When Are Our Pubs Reopening?

Pubs Reopening Around West Berkshire – dates given below….

Restaurants and pubs will be allowed to serve customers outdoors from 12 April – but customers must order, eat and drink while seated at a table.

However, restrictions have changed since pubs were last open, and people won’t need to order a substantial meal with alcoholic drinks – and there’ll be no 22:00 curfew.

Customers must also follow either the rule of six, or be in a group of any size as long as there are no more than two households present.

When people are not seated – for example, when they’re being shown to a table or going to the toilet – customers must wear face masks, follow one-way systems and observe social distancing.

Also below is a glimpse of the food and a spotlight on the Queens Arms, East Garston- following it’s recent refurbishment. …….
Spotlight on The Queen’s Arms, East Garston

The Queens has had a major refurb of the bar, restaurant, covered area and garden. They have also created a new smoking area plus outside seating for the car park rooms. They have also transformed the Lodge – now a stunning venue for any private parties or business events. They have also changed their menus – bar food is available all day and they  have a sensational restaurant menu.

The Restaurant 

“The Food is second to none – so delicious, fresh and tasty….will definitely be back” 

On arrival at The Queens Arms you will discover a large friendly bar with log fire that leads into our dining room, capable of seating intimate tables of 2 to a large party of 40. Leading out through the French doors are the covered terrace, a south facing patio and a large enclosed garden – all ideal for alfresco dining. Children and dogs welcome.


Served from 6.30pm with last orders at 9pm but can be flexible with advanced warning. An extensive menu that is varied and seasonal and where possible, uses local produce.  Being Fish Friday, the evenings are always popular so please remember to book ahead. The kitchen is closed on Sunday evenings but can be open with advanced warning.


Served in the bar from 7.30 although if required earlier, not a problem. Choose from a selection of continental pastries, fresh fruit and organic cereals. Create your own cooked breakfast or enjoy the traditional Queens English breakfast. All served with tea/coffee and a choice of fresh juices.

Your Lodge is just the perfect venue and your service was second to none – not surprisingly our guests loved our party. Thank you! Alice Walker

The Queens Lodge

The Queens Lodge features a beautiful, large room with a high oak beamed ceiling, permanent bar and a glorious open fire. The adjoining south facing gardens and patio area are private, secluded and enclosed with plenty of space to erect marquees. The Lodge is located directly opposite The Queens Arms with ample parking and use of all the 12 en-suite rooms.

The MOST comfortable bed EVER!!! Dani, Bookings.com

The Queens Arms features 12 bespoke bedrooms, all of which have been thoughtfully and individually designed in a traditional country inn style with added contemporary touches: seriously comfortable beds with crisp bed linen, feather pillows and duvets, flat screen TVs, hairdryers, telephones, super-fast broadband and organic REN toiletries.

All rates are based on a per room, per night basis inclusive of VAT and choice of continental or full English breakfast.

Pubs Reopening

Information from CAMRA

These are the dates we are aware of for pubs in the West Berkshire CAMRA branch area + a few on the North Hampshire border (at end of list). N.B. Some of the May dates will be brought forward. Updates to pubsofficer@westberkscamra.org.uk please. Last updated 6th April.

Butt InnAldermaston12th April
Hind’s HeadAldermaston17th May
Bell InnAldworth12th April
Four PointsAldworth 
BlackbirdBagnor12th April
Six BellsBeenham12th April
Bell at BoxfordBoxford 
Queen’s HeadBradfield Southend30th April
Three HorseshoesBrimptonNot – for let/sale
IbexChaddleworth12th April
BladeboneChapel Row12th April
Ye Olde Red LionChieveley12th April
Castle InnCold Ash12th April
Spotted DogCold Ash 
FoinavonCompton12th April
Traveller’s FriendCrookham Common 
Bunk InnCurridge17th May
CastleDonnington12th April
Fox & HoundsDonnington15th April
Hartley ArmsDonnington12th April
Queen’s ArmsEast Garston12th April
Crown & HornsEast Ilsley12th April
SwanEast Ilsley17th May
PloughEastbury19th May
Craven ArmsEnborne12th April
Pot KilnFrilsham16th April
Great SheffordGreat Shefford12th April
Halfway InnHalfway17th May
White HartHampstead Norreys 
White Hart InnHamstead Marshall12th April
Fox InnHermitage12th April
White HorseHermitage12th April
John O’GauntHungerford12th April
Bear HotelHungerford17th May
Borough ArmsHungerford12th April
DowngateHungerford12th April
PlumeHungerford12th April
Railway TavernHungerford12th April
Three Swans HotelHungerford17th May
Tally Ho!Hungerford Newtown 
Crown & GarterInkpen12th April
Blue BallKintbury 
Dundas ArmsKintbury12th April
Valentines TavernLambourn 
Wheelwright ArmsLambourn 
Red HouseMarsh Benham12th April
Berkshire ArmsMidgham17th May
Coach & HorsesMidgham13th April
Bacon ArmsNewbury12th April
Bowler’s ArmsNewbury17th May
Catherine WheelNewbury17th May
Cobrizo LoungeNewbury17th May
Cock InnNewbury 
Coopers ArmsNewbury 
Cow & CaskNewbury12th April
Cross KeysNewbury 
Document HouseNewbury17th May
DolphinNewbury12th April
Elephant at the MarketNewbury28th April
GlobeNewburyLate May
GunNewbury12th April
Hare & HoundsNewbury 
Hatchet InnNewbury12th April
King Charles TavernNewbury 
LionNewbury17th May
Lock, Stock & BarrelNewbury14th April
Nag’s HeadNewbury 
Old London ApprenticeNewbury12th April
Old Waggon & HorsesNewbury12th April
Oxford Street Kitchen & BarNewbury17th May
Plough on the GreenNewbury12th April
Red HouseNewbury12th April
Slug & LettuceNewbury12th April
Spare WheelNewbury14th April
Starting GateNewbury 
Toby CarveryNewbury 
Two WatermillsNewbury17th May
WalkaboutNewbury17th May
Crab & BoarNorth Heath17th May
Fox at PeasemorePeasemore12th April
Pheasant InnShefford Woodlands12th April
Bull InnStanford Dingley12th April
Old Boot InnStanford Dingley12th April
Wheatsheaf InnThatcham 
Kings HeadThatcham12th April
MillThatcham13th April
SwanThatcham12th April
Taste of EnglandThatcham12th April
White HartThatcham 
Old ChequersThatcham 
Cottage InnUpper Bucklebury 
WoodpeckerWash Water12th April
HarrowWest Ilsley 
Five BellsWickham12th April
WoodspeenWoodspeen12th April
AngelWoolhampton12th April
RowbargeWoolhampton12th April
Taproom West Berks BreweryYattendon12th April
Royal OakYattendon12th April
Pubs on Hampshire border(N. Hants. CAMRA) 
Swan InnNewtown23rd April
Rampant CatBroad Layings12th April
Furze BushBall Hill12th April
Red HouseHighclere 
Carpenters ArmsBurghclere12th April
Royal OakEchinswell

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