Pub Details

(01635) 578272
Opening Times
11 - 3, 6 - 11
12 - 3, 7 - 10.30
Mon and Mon bank hol evenings


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Licensee information

Licensee name
H E Macaulay
Free house

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Worth a Visit

Unspoilt and unchanging (in same family for over 250 years), simply furnished panelled rooms, beams in ochre ceiling, ancient one-handed clock, woodburner, glass-panelled hatch serving Arkells, West Berkshire and a monthly guest, Upton cider, nice house wines, maybe winter mulled wine, good value rolls, ploughman's and winter soup, traditional pub games, no mobile phones or credit cards; can get busy weekends; well behaved children and dogs welcome, seats in quiet, cottagey garden by village cricket ground, animals in paddock behind pub, maybe Christmas mummers and summer morris, closed Mon (open lunchtime bank holidays)


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Rating: 3/5 (910 votes cast)

Reader Comments

Fab food and drinks. Well worth a visit. We went there today 24/5/14 as we are walking the ridgeway for charity pet cancer and wildlife.the landlady(heather)was fabulous and donated to our funds. THANK YOU.EXTREMLY kind of you.made very welcome and allowed dogs. Will come back. Mandy,Mel,Cindy&caroline.(and 5 dogs)

The best pub in the world. Full stop.

What a wonderful find! A trip down memory lane to (if truth be told) a little before I was born....I am not sure that every pub should be like this one but I am so glad that places like this have survived. You can't copy or recreate this feel even if some of the big boys try. Didn't have time to eat but the beer was great and will be back.

An outstanding pub which attracts walkers, bikers, parents with young children and dogs. Gets very crowded but no one seems to mind and one is welcomed in to share a table if necessary. Garden is well kept and always clean. Great beer and fresh rolls with pate, cheese or soup.

Just one of the best places on the planet. Great beer, excellent straight-forward food (with mercifully little choice) and a garden in which to enjoy it all. It also strangely seems to be able to expand to cope with the crowds even on the most sunny summer Sunday.

Fabulous place.

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