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Open normal hours. Bookings encouraged for tables inside for both eating or drinking, but some tables will be made available for walk-ins as well. The pub has now re-introduced it's "Meal Ticket" scheme, whereby 6 tickets, provided when you dine, can be exchanged for £12 off main meals Mon - Thurs. Takeaway/delivery services: None/unknown.

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Packhorse

(formerly Pack Horse)

Woodcote Road
Mapledurham
READING
RG4 7UG

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Opening Times

Monday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.30 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.30 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 9.30 Fri & Sat
12 - 9 Sun

Owner

Brunning & Price (Restaurant Group)

About the Pub

Originally a farm on the Mapledurham House estate dating from the 1600s, and a former Gales pub, this Grade II-listed Brunning & Price owned establishment is now a cosy pub and comfortable restaurant. The original low-beamed bar has ample seating for drinkers and serves five ales, with local microbreweries invariably featured, always including West Berkshire Good Old Boy. The St Austell Traditional Bitter (3.5% ABV) is the Brunning & Price house beer for the South-East brewed under contract. Real ale prices are discounted by 60p per pint from 5-7pm Mon-Fri. The larger restaurant area is furnished with bookcases and numerous prints and has a wide-ranging good-value menu. A large secluded garden at the rear has a shaded seating area overlooking fields and also has a kid's play area. The pub holds numerous food and drink related events through the year, such as gin, rum and wine-tasting evenings and holds a mini-beer and cider festival in July at which local brewers attend to give samplings of their ales. Huge gin selection of around 140 types, purportedly the largest of any bar in Oxfordshire. Monthly dog-walks on a Saturday morning are also very popular with locals. No accommodation in the oub but there is a Bed and Breakfast on the opposite side of road.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • St Austell Traditional Bitter (Brunning & Price house beer brewed under contract by St Austell)
  • West Berkshire Good Old Boy

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

From microbreweries, often local.

Source: National

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Packhorse, Mapledurham

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals

    Beer and cider festival in July, usually with local brewers in attendance.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Access via the restaurant only.

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Dogs well-catered for - water, biscuits and walks.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Frequent food and drink related tasting events.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Wide range of board games.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Heated shelter in garden.

  • WiFi Wifi

    Free Wi-Fi available.

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Packhorse

Woodcote Road
Mapledurham
READING
RG4 7UG

Sat Nav Reference

51.497888, -1.004995

OS Reference

SU690782

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes

Nearby Bus Routes (100m)

Going Forward Buses: 146 (Tue only - southbound journey before 10:00); Thames Travel: X39 (not Sun nor public holidays), X40

Directions

On A4074

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