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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

At the heart of the lovely Lambourn Valley, close to Newbury Racecourse, this mock-Tudor country pub boasts a period main bar in the part of the building dating back to the 17th century, and the very occasional visit from Mr Merritt, the resident ghost. Alfresco dining in flower-laden heated terraces offers hog roasts and barbecues and there’s a good range of local ales, and also Stowford Press cider on draught; all 60 wines on the list are available by the glass. Feast on seafood specials (whole lobster available if the season’s right); tiger prawn linguine; duck egg, black pudding and hollandaise; and mushroom risotto.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Fri 12-2.30, Sat-Sun 12-6.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 7-9.30, Sat-Sun 12-6.30, (Pizza all wk 2.30-10.30)

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: West Berkshire Good Old Boy & Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press, Lilley's Apples & Pears

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M4 junct 14, A338 towards Wantage. Right onto B4000 to x-roads, signed Boxford. Or from A34 junct 13 towards Hungerford, right at rdbt onto B4000. At x-roads right to Boxford. Pub signed

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