Click the map for tourism ideas Berkshire is largely a lowland area drained by the Thames and Kennet rivers. Settlement of the area dates from the Iron Age. Prehistoric tracks like Ridge Way and Icknield Way cross this land of marvellous antiquity.
Ye Olde George Inn

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High Street, Colnbrook, Berkshire SL3 0LX. Tel: 01753 682010
17th Century Coaching inn located in an historic village situated in the heart of England's Thames Valley. Located within a few minutes from Royal Windsor and the river Thames. Real ales, quality wines and excellent home made cuisine.
Yew Tree Inn


Andover Road, Highclere, Berkshire RG20 9SE. Tel: 01635 253360
Bel & The Dragon

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High Street, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SQ. Tel: 01628 521263
The Bell & Dragon or 'Bel and the Dragon' is an excellent 14th Century wattle & daub inn serving a wonderful menu, excellent cask ales and good wines. Some prefer the inn before it was refurbished to form a few small rooms that open up into a large open plan dining area but the warm welcome and quality service can't be faulted. Gone are the copper topped tables, replaced by rustic timber ones - there still remains an Old English feel.
Bel & The Dragon

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Gas Works Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 3DH. Tel: 01189 515790
A converted former biscuit factory Bel & The Dragon is located a few minutes walk from the centre of Reading. There is also a floating boat, The Majestic Bel for waterside dining. Good food & wines.
Bel & The Dragon

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Thames Street, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PQ. Tel: 01753 866056
17th Century Grade II listed inn formerly the William IV with views of Windsor Castle at the top of the hill. With so much to see and do around Windsor you can expect it to be busy but Bel & the Dragon is a great place to stop for refreshment.
Bell Inn
3 Ambury Road, Aldworth, Berkshire RG8 9TL. Tel: 01635 578272
Country Inn located next to the local cricket pitch which has been in the same family for over two hundred years. Good reputation for ale and food.
Belvedere Arms

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London Road, Sunninghill, Berkshire SL5 7SB. Tel: 01344 870931
Lovely country inn in prime golfing country where the car park is divided by a stream flowing from Virginia Water. Top quality.
Bird In Hand

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Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Reading, Berkshire RG10 9UP. Tel: 01628 826622
Wonderful 14th Century Country Inn which claims to have links with King George III. The Bird in Hand has wood panelling, a huge open fireplace, and offers a range of hand pumped cask ales.
Black Boys Inn

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Henley Road, Hurley, Berkshire SL6 5NQ. Tel: 01628 824 212
16th century inn set on the outskirts of the Chiltern Valley. Located on the main A4130 but a short walk down the lane to the River Thames.
Bull Inn
High Street, Bisham, Berkshire SL7 1RR. Tel: 01628 484734
Excellent inn originally called the 'Papal Bull' but known now as the 'Bull at Bisham'. Dating back to 1250 when the Stonemason building the village church occupied the building, the Bull now serves superb food which has a strong French / continental bias. The service is excellent as is the wine list and beer quality. Located just a few yards from Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre.
Bunk Inn

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Curridge Village, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9DS. Tel: 01635 200400
Crab And Boar

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Wantage Road, Chieveley, Berkshire RG20 8UE. Tel: 01635 247550
18th Century Grade II listed inn serving excellent food and great local ales along with quality gins and excellent wines. Formerly the Blue Boar inn, the service at the Crab is spot on.
Crown Inn
High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AH. Tel: 01628 621936
Delightful 14th Century inn with very low beamed ceilings. It has a relaxed atmosphere with great open fires, friendly staff and good food. The large beer garden in the summer is always busy. Well kept ales and a fair choice of wines make the Crown one of the many good establishments around Bray worth visiting.
Dundas Arms

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, Kintbury, Berkshire RG17 9UT. Tel: 01488 658263
18th Centuary village pub set on the banks of the river Kennet and Kennet and Avon canal. Excellent food and Ales.
Elephant At The Market

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8 Market Place, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 5BD. Tel: 01635 231053
Town centre hotel formerly know as the Queens.
Fat Duck


