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.


Keeping everyone safe amidst the Coronavirus pandemic

We have put some changes in place in order to keep everyone as safe as possible and so have moved our information section into a new page.

Click here for details of the changes we've made

Opening times

We can now welcome those from 2 households or groups of up to 6 people from mixed households (including children), to enjoy some alfresco eating and drinking. We do have outside areas that can be booked online between April 12th and May 17th or alternatively, we are keeping some tables aside should you just want to pop down and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat without a booking.

Whilst we are obviously all keeping everything crossed for good weather, it’s best to come prepared for every eventuality, so wrap up warm, bring a blanket and perhaps even an umbrella, just in case. If the heavens do open, we’re really sorry but we won’t be able to allow you to shelter inside the pub.

DayOpenFood served
Monday12noon - 9pm12noon - 8pm
Tuesday12noon - 9pm12noon - 8pm
Wednesday12noon - 9pm12noon - 8pm
Thursday12noon - 9pm12noon - 8pm
Friday12noon - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm12noon - 9pm
Sunday12noon - 9pm12noon - 8pm

Meal Tickets

We’re having a little hiatus on redeeming meal tickets just whilst we’re trading outside – as soon as we are open inside the pub, we’ll be back to normal, redeeming them again. We hope you understand.

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

Expiry date extension: As it was not possible to redeem Meal Tickets throughout a lot of 2020, tickets with a November 2020 expiry date will be accepted from when we are able to open inside once again up until November 18th, 2021.

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