Branch area pubs selling real ale
- Duke of Edinburgh
Licensees Nick and Annie have run this splendid Arkell's tied house since 1998, earning them a local CAMRA long-service award. An Arkells tied house that is over 200 years old with low beams that give it a cosy atmosphere. As it is situated less than a mile from Ascot Racecourse, it can get very lively on race days. Customers can choose from a wide variety of food on offer, either from the bar or the a la carte menus. Mottos and proverbs adorn the walls except for one corner, which houses football memorabilia. There are two TVs in the lounge area which show football matches and other sporting events. The large garden has a bird aviary where many types of budgerigars can be seen.
- Rose & Crown
A welcoming pub situated in the Cranbourne/Winkfield area which lies between Windsor Great Park/Legoland and Ascot Racecourse. Taken over by the team that run The Fifield Inn, Windsor, it offers comfort and warmth in stylish, modern surroundings. Seasonal menus together with weekly specials provide a great choice of modern and classic dishes. The bar has two hand pumps, supplying beers from Greene King and a rotating guest ale from the SIBA list.
- Royal Foresters
This is a food-led pub with two alfresco eating areas, a waiter service restaurant with menu and a bar food area, also with menu. Alfresco waiter service is also available.
The guest beer is from Greene King approved list. The GK Web-site has little information about the pub and nothing about beers, cider, perry, real ale, wine, soft drinks etc. The generic GK report states - We're proud of our food, so only the best ingredients make it on to our menu. Choose from pub classics such as Gloucestershire Old Spot Sausages to Haddock & Chips and Burgers - not to mention our lighter mains such as Butternut Squash Risotto and Wholemeal Fusilli Pasta. Make sure you join us for a home-cooked roast on Sunday. Whatever you're looking for, you'll be right at home when you dine with us.
- Station Inn
Multi-themed venue by Ascot station recently 'modernised' and renamed as Station Inn. The bar areas have been merged but as before the smaller area is less noisy. Elsewhere on the premises: an area dedicated to music events, a function room and a night-club via a separate entrance and an outdoor drinking area. The premises is licensed until 11 pm Sun-Thurs but may stay open as late as 3 am on Friday and Saturday nights (closes when the last 'man' leaves). Sadly the understanding that a Local ale will always be available is no longer true. Sunday lunchtime (kids eat free) there is often a jazz quartet. Chef's specials are on offer throughout the week. During Ascot Race Meetings prices may be higher than normal.
29 Brockenhurst Road
This traditional village pub is now under new management and serves Thai and English food. The men's darts team play Sunday. The small alcove in the main bar can be reserved for private parties/family gatherings.
- Thatched Tavern
An out of town gastro-pub with a strong local following, having low ceilings and oak beams in abundance, its origins as a Farmhouse and Blacksmith's Forge dating back to the 13th C. An attractive and cosy seating area, having red-brick walls and an ancient fireplace as centre-piece, beckons as you enter the old bar. Drinkers are also welcome in the surrounding area warmed by a log-burning stove. The pub prides itself in sourcing ingredients locally and producing homemade food that is cooked and served with passion - see http://www.thethatchedtavern.co.uk/eat.htm - an experience they wish to share with you. Fullers LP and W&E Guardsman (a new addition) are regular beers and the pub also serves a house beer Thatched Tavern Best Bitter, by Windsor & Eton brewery. The quirky building and friendly staff, coupled with its blend of food, beers and fine wines makes this pub/restaurant well worth a visit. Strangely for such an establishment, the gents are to be found outside.
- Duke of Edinburgh Woodside Road Ascot SL4 2DP moc.hgrubnidefoekudeht@swen(01344) 882736
moc.mahkrabllubeht@ofni(0118) 976 2816
The licensees of this cosy out-of-town pub and restaurant gave it a new lease of life in 2012 and it is now at the heart of its local community. The bar area features a lovely fully working inglenook fireplace and the restaurant area (formerly a brew-house for Sparks Farm, then from 1728 to 1982 a smithy with a working forge) was given Grade II listed status in 1967. and has etched glass windows. Up to six draft real ales are on offer from the bar and can include one or two from local breweries. The menu features Thai food as well as local produce. A take-home service is available. Authentic Thai dishes are a speciality, with food freshly prepared from ingredients mostly sourced locally (no food Sunday evenings). Outside is a pleasant garden, which hosts three beer festivals and other events every year, and is a perfect area for alfresco drinking and dining. A quiz night is held every Monday at 8 pm. Dogs are welcome, but only allowed in the bar area, where they can enjoy the free doggy biscuit treats on offer. KITCHEN is open and providing take-away meals during lock down.
- Bull Barkham Road Barkham RG41 4TL moc.mahkrabllubeht@ofni(0118) 976 2816
- Binfield Club
A long-established club at the heart of the village catering for all ages, Four real ales are available with three club favourites and a rotating guest beer plus keg beers and an exceptional list of draught and bottled lagers and cider. The club provides a good range of bar meals at very competitive prices. Many clubs and sports groups have links with the club. The club supports local good causes and there are regular charity nights. Excellent facilities are available with snooker, pool and darts plus live sports TV. The club website is excellent. CAMRA members are welcome on production of their membership card. Music nights Saturday and occasionally Friday too. Club Secretary 01344 420572, Bar/Bookings 01344 420690.
- Stag & Hounds
This fine old pub is a Grade II listed building retaining some of the original 14th C features. It is situated on the eastern edge of Binfield at what is said to be the original centre of Windsor Forest. Formerly owned by Courage and then Eldridge Pope, Heineken have leased it to MLC Pubs. Beers will be from the Heineken range plus various guest beers.
- Victoria Arms
Terrace Road North
A very welcoming pub situated in Binfield village. The Pub is a vibrant part of the local area, was the Branch '2019 Community Pub of the Year' and hosts charity events, quiz nights and occasional live music. It has eight handpumps, three presently serving Fuller's ales, including seasonal beers and one for rotating guest ales from local breweries. Outside is a covered heated terrace seating 60 people, available for private functions, and a beer garden. Food includes regular specials, with hog roasts and barbecues in summer. They have a children's menu and children are welcome until 7 pm. The walls and beams are adorned by a large decorative collection of beer bottles. Quiz night Sunday. A very popular pub.
- Binfield Club Forest Road Binfield RG42 4HP moc.liamg@bulcdleifnib(01344) 420690
- Sandhurst Social Club
33/35 Wellington Road, Sandhurst
This is a Members Only Club (see website for details). Facilities include a full-size snooker table, two dart boards, a pool table and two large TV screens. A skittle alley is available for hire. Now serving real ale and a third hand pull is planned.
