New Reading train station café could sell alcohol

The train station is a much-used transport hub, and is home to more than a dozen eateries for people going on journeys to and from Reading.

One of these is the Delice De France, a café and bakery on platforms 8 and 9 of the station. It has emerged that unit Delice De France occupies could be replaced by ‘Café Local’.

Café Local’s owning company Select Service Partner (SSP) Limited has submitted a licensing application to sell alcohol on and off the premises from 6am to 11pm seven days a week.

It is unclear what type of alcohol will be sold from the unit once its open.

A spokesperson for Café Local said: “Café Local will replace the existing Delice De France unit on platforms 8/9.

“More details about the products that will be sold will be announced nearer the opening date.”

According to Google, the café is set to open on Tuesday, March 14.

Platforms 8 and 9 typically serve Great Western Railway trains heading to and from Cardiff, Bristol, Bath and London.

The licensing application has been submitted to Reading Borough Council.

Members of the public can comment on it by emailing .

SSP owns a number of brands including Upper Crust, and is also a franchisee for M&S, Starbucks, Burger King and Leon.

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