Biscuits and Reading go way back. Joseph Huntley was selling biscuits to travellers on their way to Bath or London as early as 1822, and invented the biscuit tin to help prevent breakages on the journey. His small bakery eventually grew into Huntley & Palmers, the largest employer in Reading and by 1900 the world’s largest biscuit company. Their vast factory earned Reading the nickname “Biscuit Town”.
Now a new three-screen cinema, bar, coffee shop, live performance space and community hub, Reading Biscuit Factory shows films throughout the week and also offers spaces for hire (including its screens). It aims to be a fantastic and welcoming venue for Reading, a setting where everyone can relax, work, meet and create – all under one roof.