What to do

Pangbourne itself rests on the banks of the River Thames, and Pangbourne Meadow is a great walk next to the river with stunning views of the wooded Chiltern Hills, great for a picnic in the summer (we can organise that for you).

Reading is only 4 miles from the hotel, with Pangbourne Train Station within walking distance, and London is just 40 minutes away by train.

Ascot, Newbury and Windsor Races

Ascot Racecourse is only a 30 minute drive away. Ascot is a national institution, steeped in history and an integral part of the British social calendar. Newbury and Windsor races are also within easy travelling distance.


The famous Windsor Castle, just 35 minutes away, is the largest occupied castle in the world. It houses treasure from the royal collection including paintings by Holbein, Rubens, Van Dyck and Lawrence.

Beale Park

Beale Park is a fantastic place to visit; with fun, adventure, animals, gardens, play and activites on the banks of the picturesque River Thames. A great day out for all ages near Pangbourne in Berkshire.

Basildon Park

This National Trust House, featured in the 2005 adaption of Pride and Prejudice, is a Palladian mansion with a collection of fine art, furniture and textiles, with grounds overlooking the Thames.


Henley, best known for its annual Royal Regatta, is a little further down the River Thames and is overlooked by a beautiful Chiltern wooded landscape. 

Mapledurham House and Watermill

Mapledurham House is the historic home of the Blount family and a superb Elizabethan mansion. The house contains a wealth of history and the watermill is the last remaining watermill on the River Thames and still grinds flour for sale in the gift shop.


The Mike Robinson Game & Wild Food Cookery School - Celebrity chef, Mike Robinson runs a series of courses to teach different aspects of game and wildbird cooking.

Cullinghood Riding School - Choose from just a two hour private lesson to a full day's hack including gourmet lunch and a swim in the outdoor pool!

Royal Berkshire Shooting School - Whether it's private tuition or a day out with clients and staff, the team of professional instructors provide the highest level of tuition to ensure you enjoy a memorable day out.

The Living Rainforest at Hampstead Norreys - Bringing together an array of animals including free ranging butterflies, lizards and birds, and with over 300 species of plants in order to recreate the amazing Amazon Rainforest.

Angling – Free fishing is available throughout the Borough of Reading - talk to the Reading Angling Centre (0118) 987 2216 for advice.

National Trails -  Reading is a natural starting point for both the Thames Path and Ridgeway National Trails. The Thames Path stretches 184 miles from the Cotswolds to Greenwich and offers fantastic picturesque walks around Reading. The Ridgeway is an ancient bridle way, offering challenging walks from Streatley.

  •  The Bull & Swan 
  •  The Master Builder's 
  •  The William Cecil