A family-run fish and chip shop in Tilehurst could soon sell beer, wine and cider for customers to enjoy.

The couple who own The Tasty Plaice in Park Lane, Tilehurst have applied to sell alcohol for takeaway from 11.30am opening to closure at 10pm each day of the week.

Simi Sandhu, who owns the takeaway with her husband Jay said: “We have applied for the license to enable us to offer meal deals, so we can sell two fish & chips and a bottle of wine for one price, because not everybody wants a bottle of coke.

“We will have bottled beer and ciders options too.

“It will be for takeaway only, as we don’t have seating.”

Back in 2019, The Tasty Plaice introduced a gluten-free menu available every Sunday, which Mrs Sandhu said continues to be ‘hugely popular.’

Guests can enjoy gluten-free cod, plaice, haddock, jumbo sausages, battered sausages, chips and cheesy bites on Sundays.

The application to sell alcohol has been submitted to Reading Borough Council.

Members of the public can comment on the application by emailing licensing@gov.uk, with the deadline for comments being Sunday, October 22.

Tasty Plaice opened in 2013, with the Sandhu family also running The Avenue Deli in Calcot.