Covid-19 UPDATE:   We have moved to deliveries only. 

As we are a beer, cheese and spirits shop, we have been torn as to whether our products and services are essential.  We feel that part of our business is essential (i.e. cheese, bread and eggs) and the other part, non-essential (beer and spirits).

We are able to operate a delivery service at very low risk, for the following reasons 1) We provide non-contact customer deliveries; 2) The only staff in operation at The Grumpy Goat are Anne-Marie & Charlie Beatty who are in isolation as one household, and have been strictly following the government’s social distancing policy; 3) Deliveries received to the shop will also be non-contact; & 4) In addition to our 5-star hygiene rating, we are implementing a rigorous cleaning schedule

In light of this we have decided to continue with our ‘Happy’ Goat Boxes to provide our community with an alternative to supermarket produce.

We would like to thank everyone for your continued support and understanding in these strange and turbulent times. 

We look forward to smiling at you from a distance! 😊

Kudos to everyone pulling together through this uncertain time.  We’re now offering a free local delivery service for ‘HAPPY’ GOAT BOXES.  So pick one of the above for an excellent selection made by the goat team, or check out our beer list on Untappd to create your own… Our current cheese list is on our website here.  Why not tack on some local, free range eggs from Beechwood Farm or some small batch gin?!

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Wander through Reading’s quirky Harris Arcade to find The Grumpy Goat, an independent retailer of craft beer, real ale, cheese, cider, mead and small batch spirits…

BEER  We stock a range of 450+ local, national and foreign beers and are always bring in new finds from the best breweries. Check out our beer list on Untappd.  You can also bring in or buy a growler to fill up and take away!

CHEESE Our cheeses are selected from small artisan British & European cheesemakers, each one chosen for its high quality and superior flavour.

SPIRITS Now stocking 40+ gins and other spirits, it is well worth a visit to check out what’s on offer.

LOCAL BREAD & EGGS Want fresh local bread and eggs?  You’ve come to the right place… Pre-order your bread to avoid disappointment… check out our weekly bread menu


We are passionate about our products and our customers, so if you need any help, just ask!