Food and drink

Explore the best places to dine out or go for a drink in Reading. Know where to eat out in Reading, including independent restaurants, new openings and cafes. Find the best pubs, bars and places to drink, get the perfect cocktail or enjoy happy hours in Reading.

Strobelight Honey

First look at new Reading bar Strobelight Honey

Find out what the drinks and snacks are like at Strobelight Honey, the new craft beer basement bar from the team behind 7Bone Burger Co.

All the street food vendors to try at Feastival 2019

Discover all the street food traders, bar news and music to catch at Feastival, the four day-long food festival in Forbury Gardens.

Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2019 guide

Sample over 450 different real ales, beers, ciders and UK wine at the 25th CAMRA Reading Beer & Cider Festival in Christchurch Meadows.

Gourmet Cheese Toasties

A guide to the Reading Cheese Feast

The four day cheese festival returns to Forbury Gardens with cheese boards, mac ’n’ cheese, raclette, cheese toasties and a craft beer bar.

Four innovative Reading women growing our indie food and drink scene

Explore Reading interviews four innovative women business owners at the front of Reading’s exciting independent food & drink scene.

Where to get pancakes in Reading

From American stacks to French crêpes, find four of the best places to get flipping good pancakes in Reading.

Blue Collar bring three food festivals to Reading in 2019

Three food festivals to try in Reading in 2019: Cheese Feast and Feastival return along with a street food Firework Night from Blue Collar Street Food.

Persia House

Hot new Reading restaurant and bar openings for 2019

Discover all the new restaurants, cafes and bars opening in Reading in 2019, including The Pantry, Lemoni Grill House, Gardens of Caversham, Persia House, Miami Burger and more

Who are Double-Barrelled Brewery?

West Reading microbrewery Double-Barelled Brewery is the first brewery to produce independent craft beers in Reading town. Discover their beers and their tap room.

The Nag's Head bar

Your guide to the 2019 Reading Ale Trail

Take part in the Reading Ale Trail 2019 from Reading and Mid-Berks CAMRA. Visit 24 fantastic local pubs, collect stickers for every half pint you try and earn free drinks at the Reading Beer Fest.