The Red House, Highclere (3.7m)

Pub-Website RG20 9PU SU 436601
About six miles from Newbury, take the A343 towards Andover, and the pub is on the R at the far end of Highclere village.
A bit more upmarket than some other pubs, but they serve good Ramsbury bitter, and while not on their menu, they will provide reasonably-priced baguettes.

From the Red House, walk away from Newbury and turn R in 150 yds down the lane. Ignore a LH turning, and where the lane bends R by a large modern house, take the FP over a stile to the L. Follow this for about 1000 yds, first going downhill then up through woods, bearing L through more woods, then across a field to a stile out onto a lane. Turn L and follow the lane for another 1000 yds to a T junction, where go over the stile in front of you. Follow indistinct paths up this field, and aim for a rather obtuse corner in the far hedge, where there is another stile. Cross this, and then a very muddy lane and go forward into a large field. Follow the headland, with the hedge on your L down towards the houses on the road. The field boundary turns R, and where it turns L again there is a broken stile leading into a footpath with the hedge on the L and a wire fence on the R. This comes out onto a lane, where take the stile opposite and follow the path through the small field to another stile leading onto the main road (A343). Cross this and go up the lane opposite, turning sharp L at the top. Follow this lane for 1000 yds passing several cottages to the main road, where turn R for 300 yds to the pub.

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