Smash Reading


Smash Reading is a stripped-back bar and home to four Olympic-grade ping pong tables, providing a fun and unique way to switch off and unwind - whether you’re amongst friends, family, couples or colleagues, ping pong can be as laid-back or lively as you make it. 

Serving food everyday 5pm - 10pm Monday to Friday and Midday to 10pm on weekends, Smash specialises in freshly-made, 12-inch artisan pizza; perfect for sharing or for ping pong players eating on the hoof. Hand-made on site, topped with the tastiest ingredients and fired in their specialised pizza oven, Smash’s pizzas will hit the spot as you keep your eyes on the game and refuse to lose.

Offering an unrivalled range of craft beers and ciders, alongside a premium selection of classic and contemporary cocktails, Smash has all you need to keep refreshed and revived as the ping pong pressure builds. From IPAs to Belgian Trappist, dark porters to fruity numbers, their selection encompasses the best beer varieties, with chilled keg lagers and ciders served on draught.


  • Ping Pong, Cocktail Making
  • Happily Affordable ££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • N/A
  • None
  • 18
  • No queues normally
  • Sky Sports


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 2:00
Tuesday 17:00 2:00
Wednesday 17:00 2:00
Thursday 17:00 2:00
Friday 12:00 3:00
Saturday 12:00 3:00
Sunday 12:00 2:00



Smash Reading, 5 Gun Street RG1 2JR

5 Gun Street RG1 2JR


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Italian food.

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