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County Review by Nigel on May 16th, 2011
Set a short drive down country lanes from the A4 Padworth is a tiny settlement with its eponymous common stretching south of the village, and a truly lovely old church within.

Ascot, Berkshire

Review of Ascot by nick on November 5th, 2007
'Royal' Ascot in Berkshire is a small attractive town famous for its racecourse and, in particular, ladies day every June. It is close enough to london to warrant a day trip and is situated in a rather lovely part of England that is not necessarily on the tourist trail. The town is also well served by hotels, Bed and breakfasts and good restaurants and Inns

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Binfield, Berkshire

Review of Binfield by j c on March 17th, 2010
Lovely pubs in binfied, although the stag and hounds is an authentic pub with a great atmosphere unfortunately it is not a good place to eat, the sunday roast is processed meat with one small batter and two roast spuds, you have to pay an extra 50p for a very small burnt batter if one is not enough.Not good value at all. also the vegetarian neals are scarce on the menu in fact there are two, a minute goats cheese flan, burnt!!!with lots and lots of lettuce for 7.25 (rip off) very disappointing.

Review of Binfield by Angela Stevens on June 11th, 2007
Blue Mountain Golf Course, Binfield, is in a beautiful setting. There is plenty of parking and the staff are helpful and friendly. It is an ideal place for a function or a business conference. I went there a few weeks ago and found it easily - an impressive feat by one who has no sense of direction !!

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Bracknell, Berkshire

Review of Bracknell by Roisin on August 24th, 2008
hello. i whent to coral reef waterworld when i was about 3 yrs old. i whent last monday and friday because i loved it ! the rapids are fasntastic on friday the outside pool is really refreshing to get away from all the noice lol. the water slides are great fun and the bubly spas are amaculate ! thank-you to all the staff at coral reef i loved it so much xx

Review of Bracknell by roisin on August 13th, 2008
I think that it gives you a great time with your family & friends.Thers a wide majoritey of things 2 do! I LOVE BRACKNELL and i recomend it to everyone 10/10 (i rate it)

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Bray, Berkshire

Review of Bray by Wade Pinson on October 10th, 2007
Dined at the Hinds Head for my 32nd birthday, here visiting family from the states and absolutely loved this place! The starters, sides, and main course were great as well as the beer and wine. Thanks for a great experience!

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Caversham, Berkshire

Review of Caversham by lee on March 5th, 2008
i went island resturant 2008 feb for my wife birthday.i got to say i had the best meal ever.service was great.we been lookafter.the new chef they have coming to speak with us & ask about our meal. i would highly recomended & will go back.its been change since new chef & resturant manager join. lee.

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Crays Pond, Berkshire

Review of Crays Pond by ken cramer on February 17th, 2007
At the age of 10 I stayed with a family called Bonner on the Goring Road. They lived in a wooden bungalow and I remember them with great fondess.This was during the war, the London blitz in fact, and the flames from that city could be seen clearly at night.There was a general store opposite the White Lion and I remember a small wooden shed on the road to Goring in which a disabled man ran a shoe repair business and where radio accumulators would be charged. My brother who was wounded at Anzio convalesced at a large house called Great Oaks just outside the village and I would very much like hear from anybody who remembers these times. I did visit the white Lion in the 50's and 70's and I can assure you it was nothing like it is now!

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Goring On Thames, Berkshire

Review of Goring On Thames by Carol Macpherson on July 2nd, 2009
I have been looking at the Goring websites and am disappointed to find no mention of the history of the village, the Norman church, or The Miller of Mansfield. I would have thought that the interest this would generate would have been very worthwhile. Surely this is one thing Goring has over other more modern, often flashy, destinations? Please don't "modernise" too much! Mrs. Carol Macpherson, Dubbo, NSW, Australia.

