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County - Hampshire | Map
Tel code: 01635 | code search
Postcode: RG20 | code search
Population: 3300
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Birthplace of:
Clare Balding
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Folk Customs:
Knighthood of the Old Green
The Tichborne Dole

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Sasso Italian Restaurant
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Kingsclere is a pretty village with an interesting history, surrounded by beautiful hilly countryside in the county of Hampshire. The village played an important role in the production of wool during Medieval times, part of this legacy remains today with enchanting houses, cottages, and ancient inns peppered throughout the village. The stunning countryside and Watership Down attracts lovers of the great outdoors, and rewards those who dare with ancient Hill Forts on Beacon Hill and Ladle Hill. St Mary's Church dates back to Norman times where the magnificent arches and gem coloured stained glass rewinds the centuries in a flash, or there's always the Millennium Trail through the village where an intriguing story is waiting to be told. Links with ancient monarchs were forged with both King Alfred and King John visiting here, it was whilst King John stayed overnight in the village that his rest was disturbed with bed bugs, he declared that the church should remember his bad nights rest by placing a bug for all to see, legends surround the church where today finds a weather vane depicting the infamous bed bug. Although the bed bugs have all gone, apart from the one on the church of course, the only itch that visitors get is to explore this interesting village so prettily placed.

Golf Club

Sandford Springs Golf Club

Inn

The George & Horn

Restaurant

Nelsonís Diner
Sasso Italian Restaurant

School

Kingsclere C of E Primary School

Shops

The Village Butcher
Gar Ho
Bloom 2
Cottismore Garden Centre
Swan Street Stores
Kingsclere Pharmacy

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The George & Horn (0.06 miles)

The George & Horn

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Just off the A339 between Newbury and Basingstoke, this traditional 18th century public house and inn is set in the beautiful Hampshire village of Kingsclere. Offering comfortable accommodation in the heart of ... More

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White Hart Inn (4.19 miles)

White Hart Inn

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All rooms have en-suite shower & wc, central heating, tea & coffee making facilities, broadband internet, remote control tv'sQuiet rural location just 5 miles from Basingstoke.Good home cooked food and ... More

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Carnarvon Arms (4.31 miles)

Carnarvon Arms

Welcome to the Carnarvon Arms, a modern day country inn offering sensational food, stylish bedrooms and sensible prices. The Carnarvon Arms, located a short distance from junction 13 of the M4 and close to many ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Newbury Tot Hill (4.43 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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The Swan (4.82 miles)

The Swan

The Swan Hotel in Thatcham is typical of the hostelries of old where there was always a warm welcome. The hotel is situated just a few miles outside of Newbury in the delightful village of ... More | visit website

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Pravonix House (5.00 miles)

Pravonix House

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A coveniently situated detached four room property within a quiet backwater of the town yet with excellent shopping nearby. The historic town of Newbury in Berkshire has excellent communication links ... More

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Premier Inn Newbury Thatcham (5.18 miles)

Premier Inn Newbury Thatcham
Ideally located within easy reach of the M4. For shops and local amenities Newbury town centre is only 5 miles away. Conveniently situated just 1 mile from Thatcham train station. Our Newbury / Thatcham Premier Inn ... More | visit website
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West Grange Hotel (5.24 miles)

West Grange Hotel

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The Best Western West Grange Hotel is ideally located for either Newbury or Reading on the A4. The hotel has a large bar and restaurant ideal for weddings, conferences and ... More

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Albion Serviced Apartments (5.42 miles)

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Each Albion Apartment has Sky TV with DVD theatre system, free wireless broadband, free allocated parking space with visitor parking. With classical - looking exteriors and contemporary interiors, all set ... More

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Hinds Head (5.59 miles)

Hinds Head

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The Hinds Head is situated in the center of old Aldermaston Village and dates back to 1650 surrounded by the beautiful Royal Berkshire countryside. The interior retains that 'olde English' ... More

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