There's plenty to do in the area, you could make a day of it and visit a local attraction before or after you come to see us.
Paintballing at Delta Force, Reading
Mapleudurham estate, near Reading
Tel: 0844 477 5115 | www.paintballgames.co.uk
Paintballing in the Mapledurham estate woodlands. Open 9.15am - 4.30pm.
From the Packhorse - about 3 miles to/from Delta Force Reading, an easy 10 minute drive after hours of pelting each other with paint.
The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH
Tel: 0118 9373400 | www.readingmuseum.org.uk
Victorian gothic museum with eleven gallaries displaying local and worldwide collections. Free admission. Open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 11am to 4pm.
From the Packhorse - about 3.6 miles to/from Reading Museum, around a 10 minute drive.
Lower Basildon, Reading, RG8 9NR
Tel: 0118 9843040 | www.nationaltrust.org.uk/basildon-park
18th century house surrounded by parkland, with family days. Open 10am to 5pm, although times vary throughout the year so please check their website in advance.
From the Packhorse - about 9 miles to/from Basildon Park, around a 20 minute drive.
The Beale Trust, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NW
Tel: 0844 8261761 | www.bealepark.co.uk
Small animal and adventure park on the banks of the river Thames. Open 10am to 6pm, although times vary throughout the year so please check their website in advance.
From the Packhorse - about 8.5 miles to/from Beale Park, a 15-20 minute drive.
Madejski Stadium Reading
Junction 11, M4, Reading, West Berkshire RG2 0FL
Tel: 0118 9681100 | www.readingfc.co.uk/club/visit-us
Home of Reading Football Club.
From the Packhorse - about 6 miles to/from Madejski Stadium Reading, around a 15 minute drive.
Wellington Country Park
Odiham Road, Riseley, Berkshire RG7 1SP
Tel: 01189 326444 | www.wellington-country-park.co.uk
Open 9.30am until 5.30pm, - though times vary throughout the year. 350 acres of parkland, childrens adventure play area, animal farm and crazy golf
From the Packhorse - about 11.6 miles to/from Wellington Country Park.
Mapledurham Estate, Mapledurham RG4 7TR
Tel: 0118 9723350 | www.mapledurham.co.uk/history
15th century house, grounds and watermill. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 5.30pm.
From the Packhorse - 2 miles to/from Mapledurham House, around a 5 or 10 minute drive.
Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA
Tel: 0118 960 6060 | www.readingarts.com/thehexagon
A well established multi purpose venue, in the heart of Reading. We have an exciting programme of events including Rock, Pop, Comedy, Drama, Classical Music and Dance.
From the Packhorse - about 2 miles to/from The Hexagon, around a 10 minute drive.
Next to Reading's railway station
Tranquil retreat near to Reading's town centre
From the Packhorse - about 4 miles to/from Forbury Gardens, around a 15 minute drive.
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Dogs of the well behaved and 'on-the leash' variety are welcome in the bar area.
If you are booking a table and bringing a dog please make us aware so we can assign a specific table for you.
If you are eating outside, it is a great help if you could make a note of your table number before ordering at the bar.
By the way, could you please keep tops on and shoes on at all times. This applies to blokes as well.
Children and minors
Whilst primarily an adult's environment, children are welcome in areas away from the bar, although the pub is not very suitable for babies and toddlers in the evenings. We have changing facilities and some high chairs available.
Prams and pushchairs
In our larger rooms we are able to accommodate prams and pushchairs, although some of the smaller areas are too constricted to allow us to do so. Please don't hesitate to ask if you need somewhere to store yours while you're with us.
We do take bookings, but we try to make sure that there is room for customers who are not able to book in advance, so if you have not made a reservation, it's not the end of the world. If there are no tables free we run a waiting list from behind the bar.
Please make bookings by calling or using our online bookings calendar link at the top of the page. Unfortunately we are not able to take bookings via email or facebook.
We don't reserve any of our outside tables so if you enjoy a little alfresco dining these are on a first come first served basis.
First off, life revolves around the bar, so that's where to head for drinks, menus and to find out where you're sitting if you've booked.
If a table isn't reserved you're welcome to sit at it and have a bite to eat or drink. If you can't find a table, ask and we'll try to find one for you.
Inside - someone will pop over and take your order. Outside - please find a table, note its number and then order at the bar when you're ready.
Sadly due to our operation we are not able to cater for very large parties or groups.
Stag Hall: 01491 680 338
Azalea House: 01491 576 407
Brackenhurst Guest House: 0118 966 7829
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