, Reading, Berks, RG1 8LB