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    Default Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Planning another Reading (UK) meet-up for Sunday October 27th. It's the week-end before FP day.

    Is there any enthusiasm for one?

    I was thinking of keeping the same venue - Brewdog, Reading.

    The trouble is that in the town centre there are no venues with car parking. The only place I can think of that is easily accessible with car parking is the Hope & Bear, which is on the nexus point of the London Road and Kings Rd. The trouble with that is that it is a 2 miles out of town, so what we gain for those that drive (and you may have to round the ridiculous one way system to get there) we lose for those using the train.

    I'm equidistant from both - so either suits, and there's not a lot in it with regard to prices.

    So, I'd be grateful if folk could let me know which they'd prefer by 31st August - and I'll book one on 1st September.

    Option A Brewdog 12-2pm in the town centre https://www.brewdog.com/bars/uk/brewdog-reading/

    Option B Hope & Bear - 12-2pm on the outskirts of Reading https://www.hopeandbearreading.co.uk/#

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    I would be interested in coming. Reading is a hell of a lot easier to get to than London and a damn sight cheaper too. I don't drive so at first glance the more feasable option for me and my family is the brewdog as we will be taking busses. Whichever option is decided on however we will try to be there.
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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    I was happy enough with Brewdog for the last meeting. The actual venue makes little difference to me though as I will be dropped off and picked up.
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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Parking is expensive in Reading, but I did like the Brewdog - quiet on a Sunday. Think I'm free for the 27th.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    I've not been to Reading for ages, but there always used to be free parking on Sundays on the roads on and around London St, the next turning on the Oracle roundabout. Maybe an extra minute's walk.
    Hope this is helpful.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Thank you to everyone for your comments so far.

    So far, we have a pen meet in Reading on October 27th from 12-2pm.

    At the moment, Brewdog is the venue. I'll create the event on 1st September with the final details.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Brewdog booked from 11.30-2pm for 27th October. I hope to see you there.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    In my diary. Busy period for me, but it's just before I go back to work so the back should be fine

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    only two hours?!

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    it is a starting point, not necessarily an end point.

    If folk want to hang out for longer, they can. The pub is not going to complain if folk want to hang out until closing time.

    However, unless I have more than 8+ guaranteed to attend, I cannot book a larger space for the whole afternoon and have only 2 people show up. They are letting us have the space for nothing, and it is a pretty laid back, large space on Sunday afternoon.

    I've started with a table for up to eight people, and there is plenty of space, if we need to occupy more tables, and take as much time as we want.
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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    I should be there again. Brewdog is a good pub

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Just a reminder that the Reading meet-up is a mere two weeks away.

    I've booked a table from 12-2.30. The bar opens at 11.30 on a Sunday - I'll be there 11.30ish to order breakfast.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Anyone mind if I link a blog post about pens for sale here? - with a view if anyone is interested in any of them I can bring the requested pens along. I only posted on my blog, Facebook for FP sale groups, and the Penaddict Slack channel.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Blog away - hmm maybe Blog On sounds better.

    In addition, I suggest that I anyone wants to try any particular pens, paper or inks, post requests here and folk can can try and facilitate requests.

    The Reading Request Fountain Pen meet up sounds nice.

    The Tony Blackburn of Fountain pens - hmm. I'll have to think about that.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Cheers. In that case my list of pens for sale is here.
    I have a spreadsheet for inks if anyone wants me to bring any - it's here.
    Pens, I'll probably bring my pen show loot as that will be new to all attending.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Only a week to go till the 2nd Reading fountain pen meet up. Starting at noon.

    The bar opens at 11am if folk want to nave breakfast/lunch beforehand, and children are welcome until 8pm. Dogs are also permitted.

    Please come and join us. The pub is not far from Reading Station, and is also on the no 17 bus route.

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    I'm having an operation on my right thumb joint next week. I have to wait and see how I am by Sunday.
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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Reading pn meet tomorrow. Remember the clocks go back an hour tonight. See you tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    I'll be popping in to drop a pen off for Gary. Flying visit!

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    Default Re: Next Reading UK meet-up Sunday 27th October 12-2pm

    Quote Originally Posted by Eciton View Post
    I'll be popping in to drop a pen off for Gary. Flying visit!
    For about half an hour <cough><cough> - YoL for you to try.

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