The Swan Great Shefford (3.4m)

Pub-Website RG17 7DS SU 384752
About ten miles from Newbury on the Lambourn valley road.
A large and usually busy village pub, that has served good food and beer. Now appears to be something of a gastropub, but the bar menu looks quite reasonable, and sandwiches are available at lunchtime.

Leave the Swan and go over the river towards Wantage. Turn L in 100 yds or so into Station Road, then bear R over a small stream, then go L past Mill House. You will come to a FP that runs behind the houses parallel to the Wantage road. Follow this for nearly a mile, until it reaches a farm track. Turn L on this, and follow the FP that bears slightly L towards a point 150 yds to the R of the lowest point of the hedge at the end of the field. The path continues across the next field, crosses one track, and after a mile meets a second. Turn L downhill, go through Maidencourt Farm, and just before meeting the River Lambourn, take the Lambourn Valley Way, that brings you back to Great Shefford and the pub.

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