The Fox at Peasemore
“Ever-successful village pub” - AA Inspector
Right opposite the village cricket ground, the imposing Fox draws in spectators with the promise of great microbrewery beers from the likes of West Berkshire Brewery and artisan local ciders from Tutts Clump. It's also a useful stop for ramblers exploring the rolling countryside that cossets this chic, well appointed, village inn. Outside tables skim lanes overlooking rich farmland; or choose a spot in the modern-rustic bar with its polished wooden floor, settles and log-burning stove to consider the confident menu of tried and tested pub classics and contemporary British dishes. Robust favourites include pie of the day or haddock and chips; the carte presents an eclectic choice. Anticipate garlic baked scallops with cheddar cheese to start, trumping this with mixed game and juniper berry pie; or whole roast poussin with chunky chips and marinated vine tomatoes. Round things off with a honeycomb Eton mess or a passion fruit crème brulée with chilli and pineapple salsa.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Open all year
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About The area
Berkshire essentially consists of two distinct parts. The western half is predominantly rural, with the Lambourn Downs spilling down to the River Lambourn and the Berkshire Downs to the majestic Thames. The eastern half of Berkshire may be more urban but here, too, there is the opportunity to get out and savour open spaces. Windsor Great Park and Maidenhead Thicket are prime examples. Threading their way through the county are two of the South’s prettiest rivers – the Lambourn and the Pang. Beyond the tranquil tow paths of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Greenham Common’s famous airbase has been transformed to delight walkers of all ages.
Reading and Newbury are the county’s major towns, and the River Kennet flows through them both. Reading is a vibrant, multicultural centre with great shopping and plenty of history. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading prison in the late 19th century, and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol about his experience. Newbury is probably best known for its race course, which opened in 1905, although the first recorded racing at Newbury was a century before that. Famous people born in the county include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winlset and Ricky Gervais.
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