The Bell, Aldworth (4.0m)

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About 10 miles from Newbury up the B4009 towards Streatley.
The Bell is probably the finest old-style pub in the district. It serves proper draught beer, including West Berks and Arkells and quite often has mild. Excellent filled-rolls at a very reasonable price. Justifiably, it collects CAMRA awards year by year as the best real ale pub in Berkshire.

A Downland walk: Go down the lane in front of The Bell, pass the church, and opposite the grass triangle where it meets the B4009 take the hedged-in bridleway for about 400yds until you meet a road. Turn right, and soon right again on a field path with posh new gates back towards the church. On reaching a track by farm buildings, turn left and follow it till it reaches the road from Aldworth towards the Downs, when turn left. At Starveall, turn right along a field path for 400yds, and right again when meeting a track towards Aldworth. When this kinks right, go through the farm gate on the left, and follow the field path round Bower Farm. Go through another farm gate onto a track and turn right for some 500yds. Then turn right onto a field path that takes you back to the garden of the Bell.
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