Berkshire’s oldest and quirkiest pubs mapped for a bar crawl with a difference

Berkshire is a county blessed with pubs for all occasions but the last 21 months has been a trying time for all in the hospitality industry.

With lockdowns, covid restrictions and self-isolating staff, pubs across the country have had to struggle through.

As we begin the new year we’ve mapped the county’s oldest and quirkiest pubs that are well worth a visit.

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All have a story to tell, from the myth behind King Henry VIII’s courtier and Berkshire’s ‘earliest serial killers’ to underground tunnels to a neighbouring church.

You can take a tour of eight of the oldest and quirkiest pubs below (click view fullscreen for the map).

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Weekend feature on the village of Colnbrook, near Slough, Berkshire. The Ostrich Inn, the third oldest in England. GL
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If you want to find out more and support the landlords keeping these historic bars open, why not take a trip to Slough, Windsor, Newbury, Hurley or even just over the border to Beaconsfield to visit them for yourself?

Please check opening times with each pub before travelling to avoid disappointment.

Let us know about your favourite pub with a fascinating history in the comments below.

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