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  • Malmaison Reading illuminated cinema sign edison bulb lamp and 2 red winged chairs

    Skip brekkie for a hipster brunch

    Fancy a lie in? Hit that snooze button, body swerve the granola and dive into avo and eggs at Reading's super-stylish Malmaison.

  • One Pound Lane Eat cell fast neon sing brick corridor

    A cocktail, and make it snappy!

    Dry January is over, and to celebrate, we've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

  • 31 below Marylebone London bar cafe pink and grey awning outside tables and chairs

    31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • Corn Stores Reading Blues panelled bar green velvet bar stools

    Carnivores unite!

    All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Corn Stores.

  • Heston Blumenthals's legendary Hind's Head scotch egg served in silver egg cup

    Heston’s egg-centric pub

    Elegantly eccentric from the decor to the menu – Heston Blumenthal's Michelin star Hind's Head is THE place to scoff and quaff in Berkshire.

  • The Newbury Pub Berkshire Distillery private dining gin still metro tiles and large 16-seat table

    Bottoms up! 7 of the best bars

    Because sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Porn Star martini, cheers.

  • A pub that’s ready to party

    A party atmosphere, food so good you'll want to share, killer cocktails and the friendliest staff – Bel and the Dragon in Reading has got it all going on.

  • Green industrial barn stainless steel brewing container The Taproom Bar and Kitchen West Berkshire Brewery

    Fun on tap at The Taproom

    To the Old Dairy Farm in Yattendon, for posh burgers and craft ale at this stylish, family friendly, brewery bar.

  • Flaming good burgers

    To Eton, for posh burgers, craft beers and thick oozy milkshakes at urban micro-chain, Flaming Cow.

  • Bar 56 Wokingham wine bar open plan bar space

    56 reasons to hang here

    … and they all start with wine, 56 glorious bottles of them. Plus a tasty food menu to keep you upright. Grab yourself a glass we're going in.

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