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Bar menu
Open all year

Just a stroll (dog walkers welcome) from the Kennet & Avon Canal, this trim thatched pub is tucked away in the verdant Kennet Valley. Indulge in a beer from the respected West Berkshire brewery whilst contemplating views from the sheltered beer garden, or sit beside the log fire, anticipating your choice from the kitchen overseen by experienced French chef-patron Laurent Lebeau. His essentially British menu might include grilled queen scallops with lime and garlic butter, followed by steak and kidney pudding line caught haddock with West Berkshire beer batter and chips. There’s a thoughtful gluten-free menu, as well. As for the wines, Laurent chooses well.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 12-9, Sun 12-8

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales: West Berkshire Good Old Boy & Mr Chubb's Lunchtime Bitter, Guinness, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall Harry Sparrow

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From Newbury A4 towards Hungerford. Pub signed. in approx 3m. Left onto unclassified road to Marsh Benham

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