The Carpenters Arms, Burghclere (3.8m)

Pub-website RG20 9JY SU 463607
About four miles from Newbury, take the A338 South, and at The Swan roundabout go right for the A34 but take the first turn off at the next roundabout SP Burghclere. In half a mile, turn L at a T junction and the pub is in a few yards on the R hand side.
A village pub that serves excellent and reasonably priced sandwiches and home cooked bar meals in the bar, in the recently extended conservatory, or in the patio garden. It has decent draught beer from Arkells.

Turn L out of the pub, take the first lane to the L, and and in 150yds turn R onto a FP. This bears L round a farmhouse, then at the end of the field turn R into an avenue of trees. At the end of this turn L and follow the field boundary to a stile on the L, which ignore and go half R across the field and down to a gap in the trees with a memorial seat. Go forward slightly L to cross a plank bridge, then slightly L again and continue forward to cross the disused and overgrown railway embankment, coming out onto a metalled lane about 250yds later. Go R and immediately L up the farm drive, through the yard and follow the FP forward through two fields with a wood on the RH side. At the end of the wood, the FP makes a turn to the R and comes out in 300yds on the drive of Earlstone Manor. Turn sharp L here and follow the track for about 1200 yds till it reaches the road in Burghclere. Go SO for 250 yds and take the gate L just before the church, leading into an open field. Cross this and go through another gate, then quite steeply downhill and cross the boggy ground on a wooden causeway. At the end of the field, turn R on the lane and immediately L on Brenda Parker Way. By the railway, go through the tight kissing gate into a field and bear slightly L to the stile that you ignored on the route out. From here, retrace your steps to the pub.

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