Market House


Market House is your one-stop-shop for tasty meals and tipples in Reading. Housed within a former Lloyds bank, the historic building is located just off of the High Street.

The impressive venue also has a chic hotel with 24 boutique bedrooms for some very sumptuous kips, whilst a secret garden in the old vault and a rooftop terrace add the finishing touches to the jaw-dropping spot.

Whether you want somewhere for catching up with friends, a well-connected spot for a weekend break, or a unique location for the ultimate event - the Market House is a great choice. They also have a regular calendar of exciting events for you to enjoy including Bottomless Brunch, Drag Bingo & Speed Dating. Check out their website or socials for full details.

What's on

Shuffle Board Tournament
🥌 Get ready for an evening of sliding, scoring, and showdowns at our Shuffleboard Tournament! 🎉  Whether you're a seasoned shuffleboard…

Mon, 26th Feb 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Stand Up Comedy
🎤 Get ready for a night of laughter that will leave your sides hurting! 🤣  Join us for an unforgettable Stand-Up Comedy Night that promises…

Wed, 28th Feb 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Stand Up Comedy
Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter as we present Readings greatest up & coming comedians!. A gut busting stand-up comedy event that…

Wed, 28th Feb 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Drag Bingo
🌈 Get ready for a dazzling night of fabulous fun and fierce competition! Join us for an unforgettable evening of Drag Bingo at Market House…

Thu, 29th Feb 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Bottomless Brunch Launch Party
Get ready to elevate your brunch experience at Market House's much-anticipated Bottomless Brunch Launch Party! 4 hours of nothing but good music…

Sat, 2nd Mar 2024 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)

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Beer Pong
We have teamed up with M.A.T.E and we are desperate for you to Get your balls wet… cause it’s Beer Pong time! Calling all beer pong champs…

Thu, 21st Mar 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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US Office Quiz
THREAT LEVEL QUIZNIGHT! Join us for a night of fun, laughter, and paper-ripping excitement at our US Office Themed Quiz Night!  Don't miss out…

Tue, 26th Mar 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Drag Bingo
Join us for a night of music, sass and fun!. Featuring Felix Le Freak as our host, we promise to have you singing and dancing and laughing all…

Thu, 28th Mar 2024 @ 19:00 - 22:00

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Drag bingo
Gather your friends, grab your boa, and join us for a night of laughter, glitter, and fierce competition at Musical Drag Bingo! Whether you're…

Thu, 28th Mar 2024 @ 19:30 - 22:00

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Gift Voucher
£10 - £300
Hotel Gift Voucher
£50 - £300
Mother's Day Gift Voucher - £60
On sale until 16th Mar 2024
Mother's Day Gift Voucher - £125
On sale until 16th Mar 2024
Mother's Day Gift Voucher - £200
On sale until 16th Mar 2024
Corporate Gift Voucher
£10 - £300


  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Taking Bookings
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • None
  • Background Music
  • Rooftop Terrace, Outdoor Dining, Heated Outdoor Space
  • Sky Sports


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 15:00 23:00
Tuesday 15:00 23:00
Wednesday 15:00 23:00
Thursday 15:00 23:00
Friday 12:00 23:00
Saturday 12:00 23:00
Sunday 12:00 21:00



Market House, 1-2 Market Place, RG1 2EQ


City Centre


  • Cuisines

    This venue serves Pub Food, Pizza and Brunch food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
The Vault Private Room 70 100 - No min spend No min spend

100 standing, 70 seated.  The Vault is a secret garden, a hidden treasure with a custom made electric glass roof which opens up – creating a real sun trap! This was the main Vault to the bank and we have kept all the original features, walls and vault door, it really is a pretty special place.  Available for all sorts of events, including meetings, activities, weddings, leaving dos and brunches.

The Mezz Private Room 40 60 - No min spend No min spend

60 standing, 40 seated. An area that is the place to people watch. The Mezz sits dramatically at the end of the main Market Hall, it keeps with the overall style of the Market house. This is an open area but is fully contained so great for a party or gathering of work colleagues and friends.

The Market Floor Venue Hire 150 400 - From 2500 From 8000

400 standing, 150 seated Why not go mad and have the entire Market Floor with access to all the kitchens, 2 bars, mezz and vault. A true party like no other!

The Rooftop Terrace Rooftop 40 120 - - -

120 standing, 40 seated The rooftop is a fantastic private area to host your event.  Our rooftop terrace boasts a personalised bar, private loo, and a partially covered outside terrace area, which gets the sun all year round.  We have lots of undercover seating too which is all very well heated, so you can host parties, meetings and events up here all year round.

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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