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  • Just eaten at their London restaurant. The pizza base is something else, it's the best pizza I've had for years! One slice is enough and two is being greedy.

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Thirsty BearRestaurant

Large Pizza Reading
Jumbo Pizza Slices

Our New York jumbo sized pizza slices will hit the spot!


Pizza Restaurant Reading
XL Large 16' NY Pizza

Our XL 16' NY Pizzas are ideal for sharing with a big appetite


Restaurant Reading Pasta Dishes
Pasta Dishes

Featuring the classics from Chorizo Ravioli To Wild Boar Tortelloni


Restaurant Reading Salad Dishes
Salad Dishes

Chicken Caesar Salad to a Warm Bacon & Chorizo Salad


Thirsty Bear News

Pizza & Starters Takeaway Menu


You can now take your favourite pizza and starters home with you. Check out our new takeaway menu (collection only)

New Pizza Restaurant in Reading Review


Many thanks for the positive reviews about the Thirsty Bear in Reading, Last week Loren Wilson left this review:
Hands down the best pizza me and my boyfriend have EVER tasted!! Makes it even better that's it's just opened around the corner from us, exactly what Reading needed!

Thirsty Bear Reading Trip Advisor


How was your experience at the Thirsty Bear in Reading? pidgemagoo left this review on Trip Advisor
Have just taken the family to the newly opened Thirsty Bear, 3 adults and 2 children ate what I can only describe as the best pizza I have ever tasted! We had a 20" pizza costing 25, ate our fill and took two remaining slices home, the portions are big but well priced for the size and quality. We meet one of the owners ( a genuine American ) who was rightly proud of his restaurant. We can only wish them all the best as they are doing it as it should be done!!

One day to go until the launch of Reading's newest pizza restaurant


WOW its 1 day to go until the grand opening of the Thirsty Bear, Reading's newest pizza restaurant. Vince chats away downstairs whist our award winning executive chef Fabio supervises the chefs preparing our New York style pizzas for tonights soft launch shared by friends and family. See you tomorrow night for the grand opening night and thank you for your continuous support during our 12 week journey. Check out our latest video:

New Photos of Thirsty Bear Pizza


Why not check out our new photos of the brand new Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant in Reading

Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant Reading 1 week to go...


With only one week to go, Reading's newest Pizza Restaurant opens its doors at 5pm serving complimentary Pizza. Please share this post to make the opening of the Thirsty Bear a great success. Thank you to all who have supported us during our 3 month journey. See you next Friday!

Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant Reading Grand Opening


We are less that 3 weeks away from our Grand Opening Night at the Thirsty Bear, Reading's newest Pizza Restaurant and Bar. You can now add your name to the event via Facebook:

Reading's Newest Pizza restaurant only 21 days to go ....


It's only 21 days away until the Thirsty Bear opens its doors and welcomes you to Reading's newest Pizza Restaurant.
Its Free Pizza time .
5:00PM - 9:00PM

New Pizza Restaurant in Reading Grand Opening 7th April


Join us on our Grand opening night where a Complimentary Grazing Menu will be available to try our Authentic New York Menu designed by our Executive Award Winning Chef Fabio Ferrarini, 2016 EUROPEAN CLASSIC PIZZA CHAMPIONSHIPS. We look forward to welcoming you to Readings newest Bar and Pizza Restaurant.



Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant competition returns a 2nd week where we're giving away 10 2 course meals for two. Fancy a flutter, please visit our facebook page to enter the draw:

New Pizza Restaurant in Reading


We are now only 4 weeks away until we open our doors to the newest Pizza Restaurant in Reading. We're giving away lots of meals so can try out first hand our tasty pizzas. To find out more please visit

We look forward to welcoming you very soon to the Thirsty Bear Reading

Pizza Meal Prize Draw Reading


Reading's newest Pizza restaurant is giving away 10 2 course meals this week. To celebrate the opening of the Thirsty Bear join us on our journey on Facebook
Check out our new Pizza Menu at

Pizza Restaurant Reading Wine Menu


We're pleased to announce our new wine menu at the Thirsty Bear, Reading newest Pizza Restaurant. Our Wine menu features award winning wines from California, Italy and New Zealand. Click here to view menu:

New Pizza Restaurant in Reading now opening 31st March


Follow the Thirsty Bear Reading on Facebook and in two weeks time, we'll be giving away 10 2 course meals for 2 during our opening week in March 2017. This week Vince samples lots of wines from Italy, New Zealand and California to compliment our authentic New York menu. Work on the refit of the Thirsty Bear is coming on really nicely, however there's only certain amount of plaster board we can show you this week! We're off for half term next week and we'll catch up with you very soon ...

