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10 pretty Berkshire villages you need to visit

PUBLISHED: 11:53 28 November 2017

Kintbury vicarage by Gillie Rhodes ( via

Kintbury vicarage by Gillie Rhodes ( via


Stunning, picturesque and beautiful are all words used constantly to describe the villages of Berkshire - and rightfully so. Why not take a visit and enjoy one of the fantastic pubs or restaurants on offer...


Otherwise known as Sonning-on-Thames, the East Berkshire village has a lot to shout about with a nice selection of places to eat and drink including The Bull Inn on the High Street and Coppa Club by the bridge. Not to mention the fact George and Amal Clooney bought a house there.


Just up the road from Sonning is Hurley, a rural civil parish north west of Maidenhead. Located on Honey Lane you’ll find classic dishes such as ham, egg and chips at the Dew Drop Inn. On the High Street is the ever popular Rising Sun.


Tucked away in the north-eastern corner of Berkshire is the wonderful village of Cookham. If you’re looking for a tasty meal out then be sure to consider The White Oak and the Bel and the Dragon on the High Street. Artist Stanley Spencer was born in the village and spent much of his life there.


To the south of Cookham lies Bray, a village that famously contains two three-Michelin-starred restaurants - Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck and Michel and Albert Roux’s Waterside Inn.

Littlewick Green

South of Hurley, which we mentioned earlier, you’ll find Littlewick Green where none other than Ivor Novello used to reside. Set around the village green are a number of classic amenities including the outstanding Cricketers pub.


Right on the Berks/Bucks border is the quaint little village of Bisham where the England football team once featured in an advert. For a meal out, try The Bull Inn. 


Heading to the west of the county now, all the way to Kintbury, located between Newbury and Hungerford. The Dundas Arms lies next to the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Stanford Dingley

To the centre of our county now and a visit to Stanford Dingley. As you can tell from the photo, we shouldn’t need to explain why this beautiful village has made the list! Fancy a drink or two with some friends and family? Try The Bull Inn.


The original village of Bucklebury lies on the banks of the River Pang with Bucklebury Common to the south. Head east and you’ll find Chapel Row which contains a nice little pub by the name of The Blade Bone Inn.


Last but by no means least is the wonderful little village of Eastbury, just by the River Lambourn. You’ll find lots of local produce in use at The Plough Inn including Berkshire game and beef, and the best the surrounding counties have to offer. Also, let us know if you hear of another village that holds a duck race!

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