Slug & Lettuce are set to take over the former Yates venue in Reading.

The company announced a £750,000 makeover for the property on Friar Street before a grand opening on May 30.

Reading residents can expect bottomless brunches, cocktail masterclasses and afternoon teas galore.

General Manager at Slug and Lettuce Friar Street Reading, Natalie Cooke, said: “It’s so exciting to be opening a brand-new Slug & Lettuce in Reading this May – just in time for the sunny weather.

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“Everyone knows how much fun they can have in Slug & Lettuce, and we’re sure that our new venue’s stunning décor and fantastic cocktails won’t disappoint. We can’t wait to see what everyone thinks!”

Dressed head-to-toe in botanical décor and plush velvet furniture, the second Slug and Lettuce to open in Reading will include two signature birdcage booths, each decorated with cherry blossom for a VIP experience.

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Neon lights, a magic mirror for the perfect selfie, and a prosecco will add even more sparkle.  

 The bar’s dedicated cocktail masterclass station will give everyone a chance to hone their skills, making everything from Pornstar and Espresso Martinis, to Brambles and the classic Mojito.

If you want someone to do the hard work for you, the bar’s two-for-one cocktails will tempt your fancy, and groups can take advantage of cocktail trees.