Drinks on the King

by Marco Cillario Wed 31 May 2017, 10:44 am

A food and drinks venue has opened on the site of a former bank on King Street, bringing 50 new jobs to Reading.

The Botanist launched on 29 May. It will offer a selection of beers and ales, fresh fruit, herbs and cocktails. The space will also host live music.

The King Street building was a bank since 1814, when William Simonds set it up. It was called Simonds’ Bank until it merged with Barclays in 1913.

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