19 Berks & Bucks Waterside Pubs and Restaurants Open From This Month
PUBLISHED: 12:33 08 July 2020 | UPDATED: 16:58 08 July 2020
Super Saturday saw the re-opening of pubs and restaurants across the UK - here are some of our favourites to visit.
The Waterside Inn, Bray
Availability is extremely limited for this three-star Michelin restaurant with rooms, but the wait is worth it. Nestling in a quiet spot on the banks of the Thames in Bray, The Waterside Inn is run by Alain Roux and serves exquisite French cuisine.
Coworth Park, Ascot
Summer wouldn’t be the same without a trip to Coworth Park. Enjoy fine dining or a picnic in the grounds, where you’ll discover The Barn with an outdoor terrace next to the tranquil lake and charming bridge.
The Swan, Pangbourne
Back open and taking bookings, The Swan is perfect for lazy summer days soaking up the sun as they have a lovely terrace overlooking the River Thames.
Coppa Club in Streatley
Nestled on the river, and housed in the Swan at Streatley, Coppa Club have thrown back open their doors. Eat or drink in the open air on the riverside terrace, or find a cosy corner to while away a few hours. Enjoy an all-day menu or their ‘to go’ takeaway service.
Oakley Court, Windsor
The Terrace restaurant is now open but you need to pre-book. Sit out on the beautiful decking area and take in the riverside views. Their new Riverside Bar is also open and serving drinks only, and the great news is there’s no need to book for this.
Roux at Skindles, Maidenhead
Situated in a lovely spot next to Maidenhead Bridge on the River Thames, Roux at Skindles - brought to you by Michel and Alain Roux, if you hadn’t guessed - is a waterside idyll, whether you’re eating in the brasserie or sipping a Martini in the cocktail bar.
The Boathouse at Boulter’s Lock, Maidenhead
Situated on an island in the Thames in Maidenhead, this place is the stuff of dreams. Sip a cocktail on the terrace and watch the boats sail by. Diners are encouraged to book in advance and social distancing between eatery and bar tables has been put in place, plus there’s a new takeaway menu that has some delicious dishes.
Monkey Island Estate, Bray
YTL Hotels’ Monkey Island Estate is hoping to open its doors to guests again on 31 July. This stunning island setting near Bray is the perfect place for drinks or food on the river. If you like a little luxury, you’ll love this.
The Dundas Arms, Kintbury
This riverside retreat is open and operating a reservation-only policy. Nestled between the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Canal, you’ll enjoy the huge beer garden on a hot summer’s day.
Cliveden House Hotel, Taplow
Cliveden House, with its lofty position above the River Thames, has just launched “The Iconic Picnic at Cliveden” available until 17 August. They have transformed the Astor Grill courtyard at Cliveden House into a retro suntrap for foodies with a vintage Veuve Clicquot airstream. Stop off while exploring the National Trust grounds. The Iconic Picnic consists of fluffy scones (and all the trimmings), fish and chips and burgers.
Stoke Park, Buckinghamshire
We’re delighted Stoke Park is back open, with beautiful views over the lake, so pop into The Mansion for dining, afternoon teas and a spot of golf.
GOGOS Waterfront Restaurant, WINDSOR
This waterfront restaurant offers breathtaking views of Windsor Racecourse and Windsor Marina from the decks and serves fresh food with African flair.
The French Horn, Sonning
I think we all deserve a little luxury right now. The French Horn in Sonning sits on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames and is now open for bookings. For a special treat, make a reservation today.
The Bel & the Dragon, Reading
Located in a former biscuit factory, on the waterfront of the Kennet and Avon Canal, this is the place to head to on a sunny day. The boardwalk provides an ideal waterside setting, but please call ahead to book.
St George and the Dragon, Wargrave
St George and the Dragon is now open and taking bookings for parties of six. With its very own courtyard and garden, and located on the banks of the River Thames, pubs don’t get much better than this.
The Bounty, Cookham
One of our favourites, The Bounty is located on Cockmarsh between Cookham and Bourne End. As it’s on an island you have to walk or boat there – all part of the fun – and they have a new outdoor bar and large beer garden.
The George, Earley
The George is open and asks that you book before you visit. This pub used to be the toll house, but now you can sit out on terrace and enjoy views of the River Loddon.
The Waterside, Woodley
Backing on to South Lake, The Waterside’s pub garden is perfect for relaxing on a summer evening or for a lazy lunch.
The Ferry, Cookham
Boasting an attractive outdoor space on the river in the lovely village of Cookham, The Ferry is the perfect place to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining whilst soaking up the sunshine.