The Bunk Inn

“Village tavern just outside Newbury” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

THATCHAM, BERKSHIRE

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Our View

One of the oldest buildings in the village, this inn is owned by the Upham Group so you’ll find their beers at the bar. The snug remains a comfy focus for chatter or contemplation, and there’s also an airy restaurant with eye-catching decor, or a heated patio. The chefs work with local suppliers to create dishes like Thai crab bonbons with curried crème fraiche; or twice baked poacher cheese soufflé, apple, walnut and pomegranate salad. Main courses could be seared cumin duck breast; chalk stream trout; pan roasted corn-fed chicken supreme with crispy egg and pressed pancetta velouté; or gorgonzola risotto with maple figs and ricotta. The charcuterie sharing platter (salami, chorizo, Parma ham, pistachio ham hock, toasted artisan bread, chutney and antipasti) is always a popular choice.

The Bunk Inn
Curridge,THATCHAM,RG18 9DS
Phone : 01635 200400

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Berkshire

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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