Happy New Year everyone! I'm recent on these forums and have been smoking pipes and the occasional cigar for about 4 years. Thought I'd give my two cents (or pennies as we're on the topic!) There are many UK pipe smokers around, particularly on Youtube infact, ADzPipes was mentioned earlier, he goes to Nottingham Pipe Club which is hosted by Glynn, of Gauntleys Tobacco and Cigars, currently the only UK retailer of GL Please tobaccos!
THere are a number of pipe clubs around, London, Bridlington, Nottingham, Birmingham (I think!) and Im part of Edinburgh Pipe Club Last year at Newark there were the British Pipe Smoking Championships and as far as I know theu're going for it again this year.
Greens of Leeds I really like because they do samples of all their tobaccos, price of tins and pouches nowadays, too much money to find out you don't like it! Never heard of the Reading tobacconist, my smoking shop are best price I think.