- Sandhurst Social Club 33/35 Wellington Road, Sandhurst Blackwater GU47 9AW (01344) 775721
- Admiral Cunningham
Priestwood Court Road
A pub connected to a privately run hotel serving typical pub food and a take-away service. Sports TV. Theme nights - Motown. Film club. Charity events. Large garden with decking. Recent reviews are complimentary.
- Atrium Bar - South Hill Park
Light airy bar in a red-brick Victorian mansion serving a leading regional arts centre. Can be busy when major productions are being held at the Wilde Theatre but otherwise a pleasant place for a quiet pint and a stroll around the Grade II listed gardens. The range of beers and opening times have been vastly extended with five real ales served from gravity-fed taps. If there is a production on a Sunday food is served until curtain up.One or two LocAles are sometimes served and come from the likes of Bond Brews, Windsor & Eton, Rebellion and Ascot Ales.
48 Park Road
A country style pub on the outskirts of the town centre, handy for Bracknell and Wokingham college. Extensively refurbished Summer 2017.
- Bracknell Rugby Football Club
Lilly Hill Drive, Lilly Hill Park
The Bracknell Rugby Football Club is a community rugby club running mens & ladies senior, academy, junior & mini teams. New players & members welcome (see website) although non-members are welcome at the bar. The bar has a wide range of real ales, lagers, ciders plus a selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. The Club is located in Lily Hill Park which is based off London Road on the south edge of name-sake Lily Hill Park, about 20-30 minutes walk from Bracknell train station (or 800 metres from Martins Heron Station). Bracknell have played in and around Lily Hill Park since 1958, with the first club house situated in Eastern Road. In 1972 the site of the original club house was sold and a new club house was built at the present site at London Road, along with additional pitches and changing facilities. During the 1980s the club house was expanded further, with gym facilities upgraded and improved floodlights installed. In 2000, after achieving promotion to tier 2, a 250 seat grandstand was installed, along with a path for spectators besides the pitch. Current capacity at the club is approximately 1,000 standing, along with 250 in the stand, bringing the total figure to around 1,250.
This spacious community local on the outskirts of Bracknell has just been refurbished. It serves two real ales from the GK range (sometimes three) and prides itself on serving reasonably priced meals. Suitable for families during the day and often packed Friday lunchtimes but more of a traditional local in the evenings with Sports TV's pool darts and games machines.
Reopened as part of Bracknell Town Centre regeneration on 7th September 2017. The venue remains as a pub but with a heavy emphasis on wine and dining. Up to three Craft beers on tap from Youngs, Hogs Back, Siren Craft and Camden.
- Cannie Man
A traditional community pub in every sense of the word that appeals to the largest section of the local area. Situated on a modern estate, visitors will receive a friendly welcome from management, staff and locals alike. Up to four well-kept real ales are served from the L-shaped bar and often includes one session bitter, one or two LocAles and a Guest. These are supplied from a good cross section of breweries from either national, regional or local areas. All drinks are served in the cleanest of glasses, something which the licensees pride themselves on. The pub is a previous winner of the local CAMRA Branch's "Most Improved Pub of the Year" award and is supportive of the local community by running pool and darts teams and sponsoring a local boys football club. The licensees also pride themselves on their charity work and have raised and continue to raise, thousands of pounds for local causes and people in and around the community. There are two TVs that show sporting events (sometimes two different sports at the same time) or music videos. Children are welcome until the early evening. Entertainment, including some live music acts is available on Friday and Saturday nights, so the pub can get very lively at times. There is an outdoor seating area with wooden benches which can be accessed through the side entrance to the pub and also acts as a smoking area for those who wish to use it. This pub has featured in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide in recent years.
- Crown Wood
A community local in the centre of the Crownwood estate offering Sports TV, Pool Table and keenly priced food. Regular events include Crib on Monday, Quiz on Thursday, live Music on Friday and Karaoke on Saturday. Lots of reasons to visit, enjoy the great venue, with great people and a warm welcome! This pub, one of Greene King's "Meet and Eat" range of pubs, serves two real ales.
- Downshire Arms
Originally an old Coaching Inn, circa 1700s, the bar area is situated where the old pub used to be and retains the low beam style of decor, some of which may be original. The dark wood bar itself is both ornate and impressive. The bar is open to the general public at all times and all meals (breakfast on ly before noon) may be ordered without having to be a resident in the Premier Inn. Three hand-pumps are fitted and depending on demand all three may be in operation. Low lighting and background music dominate the several ‘nooks and crannies’ around the bar, which contain both regular and high level tables and chairs. Also situated in this area are two small televisions (Freeview only), three fruit machines and the toilets for the whole establishment.
- Golden Farmer
A busy estate pub on the corner of a main road. Formerly a Bass Charrington then Marstons pub which is now part of the Greene King tied estate. There is one bar, part of it dedicated to a pool table plus big screens for sporting events. There is an outdoor covered smoking area and good parking facilities. On the tables are menus offering standard pub fayre of burgers, surf & turf, chicken, steak & chips etc at very competitive prices. Just one real ale on offer from the GK stable - to match the demand.
- Golden Retriever
Nine Mile Ride
A very popular out of town traditionally styled country pub owned by Mitchel and Butler not far from Downshire Golf Course. Three ales and a good variety of wines are available. As food is the primary business there is a comprehensive menu plus daily specials with fixed price menu's before 5 pm Mon-Sat. Wednesday is vintage pie day. There is outside seating at the front and ample parking to the side.
- Green Man
This truly ancient building, reputedly a 16th Century former coaching inn, has recently reopened after an extensive refit making it a lot more popular locally and with much wider appeal. A new manager started in October 2015. It is now possible to walk all the way around the bar with each ‘area’ identifiable by a different wall pattern and flooring, this having the effect of breaking up a large open area into individual ‘snug’ type spaces. The ‘L’ shaped bar area with bright white wall tiles provides a central focus for the whole pub. Here six handpumps have been installed, with an example of each offering placed by the respective handpump. Food is served all day. The menu is extensive. Sunday roasts are popular. The rear garden has several benches but the children’s play area has yet to be refurbished so is not in use at present. Five TV’s showing Sky Sports and BT Sports (four inside, one outside) have been installed. Board games, a quiz night, poker night and live music at weekends are also planned.
- Horse & Groom
A Harvester serving food at competitive prices. Breakfast is served from 9 am to 12 noon, Saturday and Sunday. There is a separate drinking area where Sharp's Atlantic and Doom Bar are on tap (reported 14/5/2017).
