About Us

We are an independently-owned business with a passion for great wine, fresh local food and speciality coffee, all served in a relaxed and friendly environment right in the heart of Reading. With a wealth of experience and a real desire to create something special, Tasting House is an ever-evolving project, putting our customers first. Stop by and join us on our journey...

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Our Wines

We are really open-minded when it comes to wine and simply love exploring new regions and varieties. Wine is for everyone and we adopt a professional yet relaxed attitude when it comes to making recommendations, with our list starting at just £8 right up £100+.

With over 200 wines in the shop, we offer a great off-trade service as well as a selection of 24 wines dispensed through our Enomatic self-service machines (25ml, 75ml and 125ml serves). Throughout the week we also serve up fizz by the glass and have a constantly changing “stickie” to enjoy in, as well as great selection of Siren craft ales and soft options.

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Food

Food has been very important to us since day one and we are always evolving our selection to keep it fresh, local and delicious, whilst always ensuing there are some interesting items to explore that our customers may not of tasted before.

Charcuterie is at the core of our menu, where we serve a great selection of cured meats and cheese. We also freshly prepare a range of artisan toasties along with crostini’s and plenty of mezze items for snacking, which are available throughout the day.

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Pop-up Food

Every weekend Bench Rest takes over our kitchen, adding a great addition of wholesome food to our already delicious menu.

All made from scratch, no shortcuts and as much as we possibly can, Bench Rest will be championing local and seasonal ingredients to serve alongside Laura’s artisan bread, entirely hand-crafted, slow fermented using wild yeast (sourdough) and organic flour and seeds.

The menu will be ever-evolving and will change every 2 weeks, keeping a close eye on what’s in season.

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Coffee

We are Anonymous Coffee Co. - a locally owned and operated independent company who serve up coffee at The Tasting House.

We deliver expertly crafted, freshly roasted speciality coffee and great customer service.

Our goal is to make great coffee easy to enjoy while helping to do some good in the process.

So whether you want to grab a flat white on the go or sit in and watch the world go by whilst discovering something new, we’ve got you covered...

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Coffee

We are Anonymous Coffee Co. - a locally owned and operated independent company who serve up coffee at The Tasting House.

We deliver expertly crafted, freshly roasted speciality coffee and great customer service.

Our goal is to make great coffee easy to enjoy while helping to do some good in the process.

So whether you want to grab a flat white on the go or sit in and watch the world go by whilst discovering something new, we’ve got you covered...

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Events

We run some great wine tasting events throughout the year at Tasting House, exploring numerous countries, regions, grape varieties and themes, as well as embracing the natural, organic and biodynamic movement which throws up some fantastic and sometimes quirky wines.

With a relaxed, informative and friendly environment, our events allow you to explore wines from around the world whilst you deepen your wine knowledge, discover new tastes and meet like-minded wine lovers.

 

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Corporate

Our space is perfect for getting away from the office to catch up with a client over coffee, or to relax after work with a glass or two of quality wine. We have plenty of room on our ground floor and a larger space for up to 34 people on the first floor, ideal for an alternative meeting room or for entertaining clients or the team.

We also run bespoke tasting events for corporate customers which are a great idea for team building or for offering clients a fun and alternative evening out. Drop us a line on the enquiry form below and we'll send you some information on what we can offer along with tasting and event ideas.

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Wine Bar & Wine Tasting Experiences in Reading | Tasting House

Location

Tasting House, 30a Chain Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 2HX

 

Opening Hours

Monday: 8am–5pm
Tuesday: 8am–10pm
Wednesday: 8am–10pm
Thursday: 8am–10pm

Friday: 8am–11pm
Saturday: 8am–11pm
Sunday: 11am-6pm

 

Telephone: 0118 9571 531 | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. |

 
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Bench Rest Pop-up Food

Every Weekend - New menu every 2 weeks

Every weekend Bench Rest takes over our kitchen, adding a great addition of wholesome food to our already delicious menu.

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