ONE of the town’s longest-standing and most-loved pubs is set to close down with one final shindig.

The Sun Inn, on Castle Street, will host a day of fun complete with raffles, music, dancing and more on May 14 before it permanently shuts.

A Facebook event created by the Sun’s bosses urged people to come and say farewell later this month.

They said: “Come and join us on the 14th of May to say goodbye to one of Reading’s oldest pubs.

“As you have all heard, our beloved Sun Inn is closing down for good.

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“Over the years we have all enjoyed many nights of entertainment hosted in our Grubby Palace.

“So to say goodbye, we are holding one final shindig with a day full of music, raffles, dancing and fun before we say our final goodbyes at the end of May.

“Many lifelong friendships have formed at the Sun Inn and so- to honour one of our favourite regulars, we will be raising money for The Duchess of Kent Hospice in memory of Carol Andrews.

“So please come along, get merry, buy a few raffle tickets and say “farewell!” to an incredible 320 years of the Sun Inn on Castle Street.”

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The Sun Inn's closure marks yet another town centre pub closure, with Castle Street neighbour The Horn calling last orders in June 2021.