- Market Inn
The pub is opposite the station, formerly the site of Bracknell's last operating brewery and at one time a Firkin pub. Office workers and older people form the lunchtime clientele; evenings bring a younger, rowdier crowd. Families welcome. Owned by Stonegate Pub Co, the beers are from their list. Recently Stephanie took over as the new Landlady. She is passionate about beers and quality was recently reported to be good across the range. A hearty breakfast can be had from 9am on weekdays.
- Old Manor
Built in the Tudor era, this charming Wetherspoon pub stands out in a 1960s new town. A 10-minute walk from Bracknell rail and bus station, its two bars offer up to eight real ales (six in the main bar and two in the 'bottom' bar) plus the popular Weston's Old Rosie and Gwynt y Ddrag Black Dragon cider. The guest beers are frequently locally sourced e.g. from Loddon, Binghams and Windsor & Eton breweries, complimented with beers from around the UK. Themed food days feature during the week with steak on Tuesdays and curry on Thursdays being very popular. In addition a wide-ranging menu of good value food is served until 11pm. Terraces with benches (some covered) are situated to the front and rear of the pub which also act as the outside smoking areas. An astro turf garden with benches is also situated behind the 'bottom' bar. Very much a young persons pub Friday and Saturday nights. A past local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. This pub has featured in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide in recent years. Voted Runner Up Cider Pub of the Year 2018.
- Peacock Farm
Grade II listed farmhouse refurbished in a classic timber style with high vaulted beams throughout. The main entrance contains comfy armchairs and settees along with both traditional and high tables and chairs. A large cabinet holding several books and clocks is an unusual feature here. The bar has six handpumps - three real ales doubled up. All beers are from the Hall & Woodhouse (Badger) portfolio with one being a seasonal ale. Tasting notes can be found displayed on various chalk boards around the premises. There is a ramp up to the main raised dining area. This contains a large palm tree reaching up to the ceiling. At the far end is a log fire with logs placed with precision all around. The food is regionally sourced and high quality. The pub is often very busy at lunchtimes. It is always advisable for diners to book a table especially on Monday evenings (Quiz night) and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Connected to the main dining area is the recently added/refurbished “The Cottage” and the contrast could not be more different. The Cottage has low beams and several “nooks and crannies” for a more intimate, low light drinking and dining experience. Outside is a children's play area with additional space containing benches and parasols for fine weather eating and drinking. Dogs are allowed in these outside areas but not in the premises itself. There is no designated smoking area. The pub is signed-up to the National PubWatch scheme.
- Prince of Wales
64 Shepherds Lane
Fully refurbished including a new bar in August 2017, this unassuming pub is deceptively large with separate food and bar areas. An extensive and very well priced menu is available with a separate children's menu. The bar area shows sports from Sky and BT, and also has a pool table and a darts board. The pub runs a crib and curry night on Mondays, darts on Tuesdays, a quiz on Wednesdays, pool on Thursdays and live music on Fridays or Saturdays. The garden is being transformed with a new decking area planned for Summer BBQ's. There are two real ale hand pumps, one serving regular Greene King IPA, the other serving a changing beer from the Greene King range, currently (January 2018) Hardy & Hansons Rocking Rudolph.
- Royal Oak
A deceptively large pub with room for two pool tables. Sky Sports are shown on multiple TV screens around the pub. Monday nights are Quiz Nights, Darts Nights on Tuesdays, free Pool Tables on Wednesdays nights, Live Music on Saturday nights, Poker Nights at 8 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays.
- Running Horse
Typical Hungry Horse pub/restaurant appealing to families. The Hungry Horse - Running Horse website states - this is a family-friendly pub located in Bracknell. We are famous for big value pub food and a well stocked bar with a great choice of drinks, beers and wine.
- Silver Birch
A recently refurbished friendly local where a warm welcome is assured from Rob and his team. The main bar has three hand-pumps, with Abbot being a permanent fixture and two changing beers supplied from the Greene King range. Food is available all day every day. A quiz is held every Thursday evening and there is live music on a Friday or Saturday night, sometimes on both nights if there is a demand. Dominoes and crib are played regularly by sections of the locals and charity events support MacMillan Nurses. On both sides of the entrance are raised ‘eating’ areas, one with French doors leading to the small patio area to the front. To the left of the main bar is a large area with another smaller bar, four Sports TVs, pool table, three gaming machines and a dart board. A real cider festival is held every year around July and the current management intend to provide real cider during the whole of the summer period.
- Weather Vane
A Brewers Fayre serving breakfast from 06.30am, main meals from noon, primarily for customers of the Premier Inn, last orders 10pm Mon - Sat and 8pm on Sundays, There is a bar area for drinking, featuring one real ale.
- Admiral Cunningham Priestwood Court Road Bracknell RG42 1TU ku.oc.ilacsit@ofnilarimda(01344) 483052
- Crowthorne British Legion Club
A membership only club (see website for membership details) which forms a vital part of the community and is open to all, not just military. The range of activities include snooker tables, bowling green, darts, crib, bingo, golf society and line dancing. All food is prepared on-site, with a traditional menu and a changing specials board. Foodie Fridays present a different theme each week. Hot Rolls are served on Sundays between 12 noon and 2 pm. The bar offers a selection of real ales, bottled and draught beers, various flavoured ciders, quality wines, spirits and a variety of soft drinks.
- Crowthorne Inn
Traditional high street local built in 1868 with the entrance leading into an ‘L’ shaped lounge bar with two hand pumps. To the left of the bar is a log fire, surrounded by exposed brickwork, and a door leading to the outside patio/smoking area. The public bar is to the rear of the pub where darts and pool are played. The pub also serves a large selection of malt whiskeys and gin - these free of tie from Spirit Group. The pub supports two darts teams, a pool team and a table tennis team. Regular live music events are held on average twice a month. Otherwise music comes form the juke box. Future plans include the opening of the kitchen (in the summer of 2015) and replacing wooden decking in the outside patio area with paving. Marc (born & bred in Crowthorne) and his partner Moira have done a lot of refurbishment without any financial aid from Spirit Group. They have attracted a steady local trade, mainly in the 35+ age group, including two ex-mayors of Bracknell. Various groups meet here informally including the local council after meetings, Carnival committee and Crowthorne Traders. MadCow magazines should be on prominent display.
- East Berkshire Golf Club
East Berkshire warmly welcomes all visitors to the Club and invites them to enjoy the full facilities available including the golf course, practice range & putting green, locker rooms, bar and dining room. Enjoy a relaxing drink or meal at the "19th hole", warmly looked after by our catering and bar staff. Sunday Lunch Carvery from 12 noon to 3 pm, To book phone or email. Social Membership is available for those wishing to enjoy the Club’s facilities with the obvious exception of golf. The Club offers many social events including bistro evenings and dinner dances along with regular Sunday lunches. Individual visitors can play throughout the year on weekdays and most weekends but we advise calling the Club office to ascertain availability of tee times due to existing fixtures. We request that individual visitors report to the professional’s shop on arrival to pay green fees and ensure that a green fee ticket is obtained and attached to their golf bag (see website for fee details). Members’ guests can play throughout the year on weekdays and weekends but must be accompanied by the member. Members’ guests enjoy a reduced green fee.
