A Message from our Pubs

The Fox, Peasmore


Hi all

Here we are in Tier 4…So what next?

We have had a couple of requests, asking if we can do Fresh meat orders from our brilliant butcher, that you could collect from the pub in time for Christmas?

The answer is YES we can. We could also look at doing fresh vegetable orders from our Veg supplier and possibly also some fresh fish from our fish supplier.

So the question is… would you be interested in this service, that would save you venturing out and save you some time, whilst getting you some quality meat to enjoy over Christmas and also helping your pub, The Fox at Peasemore, keep putting a little money in to our barren till.

If you are interested, please comment of here and we will get a product and price list to you by noon on Monday.

If you then wanted to order, we would need your order by 5pm on Tuesday.

Your meat would then be ready for collection, from the Pop-Up shop on Wednesday Evening (23rd) or during the Day on Christmas Eve (24th)

Thanks for reading & stay Safe

Phil & Lauren

The Five Bells, Wickham

Why not take the stress out of your Christmas dinner!!

All meats come ready to roast and thats all you’ll need to do as all of our garnishes and veg come precooked ready to reheat. Select your own combination to make it a truly special day

comes with full instructions so all you need to worry about is what to have to drink!!

Collections will be from the 22nd – 24th of December 12pm-6pm (orders by the 6th of December)

Orders will be taken via email only and credit /debit card payments will be then be processed over the phone the before collection so please provide your telephone number when ordering.

Email hello@fivebellswickham.co.uk with your order.

They also do a Take Away Service

The Blue Ball, Kintbury

From 6pm Saturday 19th we will be offering a pizza takeaway service only. Please call with your order on 01488 608126.

Stay safe everyone

Spotted Dog, Thatcham

We’d like to say a big thank you to all those that came out and supported the pub over the last few weeks, you have made a big difference. We promise we’ll be here when we come out the other side of this virus. We wish you the best Christmas & New Year you can have. Stay safe.

The Vineyard, Stockcross

Sadly, as Berkshire is now in Tier 4 we will be closed from Saturday 19th December until further notice.

Enjoy a taste of The Vineyard during lockdown with our sumptuous festive afternoon tea… at home.

Classic scones, homemade sweet treats and delicious finger sandwiches, priced at just £38 for two.

Pre order before noon a day in advance, then collect between 11am and 2pm on Saturday 19th or Sunday 20th December and also Christmas Eve.  Teas are limited!  So to receive yours email guestservices@the-vineyard.co.uk or call us on 01635 528770

The Old Boot Inn Stanford Dingley

We are devastated to announce that we are forced to close again tomorrow evening until the Tier review on the 28th of December. We are unfortunately not able to honour any bookings from this Saturday.

To everybody that has supported us over the stop start last few months, your friendship, custom and support is massively appreciated

Merry Xmas to all our wonderful customers , we will hopefully see you soon

Andre, Bex, Isti and all the staff at The Old Boot Inn

John O’ Gaunt, Hungerford

Sadly we are currently closed under tier 3 regulations. Our takeaway menu is uploaded daily on our Facebook page and on here

Collection or delivery

01488 683535 from 12pm to order.


Crab & Boar, Chieveley   

Well, that’s a wrap for us this year. Thank you to everyone who’s joined us in 2020, your ongoing support is so appreciated. We wish you a wonderful Christmas & New Year, we’ll keep in touch over the coming weeks…

See you soon

The Eastbury Plough

This is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for us all in the hospitality business & today’s announcement has as you can imagine hit us all hard at the Plough again. We love what we do & as you can imagine hating the fact we have to close our doors again tomorrow evening. Takeaways will be in full swing as they have been since March, Wednesdays to Sundays with a few specials for Xmas eve & New year’s eve for you all to enjoy. Keep an eye on the website & our Facebook page for Menus. Stay safe everybody & we look forward to seeing all you amazing people soon xx


The Queens Arms East Garston

Another big blow to be closing once more!