High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AQ. Tel: 01628 580333
Fish At Bray

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Old Mill Lane, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2BG. Tel: 01628 781111
Superb restaurant specialising as the name suggests, in fresh fish delivered daily from Cornwall. The welcome and service is as good as it gets and the tables are very comfortably spaced. The beer quality is not as good as the pubs in the village but the food is outstanding and with a good wine list, the Fish is certainly worth a visit.
French Horn


, Sonning-On-Thames, Berkshire RG4 6TN. Tel: 0118 9692204
Hinds Head
High Street, Bray, Berkshire SL6 2AB. Tel: 01628 626151
Wonderful Tudor inn filled with panelling and beams, sturdy oak furniture and leather porter's chairs. Well kept ales are complimented with good food, good wines and friendly locals. The Hinds Head has a real homely feel and even the 'log effect' gas fires look almost like the real thing.
Monkey Island Hotel
Bray On Thames, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 2EE. Tel: 01628 623400
Monkey Island Hotel is as amazing as it's name suggests. Acquired by Charles Spencer in 1773 and boasting former Kings of England as customers, the hotel is a perfect venue for wedding parties. Situated on an island in the middle of the Thames, the only access is via a picturesque footbridge or by boat. Not a venue for real ale lovers but more of a destination for a relaxing stay accompanied by excellent food.
Pot Kiln

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Frilsham Yattendon, Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 0XX. Tel: 01635 201366
Secluded 18th Century pub serving good food and a range of real ales. Taken over by TV Chef Mike Robinson in 2005.
Red House
Marsh Benham, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8LY. Tel: 01635 582017
Attractive thatched inn serving excellent food with good ales, wines and a range of malt whiskies.
Royal Oak

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The Square, Yattendon, Berkshire RG18 0UF. Tel: 01635 201325
16th-century inn set in an immaculate little village only a few miles from the M4 motorway.The lovely homemade food has gained a good reputation.
St George & Dragon


High Street, Wargrave, Berkshire RG10 8HY. Tel: 0118 940 5021
Stag & Hounds

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1 Lee Lane, Pinkneys Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6NU. Tel: 01628 630268
Popular village local with an excellent selection of real ales. The Stag & Hounds is home to a team of Morris Dancers and hosts small craft exhibitions along with offering for sale the paintings displayed in the pub.
Swan Inn


Lower Green, Inkpen, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 9DX. Tel: 01488 668326
Thatched Tavern

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Cheapside Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7QG. Tel: 01344 620874
Although slated rather than thatched, this 16th Century half timbered, old beamed tavern, with its cosy bar and glowing fires serves traditional heart warming bar food and a substantial wine list. The 'Thatch' claims to have had Queen Victoria as a past customer which isn't surprising given it's close proximety to Windsor and its idylic location.
The Angel


Bath Road, Woolhampton, Berkshire RG7 5RT. Tel: 0118 971 3307
The Bull
High Street, Wargrave, Berkshire RG10 8DE. Tel: 0118 940 3120
Possibly the most haunted pub in Britain, this 400-year-old village inn, just three miles from Henley, has several resident ghosts, including a tall man wearing a large black hat and a long black cloak and a woman whose cries for her child have been known to awaken guests.
The Bull Inn
High Street, Sonning, Berkshire RG4 6UP. Tel: 0118 969 3901
The Elm Tree


Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire RG7 2AZ. Tel: 0118 988 3505
The Ferry


Sutton Road, Cookham, Berkshire SL6 9SN. Tel: 01628 525123
The Ostrich

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High Street, Colnbrook, Berkshire SL3 0JZ. Tel: 01753 682628
Dating from 1106
The Stag


Shop Lane, Leckhampstead, Berkshire RG20 8QG. Tel: 01488 638436
The Wee Waif


Old Bath Road, Charvil, Berkshire RG10 9RJ. Tel: 0 118 9440066
White Lion


Goring Heath, Crays Pond, Berkshire RG8 7SH. Tel: 01491 680471
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