208-210 Dukes Ride, Crowthorne
The Hive is a craft beer and coffee shop, recently opened in Crowthorne. We will have six ever changing small batch craft beers on tap, available to sample and drink in, or for growler fills. There will be a large selection of craft beers available, sourced locally and throughout the country from the UK's best micro breweries in the bottle shop. We serve Barista style coffee, with locally sourced cakes and bakes available all day, also various cheese boards and snacks.
2 High Street
Named after Prince Alfred, the second son of Queen Victoria, who visited the area as a 12 year old in 1856. It has been the subject of a major refurbishment and reopened in November 2015. A Greene King house that offers up to six beers with three coming from the Greene King stable and three other changing beers from the SIBA list, one of which is normally from Andwells brewery. Staff and customers give visitors a friendly welcome and plans are in hand to provide real cider during the summer months. The spacious interior has various different areas in which to sit and relax and there are many interesting and historic local photographs around the walls. The food is inexpensive, being innovative, tasty and well prepared and there is a large dining room/restaurant to the rear. The pub is dog friendly with the exception that they are not allowed in the dining room/restaurant area. Outside is a patio area with covered seating for dining and drinking alfresco. There is live music every Friday and Saturday evenings and other events that take place occasionally. TV screens showing both Sky and BT Sports are sited at various positions around the pub. A discount is given to CAMRA members on production of a current membership card.
- Wellington Health & Fitness Club
The bar is open to non-members and has a large TV screen, very much a sports bar. Unwind after your workout in the fully licensed 5's Cafe & Bar, the social hub of the Club that serves up snacks and drinks with free WIFI.
- Crowthorne British Legion Club Wellington Road Crowthorne RG45 7LJ (01344) 772161
- Tally Ho
ku.oc.sbupseitnuocemoh@yllat(0118) 973 2134
Formerly a Bluebeckers Restaurant, this pub has a large river-side garden. Following a major fire in 2012 the pub was bought and renovated (as a free house) by Home Counties Pub Restaurants, sister group to Brunning and Price. Cask ales are seen by the management as an important offering and they serve four changing guest beers, mostly from LocAle breweries. There is an extensive dining area and the food is excellent with something for all tastes. The left-hand bar is more informal for drinkers and diners. This pub has featured in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide in recent years. A board behind the bar displays information stating what beers are currently on, description/tasting notes and the distance between the brewery and the pub. Draught cider is also now available.
- Tally Ho Fleet Hill Eversley RG27 0RR ku.oc.sbupseitnuocemoh@yllat(0118) 973 2134
- Queen's Oak
ku.oc.kaosneeuq@ofni(0118) 996 8567
The only pub in the country with this name, the Queen's Oak is built on land with history going back to Roman times. Originally called the White Horse, it was renamed to commemorate the JUBILEE OAK, which was planted on the green opposite on 21st June 1887 to celebrate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The tree is now sadly dead and felled, but a plaque marks the spot. Slightly off the beaten track but well worth a visit, with a good reputation for home cooked food and a nice garden with a fun children's play area. Aunt Sally on Weds, Quiz night Thursday.
- Siren Craft Brew Tap Yard
18 Alberto House, Marino Way
(0118) 973 0929
Siren Tap Yard showcases a selection of core craft beers and specials on tap, along with a full range of bottles that you can drink-in or take away. Siren beers qualify as high quality non-real ales. Our desire is to discover ways to excite people’s curiosity and share our knowledge of our craft. We believe all beer drinkers should be able to enjoy craft beer as wine drinkers enjoy the finest wines. The current core beers are Undercurrent, Soundwave, Liquid Mistress, Broken Dream, Calypso and Yu Lu. They are calling you. Allow them into your thoughts and encourage them to play. Be wary though. They are here to tease, here to sway and persuade, here to breathe softly and carry you away. They are the sirens of Siren Craft Brew. They are the Unknown. The Beers: Undercurrent - a 4.5% pale ale with spicy, grassy aromas and a taste of grapefruit and apricot. Soundwave - a 5.6% west coast IPA: golden, immensely hoppy and alive with grapefruit, peach and mango flavours. Liquid Mistress: a 5.8% west coast red IPA: burnt raisins and crackers balanced by citrus. Broken Dream: a 6% breakfast stout with a gentle touch of smoke, coffee and chocolate. Calypso: a 4% Berliner-style sour beer that is liberally dry hopped, the newest addition to our core beer range, known for her sharp tongue. Yu Lu: a 3.6% loose leaf pale ale brewed with Earl Grey Tea which delivers subtle bergamot orange and lemon notes.
- Queen's Oak Church Lane Finchampstead RG40 4LS ku.oc.kaosneeuq@ofni(0118) 996 8567
- Little Sandhurst
- Bird in Hand
On one side of the pub there is a wood panelled restaurant which is warm, welcoming and very popular. On the other side there is a typical pub with a bar, pool tables, dart board and satellite television showing most sporting events. Karl (former Head Chef at the 5 Star Penny Hill Park) and Lisa will make you feel most welcome. Outside there is a garden with seating. There is a varied food menu with early bird offers, a children's menu and a £7 lunch menu available Monday to Saturday. An early bird two course menu is available Monday to Thursday 5 pm to 7 pm for £12.
- Bird in Hand High Street Little Sandhurst GU47 8LQ ku.oc.tsruhdnasdnahnidribeht@ofni(01344) 772459
- Rackstraws Farm
221 Yorktown Road
The pub serves breakfast to guests at The Premier Inn from 06:30 - 10:30 then reopens an hour later as a Beefeater. For bookings see http://www.beefeatergrill.co.uk/beefeater.html The pub is kept really clean, the service is fast, efficient and friendly. As managers come and go the interest in real ale ebbs and flows. The current Manager, Tony, plans to order a different bitter each and every week, with currently Wychwood Hobgoblin on offer.
