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Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day!

Well hello again! How was your coffee on Monday? Did you love it? I bet you did! By this point in the week you're probably feeling a bit like a caged animal, what with working from home and you know, living there too. Why not break it up a bit with a change of scene?...

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Magnificent Monday

Magnificent Monday

Good morning and welcome to a brand new week! This week on IR, we'll be looking at how you can shake up your week to break the working-from-home monotony that so many of us are in the midst of. The good news is, we still have heaps of wonderful indie businesses ready...

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Chapter: Caversham’s Coffee and Cocktail Bar

Chapter: Caversham’s Coffee and Cocktail Bar

Good morning and what a glorious way to start the week, by introducing you to Chapter and the brilliant team behind it. If you aren't sure where to find Chapter, you'll find them on Prospect Street in Caversham, at the site that was previously Tipsy Bean. The...

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Keep It Up!

Keep It Up!

Some ideas from Independent Reading to help you #supportlocal while staying at home.

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Indie Eats – March 2020!

Indie Eats – March 2020!

In case you've not seen it on social media yet, the next Indie Eats event is scheduled for Thursday 26th March at the Castle Tap! Join us for some amazing food from four local traders and find your perfect beer pairing from the Castle Tap too! Let us know you're...

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Caversham

Caversham

There was a time when Caversham was part of Oxfordshire rather than Berkshire. With its close proximity to Reading, the 'Ding of course became its natural home and we're lucky to count it as part of this wonderful town today. If you're new to the Reading area, you...

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Refresh Health Club

Refresh Health Club

Hello, hello and welcome to the very last day of May! Today brings the third and final instalment of IR's "A Day in the Life Of..." series. For this final adventure, we meet Babs, the force behind Refresh Health Club in Caversham. Over to Babs... Babs Afolayan,...

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

It's February and that means Valentine's Day is nearly upon us! Even if you aren't big into the day itself, we have so many fabulous local businesses on our doorstep, it's worth keeping a few ideas in your back pocket for the next time you want to treat someone, just...

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Nibsy’s

Nibsy’s

Hello all and happy Monday! My final post this January is still along the theme of helping you do something different. This time, it's helping you keep to those diet-based resolutions you made almost a month ago! In case you've not heard of it, Nibsy's is a coffee...

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Nomad Bakery

Nomad Bakery

A few weeks ago, Independent Reading caught up with the incredible Laura who is the brains behind Nomad Bakery, though you may be familiar with her from the Pop-up Reading events that she also organises. Laura is incredibly supportive of the independent and start-up...

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Artigiano

Artigiano

New Management and Sunday Sessions Artigiano is without a doubt, one of my favourite places in Reading and I've been a fan since it first opened. They do a fabulous combination of day to night, casual coffee to cocktails and I LOVE that! If you've not encountered...

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Zest

Zest

In the interest of full disclosure, I was provided a complimentary meal by the Zest team. If you've not ventured into Green Park, you may have missed a fabulous restaurant which resides in Lime Square. Given its location so close to the motorway, it's perfect for...

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C.U.P: Coffee Under Pressure

C.U.P: Coffee Under Pressure

Coffee...coffee, coffee, coffee. Would the world actually stop spinning if people stopped drinking coffee? I think it might! These days coffee is the drink of choice for everything from getting through the work day alive to whiling away some hours with friends but...

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