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Population: 26000
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Woodley is a suburban town, though it is debatable as to which town it is a suburb of, standing as it does between Reading and Wokingham (the matter further confused by Woodley being in a Reading Parliamentary constituency but within Wokingham’s local government reach). The town’s name means clearing in the wood, hinting at a rural past that for some is within living memory, for until the interwar period Woodley was a village of around 1000 souls; now it has 26,000, with all the schools, retail facilities and hospitality options that would be expected to serve a town of that size. In that interwar period Woodley became a noted aviation centre, its aerodrome visited by some of that field’s greatest name – Douglas Bader, Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson among them. That period of Woodley’s history is celebrated in the Museum of Berkshire Aviation to the east of the settlement. The Thames runs just to the north of Woodley, the river at Sonning there a spot beloved of Jerome K. Jerome. The less imposing River Loddon flows through the town. Access to Woodley by car is made easy by the A329(M) which branches off to its southern edge at junction 10 of the M4; or by the A4 Reading-Maidenhead road crossing its northern side; alternatively the train stations at Earley and Twyford are a short taxi trip from the town; and Heathrow is easily reached via the M4.


Museum of Berkshire Aviation

Farmers Market

Woodley Farmers Market


Pheasant Inn


Woodley Farmers Market
Woodley Saturday Market

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Inn On The Park
Woodley Soul Cafe


Inn On The Park
Woodley Soul Cafe


Top Cars

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Kingfisher TTC (Table Tennis)
Woodley Town (Amateur Football)


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Shepherds House Inn (0.46 miles)

Shepherds House Inn

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The Shepherds House Inn is a popular local family run public house near Reading. We specialise in real ales home cooked foods and offering reasonably priced bed & breakfast accommodation. ... More

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Elmhurst Hotel (0.88 miles)

Elmhurst Hotel

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All bedrooms are spacious, have a modern outlook and wall to wall carpeting. Each one is equipped with a wash hand basin, razor point, colour television and telephones. We also ... More

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Brackenhurst Hotel (0.93 miles)

Brackenhurst Hotel
A quaint and cozy accommodation in historic Reading, the Brackenhurst Guesthouse is a wonderful home base. Its 2-star facilities and 8 comfortable bedrooms are close to the town centre and 1 minute walk from Reading ... More | visit website
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Bull Inn (1.41 miles)

Bull Inn

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The Bull in Sonning is a traditional 16th Century half timbered village inn mentioned in Jerome K Jerome's 'Three Men in a Boat' novel. The 7 bedrooms have just been ... More

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Donnington House Hotel (1.51 miles)

Donnington House Hotel

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The Donnington House Hotel is ideally situated close to Junction 10 (a329 motorway) and Junction 11 of the m4. 20 minute walk from Reading Town Centre and main line railway station. ... More

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Great House at Sonning (1.58 miles)

Great House at Sonning

Located in the conservation village of Sonning on the banks of the Thames between Reading and Henley, this is the perfect choice for enjoying attractive, comfortable accommodation, planning a wedding reception, function or conference or ... More | visit website

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Holiday Inn Reading (1.61 miles)

Holiday Inn Reading
New 2 AA 4 Star Merit luxury hotel located in Winnersh Triangle adjacent to the Train Station (direct link to London) and within close proximity of the M4, Reading, Bracknell & Wokingham. Offering 174 luxuriously ... More | visit website
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Tudor Place (2.00 miles)

Tudor Place
Tudor Place, Winnersh is close to the prosperous towns of Bracknell and Wokingham. Not for from Junction 10 on the M4, it is within easy access of surrounding Business Parks and Heathrow Airport. Ideal for ... More | visit website
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Alternative Hotels (2.00 miles)

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Combining designer chic with sophisticated technology our designer serviced apartments make staying away from home a real pleasure. Alternertive Hotels are the original boutique serviced apartments ... More

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Hillingdon Prince (2.03 miles)

Hillingdon Prince

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Located one mile from the city centre, this distinctive Victorian hotel with a bar and restaurant is within walking distance of the university and Royal Berkshire Hospital. A privately owned and managed ... More

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