- Rose & Crown
108 High Street
Dating from the 18th century and reputedly the oldest pub in Sandhurst, this family-friendly pub is always worth a visit, being about five minutes walk from Sandhurst railway station. Seven handpumps are situated on the single bar, one serving Otter Bitter on a permanent basis and six changing guest beers including at least one LocAle, which is reduced in price. One of the pumps also 'flexes' between a real cider and a real ale. Children and dogs are welcome. The sports TV's are on but the volume is muted enabling lively bar-side chatter by the locals. This pub is a past local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year and has featured in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide in recent years. Pub reopened 16th August, limited service, no food while kitchen is refurbished, part of garden apparently sold for two houses.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Pub open, Doom Bar only real ale, plenty of tables, order by text.
- Village Inn
21 Yorktown Road
Originally called the New Inn and dating back to when the railway arrived in Sandhurst. Three handpumps are situated on the small bar with two permanent beers and a changing guest sourced from various national breweries. In addition to the real ales there is also Westons Old Rosie and Rosie's Pig real cider. Outside is a separate area with a converted barn which offers a cocktail bar at the weekend and for events. Multiple entertainment is offered during the week including karaoke on Thursdays, a meat raffle on Fridays, live music on Saturdays and a quiz night on Sundays. The licensees are previous Pub of the Year winners in a neighbouring branch and have brought their passion for keeping good beer to this hostelry. Well behaved children and dogs are welcome. Reported 14 February - NO REAL ALE available - hope this is temporary. Reported 20 October - two real ales now on - Dark Star Hophead plus guest.
- Wellington Arms
203 Yorktown Road
A large well decorated pub, kept clean and tidy with friendly staff who work hard to please visitors of all ages. There is extensive seating throughout the two large bars. Music events are held regularly at the weekend. On alternative weeks a Quiz is held on Thursdays and Bingo on Tuesdays. The garden is large and the outside seating area is heated. A Pool Table is also now available.
- White Swan
10 Swan Lane
This pub is owned by Greene King and serves beers from their range with the occasional guest ale. It is a meet and eat pub very popular for meals. It has multiple TV screens showing sporting events. There are five hand pulls and beer quality is good.
- Rackstraws Farm 221 Yorktown Road Sandhurst GU47 0RT moc.daerbtihw@tsruhdnaS.mrafswartskcaR(01252) 878181
- Poacher Pub
(0118) 949 9988
This pub is attached to Reading Moat House hotel provides two real ales and a wide range of lagers and spirits for clients and locals alike. The flag-stone floor, ancient fireplace and central wood-burning stove provide atmosphere. There are also many wooden tables outside. A comprehensive menu is available. The pub is often quiet during weekdays, the exception Friday lunchtime especially in the summer. Children welcome until 9.30pm. This pub changes nature when sports events are shown using a large canvas screen, that is otherwise rolled down. Dogs permitted in the bar area but to be kept on a lead.
- Walter Arms
(0118) 977 4903
Originally a fine Victorian pub/hotel, built in 1865 by John Walter III, the grandson of the founder of the Times newspaper. The emphasis is on food, both in the pub and the converted barn. The left-hand bar is set aside with soft furnishings and a few bar stools for relaxed drinking and pre-dinner drinks. Now part of the Old Spot Pub Co (Enterprise Inns Group). Under new management (August 2019), a family-friendly community pub that is both relaxed and buzzing! And of course... dog friendly.
- Poacher Pub Mill Lane Sindlesham RG41 5DF (0118) 949 9988
- St Nicholas Hurst
- Wheelwrights Arms
St Nicholas Hurst
(0118) 934 4100
This vibrant village pub was once an 18th-century wheelwright's shop and has two interconnected bars serving up to six Wadworth beers, containing two guests from the Wadworth list and one or two real Ciders (sometimes a perry). Three 1/3 pint padclles available. It is run by Daryl and Katey (previously ran the Fox and Hounds, Theale) and serves well kept beer and cider and quality home-cooked food. The pub is usually quiet at lunchtimes but early evening is often full and lively. Newspapers are provided in the larger front bar where the log-burner is set into the old fire-place, the eclectic mix of furniture and low beams create an old-world atmosphere. The smaller bar where the beers are dispensed and all main meals are ordered can be noisy, the confluence of all that goes on in a busy pub. The dining room which was extended in 2016, is light and airy with windows on three sides. Families are welcome, children until 8.30 pm, with children's portions available from the main menu. There is ample outdoor seating, some covered and heated. A popular pub with locals, dogs very welcome except in the dining area. If the dining area is fully booked, food can be served at the tables in the bars. These are only set as dining tables if pre-booked. The extended dining area now caters for up to 55 people, the bars for another 36 or so people.
- Wheelwrights Arms Davis Way St Nicholas Hurst RG10 0TR (0118) 934 4100
- Broomhall Hutt
Re-opened on 12th April 2018 after a major refurbishment under the new name Broomhall Hutt, a traditional pub in the heart of Sunningdale. A new outdoor Alfresco dining and drinking area where you can relax in the company of family, friends and neighbours. Your well-behaved four legged friends are more than welcome to join you in our outdoor courtyard. Indoors you will find a 60-seat restaurant, bar and lounge area. The kitchen is open every day for lunch and dinner, serving classic British favourites all freshly cooked, roasts on Sundays a speciality. The current range of beers is restricted due to corona virus. Beers available are Doom Bar and Rebellion IPA.
- Nag's Head
28 High Street
The Nags Head has recently (June 2019) changed management with a new tenant, Sandra. The kitchen has been refurbished. This is the most westerly of the Harvey’s (Lewes, Sussex) tied houses and is the most distant from the brewery. Refurbished and reopened in August 2014, it has been decorated and fitted out to a high standard. There is a range of different seating areas each with their own feel, which creates a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Outside there is a large rear garden and patio area. Dogs are allowed in all but the ‘library’ area of the pub. Under new management (Wendy and Dave). Harvey's Sussex Best currently available.
- Broomhall Hutt London Road Sunningdale SL5 0DQ ku.oc.ttuhllahmoorb@ofni(01344) 876887
- Belvedere Arms
A large food-oriented pub close to Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water. Their Web-site states - Our characterful building is filled with cosy corners, comfy armchairs, open log fires and boasts a unique dining room. Chef’s freshly prepared menus and our carefully selected wines, ales and lagers are served daily from lunch right through until dinner. So, if it is a special occasion or you just fancy relaxing with some great food & drink we will be happy to help simply give us a call on 01344 870 931 or pop in and see one of the team. footnote: however the opening times and times when food is served are not shown. It would be great to get feedback from this pub.
- Carpenters Arms
78 Upper Village Road
A pub of two halves, to the left it is an up-market 'la Cloche' pub with a terraced garden run by French ex-pats concentrating very much on French food. To the right is the lounge bar with comfortable seating, real fire, Sports TV and access to a large garden terrace, partly covered with heaters and with more seating. The lounge bar can be used by anyone, you do not need to be staying for a meal. Dogs are welcome in the lounge bar. The dress code is "smart casual" but will accept jeans and trainers in the lounge bar.
