Contact & Info

The Packhorse
Woodcote Road
Chazey Heath

Tel: 0118 972 2140

Email: [email protected]


Get directions to The Packhorse

Local Attractions

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 |

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.

Reading Museum

The Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH

Tel: 0118 9373400 |

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.

Basildon Park

Lower Basildon, Reading, RG8 9NR

Tel: 0118 9843040 |

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.

Beale Park

The Beale Trust, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire RG8 9NW

Tel: 0844 8261761 |

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 |

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 |

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 House

Mapledurham Estate, Mapledurham RG4 7TR

Tel: 0118 9723350 |

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.

The Hexagon

Queens Walk, Reading, RG1 7UA

Tel: 0118 960 6060 |

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.

Forbury Gardens

Next to Reading's railway station

Forbury Gardens website

Tranquil retreat near to Reading's town centre

From the Packhorse - about 4 miles to/from Forbury Gardens, around a 15 minute drive.

Opening times

DayOpenDaily menu
Monday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Tuesday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Wednesday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Thursday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Friday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Sunday11:30am - 10:30pm12noon - 9pm


Dogs of the well behaved and 'on-the leash' variety are welcome in the bar area - we please ask for dogs to remain on the floor and not on the furniture.

If you are booking a table and bringing a dog please make us aware so we can assign a specific table for you.

The gardens

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.

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.

Food ordering:

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.


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Meal Tickets

A Meal Ticket is received for each main course or light bite purchased at full price. Six tickets can then be exchanged to claim up to £12 off the price of your chosen main meal or light bite from Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, set menus, ticketed events and click and collect). For full terms and conditions, please click here.