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The Grumpy Goat

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Great cheese and beer selection

I went here a couple of days ago, the staff was really helpful, and it's a great place to get good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nathan C
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Fantastic selection of interesting cheeses and beers

This shop is positioned a bit out of the way, but it is a hidden gem. Such a great selection of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
Madda4life
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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 week ago
“Great cheese and beer selection”
19 May 2016
“Rude staff”
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8-9 Harris Arcade | Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here a couple of days ago, the staff was really helpful, and it's a great place to get good alcohol. They offer a good selection of cheese, one of the only places I know that sells Barkham Blue!

Thank Nathan C
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

On a number of occasions I've bought lovely beers from this shop and however I have made the mistake of asking for help, an American accented member of staff has been so rude and done as little as she could to help. Had it been...More

1  Thank LookingForTheUnique
CharlieBeatty, Owner at The Grumpy Goat, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2016

Hello, Thank you for your review. I am very sorry about the bad experiences you've had in the shop. The member of staff in question is no longer with us and myself, Anne-Marie and the other members of staff are very happy to help. I...More

Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

This shop is positioned a bit out of the way, but it is a hidden gem. Such a great selection of cheeses, and ales it really is a unique place to get something unique for a party, present or just a treat!

2  Thank Madda4life
Reviewed 4 September 2015

You'd miss this place if you did know where to look. Located inside the harris arcade this little beer and cheese store has one of the best selections of beer I've ever seen. This isn't just an off licence. This is for beer drinkers who...More

2  Thank Wells666
Reviewed 18 August 2015

Made up a local cheese board with help of lovely staff & tried out couple of Icelandic beers as a flashback to a favourite holiday. You've got to make the effort to seek out this cool little place halfway down Harris Arcade, which runs between...More

1  Thank somebodyUK
Reviewed 9 April 2015

They are in a small shopping arcade, so easily missed. There is a good selection of cheeses and beers.

Thank ThePeregrinator
Reviewed 8 April 2015

This place is wonderful and a great addition to Reading. It fly’s the flag for small independent shops in Reading which is much needed. It has an amazing selection of ales you will be spoilt for choice and if you are like me you will...More

1  Thank Ecjamieson
Reviewed 28 January 2015

I was very glad to discover a specialised beer shop in Reading, offering not only a fantastic selection of real ales on bottle, but also quite an impressive stock of foreign craft beer. Especially the British ales are very well priced. I still live on...More

2  Thank onzils
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite places in Reading. I buy speciality beers here often. Very friendly staff, good range of English cheeses, but the range of beers takes the Crown. A wide and evolving range of British beers, crossing styles, strengths and seasonal variations. It really...More

1  Thank Ed F
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Fantastic selection of beer and great cheese - have never been able to make it past without buying something. The cheese in particular has proved to be very popular with family and friends and the options are varied - the staff have always been extremely...More

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