- Dog & Partridge
92 Upper Village Road
Victorian pub with modern interior, now independently run primarily as a restaurant with a reputation for excellent food. There is a small bar area to the right as you enter the pub where you can enjoy a drink at the bar or seated at a table. Despite being over a mile from Ascot station the walk is a pleasant one. Children eat for free on Sundays but please check the pub website for terms and conditions. Large terrace garden with plenty of seating if you want to dine or drink outdoors.
2 Upper Village Road
Re-opened in December 2017 after renovation and re-painting, The Dukes (formally the Dukes Head), is a modern British Restaurant with Bar dining throughout the day and Restaurant dining for lunch and dinner. You can drink a beer in the Bar Room to the left of the pub, or at the Bar Counter. The Bar Room and the Bar Counter both have high stool seating and may not be suitable for all diners. The Restaurant has a more traditional feel with arm chairs and booth seating. A second Greene King ale and disabled toilets are planned for later in 2018.
- Belvedere Arms London Road Sunninghill SL5 7SB (01344) 870931
Re-opened in early Nov 2012 after extensive refurbishment, with a greater emphasis on food and cask ales. All cask beers are served through loose sparklers.
- Plough & Harrow
The locals refer to this as "the only pub in Newell Green!" and report that this late 18th Century Greene King pub has been transformed since the new managers took over. The outside has been repainted. The staff are excellent. Food is proper English Pub fare and at a decent price. For those who remember the Sports TV and bar-billiards table, well they have gone. It is now a cosy, friendly, community local pub that welcomes families, children, dogs and even horses, who have their own space in the car park area. The surrounding area has attractive walking trails and is a popular hotspot for dog walkers. In the bar, four handpumps serve beers from the Greene King stable along with changing guest ales. Mini beer and cider festivals have featured in recent years. Inside, patrons can take advantage of a real log fire during winter months and the large beer garden in summer. Home made traditional pub food is served from award winning suppliers. Friday is 'Fryday Fish Night' serving fresh fish caught only 24 hours earlier and delivered during the night. Call on Thursday to find out what the fish of the day will be. If you have a particular favourite, then let them know in advance and they will do their best to 'catch' it for you. Thursday is home made curry night and Sunday has traditional roast dinners available from 12 to 7pm, accompanied by a home made Yorkshire pudding. A quiz night is held on Mondays from 8pm.
- Shepherds House
This friendly team run Chef and Brewer pub lies between Warfield and Jealotts Hill on the A3095 just to the south of Moss End garden centre. The pub has recently been refurbished whilst retaining the charm of wooden beams, log fires and candlelit tables. Cask beers from the Greene King range are available. At times very noisy when the disco is playing.
- Yorkshire Rose
The pub has had a major refit, has a lovely garden, a separate dining area and drinkers have the option of a quiet area with soft furnishings or the extended bar area near the garden. The pub now has a Website. A new menu has been created. The food is now firmly in a European style - the sign outside now reads Mediterranean Fine Dining.
- Cricketers Cricketers Lane Warfield RG42 6JT ku.oc.gnikeneerg@4161(01344) 882910
- Old Hatchet
Traditional pub dating back to the 16th century that was originally two woodman's cottages, hence the name. Since then many of the original features have been retained, including flagstone floors and open fires. Four changing beers are served on handpumps in the bar, all from the Fullers portfolio. High quality food is served (not Monday, Tuesday or Thursday) and the pub is dog friendly.
- White Hart
This historic pub is directly opposite St. Mary's Church in Winkfield. It was once the parish courthouse and has many original features including a 250 year old bread oven and a friendly ghost. Known for its excellent home-cooked food (5* rated kitchen) with ingredients locally sourced, the menu is comprehensive. There is a quiz every Wednesday evening when complimentary food is available for Quiz-goers. Every Friday, reasonably priced fish and chips are very popular. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome at all times. Being free of tie the pub sells what the locals like including one LocAle - Rebellion IPA. The dining area may be booked for any occasion. Seating for 36 and catering for even more is not a problem. A genuine good community pub well worth a visit. Closed all day Mondays.
- Winning Post
18th-century rural dining pub refurbished in 2011 to a high standard. Exposed brick and timber beams accentuate the racing-themed formal dining areas, while a stone-paved floor and a real fire provide for a small, cosy front bar. Food is freshly prepared on the premises with a mixture of traditional and more imaginative dishes, often featuring game. 10 bedrooms and a 20 cover private dining area are also available. Early breakfasts are served 7.30am on weekdays and 8am at weekends.
- Old Hatchet Hatchet Lane Winkfield SL4 2EE moc.kooltuo@tehctahdloeht(01344) 899911
(0118) 978 4529
Good sized pub with two bar areas and a separate eating area. Sky and BT Sports are shown in one bar, while a new Bar Billiards Table is available in the other bar (replacing the old pool table). For special televised events there is a projector and a large screen. A good sized garden includes a covered and heated smoking area. Children are allowed in the pub until 8 pm. The pub has a 12-room hotel annex should you need somewhere to stay for the night.
- Pheasant Reading Road Winnersh RG41 5LR (0118) 978 4529
- Bond Brews Shop
Unit 3 & 4, South Barns, Gardeners Green Farm, Heathlands Road
Bond Brews is passionate about producing hand-crafted real ales from malted barley and hops to provide a taste sensation. Regular beers are on offer: Railway Porter 4.5%, Best of British 4%. Goldi-Hops 3.9% and Bengal Tiger 4.3%. Collection of pre-ordered 4.5pt polypin, 9 pint Mini-cask, 18pt polypin, 36pt polypin, 500ml bottle and merchandise. JARS cider (from Barkham) is also available. Award winning Bengal Tiger IPA is one of the core beers available, along with Seasonals & Specials, see website for more details. Contact the brewery to arrange Brewery Tours and Experience Days. Place your order via the Online Shop (go to website to connect) for take-away collection.
- Broad Street Tavern
29 Broad Street
ku.oc.htrowdaw@nrevatteertsdaorb(0118) 977 3706
Popular town centre pub serving five Wadworth's beers alongside a changing national guest, normally from Bath Ales or St. Austell's and Weston's Old Rosie cider. Neatly pointed walls and metal railings mark the entrance to this well-run town-centre pub. The entrance corridor is flanked by two cosy wood-panelled rooms, one with a real fire, leading to the bar and further mis-match of upholstered seating. A large courtyard garden at the rear (probably the biggest beer garden in the whole of Wokingham) with patio heating makes for a pleasant summer visit and for drinking and dining alfresco. Food is served all day (12-9 Mon-Sat and 12-5 Sun). Children are welcome everyday from 12 to 6pm with a children's menu being available. The pub is very dog friendly. Newspapers are available for customers to peruse during their visit. Pub quiz on Tuesdays. Live music on Fridays and the occasional rugby game is shown on TV. Please note that there is no entry after 11pm Fri & Sat, although the pub is open for serving customers already inside until midnight.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Open, booking recommended as busy.
