Reading bar, restaurant and microbrewery Zerodegrees, which is opposite the Reading Chronicle offices on Bridge Street, is seeking a late-night booze licence covering a larger area.

The small chain – with sites also in Bristol, Cardiff and London – wants to extend its licence to sell alcohol to 1am.

Currently, the three-floor Reading Zerodegrees can open and sell booze from midday to 11pm, seven days a week.

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It wants to extend this to 1am every night of the week and also wants to extend the area covered by the license.

Forthglen Investments Limited applied for the licence for Zerodegrees, 9 Bridge Street, on June 10.

The Reading bar serves wood-fired pizzas, mussels, pasta, risotto and more, as well as brewing an array of beers at its on-site microbrewery.

Reading Chronicle:

The company was born in Blackheath, London, in 1999.

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Other recent licence applications in Reading include plans to replace the nearby closed Smash with London Cocktail Club, a new Gordon Ramsay restaurant at The Oracle, a new theatre and a gym.

There are also two grocery delivery companies planning to set up in Reading, Gorillas and Weezy.

Weezy claims to delivery groceries in 15 minutes, while Gorillas claims to deliver in an even quicker 10 minutes.