The Swan @ Pangbourne

We are utterly heartbroken that we are being forced to be closing down again.

A Christmas without our lovely guests is very hard to swallow & we want to thank our wonderful guests for their constant support.

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!

We all look forward to welcoming you all in the New Year

The Swan at Streatley

From Sun 20th Berkshire moves into T4, meaning we must close our doors. We’re hoping that the measures have the desired effect & we can welcome you back again soon. If you have a December booking, our team will be in touch shortly.

This closure affects the whole Swan at Streatley site including @coppaclub @gymatstreatley @bodysetuk @graceandgravitystudio

Christmas is a magical time at the hotel and usually we’d be packed with parties, laughter & the clinking of glasses. We’re sad to be closing at such a special time and we’ll miss you but we’ll be back for more fun & good times in 2021.

Honesty Group

We wanted to confirm the following. All of our cafes based in Berkshire will be closed as of today –

Honesty at The Base

Honesty at Herongate

Honesty Hungerford coffee shop

Bucklebury Farm & Deer Safari Park

Honesty Inkpen

& the cafe

Saddleback Farm Shop

However although the cafe may be closed

Saddleback Farm Shop

will remain open as normal. So do pop along to shop all things Christmas.

Our cafes based in Hampshire –

Honesty Kingsclere

Honesty Overton

Honesty at Basingstoke Garden Centre

will remain open to all until Christmas Eve.Both pubs

Crown & Garter


The Hartley Arms

will close as of tonight.

However, the Cookery School will remain open and courses will resume come the New Year.

The Government’s decision to place Berkshire into Tier 3 took us by surprise. Although some of our sites are located in Tier 2 it is becoming increasingly difficult to run a hospitality business during this pandemic, going in and out of lockdown and being unable to plan ahead for any sustained period of time. I don’t envy the Government. I appreciate that these are tough decisions to make and the infection rates are certainly a large cause for concern but reality has bitten for Honesty. We have decided to take the very difficult decision to temporarily close all of our sites, except the Honesty Cookery School, until there is some glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. We fervently hope that this will be in the early part of next year but we cannot say at this stage.

We will be placing the majority of our workforce onto furlough for the next few weeks/months. Since September the majority of our workforce have not been furloughed but I now see no alternative. We could open for takeaway only but January and February are challenging months for hospitality at the best of times and we are now in the very worst of times. Takeaway revenue would not cover the wages of the staff who would have to come off furlough. We will use the time that we are closed industriously, training staff where we are able, developing new products and planning for a spring reopening, when we hope that we can come back with renewed vigour and hope for a brighter future. Whilst the Government insists that hospitality is being helped by furlough, which it undoubtedly is, this statement hides the fact that we are still having to pay our rents, and national insurance and pension contributions for all of our staff, so none of these choices are easy ones to make. I also take issue with the Government that some businesses will have to close permanently, because they are not viable. No hospitality business would be viable in this climate and there is undoubtedly a future for hospitality as people will always want a place to eat and meet outside of their homes. It pains me to close our doors as I know that many of our loyal customers will miss their coffee and our Honesty products. I know I will, but I see no alternative at the present time.

We will be back. We have lots of exciting plans for 2021. Thank you all for your custom and support during 2020. Have a happy Christmas and here is to a good new year. Romilla

The Woodspeen, Newbury

Following the latest government announcement, The Woodspeen Restaurant and Cookery School will close from 11pm on December the 18th for at least 14 days.

The safety of our team and guests is always our number one priority and therefore we will not be offering any takeaway or deliveries.

We will keep working with Public Health England to ensure we make your return visit safe and comfortable and we will continually update you on any new policies and procedures as a result of this, by social media and newsletters.

We are only able to assist your enquiries by emails sent to hello@thewoodspeen.com at this time.

May we also take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support over recent months. We cannot wait to welcome you back to The Woodspeen.

Merry Christmas and stay safe.

