The West Berkshire Brewery, Yattendon (3.4m)

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About twelve miles from Newbury, near the village of Yattendon. Take the B4009 from the Robin Hood roundabout, and the second branch to the R in Hermitage, SP Yattendon. In some four miles, take a fork R where the road bends L into Yattendon and follow round a bend to the R: the entrance to the brewery is on the L immediately before the de-restriction sign.
A modern state of the art brewery with shop, tap room and kitchen. They provide good value meals in a modern idiom - salads, burgers, tacos, pizzas and the like, while the beer is a complete selection of the WBB range in the best possible condition.

Walk a few yds along the road leaving the brewery on your L and through a gate where it becomes the drive to a private house, where it kinks L. In another 300 yds take an inconspicuous FP sharply to the L which follows a field boundary with a hedge to your L. Continue past a gap on the same side of the hedge for a further 300 yds when the path enters the edge of a wood, shortly emerging through a gate into a field. Now bear R downhill and then up to a gate onto a road (quite busy) where turn R. In some 600 yds, shortly after passing a R turn to Burnt Hill, turn L up a drive which curves to the R and in 100 yds turns L at a wood. After 40 yds with the wood on your R, depart the drive to R on a waymarked path through Gravelpit Copse. Cross a clearing (slightly to R) to continue path in trees for 100 yds. Turn L on crossing track and immediately R on concrete road. Follow road past a (somewhat stagnant) pond out of woods, curve R on road, continue 200 yds to tree line on L and shortly turn L on drive through Calvesleys Farm. On the far side, ignore a track to R, and continue 200 yds up to the corner of a wood. Turn L on crossing track (slightly downhill) for 700 yds to Oaken Copse. Continue along path in L side of wood for 500 yds until it turns sharp R, and immediately turn L through double gate into the church yard. Go to the R of the church and out to the road. Turn L and then first R down lane 200 yds to a T junction.where go L and follow the lane back to the brewery.

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