Please note that our bar is temporarily closed in accordance with government guidelines. Hotels that remain open to essential travellers are offering a small comfort menu of popular hot meals and sandwiches, as well as a selection of drinks and wines available through room service only.

Comfort menu


Lights. Cocktails. Action. A Dark and Stormy or a Moscow Mule? Whatever your tastes, what better place to indulge them than our exciting boutique Reading hotel? Sleek, chic and stylish, this is a destination Reading bar with a difference. Take your platform at Chez Mal and treat yourself to one or three of our famous Malchemy cocktails, bubbles by the ice bucket and cool beers by bottle or draught.

By day you're welcomed to the quiet coach. Lattés, croissants and a relaxed ambience replace the glitter and the cocktails of the evening before, providing the perfect antidote to life on the fast track. Ready to quaff something cold, sink into some bubbles, or try something that will leave you feeling stirred but not shaken? Alternatively enjoy the complexity, uniqueness and variety of our wide selection of craft beers with something to suit all tastes. Whether it be a traditional West Coast American favourite, a classic Belgian brew, a local gem or a taste of them all, please see the menu below.

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