The Berkshire Arms
Situated in a beautiful 18th-century farmhouse, this charming hotel is packed with original character. Dark wood panelling and exposed beams are lit by crackling fireplaces, and summer brings life to the leafy garden, creating a perfect spot for al fresco dining. The Berkshire Arms’ inspired menu makes the most of seasonal produce and local ingredients, boasting a range of British classics that are bound to please all palates. Pub favourites such as hand-battered cod sit alongside creative dishes like sea bass with seared scallops. A dedicated children’s menu caters for smaller, fussier mouths, so all the family can join in the feast. The restaurant also makes use of excellent local transport links, sitting just fifteen minutes from the M4 and a mere mile from Thatcham train station. A number of adjoining hotel rooms have been added in the space of the farmhouse, making this the ideal base for an exploration of Berkshire’s delights.