The Craven Arms Enborne (4.3m)

Pub-website RG20 0HG SU427648
About four miles from Newbury, go from Bartholomew Street into Pound Street and keep straight on for four miles to find the pub on the L at a road junction.
A popular pub with a large beer garden and play area, the Craven Arms serves good pub food and cask beers from Wadworths.

Go out of the side (pedestrian) gate and turn R in the lane towards Wash Common for about 400 yds to a FP on the L. Follow this through wooden gates, across a drive and bear left to a stile into a paddock. Exit this by a second stile (it's easier to get between the fence palings) and go forward through a wooded area. A couple of close-together stiles lead into a field and rising though somewhat boggy ground to a stile out onto a road. Turn L then immediately R onto another FP that leads you to an isolated white five bar gate. Go forward on the track to a small war memorial, where turn R on the drive out of Hamstead Park. Reaching the road again, follow it towards Newbury for 350 yds, then turn sharp R into a metalled lane. Some 250 yds down this, take the FP to the LHS of a front garden and follow this down fields to a stile, a bridge over a small stream and through a wooded area. Back in open country, bear R to follow the path through fields, along the side of a wood, over a footbridge, and between wire fences to emerge on the lane once more. Turn L past Avery's Pightle for 250yds, then fork R into a tarmac lane, and go through a gap onto the parallel grassy FP. Follow this over a stile until you reach the paddock you crossed earlier and retrace your steps to the pub.
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