Located in the heart of Reading, Hotel 1843 x Calico Bar & Eatery is located right across from The Oracle Shopping Centre within walking distance from numerous shops, and a 10-minute walk from Reading train station.
This magnificent Grade II listed Building was said to be opened first by literary genius Charles Dickens. It is a 19th-century building with a beautiful façade and amazing architectural detail, offering food, drinks and stay to its visitors.
1843 is a fusion of the old and new offering a social space where you can make lifetime memories with friends, families, and colleagues.
Dine at Calico Bar & Eatery at Hotel 1843 to enjoy a mixture of global foods including modern Asian dishes
Come and relax with a drink at the Calico bar in the main restaurant or in the quieter area of the grand library room
Get comfortable and enjoy a stay in one of the 29 comfortable and spacious rooms. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Calico Bar & Eatery
If you are looking for a venue for an upcoming special occasion or celebration, our circular booths in the restaurant can provide you with the best experience. Placed on an elevated floor with an eye-catching blossom tree elegantly towering over the tables, perfect for those selfies and group pictures.
Deposit Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun - £30
Walk through the pergola of Victorian architecture, pass through our circle lobby and you’ll find tucked away in the original, high-ceiling room is the library room where you can catch up with friends and family or take some time away from home/or the office to work.
This area is great for a few drinks, to work or meet with colleagues, discuss ideas, relax or if you want – read a 19th-century book.
You can host an intimate private dinner or a glamorous party, in our restaurant floor private dining room. This section is enclosed in transparent glass to contain some of the noise from the wider restaurant but allows you to feel a part of it at the same time, just with a little more privacy and exclusivity.
Min Spend: £750
Time: 4 hours
Ideal for large celebrations, the basement is located downstairs in Calico Bar & Eatery. The basement can host up to 30 guests for a more exclusive celebration.
Time: 4 hours