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The Six Bells, Beenham (3.5m)

Pub-website RG7 5NX SU 584689
About 12 miles from Newbury along the A4 towards Reading; take the first L on the dual carriageway and follow through Beenham village till you arrive at the pub.
The Six Bells serves decent beer from the Marlow Brewery, including Rebellion IPA and Rebellion Extra. The bar food is very impressive and good value, with some sandwiches available. Now open Wednesdays to Sundays.

Turn R out of the pub for about 200yds and take the track on the L, bearing L again again to keep Greyfield Wood on your R. After some 300yds bear L across fields to a junction of five paths. Bear half R towards the prominent buildings of Doaui Abbey and follow the FP past a new housing development behind the abbey. On reaching the public road, take the turning opposite for about 300yds to St Peter's Church (Upper Woolhampton) where go through the churchyard to a gate on the other side. This leads onto a sports field where you keep to the RH side, crossing a metalled drive before shortly coming out on a lane. Take the rather high stile on the L, and pass a succession of five pinch-stiles through paddocks of the stud at Malthouse Farm. After the fifth, turn L along the bridlepath downhill for some 400yds until you can cross a bridge, where turn L onto a wider track. In 200yds turn R through the gate into the Old Copse SSSI, and follow the FP steeply uphill to St Mary's Church. Leaving the churchyard, turn L then L again at the road junction, and walk about 500yds more through the village back to the pub.

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