Ye Olde Red Lion

“Unpretentious cooking in timber-framed village pub” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

CHIEVELEY, BERKSHIRE

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Five miles north of Newbury racecourse and less than a mile from the M4, this traditional village inn was once the village blacksmith’s workshop. With comfortable en suite accommodation in the adjoining 15th-century house, this cosy pub serves a range of real ales, and meals in the restaurant make good use is made of local and seasonal produce in dishes like Cumberland sausage with mustard mash and onion gravy.

Ye Olde Red Lion
Green Lane, CHIEVELEY, RG20 8XB
Phone : 01635 248379

Features

Facilities
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
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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