The Jolly Anglers

The Jolly's is our summer residence for our outdoor shows. This unique venue is the only pub in the UK to have a swimming pool in it's garden!

Below is all you need to know about the shows hosted here.


The Jolly Anglers, 314-316 Kennet Side, Reading RG1 3EA

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🕕Arrival time

Doors open at 6 PM and the show starts at 7 PM. Please arrive in plenty of time to minimise the need for queueing within the venue. If you wish to have dinner before the show, arrive early.


There is plenty of street parking, but these spaces can go quickly. Please plan your journey and allow for parking time. (Click map to enlarge)

⚠️General Etiquette/ house rules

  • No heckling/ shouting out stuff. Our performers have travelled all over the country tirelessly working on their acts. They really want you to have a good time at the show. With this in mind please do not make their job difficult by heckling/shouting out, chatting with your friends or being disruptive in any way. We reserve the right to ask you to leave should you be deemed a nuisance to the enjoyment of the show.

  • Being on your phone is rude, so turn your phone off. Allow yourself to enjoy the comedy.📵

  • During the show please stay seated. Don't keep getting up and down to go to the bar or you will spoil the show for others. There are plenty of breaks to buy drinks.

  • When arriving and leaving the venue please be quiet so as not to bother the neighbours.

In essence, be nice, don’t be a jerk, sit back and let them entertain you!😁

🎫Have a ticket but can’t attend?

Please let us know as soon as possible. Due to limited capacity others may want your seat. (Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.) You can let us know via our Facebook page or by emailing info AT

🪑Seating Arrangements

  • A ticket guarantees you a seat but seats are not allotted. Seats are assigned on a first come first serve basis. If you wish to sit with your friends please arrive together and on time.

  • Please let the staff seat you.

🦠 Covid Information

  • As we are no longer required to follow social distancing, you are now able to buy single tickets. Please note that if you buy a single "General Admission" ticket, you may be seated next to others, possibly in theatre style rows.

  • This event is outdoors and therefore very well ventilated.

  • Tables are cleaned regularly by the venue staff.

  • You are no longer legally required to wear a face covering 😷anywhere in the pub but, of course, you can do so if you wish.

  • Hand sanitiser is available.

  • Although social distancing is no longer legally required, please be respectful of any fellow audience members who may wish to maintain physical distance.


This is an outdoor event. British weather is nuts so we recommend being preparing for everything! Multiple layers, waterproofs and sun cream may be wise.