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Star invests and reopens Reading pub as New York style pizzeria
19/04/2017 - 07:03
Star Pubs & Bars and the Thirsty Bear Group Ltd have completed work on a £500,000 refurbishment of the Wynford Arms in central Reading reopening the pub this week after a two year closure.
Written by Andrew McClean
The pub has been converted into a bar and New York style pizzeria called Thirsty Bear. The site is the first for Thirsty Bear with partners Vince Healy and Michael Wheeler, who are looking to create a group of up to six.
Healy, said: “The Wynford Arms is the ideal location for our first Thirsty Bear. With Cross Rail coming, Reading is undergoing redevelopment and there are hundreds of homes being built in the area surrounding the pub. We believe the combination of a unique pizza, fresh pasta and a great drinks range will be a great addition to Reading’s busy restaurant and bar scene.”
Thirsty Bear’s downstairs area has an open plan pizza kitchen with dessert and barista coffee stations. Upstairs, the disused accommodation has been converted in a lounge with seating and a roof garden with seating for 45 people.