Places to go out & eat & drink in Reading
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Reading

Places to eat & drink in Reading.

At the meeting point of the River Thames and River Kennet is the considerable sized town of Reading. In other areas of the country it would have been considered a city because of its size, but is has an Abbey and no Cathedral, so could not gain a royal charter. Whilst in Reading you can visit the Abbey Ruins and Forbury gardens.

The town is well placed for visiting the Chiltern Hills, Berkshire Downs and the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Beauty and the road network will quickly take you of the centre for you to visit these areas. It has a notable sized shopping centre with two indoor shopping areas of some repute and main streets that have well-known departments stores. There are all the bars, restaurants and bistros you would expect too, all within easy walking distance.

There are lots of things to do both in Reading and out of it - Basildon Park is not too far away - a gorgeous Palladian mansion with lovely parkland and about four miles from the centre is Mapledurham House and Watermill. The village of Malpledurham is picturesque with its Mill, cottages and almshouses and you can still buy the mill's flour. The popular Reading music festivals take place on the Rivermead site where you can camp out for several days.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Reading or surrounding areas.

Places to eat & drink in Reading...

Station Road, Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 3NY
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Visit England Four-star Silver/Breakfast Award family run inn, located in the village Lower Shiplake on the Thames Path minutes from historic Henley-on-Thames, and easily accessible from Heathrow (30-minute drive). Rail links to London Paddington, Reading and west of Shiplake station (100m away). The Baskerville offers the timeless ambience of a quintessential English inn. Cosy, comfortable en-suite rooms feature luxury pocket sprung king-size/single beds, Flatscreen TV's, Freeview, hospitality trays, toiletries, hairdryers and ironing facilities. The AA rosette restaurant's menus evolve with the seasons. Dishes are cooked to order using fresh local produce, organically and sustainable sourced where practical, complimented by an extensive wine list, fine selection of malt whiskies and four cask ales, three local. Friendly, and knowledgeable staff. Children and pets welcome. On-site parking. Room rates are inclusive of breakfast.
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Bens Thai

Royal Court, Kings Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 4AE
Tel/Fax: 0118 959 6169

Authentic regional Thai dishes cooked to order.  Choose from a selection of meat, seafood or vegetarian curries, stir fry and speciality dishes.

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Caffé Carluccio's

Forbury Square, Reading, RG1 3EY
Tel: 0118 958 3095     Fax: 0118 950 5973

Part of a chain of Italian Cafés with lunch and evening menus.

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Ha! Ha! Bar & Canteen

32-36 Kings Road, Reading, RG1 4AE

Enjoy a coffee with the daily papers or fine wines and tempting dishes from the eclectic menu.

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Le Cafe

Millennium Madejski Hotel, Madejski Stadium, J11, M4, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0FL
Tel: 0118 925 3500

A casual, brasserie-style restaurant offering fresh home-cooked dishes with a Modern British and Mediterranean influence.

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The Elm Tree

Beech Hill Road, Beech Hill, Reading. RG7 2AZ
Tel: 0118 988 3505     Fax: 0118 9884707

Serious Food, Fine Wines & Real Ales.

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