The Ship Ashford Hill (3.6m)

Pub-website RG19 8BD SU 558623
About eight miles from Newbury. Take the A339 towards Basingstoke, and turn L at Headley for Ashford Hill. At the end of this road, turn L at the T junction for half a mile.
A fairly rough and ready pub that serves excellent and reasonably priced sandwiches and bar meals - you can even have a chip butty. It has good draught beer straight from the cask.

Walk back from The Ship towards Ashford Hill and take the lane on the R, turning L at the T junction in 100yds. Follow the lane, which deteriorates to a footpath that eventually arrives at a metalled lane. Turn L for 400yds to the main road, then R and shortly L up a track. In 600yds, take the stile on the L into a field, and follow the footpath until it turns L through a metal gate, then go forward with a slight R and L jink, and in 200yds more turn R across the field to a stile leading into a rather overgrown path by a newish property. When you reach farm buildings on the L, keep straight on to a field path that crosses an orchard to meet a main road. Turn L, and first R up the lane for 500yds, then turn L onto a track that enters woods after 500yds. Keep SO downhill through woods until you come out into the meadow valley (the Ashford Hill SSSI) where turn L for The Ship.

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