A while back I was walking through ye olde Readinge towne and noticed that some work was going on in a gorgeous, but little used, Georgian building beside the church. Upon closer inspection it became apparent that Reading was on the cusp of getting a new eating/shopping establishment, namely Bill's Produce Store.
I have to say I was more than a little bit excited and pleased about this, having read about/seen photos of Bill's Lewes branch on Gigibird's blog and thought how lovely it looks. I always assumed it was a one-of-a-kind sort of place so I was super happy to find that Reading was getting what will be only the third 'Bill' in the entire country.
Yesterday was opening day for Bill the Third and today, being one of the two days a week that I am DC-free, I met a friend in town and we proceeded to sample Bill's delights - I had a delicious eggs benedict and my friend V sampled the ricotta and roasted veg toasted foccacia plus a hot chocolate, although she deemed the latter to be not chocolately enough.
The building has been converted so well and it is exactly my kind of place inside; I'm afraid I didn't take any external photos this time, nor actually that many iside, but these should give you an idea of what it's like.
So, next time you are in Reading and in need of sustenance or a drink (they serve alcoholic beverages too if you need a 'pick me up'), why not give Bill a try?