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); mixed seafood salad; chicken schnitzel; and tomato and mozzarella gnocchi.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Friday 12–2.30, Saturday to Sunday 12–6.30
Dinner: Monday to Friday 7–9.30, Saturday to Sunday 12–6.30, (Pizza all week 2.30–10.30)
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M4 junction 14, A338 towards Wantage. Right onto B4000 to crossroads, signed Boxford. Or from A34 junction 13 towards Hungerford, right at roundabout onto B4000. At crossroads right to Boxford. Pub signed.