The Crown and Garter, Inkpen Common (3.1m)

Pub-website RG17 9QR SU 378638
About seven miles from Newbury - take the back road to Hungerford, passing the Craven Arms and the White Hart, Hamstead Marshall. In a further mile, go round a sharp R hand bend, and in 150 yds take the L turn (not currently signposted) and follow for a mile to a crossroads by a small cemetery. Turn L, and in 400 yds fork R SP Inkpen Common. The pub is in mile on the L - the car park is up the lane just before.
Quite an upmarket pub/restaurant, with a good selection of draught beers. A coffee shop attached provides cheaper sandwiches and light meals. It's OK to take drinks from the bar into the coffee shop.

Follow the track from the far end of the car park for about 400 yds, when it becomes metalled by Prossers Farm. Continue for 500 yds past some tiled cottages to reach a T junction by West Woodhay House, where turn R for another 500 yds. As the lane goes round a sharp RH corner, take the first FP on the L, and go R to get between the (electric) wire fence and the RH field boundary. Follow the path slightly uphill for 1000 yds: after the end of the fence it becomes rather overgrown, and shortly emerges onto a metalled lane at a junction. Turn R downhill for 500 yds to a FP on the L, forking R where it divides, entering a wood. You pass through a farm gate into the parkland behind Kirby House, and you leave it by a similar gate into a lane. Follow this through farm buildings, and as you approach a metalled lane, take the wooden gate to the R and pass close in front of the redbrick farm cottage, cross a paddock, go through a further wooden gate, and keep R to follow the field edge to a kissing gate with a view of Kirby House. Go half L across the field and through another kissing gate, cross a lane, and go forward 250 yds to meet another lane. Go L for 150 yds and take the FP through a gate on the R. This crosses a gravel house drive and comes to a wooden gate from which you can see the pub. Follow the path along the field edge until you meet the track you started out on, and turn L for the pub.
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