There is no official conference dinner, but we hope that delegates will take advantage of the conference to meet and exchange with each other socially as well as during the papers and presentations.
Near the conference venue (Special Collections/ Museum of English Rural Life) there is a cluster of recommended restaurants where London Street meets the River Kennett. This area is also on the 21 Bus Route that runs from the train station up to Whiteknights Campus, with the Hillingdon Prince Hotel situated in between, at the Vicarage Road stop !
Global Cafe and Tutu’s Ethiopian Table: Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS (good vegetarian option, inexpensive £10-15)
Brown’s Brasserie, along the riverside in the Oracle Centre (moderately priced £15-20)
Cote Brasserie, along the riverside in the Oracle Centre (moderately priced £15-20)
London Street Brasserie, 2-4 London Street (overlooking the river), Reading RG1 4PN (upmarket £20-25)
For pub grub with inside and outside seating, try the Queen’s Head in Christchurch Road not far from the conference venue and the Hillingdon Prince Hotel. Brazilian, Chinese and Indian food can also be found not far in Whitely Street/Mount Pleasant. If you are just arriving by train or by Heathrow Rail-Air bus, Carluccio’s is closeby in Forbury Square: its is a reliable and pleasant chain restaurant.