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Friendly village pub

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

This picture-postcard thatched and timbered 16th-century village pub is not only pretty but also a cracking community local. Behind the bar, beers come from the likes of West Berkshire, and Loddon breweries, while a choice of wine comes from the very local Brightwell Vineyard. The pub holds a beer festival (with live music) for two days every summer. Hearty, traditional pub food is freshly prepared from local produce. Look to the chalkboard for the famous short-crust pastry pies of the day, or the main menu for things like lasagne, pork tenderloin with black pudding and caramelised apple, or vegetable chilli. Don’t miss the Sunday roast lunches.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11
  • Lunch: all week 12-2
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: West Berkshire Good Old Boy, Loddon Hoppit
  • Real ciders: Symonds Founders Reserve, Tutts Clump

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Summer (2 days – local beers and musicians)


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A4130 (Didcot to Wallingford road) follow Brightwell-cum-Sotwell signs. Pub in village centre

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