A short drive along Berkshire Way from our Bracknell Twin Bridges hotel is Peacock Farm, one of the town’s favourite pubs. With a semi-rural location on the edge of Bracknell, the farm was converted into a pub with a timbered barn in 2006, transforming the run-down shack into a bustling nightlife venue. They offer at least eight cask ales, a wide range of well-travelled wines and a comprehensive food menu. Plus, there’s a large garden terrace, kid’s play area and a roaring fire, making it perfect for long winter evenings.
Pubs in Bracknell
Another out of town pub well worth discovering is The White Hart on the northeastern side of Bracknell in Winkfield. The pub was recently renovated, bringing a modern but classy finish to the 16th-century building. The food is excellent, and they have a wide range of local cask ales, fine wines and spirits. The large outdoor garden offers the ideal setting for long summer evenings.
Nearby, you’ll find The Cricketers, another excellent country pub with a large beer garden, roaring log fire in winter and plenty of drinks options, including Pimms, cask-conditioned ales and cocktails. The pub is also child- and dog-friendly, with a jar of dog treats in the porch on the way in.
Heading back into Bracknell, there are plenty of town centre options all a short stroll from our Bracknell Central hotel. The Old Manor is an ivy-clad Tudor pub packed with portraits, memorabilia and historical facts celebrating its history as one of the oldest buildings in Bracknell. In fact, it’s so old, it’s likely that Dick Turpin – the renowned highway robber – was reputed to have drunk here, including several secret get-away options if the police came calling. A Wetherspoons pub, they serve a wide range of beer, wine and ciders with a simple but affordable pub food menu. There’s also a large beer garden, baby changing facilities and all the live sporting action you could want across several big screens.
Next to the train station, The Market Inn is a lively pub with plenty of events and regular parties, including karaoke nights, pub quizzes, live music, poker nights and guest DJs at the weekend. The pub is also a great place for sports fans with several pool tables and a dartboard, as well as screening of all the live action.
While Bracknell has an excellent range of pubs, you’ll need to travel to nearby Wokingham and check out The Redan. A few miles west of Bracknell, the bar is well-known for its cocktails and real ales, with a cool retro feel inside, thanks to some impressive graffiti work, flyer collages and even a few vintage 60s hair-drying chairs to recline in. Cool, edgy but very welcoming, it’s a great alternative to the humble pub for a night out.