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The Greyhound, Finchampstead

Gastropub heaven at The Grehound Finchampstead. This stonking foodie pub near Wokingham is close to woodland walks and is very family-friendly. We likey a lot.

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Head out into Wokingham’s countryside and you’ll discover The Greyhound in Finchampstead. This modern gastropub is an absolute corker and is the latest addition to Brucan Pubs collection (check out its sister pub The Greene Oak Windsor). The atmosphere is relaxed, the food it unpretentious – and we would expect nothing less from owners James Lyon Shaw and Jamie Dobbin, who met while working at The Ivy in London. In fact they shout from the rooftops that they don’t do tiny portions, deconstructed dishes, frills or foams – just superb food.

The Greyhound is a stylish yet relaxed pub that is perfect for meeting, socialising and dining. Whether you’re popping a for a midweek tipple, formal business lunch, family gathering, or a lavish Sunday roast, you will not be disappointed. It’s a pretty big pub, but manages to carve out areas to make it feel intimate and cosy. It also has a lovely sunny terrace garden that is surrounded by trees, and offers tables and cosy wagons for you sit al fresco.

The menu is traditional with all the culinary flair you would expect from a top notch gastropub. Menus are seasonal and each of the Brucan Pubs has exclusive dishes. Here, you’ll get the iconic Beef Wellington and oysters. They also have a beautifully curated wine list with a number of English wines to try. The cocktail menu is also something to behold and is an option for anyone who can’t manage a pudding.

Just like The Greene Oak, The Greyhound is very much a community pub. In fact it boasts a traditional villages store – Goswell & Bird’s. With a focus on British seasonal produce, championing small producers and regenerative farming providing the local community with rare breed meats, fresh breads, seasonal fruit and vegetables as well as a daytime café menu for breakfasts and light lunches.

Add it to your must-visit list. You will not be disappointed. Throw in a walk while you are in the area. The National Trust maintain nearby Finchampstead Ridges, Simon’s Wood, and Ambarrow Hill. You can follow the Centenary Trail or meander at your leisure.

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The Greyhound, Longwater Road, Finchampstead Berkshire, RG40 3TS
01182 161 334

Opening hours
Monday: 11am – 11pm
Tuesday: 11am – 11pm
Wednesday: 11am – 11pm
Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 11pm
Sunday: 11am – 10pm

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