Pizza Restaurant Reading dough recipe


Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant Reading shares their recipe on our dough making process uses a multi faceted technique that ensures consistency. Aged for a minimum of 48 hours, the dough is developed through a cold rise fermentation process. This brings a light and extra crispy pizza base. Check out our Facebook post:

New Bourbon Menu hosted at Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant Reading


For those who appreciate fine quality Bourbons, we're pleased to announce that the Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant, Reading will be hosting over 30 kinds from South America which are up to 18 years old! Check out our facebook page:

Week 2 refurb of Reading's newest Pizza Restaurant


It's week 2 of our 10 week refurb project of the Thirsty Bear, Reading and Vince introduces the 30 bourbons which will feature in the downstairs bar. We also take a further look at the stripping out of the old, ready for the new in this exciting project. Check out our facebook page to watch the video.

Thirsty Bear Reading refit week 2


We're back again, 10 days into our refit, transforming this traditional pub in Reading into a New York Pizza restaurant & Bar. We have exclusive Facebook deals during our grand opening week, so please follow us and we'll announce what we're giving away to our Facebook followers in two weeks time. Thanks for following the Thirsty Bear Reading.
Check out our latest footage:

Jus Snacking Pizza Restaurant in Reading


Whether you're just snacking or you're hungry, we serve pizza by the slice or party with your mates with a whopping 20 inch pizza available in 15 different varieties ranging from GRAND CENTRAL Pizza to CARBONARA Pizza. These New York Pizzas will be available in March 2017 at our new pizza restaurant in Reading. Check out soon!

New manager is appointed at Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant Reading


We are delighted to announce that Nelson has been appointed as general manager at the Thirsty Bear Reading. We are now searching for talented staff to join our journey and be part of reading's newest pizza restaurant. If you wish to apply, please send your cv to

New Pizza Menu Thirsty Bear Reading


Check out our new menu for the forthcoming pizza restaurant opening in Reading in March 2017. We look forward to welcoming you to Reading's newest pizza restaurant.

Pizza Restaurant Reading New Menu


We're pleased to announce that Reading's newest Pizza Restaurant has launched it's debit menu. Please check out our debut menu featuring Pizza slices and pies, pasta and salad dishes, chicken wings and lots more. We look forward to welcoming you to Reading latest American Pizza Restaurant in March 2017

9 weeks and counting for Reading's new Pizza Restaurant


It's exactly 9 weeks and counting for the official opening of the Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant in Reading. Our New York Pizzas are something else which are not found in the Reading area. Don't take our word for it, book a table in our restaurant and try these yummy pizzas for yourself.

Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant Reading


Thirsty Bear Pizza Restaurant, Reading starts its 10 week refit and this week Vince Healy introduces the construction workers working on this old run- down pub. Watch our journey during this 500,000 refit into a modern American Pizza Restaurant & Bar, coming soon to Reading. Watch the video:

New Pizza Bar & Restaurant


Thirsty Bear Pizza restaurant & Bar not only has the best in New York style pizza in Reading but the tastiest and wholesome pasta & wings. The new Thirsty Bear menu boasts a selection of new salads, freshly made pasta dishes and baskets of Wings or Wedges to go with your pizza slice or whole pie.

You can now even upgrade to a 20 inch pizza which can feed up to 6 people. Topped with the finest pizza ingredients and combinations set to blow your mind & your tastebuds.

Pizza Restaurant Reading


Due to re-open in march 2017 as a New York style bar & Pizza restaurant. "The downstairs of the building will be opened up to create a bar area with an open plan pizza kitchen and dessert kitchen with barista coffee stations. Upstairs, the unused accommodation will be converted into a lounge with an American-style Wurlitzer jukebox. The bar will have 30 different types of Bourbon as well as American beers, wines and gins."

Pizza Challenge


Check out our Pizza Challenge video from our sister site NY Fold, London
Thirsty Bear is a brand new Pizza Restaurant due to open March 2017 in Reading

Thirsty Bear Reading goes live on Google+


Check out our new Google + page

Thirsty Bear Reading


Star Pubs & Bars and Thirsty Bear Group have begun work on a 500,000 refurbishment of the Wynford Arms in central Reading, due to open in March 2017.
The pub, which has been closed for 18 months, will be converted into a bar and New York style pizzeria called Thirsty Bear.

Downstairs will have an open plan kitchen and dessert and coffee stations. Upstairs, the old bedrooms will be converted in to a lounge with seating. A roofgarden will be created on the flat roof, allowing space for 45 people.

The menu will offer ribs and chicken wings alongside authentic New York style pizzas from a 20,000 pizza oven, imported from America. Fabio Ferrarini, an award winning pizza chef, will train Thirsty Bears chefs and kitchen staff.

Drinks include American beers such as Lagunitas, 30 specially sourced bourbons and 10 American gins. Half of the wine list will be American wines.

