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Butchers Arms

Blounts Court Road
Sonning Common

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2.30, 6 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 2.30, 6 - 9.30 Fri & Sat
12 - 4 Sun


Brakspear Pub Co

About the Pub

A large family friendly 1930s style village community pub, extensively refurbished, but retaining much original wood panelling and three real fires. Situated on a country lane at the edge of Sonning Common boardering the countryside, the pub attracts cyclists and walkers, with 3 Brakspear Pub Trail walks available. The large garden has plenty of seating, a children's play area and a separate barbeque area. The pub hosts many charity events including the annual Butcher's Big Bash all-day music festival. It also has halting rails for horses, so it is horse friendly as well as family and dog friendly! Winner of South Oxfordshire CAMRA Pub of the Season for Spring 2019.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Brakspear Gravity

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

From the Brakspear Pub Co approved list.

Source: National

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Butchers Arms, Sonning Common


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Twice a year.


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Separate children's play area.

  • Events Events

    Quiz night every other Monday; poker night every Tuesday; quarterly Motown and Soul themed music nights and the occasional silent disco.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Crib team; board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Monthly; regular open mic nights; annual Big Bash music festival.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • SportsTV Sports TV

    Terrestrial major events.

  • WiFi Wifi

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Butchers Arms

Blounts Court Road
Sonning Common

Sat Nav Reference

51.520155, -0.975157

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Nearby Bus Routes (600m)

Reading Buses: 25; Whites Coaches: 145C (school days only - during opening hours - from Henley, none to Henley); Going Forward Buses: H2A (Thu only - all journeys before 12 noon)

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