I think it’s safe to say Uni has become the land of the living dead with stress induced students walking around like zombies, wondering how and when they’ll finish their next assignment and whether that lump of mouldy cheese in the fridge is still edible (trust me, I would know!). In order to reduce that stress and to induce another motivating factor into my academic routine (or so I tell myself), I discovered something rather delicious! The bar downstairs, Ice House (aka my second home), serve an array of mind-blowing smoothies, perfect for deprived students… Hallelujah!
I am pleased to report that during the consumption of this heavenly delight, I managed to plan two entire hellish essays! So it has a pretty good success rate. But who cares about the success rate?! It’s an insanely delicious smoothie, so you dont really need a reason or an excuse to buy it; just do it!
Not only that, Ice House seems to always have an amazing playlist on, that makes me want to write more about Arctic Monkeys than about how Judith Butler has god-awful prose. And as the weeks have passed (quicker than I’d like) Ice House has quickly become my regular haunting, with its rustic atmosphere and incredible smoothies and cocktails for days when shit really hits the fan!
So if you happen to be around the Reading University area, and fancy yourself a sweet, sweeeeeet enlightenment, why the heck aren’t you already at Ice House?! And believe me when I say it really does help with work! Studying in a stress free environment reminds me why I am doing this degree in the first place and makes writing essays and finishing assignments a much more enjoyable process (as enjoyable as it can be!)
P.S: Did I mention they also have their own, ridiculously cool cinema? No? Well now you know what to do after buying a cheeky smoothie 😉
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