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“A little gem in downtown Reading”
Review of The Grumpy Goat

The Grumpy Goat
Ranked #3 of 13 Shopping in Reading
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Level 5 Contributor
37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A little gem in downtown Reading”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

A real gem in an interesting arcade. Very nice selection of bottled beers at reasonable prices and a small selection of cheeses that are hard to find elsewhere that my family, guests and I like a whole lot. The best I’ve found since County Deli closed.

Counter staff are nice and, all-in-all, it’s a very pleasant shopping experience.

Reading really is a better place for having shops like this in operation.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Beer”
Reviewed 27 April 2014 via mobile

A fantastic place. Amongst the great cross section of craft ales they stock some Gluten Free Beers so even Coeliacs can join in with the supping!

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Thank Andy W
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Reading, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great independent shop”
Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

I love this little place, tucked away in the Harris Arcade, near the railway station. It has the air of a place run by enthusiasts, and they know their stuff! I'm really enjoying discovering the rich variety of cheeses, many of which come from Berkshire and its environs. I've not tried the beers to date, but they are also locally sourced and from the best and most interesting breweries. This is just the sort of place Reading needed and the Grumpy Goat is fulfilling that superbly - good luck!

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Berkshire
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Just what Reading's needed for years”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

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!

Visited April 2014
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“once found never forgotten”
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.

Visited March 2014
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