Reading is known as Britain’s Silicon Valley.
Green park is a vibrant business park near Sure Hotel by Best Western Reading, 195 acres of business community, in beautiful surroundings. It’s location, landscape, amenities and architecture attract some major global names.
It has a busy events schedule, lunchtimes quizzes, Green Park Book Club, Art Exhibitions, range of informative speaker events, the Green Park Rock Choir weekly singing lessons with a professional singing teacher. They even have their very own Green Park Winter Wonderland. A wide range of natural habitats support a diverse variety of birds, animal and wildlife. Longwater Lake is a freshwater lake which is home to an abundance of fish and invertebrates.
Thames Valley Park
Thames Valley Park is home to many international businesses, a high number of them are in the technology field. Thames Valley Park sits alongside the River Thames, a large green open spaces with waterside facilities as well as a 22 acre nature reserve. Surrounded by natural beauty it is home to a range of wildlife to watch and admire.
There are also a variety of events that are organised in the park, the Reading and Thames Valley Park regattas in June. The Microsoft Charity fun run and The annual Electric Vehicle Festival.
Arlington Business Park
Arlington Business Park is a perfect balance of location and environment. A tranquil lakeside setting. It has an on-site support team and holds many events including an open cinema. You can join a pilates class or join the gym. Enrol on one of the lunchtime language classes, take part in the quizzes, or one of the festive fayres, there are lots of activities happening around the lake! There are even free physiotherapist taster sessions on site.
Reading is a great place for a night out, with it’s cool cocktail bars and and boozy favourites.
Located in Reading Town Centre Smash is one of Reading’s favourite party venues. A great place to relax and unwind after work with four Olympic-grade ping pong tables. They serve freshly-made pizza fired in their specialist pizza oven, ice-cold craft beers and cocktails. A perfect place for a group night out in town.
The Queen’s Head is our local pub, just a few minutes walk from the hotel serves British pub favourites, beer battered fish and chips, Lincolnshire sausage and mash. They also serve South Asian Cuisine, Thai green curry chicken, Nasi goreng istimewa – fried rice shrimps, chicken and chilli, fried egg and satay. On Sundays they serve either Sirloin of beef, leg of pork or half a chicken they are served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, roast roots, broccoli, cauliflower cheese and homemade gravy. There is a 10 % discount if you show the staff your keycard when you order your food.
Trip Advisor review: We will be back (Hanna F)
After a brief visit up the hospital this was exactly the pick up we needed!
The food is simply fantastic! The overly generous bar platter is highly recommended. My partner who is a chef (and NOT easily pleased!) was genuinely wowed by the presentation, aroma & taste of this perfect combination of their delicious starters!
The homemade tartar sauce was the best I’ve ever tasted, so my partner will be trying to replicate this at home & in his kitchen! The salt & black pepper squid was so good we had to order some more as a main.I finished off with the Oreo chocolate parfait – wow! If I could’ve squeezed in another, I would’ve!
Atmosphere & decor was also great – will be back when the suns out to relax in the lovely garden!
Already enquired about hiring the function room off the garden for a 30th and manager was very welcoming & accommodating.
All in all a fantastic experience & we’ll definitely be back!’
A local nightclub, great place to visit if you want to let your hair down and want a memorable night out! Some of the best Djs and bands around have performed here. Coalition is known for their edgy stripped back style and hosts some exclusive events. Your can expect to find the greatest upcoming artists and enjoy your experience with some top DJs; Ministry of Sound’s Joshua Roberts, experimental bass soulful house legend DJ SKT, new dance music sensations NVOY and garage.
Milk Bar offers a unique night out with great comedy nights, food and is well known for it’s great choice of rum. The range of cocktails are impressive! An upper loft bar with fairy lights strung across the ceiling, leather sofas and exposed beams, with a rustic retro feel. They have resident vinyl Djs who create a great atmosphere.
Some of the comedians who have had shows at Milk; Angela Barnes, John Robertson, Nathan Caton and Adam Kay.
Milk Bar is often known as a Rum Club and cocktails! They host a regular rum tasting night. They have cocktails like ‘Milkbottle’ which has jamacian rum, cranberry juice and lime. Or try thier signature drink, ‘Reading Milk’, a tumbler of milk, laced with a shot of rum, sugar and topped with ground nutmeg!