Located at Wessex Hall, Whiteknights Campus, Ice House sells beautifully crafted cocktails and, with a menu of over 35, there’s plenty to choose from. There are four draught taps with beers and cider, with a large selection of exciting craft cans and bottles in the fridges making up the rest of the offering.

Tea and coffee is available from the bar as well as snacks, including popcorn and crisps, to accompany a visit to the 25 vintage seat cinema! This is complete with a HD projector and surround sound. Films are shown on a daily basis and booking out the cinema is completely free – please get in touch with our Facebook page or email bars@reading.ac.uk to book out a slot.

Cocktail Masterclasses

Our Ice House Masterclasses at Wessex Hall, Whiteknights Campus are extremely popular and a very enjoyable evening! Learn the trade secrets on how to create the perfect cocktail, make up to 3 of your own cocktails behind the bar as well as a team competition to create your own cocktail. There is a maximum of 8 people per session, with a session lasting around 2-3 hours. Please either contact us in advance or after booking to arrange a suitable date subject to availability. We generally work on a five day lead time so we can organise hosts for your event.

Please note all our bars and outlets are cashless. You can pay via debit/credit card and campus card

Opening Hours

Term Time
Monday – Saturday, 3.00pm – 12.00

Sunday (closed)


Wessex Hall
Whitenights Road


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