Reading in General Reviews
Description:Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. It is located at ... more
Reading in General ... the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, midway between London and Swindon off the M4 motorway. The name Reading is pronounced to rhyme with bedding (in IPA /ˈrɛdɪŋ/).
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Customer Reading in General Reviews (6)
by - written on 26/06/02, updated on 26/06/02 (Very useful, 124 readings)
I was born and raised in Reading some 23 years ago, and therefore it will always be my home, wherever I live. I've lived in the Midlands for 3 years whilst at university, but it's nothing compared to being at home. Reading has certainly gone through a bit of a transition during recent years. And it all came at the right time for me - when I was in my early teens there were about five pubs / bars in town. By the time I became legal there were millions of them!!! I read a recent report saying that Reading town centre can accommodate over 30000 revellers on any given night!! Crikey!! Lots of decent pubs in town - 3 Wetherspoons for those who want a quiet ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/01/01, updated on 12/01/01 (Very useful, 91 readings)
Both the best and worst thing to be said about Reading is that "it's very convenient." And there's the rock Festival! It almost beggars belief that any town (oops, missed out on the millenium list to be renamed as a city -- better luck next time) should be this convenient in terms of transport. The trains from Reading into Paddington take about 30 mins and leave at a rate of about 4 per hour late into the evening. An airbus shuttles between the station and Heathrow Airport every 30 mins. Trains run through directly to Gatwick airport (a bit slower, but also cheaper.) For drivers, it's also handily placed for the M4 and M40. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/11/00, updated on 20/11/00 (Useful, 67 readings)
I have lived just outside Reading all of my life. Although not perfect it does have some good features. I think its best point is probably its locality. It is reasonably close to London & Windsor and also to the South coastal towns of Southampton and Portsmouth. Reading is a very old town, with its own Abbey ruins . The town developed into a town of the 3 ‘B’ industries- Biscuits (Huntley & Palmers), Beer (Courages) and Bulbs (Sutton Seeds). Nowadays, these industries have been dwarfed by the Silicone Industry, as Reading is the centre of the ‘Silicone Valley’ where most of the computer giants have their Head Offices. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/11/00, updated on 09/11/00 (Very useful, 74 readings)
With reportedly 130 bars in the Reading area it is unsurprising for a new comer to this town in Berkshire to quickly understand why this is turning into a drinkers paradise. With the town center crammed full of all types of pubs the possibilities for a pub crawl are endless, there is rumour that you can pub crawl 22 bars without have to be outside for more than a single minute at any one time, let me assure you this is no rumour, I’ve done it. As I mentioned there are many pubs, bars and clubs in Reading we have Irish pubs (Scruffy Murphys, O’Neils) come on, who doesn’t like a good old Irish pub? Theme/Chain pubs (Yates, Firkins, need I go on?) ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/10/00, updated on 29/10/00 (Very useful, 59 readings)
Well..its my home town..so I suppose I`m bound to be attached to it sentimentally!!! Reading has had a rapidly expanding population over the years..and has grown from a small place centred around a biscuit factory(Huntley and Palmers) and a canal and the Thames, to a thriving and vibrant almost city...with a hugely successful university and a town centre which really cannot be betterted by a trip to London for shopping.. If you attempted to visit every pub in Reading...you just would not make it...we have hundreds....and a huge variety of eating places in the towncentre and outlying districts. Reading is also very well placed for commuting to ... Read the complete review
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