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Maidenhead, Berkshire

Review of Maidenhead by nick on November 5th, 2007
Maidenhead is a wealthy town mixing the old with the modern well and with the added advantage of being situated on a super stretch of the River Thames. There are good leisure facilities, great shops and a numerous pubs, bars and restaurants. The surrounding countryside is rich in history and heritage with both windsor and eton just a short journey away by car or by boat and the area is also famous for its horseracing fraternity, with many trainers having stables close by and 5 racecourses to choose from

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Reading, Berkshire

Review of Reading by Alfred DiGiacomo on March 4th, 2011
Reading, I have fond memories of Reading. Enjoyed the warm beer at the Wheat Sheaf, The Oak Sheaf and the The White Hart. Danced with the ladies at the Olympia Dance Hall, went to Mass at St. Mary's and I had a girl friend in Caversham. This was from November 1943to June 1944 when I was shipped to France. I am a veteran of World War 2 and was stationed near Reading England with U.S. Ninth Air Force. I kept a daily Diary in which I recorded my experiences and had it published as A Soldier's Diary. My visits to Reading are part of the story. Wish I could be there.

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Slough, Berkshire

Review of Slough by James Ainsworth on October 1st, 2010
My stepfather was in the United States Air Force and he was transferred to UK. We lived in Slough in 1957 and I really enjoyed living there. I was 12 years old and my best friend was Keith Williams. I would like to get in touch with him. If you know him please pass this on to him. We spent a lot of time at Windsor Castle and other places. I hope to visit Slough again.

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Streatley on Thames, Berkshire

Review of Streatley on Thames by nadine on February 7th, 2006
this is a very pretty village that my husband and I visit often. it sits nicely on a meander of the thames (best viewed from the hill that rises above the village) and has plenty of scope for a pub crawl (the bull is especially nice). good day trip or base

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Windsor, Berkshire

Review of Windsor by Dorothy Beglin on September 13th, 2008
My father went to school with Sidney Camm, my family grew up in Windsor all 13 of us. As a child I spent many happy hours in the Windsor Great Park, many a time we came accross the late King George VI, he always stopped and spoke to us, a real gentleman. My most vivid memory of him was when a bomb nearly hit the Royal Lodge and just missed the Copper Horse. All the King said was that was a close one. My brother Clifford Smith has written a book called The Great Park and Windsor Forest. Foreword by The Price Philip. Duke of Edinburgh. a wealth of information, it took him 6years to write. Yours Sincerely Dorothy Beglin nee Smith.

Review of Windsor by Pete Butler on April 8th, 2006
The Long Walk through Windsor Great Park, is probably the best part to begin your exploration of Windsor. From Snow Hill [reputedly the place where Henry the Eighth sat, on horseback, waiting for the canons to fire from the Tower of London, signalling the successful execution of Anne Boleyn] where George the Fourth's great monument to his father, George the Third, crowns its summit..down the 3miles through beautiful woodland with great views of the Castle, until you reach the Castle gates, which front the huge towers of the George the Fourth Gateway. The entrance to the Castle is actually further west, at the end of the High Street, close by Henry the Eighth's Gate. The town of Windsor is a very lively place, full of activity, historic buildings, shops, restaurants and ancient inns, but of course it is the wonderful Castle that many really come to see. The only other Castle in the country that comes anywhere to its great dimensions is Arundel, down in Sussex - but they are very similar, as also confirmed by Queen Victoria during a visit to Arundel Castle in the 1850's. Windsor Castle produces one wonder after another, for the paying visitor: the State Appartments, the Semi State Appartments, Queen Mary's Doll's House, St George's Chapel and the Albert Memorial Chapel, Waterloo Chamber, St George's Hall, the Grand Staircase and Vestibule..it just goes on and on! A trip here you will remember for the rest of your life.

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Wokingham, Berkshire

Review of Wokingham by Mr collins on August 16th, 2007
visited family in the area and went for a wander nice town with an ubundance of places to eat great real ale and frendly at the victoria arms

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