45 Denmark Street
ku.oc.bupnipsirc@ofni(0118) 978 0309
Reputedly one of the oldest Inns in Wokingham, this locals pub is situated in the heart of the town and is free of tie. Named after St. Crispin who is the Patron Saint of Cobblers, hence the pub sign on show outside the pub. A friendly little hostelry, it offers up to five constantly changing real ales (normally three on weekdays and five at weekends) including local brews from the likes of Hogs Back and Loddon. The pub does not serve food, however plates and cutlery are provided for you to consume your own food with a drink purchased from the bar. Charity events are hosted and beer festivals are held in the garden area, which has seating a gazebo and a smoking area. A darts team is based here and Perudo, Poker and Aunt Sally (in Summer) are played here. Dogs are welcome. Free Wi-Fi is available with the code displayed in the bar. Voted Cider Pub of the Year 2018
- Crooked Billet
ku.oc.mahgnikowtellibdekoorc@seiriuqne(0118) 978 0438
19th-century white weather-boarded pub situated in the countryside between Wokingham and Crowthorne. It boasts an attractive garden for summertime and a cosy snug and log fire to alleviate the winter chills. The large restaurant serves an extensive range of hot and cold food and snacks are also available in the bar. Entertainment includes a weekly quiz night on Wednesdays as well as darts, a fruit machine and traditional board games. Dogs are welcome in the bar with doggie treats available. It is not advised to approach the pub from Redlake Lane.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Open.
- Dog & Duck
email@example.com(0118) 978 0544
Dating back to the 18th century, this pub has been owned by Brakspear Brewery since 1857. Refurbished in November 2017 to include a pizza oven and brand-new beer garden. Original features including parquet flooring, natural oak beams, exposed brick walls and sash windows have been retained. Other features include a wood-fired pizza oven, an oak-topped bar fronted with reclaimed floorboards and copper pendant lights. A large screen TV shows regular live sporting events. The separate drinking area has plenty of seats. The dining area offers pub classics with a modern twist including steaks, beer-battered fish-n-chips, bangers and mash, burgers, grills and salads. Pizzas with sour dough or spelt bases made-to-order. The lunch menu includes open sandwiches, an express menu for those short of time, and a specially designed children's menu including chicken goujons and five-inch pizzas. A carvery is available on Sundays until 6 pm.
- Dukes Head
moc.tenretnitb@548eikcam(0118) 978 0316
Former GBG stalwart pub that has been run successfully by Adrian and Julie now for four years and they are making a good go of it. The patio garden has won awards from the Wokingham in Bloom annual competition. The regular beers are from the Brakspear range plus changing guest (sometimes two) from the Marston's range. Excellent pub food, especially Sunday Lunch with Hog Roasts on special occasions. This pub is busiest during the after-work period.
- Emmbrook Inn
moc.nnikoorbmme@selas(0118) 978 2552
Greene King pub previously called the Thatched Cottage. Two sports TV's. Nice accommodation in a purpose-built B&B/Hotel. Breakfast available to those who stay and now serving lunches during the week as well. Has very successful teams in local darts and crib leagues. Music at weekends. Two real ales on offer, Greene King Abbot and IPA and a further guest beer from the Greene King range.
- Gig House
2 The Plaza, Denmark Street
(0118) 979 6347
Recently re-opened under new management, a modern-built, popular town centre pub standing on part of the site of the old Wellington Brewery. Here there were stalls for horses and a 'Gig' House for the carts they pulled around town, from which the pub derives its name. The pub serves three hand-pumped real ales. In summer, tables and chairs are set up on the Plaza for drinking and dining alfresco. Breakfast served 9 am until 3 pm. The Gig House Roast served all day Sunday.
- Hope & Anchor
(0118) 978 0918
This historic former coaching house was constructed in the 17th Century and gains its maritime name from being built using timbers from a dismantled ship. In 2012 the pub was revitalised as a busy town-centre venue. Wooden beams contribute to the all round atmosphere where welcoming staff add to the old fashioned feel. Three changing real ales, mainly from the Marston's range, always include one from local breweries. A substantial range of gins and tonics are also on offer. The pretty garden has a heated smoking area and BBQ's are occasionally held in the summer months, but otherwise food is no longer served on a regular basis. There is a quiz night on Thursdays and live bands on Saturday nights and special occasions, sometimes Friday night too. A live monthly 'board game night' is held on the second Wednesday of the month. Regular events are held, some being for charity. Accommodation comprises of three en-suite rooms. In winter the opening hours Mon-Thu may be 12-3, 5-11.
- Loch Fyne
ten.enyfhcol@mahgnikow(0118) 912 3260
The Plough pub is now a Loch-Fyne chain restaurant with great emphasis on diners, the food they eat and the drinks that accompany food. However one hand-pumped real ale continues to be served from Greene King range, usually IPA, and there is a large area set aside for drinkers that is often under-used. If you fancy a quiet pint try Loch Fyne Wokingham
- Lord Raglan
30 Denmark Street
ku.oc.nalgar.droleht@olleH(0118) 978 3282
A town-centre pub purchased in 2020 by Big Smoke brewery that has benefitted from a substantial refurbishment. In particular a heated garden room with retractable sunroof. Ten handpulls offer up to six changing real ales and four ciders, complimented by a 15 craft keg tap wall. House beer Solaris features regularly. Quality traditional pub food is offered throughout the day and there is a real fire by the entrance. Wheelchair users need to ask staff to lay a ramp to access the toilets.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Open, busy, booking recommended, wide choice of cask and keg beers.
- Oakingham Belle
Oaks Avenue, London Road
(0118) 324 9894
Newly built pub that was officially opened in September 2019 by the Wokingham Town Mayor. It has two large areas and three smaller "snug" type ones with a total of 46 tables where patrons can sample a balance of food and drink. 90% of the food ingredients are fresh, including homemade bread. Four real ale handpumps are on offer rotating beers from the full Marston's portfolio. An indoor dog friendly area is available plus a beer garden and patio areas. Happy hour is from 2pm - 5pm Monday to Friday when real ale is served at £2.50 per pint.
