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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 West Berks Brewery, including Maggs Mild, also a guest bitter. The bar food is very impressive and good value, with some sandwiches available.

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 cross a succession of five snickets 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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