The Fabulous-Woodspeen-Team

The Pheasant, Shefford Woodlands

Due to Tier 3 restrictions we’re now closed but we would like to say a huge thank you and a very happy Christmas to our wonderful guests, team and suppliers who have given us the most incredible support this year. We hope to be back on Thursday 21st January, see you all in the New Year!

Update from the Royal Oak, Yattendon 

We are sadly closing our doors (again!) and until further notice, from Saturday 19th December. We are devastated that we can’t spend Christmas with you all, but hope you have a very merry one.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021 – here’s to a better year!

Rob and all at The Royal Oak

The Great Shefford

You can still enjoy our Christmas dinner from the comfort of your own home! We are offering our Christmas menu on Christmas eve and Christmas day. Pre order is essential. Last entry for pre-order is on the 23rd December.

Contents of the Christmas takeaway box includes:

– canapés

– starter

– main

– dessert

– petit fours

– Christmas crackers

– a choice of either a red wine, white wine or prosecco

– cooking instruction cards

We will be offering our Christmas takeaway box for £49.95 per person. Already cooked so you do not have to worry about cooking a Christmas meal, instruction cards included so you can re-heat in the oven and enjoy a lovely Christmas dinner.

Merry Christmas from everyone at The Great Shefford

Our takeaway is back! Our takeaway times are Thursday – Saturday 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Sunday from 12pm – 3pm.

We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

The Hinds Head Aldermaston

We are sorry to say that, due to the Very High Alert regulations, we are once again forced to temporarily close. We do not know how exactly how long we will remain in this tier, so please watch this space for updates.

Whatever happens, we will be ready, waiting and excited to see you when the time comes.

We wish all of our customers, and their families, good health in these difficult times and we hope to see you soon

Thank you all for the most amazing send off… we will be back! Have the most amazing Christmas and New Year and keep sharing our posts as we will be announcing take-away dates and other Kool stuff for our return xxx Big Love to you all, Richie x

The Butt Inn Aldermaston

Once again, our doors are closed. We wish all our customers a Happy Christmas and New Year. See you all in 2021.

The Bunk Inn, Curridge

In light of the government’s announcement, our pub will be closed from the 19th December 2020. As always, we thank you for your continued support and wish you good health and spirits during these coming weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon and wish you a Happy & Safe Christmas

The Team at the Bunk Inn


Over the coming weeks you can also enjoy Take- Aways from Elianes of Hungerford

The Funky Noodle

They have a Take Away Service until Christmas.

The Coppa Club, Streatley


We’re devastated that after a few weeks of being open again, we’ll be closed from 11pm on the 18th of December following the latest tier 3 announcement.

Our reservations team are working hard to contact everyone that has a restaurant booking during December. All restaurant reservations from the 1st to the 31st of January will remain in place until further announcements are made by the government. We are currently experiencing a high volume of calls and emails so please be patient with us while we work through this. We will endeavour to contact everyone as quickly as possible so keep an eye on your emails.

Thank you for understanding and we appreciate your continued support.

From all of us at Coppa, we wish you a Merry Christmas and hope to see you all soon.

The Bull, Theale

UPDATE 20th December 2020!!  Due to West Berkshire being placed in Tier Four restrictions we are currently closed under the Government Tier laws.  The next review of the Tier is on 30th December 2020.  Once this is announced we can plan to reopen.
Thank you for all your support during this time.

 The world of the pub has changed and although we still want to create a fun and social environment we have a duty to keep you our wonderful customers and amazing team safe.

We are currently operating under Tier Four restrictions which means that all hospitality has to close.

The Rampant Cat, Newbury

Martyn and Caroline welcome you to The Rampant Cat Takeaway’s. 
Our takeaways are still running the 23rd – 27th this week,  
Removing the stress of cooking for everyone and letting you have that precious family time you all need. 
Phone lines are open for orders Tuesday onwards all week but specifically manned between 12noon – 2pm. You can also contact us via Facebook messenger.

The Redhouse, Highclere

Take Away menu available


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