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Abadair House is a family run guest house which offers all visitors a warm welcome in comfortable and homely surroundings. We are ideally situated for the visiting businessman or the tourists wishing to take in the beauties of Berkshire or the excitement of London. The M4, junction 11 is 5 minutes away and we are within walking distance of both trains and buses. Two excellent restaurants are close by. All rooms have colour television with tea and coffee making facilities, and all rooms have their own shower and most are full en-suite. Barry and Madeleine Clifford will be delighted to welcome you to their house.


About Reading

Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. It is located at the confluence of the River Thames and River Kennet, midway between London and Swindon off the M4 motorway. The name Reading is pronounced to rhyme with bedding.
The 18th century saw the beginning of a major iron works in the town and the growth of the brewing trade for which Reading was to become famous. Agricultural products from the surrounding area still used Reading as a market place, especially at the famous Reading cheese fair but now trade was coming in from a wider area. Reading's trade benefited from better designed turnpike roads which helped its establish its location on the major coaching routes from London to Oxford and the west country. It also gained from increasing river traffic on both the Thames and Kennet. In 1723 despite considerable local opposition the Kennet Navigation opened the River to boats as far as Newbury. This opposition stopped when it became apparent the new route benefited the town. The opening of the Kennet and Avon Canal in 1810 made it possible to go by barge from Reading to the Bristol Channel.