The Blackbird Bagnor (3.0m)

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About two miles from Newbury, in the village of Bagnor. Take the old Oxford road from the Waitrose roundabout, then L at the first mini-roundabout, then first R following the signs for The Watermill Theatre.
Reopening in October 2017 as a "destination foodie pub"; click on the picture to see their website and menus.

Walk back about 250yds towards Newbury, and after crossing the river take a FP through the LH hedge and follow the R bank of the river under the Newbury Bypass. Continue forward, leaving the Tee and the fairway of the golf course on your R until you reach the bridge over the ornamental lake on your L. Cross this and go past a walled garden on the L, leaving the drive for a FP going ahead. Take the first FP off on the R and follow this for 400yds to Donnington village, where turn L up the hill. Just past the cricket ground, take a FP off to the R and follow this ahead till it comes out on the Newbury-Wantage road (fast traffic!) Turn L to re-cross the bypass, then immediately take a FP L down to Cromwell’s Glen then up to the S gate of Snelsmore Common. Go L onto the track, then immediately R onto a FP that enters woods and descends to Honeybottom. On reaching a drive, take the bridle path off to the L and follow this for nearly a mile to Bagnor.
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