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“Just what Reading's needed for years”
Review of The Grumpy Goat

The Grumpy Goat
Ranked #3 of 14 Shopping in Reading
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Recently opened this must be in contention for the best shop in Reading. The town has lacked a decent shop to buy bottled beers and with the growth in the real ale / craft beer over recent years it was difficult to discover new and interesting brews. That is no longer a problem now. Great range of both beer and cheese, including local favourites such as the excellent beers from Siren and the award winning Barkham Blue cheese.

Also great to see a wide selection of Yorkshire beers showcased during April. About time these southerners were treated to some quality Northern produce!

1  Thank GeoCroc
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Reviewed 29 March 2014

What a great find. This is a specialist shop with great cheese and wonderful bottle ale & cordials. I'll be back many times.

1  Thank Rhodarick59
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

Beer and cheese... What a fantastic and original idea. This is a shop with loads of character and the best shelf display of beer I've ever seen. Found it by accident and will now be on the list of must goto shops whenever in Reading.

4  Thank sop007
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Reviewed 25 January 2014

Great choice of interesting and unusual local ales plus cheese. Helpful staff and clear, stylish presentation. What's not to love?

2  Thank LCC99
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

take a bottle or 2 and cheese home (or back to your hotel room if visiting Reading), you will come back again and again and not be disappointed, some of the cheeses may sell out, but you should have got there sooner :) well worth searching out - 2 mins walk from the railway station if you have a stop to change trains. Same goes if you are changing buses as a local in Station Road as a local.
Great place as a meeting point too

2  Thank Katherine L
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