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.

Blue Collar Corner: explore Reading’s first permanent street food market

The most exciting Reading opening this year is almost here. Finally, after a lot of hard work and hustle, Blue Collar Corner, Reading’s first permanent street food market is ready to open.

Blue Collar Street Food Wednesday Market

The best food markets in Reading

Your guide to the best food markets in Reading including street food festivals, farmers’ markets and community food fairs.

Your guide to the Reading Ale Trail

Take part in the Reading Ale Trail 2022 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.

Geo cafe

How to support Reading’s small businesses during the coronavirus

Order online, collect takeaway, buy vouchers, sign up to online events and more you can do to support our local independent business community.


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.

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.