- Olde Leathern Bottel
221 Barkham Road
moc.puorgtiripseht@tinu1512(0118) 978 4222
Situated about 2km from the centre of Wokingham, this 17th-century Chef & Brewer pub, recently refurbished in spring 2015, will appeal to diners and drinkers alike. The interior features original wood beams, working fireplaces, many local photographs of historical interest, a range of dining areas, and a bar adorned with five handpumps dispensing a choice of real ales. Good food is served all day and there is a large patio area outside.
- Pinewood Bar & Cafe'
Old Wokingham Road
A licensed cafe' serving breakfasts and meals during the day but from 7-11 (Mon-Sat) it becomes a real community pub. Tables may be booked by clubs for club evenings (Bridge, Chess etc) and for AGM's. The large hall at the rear is light and airy, ideal for parties, large gatherings and perfect for dances. Come and visit the ray, tropical fish and resident parrot and admire the teapot collection. A third guest beer is sometimes served.
- Queen's Head
23 The Terrace
moc.liamg@231loraceebneeuq(0118) 978 1221
Carol and Peter took over this cruck-framed inn in 2013 and have transformed it. Mainly of Tudor origin, it is situated on a charming terrace 400 yards up from the railway station in one of the oldest parts of town. Being one of Greene King's 'Local Heroes' pubs, this allows for three beers from the Greene King portfolio to be accompanied by three beers from local breweries. The Greene King beers include Abbot Ale, Hardys and Hansons Bitter (badged as Queen's Head Bitter) plus one other. The guest beers from local breweries often include those from Loddon, Hogs Back and Binghams. Beer paddles with three third-pints make it easier to sample several different ales for one visit to the bar. The real fire creates a cosy feel in winter and there is a large, well-designed re-furbished rear garden with a covered area and is the venue for the local Aunt Sally team. There is also additional seating on the south-facing front terrace. Bar snacks are generally the only food served, but occasionally a speciality food night is held. This is normally advertised on the notice board outside the pub along with the food on offer. Children welcome until 8 pm. Voted Local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year 2015, 2016 and 2017, also Berkshire Pub of the Year 2015 and 2016. Due to the corona virus, beers are currently limited to Greene King Abbot and Queens Head Bitter, plus Overthrow from the Rebellion brewery.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Pub open, Greene King Queens Head Bitter and Rebellion Roasted Nuts, order with staff.
- Red Lion
25 Market Place
ku.oc.liamtoh@87kon(0118) 979 5790
A town-centre pub that buzzes at weekends with two bars downstairs, thriving as a Pad-Thai restaurant that serves drinks across the range. Beers are from the Brakspear list, best bitter plus a seasonal offering.
- Rifle Volunteer
141 Reading Rd
(0118) 978 4484
Originally the first inn travelling on the road from Reading, but now a popular and busy community local serving a good selection of up to four real ales that includes some from local breweries. The pub comprises a single spacious bar, plus a small room for children at the rear. Very much a sports lover's pub with many large TV screens that have the volume turned down for any other events (the supporters can get a bit noisy). There is also a useful, separate alcove area for darts players. To the rear is a car park and garden plus a terraced area with tables at the front where the covered wooden benches double-up as a smoking area. Regular quiz on Sunday evenings. Well behaved dogs are welcome. No food, but bar snacks or nibbles are available. NOTE: Cash only - No CARDS
(0118) 979 6486
A tenth century coaching inn at the heart of Wokingham that retains much of its character - oak beamed ceiling and the old courtyard garden yet with all you would expect from a cosy town-centre pub. It has four big TV screens showing both Sky and BT Sports with a state of the art audio system. There are regular Band Nights, with bands playing every other Saturday. A wide range of lagers, bottled beers, wines and spirits is available and two hand pumps serve real ales rotating weekly. No food. The Pub has reopened after refurbishment with a new manager, Helena.
CURRENT POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Pub open!
- Ship Inn
104 Peach Street
(0118) 978 0389
A friendly former coaching inn, refitted in August 2015, giving the inside a cleaner brighter look. The large TVs in both bars are a big draw for all sports fans. Outside are new benches and tables, some of which catch the sun well into the afternoon. Some of the outdoor tables are under cover and heated. During big sporting events a TV is installed outside. Wholesome food is served at lunchtimes and evenings (all day at the weekend), with a daily specials board. Prices are up a little since the refit. Sunday is quiz night. Free Wi-Fi is available. The largest part of the pub which can be hired for functions is the very old and attractive 'barn' accessible from the main bar. See pub web-site for pictures.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Open, booking recommended, London Pride and Dark Star.
- Station Tap
firstname.lastname@example.org(0118) 977 4548
Fully refurbished in April 2018, this large pub is located next to Wokingham railway station. Featuring brand new TV screens with enhanced sound that show Sports TV, but with a quiet area suitable for families and people wanting to eat at the other end of the pub. CAMRA Members receive a 10% discount on real ale on presentation of their CAMRA membership card. The pub now also serves a range of changing craft beers, cocktails and has an extensive range of gins. For non-drinkers there are smoothies and iced frappe available. The current Guest Real Ale is from Bond Brews.
LATEST POST LOCKDOWN STATUS: Open, busy
- Three Frogs
(0118) 978 5925
A food-oriented Greene King pub not far from the town centre, comprising three cottages originating from the mid 16th Century. The dining area has waitress service. The staff are friendly and efficient. Sparklers are fitted and used on all beer pumps.
- Two Poplars
118 Finchampstead Road
(0118) 978 0590
Refurbished and re-launched in October 2014, still as a "Flame Grill", offering the standard menu of pub fayre. The bar has been reconfigured into an L-shape, significantly opening up the bar area with much of the pub now given over to dining, with only the entrance area set aside as drinking area. An impressive bank of eight hand-pumps are now on display plus a further two on the front bar offering the same choice. Beer sample pots are displayed next to each pump and an informative tasting notes board (with prices) is provided.
- Victoria Arms
1 Easthampstead Road
(0118) 979 9437
Basic town centre pub, currently serving Sharp's Doombar and Timothy Talyor Landlord.
A very popular country pub on the northern edge of Wokingham run by Mitchel and Butler with an extensive menu, clearly food is the primary business. The guest beer pump is normally in use. There is ample space to sit and drink without any pressure to order food. There are two parking places near the front door for disabled drivers and ample parking at the rear of the pub.
- White Horse
moc.liamg@46yllancmevilc(0118) 979 7402
A country pub with a relaxed atmosphere, 1 mile south of Wokingham town centre with views across the fields. Great home made food, all weather garden, meet raffle.
- Bond Brews Shop Unit 3 & 4, South Barns, Gardeners Green Farm, Heathlands Road Wokingham RG40 3AS (01344) 775450