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    Default FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Having had a lovely time at the London Pen club, there were suggestions that we could have a pen club in Reading.

    To this end, I suggest a Pen meeting at Brewdog, Castle Street, Reading on Sunday April 14th from 11.30-2pm.

    Drop in when you feel like it - young persons are welcome as the place is licensed for under-18's till 6pm.

    Brewdog will give us space for free. I'd be grateful if folk could let me know if they intend to come, so I know how much space to book.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Ahhh! I live in Reading, and the Brewdog is perhaps 12 minutes' walk from my house... this could not be more convenient!

    Alas I think I'm on holiday on that date. Any thoughts of this being a regular thing?

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Well, let's have one and see how we get on.

    I was thinking maybe of sharing one with Oxford - so we do one each on alternative months - share the publicity and so on. It's n

    Both conurbations are relatively close - but I don't quite know what the numbers for Berkshire would be, and Oxford might have their own club already.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    I've booked a table for 8 for the 14th. The place is pretty empty at that time on Sunday, so I'm sure we can take more space if we need it.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    I might be up for it, coming from Watford - I assume I'd park at the Oracle (or by the sounds of things gate crash Ant's )
    Oxford would probably be too far from me, but I know some one who may be interested, whgo's coming to the pen show this Sunday

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Oxford would be good for me... my old university town, and plenty of lovely pubs. Easy to get to from Reading on public transport.

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    I might consider Reading, but not Oxford.
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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Quote Originally Posted by dapprman View Post
    I might be up for it, coming from Watford - I assume I'd park at the Oracle (or by the sounds of things gate crash Ant's )
    Oxford would probably be too far from me, but I know some one who may be interested, whgo's coming to the pen show this Sunday
    Reading Civic Cark Park B (what it is called on the internet) is closest opposite the pub, but charge wise the Oracle, Civic Car Park & Queens Rd car park charge the same. There is a pay & display on Castle Street itself, but I think the maximum stay is 2 hours.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    As I live in Bracknell I really ought to make the effort.

    However 14th April is a bit of a long way off for me. I'll bear it in mind - even just to drop in perhaps.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Just a reminder that the Reading Fountain Pen meet-up will be in two weeks (Sunday 14th April) stating at 11.30 and going on until 2pm.

    It is at Brewdog, Castle Street, Reading, RG1 4AQ

    A table has been booked - and they know we are coming.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Put me down as a provisional for the 14th

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Looking forward to it.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Eciton View Post
    Put me down as a provisional for the 14th
    If you don't I might have to tell your wife just how much you've really spent - and just on bribes to keep your daughter quiet .....

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Hey

    I'm going to be coming along with dapprman to the meetup

    I was meant to go to the London Pen Show a few weeks ago but money is a thing -_-

    Edit: Are people ordering food down there?
    Last edited by Shadowcat; April 3rd, 2019 at 12:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post

    Edit: Are people ordering food down there?
    I'll be (I think)

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    Put me down as provisional too.
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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    There is food available. As it is a Sunday, there will be the brunch menu, along with the range of burgers, wings and hotdogs. Vegetarian options are available.

    Sadly, Sweeny Todd's the Pie opposite shop is closed on Sundays.

    Brewdog shareholders should note that there is a 25% EFP discount on orders before 12.30.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Been a while since I was last there but I had heard Sweeny Todd's was closing down else already had closed down.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Quote Originally Posted by dapprman View Post
    Been a while since I was last there but I had heard Sweeny Todd's was closing down else already had closed down.
    Rumours of Sweeny Todd's demise are much exaggerated.

    Yes, the owners want to sell up and retire, but have not yet managed to sell off the business. It's still going for now, at least the pies haven't changed, but is living on borrowed time.

    I suspect the fact that they are in a rather awkward grade 2 listed building on the wrong side of town since The Oracle opened has dampened down the enthusiasm for sale.

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    Default Re: FP meeting Reading, Berkshire, UK

    Does the owner/owner's wife still serve and does the social level of her voice increase several levels when she takes your order (to badly paraphrase Terry Pratchett from Equal Rites).

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