Thirsty Bear partners Vince Healy (managing director of Ascot Inns) and Michael Wheeler are expecting to expand the brand to create a group of up to six.
Lawson Mountstevens, Star Pubs & Bars managing director, said: Its great to be able to reopen the Wynford Arms and complement the regeneration of the neighbourhood. Vince has many years experience in the hospitality sector and looks set for success; the pizza recipe is second to none and Thirsty Bear will bring a distinctive and individual concept unlike any other in the town to Reading.

Healy added: The Wynford Arms is the ideal location for our first Thirsty Bear. With Crossrail coming, Reading is undergoing redevelopment and there are hundreds of homes being built in the area surrounding the pub. We believe the combination of a unique pizza, fresh pasta and a great drinks range will be a great addition to Readings busy restaurant and bar scene.

Season Greetings


Season Greetings from us all at the Thirsty Bear in Reading. We are now 10 weeks away from our official launch

Reading's newest Pizza Restaurant


We're now counting down the weeks to the official opening of the Thirst Bear in Reading. Although Christmas is just around the corner, it's exactly 12 weeks today that we open our doors. Exciting times lay ahead!

What makes a great pizza


We would never compromise Thirsty Bear pizzas by using processed tomatoes or tomatoes from concentrate. The hallmark of our pizza sauce is that it is perfectly seasoned with 12 fresh herbs and spices. Our pizza sauce is packed with flavour. There are never any artificial ingredients or preservatives used in our pizza sauce.

The mozzarella used for our pizza is made from fresh whole milk, harvested daily, from a farm in Caserta, Italy with a 5 star Milk & Dairy Board certification. Our award winning New York Pizza mozzarella has a butter-fat content of three percent. Our 60 day aged mozzarella is always spread on the sauce with a heavy hand. Get to Reading in Berkshire to try our delicious pizzas.

What makes Thirsty Bear Pizzas amazing


We use a secret pizza dough recipe made from a two-part fermentation process. Aged for a minimum of 48 hours, it results in the most irresistibly delicious, crispy, super digestible and airy bread-like crust in the world. Toppings are equally superior: home-made tomato sauce, seasoned with 12 fresh herbs and spices and packed with flavour; 60-day aged mozzarella, harvested daily from an award-winning farm in Caserta, Italy, and the finest seasonal toppings. Don't just take our word for it, try out our pizzas for size in March 2017 when the Thirsty Bear opens its doors in Reading.

Thirsty Bear Reading Podcast


Check out our new Thirsty Bear Reading podcast. We will be filming each week during our three month journey, the transformation of the old Wynford Arms into a contemporary bar & pizza restaurant in the heart of Reading. We will go behind the scenes to show what it takes to transform an old run down pub into a half million new rendezvous venue.
Follow our journey at

Award Winning Pizzas


Why are our pizzas so special?
Well the judges from 2016 EUROPEAN CLASSIC PIZZA CHAMPIONSHIPS think so.

Our Executive Chef Fabio Ferrarini from our multi award winning sister restaurant won the UK title.

Our award winning New York style pizzas will be arriving in Reading in March 2017

Thirsty Bear Reading


The Thirsty Bear Reading Pizza Menu goes live next week. Check out our huge New York style pizzas, they are something else.

Thirsty Bear Reading now recruiting


The Thirsty Bear Reading is now recruiting talented bar staff, waiters & waitresses, chefs. If you want to join a young dynamic team, please send your CV to

Thirsty Bear Reading


We now have the official opening date for the Thirsty Bear Reading, Friday 17th March. Keep up to date with our official Facebook page:

New Pizza Restaurant in Reading now recruiting


Our new Pizza restaurant in Reading opens in March 2017 and we are now looking for talented staff. If you would like to join us on our exciting journey, please send your CV to

Follow us on Facebook


We will be open by mid November 2016 and while we are building your new local bar in Reading, we would like to share our journey with you. Follow us on Facebook to watch our journey.

Our Photoshoot has been arranged


We're off to London next week to photo shoot all of our delicious pizzas with our photographer Belinda. I think we may all be putting on a few pounds!

New Bar & Pizza Restaurant in Reading opening mid March 2017


Thirsty Bear coming soon to Reading is a brand new Pizza and Bar concept directly from New York.
Now recruiting staff, please send your CV to


Pizza Takeaway Delivery Reading

Get your favourite NY style Pizza delivered to your home

Roof Top Garden

Our Roof Top Garden is a great place to relax from all the hustle & bustle while sipping on an ice cold drink & pizza

Bar Restaurant Reading Drinks
Wine Menu

The Thirsty Bear offers a great selection of world-wide wines from Chile, France, Australia, Italy & Agentinia just to name a few

Bar Restaurant Reading Ales
The Bourbon Collection

We couldn¹t contemplate an American themed Pizzeria and Bar without paying homage to it¹s rich whiskey heritage. In addition to the 34 Bourbons you have to choose from we¹ve got 10 great American gins.



Find Pizza Restaurant Reading
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Thirsty Bear
King's Rd, Reading RG1 3BY