Things to do in Berkshire

Things to see, do and discover - on our doorstep

Get Out and Explore

West Berkshire is an area of exceptional beauty steeped in history. One of the best ways to explore this jewel in the British crown is on foot. Particularly well connected by footpaths West Berkshire and the Newbury offer some fantastic areas of interest to explore whilst topping up your vitamin D levels and getting some …

West Berkshire Brewery

If you’ve wondered how West Berkshire Brewery create their award-winning collection of beers, this tour will give you the chance to see behind the scenes of the brewing process. Your ticket will give you an in-depth guided tour, two free pints and a 20% voucher for the gift shop. Cheers to that!

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bombay Sapphire host a selection of exciting gin experiences at their historic distillery in rural Hampshire. Whether it’s a guided tour, a self-discovery walk through or cocktail masterclass, you’re sure to find the perfect tonic to keep your gin cravings at bay.

Vineyard Tours

Alder Ridge – 15mins. Located on the borders of West Berkshire between Hungerford and Marlborough, Alder Ridge Vineyard makes a perfect excursion for guests of the hotel to experience a working winery and discover the wine making process. Of course, there’ll also be some tasting involved! Tours run May – September and can be booked …

Highclere Castle

Famed the world over as the filming location of period drama, Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle is one of England’s most beautiful Victorian Castles, set amidst 1,000 acres of spectacular parkland. The Carnarvon family has lived at Highclere since 1679, and the current Castle stands on the site of an earlier house, which in turn was …

Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse is over 100 years old and combines heritage with everything a modern sporting and events venue can offer. Not only does it play host to a range of spectacular races throughout the year, but also doubles as a concert venue which has attracted some of the biggest stars in the music industry, including …

Cobbs Farm Shop

Cobbs Farm Shop is a beautiful Hungerford-based farm shop that specialise in putting fresh, seasonal produce on their shelves, often within minutes of it being picked! A perfect spot of shopping for lovers of quality food and ingredients.

Hungerford Antiquing

Hungerford is renowned for its selection of antique shops and specialists, which attracts visitors from all over every day. Who knows what treasures you’ll return with after a trip to this historic market town?

Oxford – University City

The historic city of Oxford is famous for its captivating ‘dreaming spires’ skyline, stunning architecture and of course, for being home to one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. It has also acted as a filming location for blockbuster movies such as Harry Potter and popular TV shows like Inspector Morse …