The Winning Post

“Tranquil village pub popular with the racing fraternity” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

WINKFIELD, BERKSHIRE

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Our View

A short canter from Ascot and Windsor racecourses, this charming 18th-century pub has long been a favourite with the equine-inclined. The Winning Post is off the beaten track and surrounded by stunning Berkshire countryside but it’s also a convenient pit stop for Heathrow Airport.

The Winning Post
Winkfield Street, WINKFIELD, SL4 4SW
Phone : 01344 882242

Features

Children
  • Children welcome
Facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • 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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