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A peaceful riverside stay in a former 19th-century grain mill, with breakfast and dinner credit included
Reading – only an hour away from London in Royal Berkshire – makes for a convenient stopover as well as warranting a longer stay, as this market town has a surprising amount of charm and personality. A little way out of town on the way to Wokingham, Best Western Plus Reading Moat House occupies a former 19th-century grain mill next to the River Loddon, with original mill stones dotted about the place. A pretty red brick affair with grey tiled roofs, it makes for a peaceful alternative to staying amid all the town bustle.
Wake up to an impressive full English breakfast – just the thing to prepare you for an invigorating riverside walk, fishing trip or mammoth shopping spree in Reading’s Oracle centre, which is brimming with popular brands. Elsewhere, golfers can tee off at Billingbear Park Golf Course, while pleasure-seekers can book a pampering session in nearby Nirvana Spa, the UK’s largest pure water spa.
However you spend your day, upon your return you can pop to the 24-hour fitness centre before dinner, and later you might be treated to some live entertainment in the wood-beamed Poachers Pub. On sunny days, sip your tipple out on the willow-draped, river view patio.
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Onsite complimentary parking is available for hotel guests.
Taking your time over a real ale in the hotel’s Grade II listed Poachers Pub
Dining right above the River Loddon during dinner in Sindlesham Mill Restaurant
The peaceful location on the banks of the river, only 20 minutes from Reading
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