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Arborfield in Berkshire is an area of well-established family living with a mix of old and new homes, good local amenities and well-regarded schools, with easy access to stunning countryside walks and a rich military heritage. It is approximately a 10-minute drive to Wokingham and 20 minutes to central Reading.

What's in Arborfield?

  1. 1Pubs and restaurants

    Arborfield and its local area offer a range of popular pubs and restaurants. The Bull Inn and The Swan in Arborfield both serve traditional pub food for casual dining and meeting friends. The Bull at Barkham is a charming country pub serving fine ales and a menu featuring Thai cuisine alongside British classics, and The Queen’s Oak in Finchampstead has a roaring open fire and a menu that includes classic mains to lighter bites. For a more refined dining experience, The Wheelwright’s Arms in Hurst offers locally sourced, seasonal cuisine.

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  2. 2Shopping

    Arborfield has several local options for everyday groceries and household items including Arborfield Village Stores and a Co-op Food. Lockey Farm Shop sells fruit & veg, local cheeses including the award-winning Barkham Blue, locally sourced meat and deli items, beers, gin, flour and baked goods. The village also has a pharmacy and post office. Several garden centres and nurseries are close by selling plants, gardening supplies and outdoor items. For clothes shops, electrical items and larger chain stores, the nearby towns of Reading, Wokingham, and Bracknell all offer extensive shopping facilities including shopping centres and supermarkets.

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  3. 3Health and fitness

    Arborfield has a range of leisure pursuits and activities including walking or hiking through the scenic countryside, woodlands and fields, and its quiet country roads and dedicated cycle paths are great for cycling enthusiasts. There are several lakes and rivers for anglers to enjoy a day of fishing. The rural location is ideal for horse riding, with local stables and riding schools offering lessons and guided rides. Bearwood Lakes Golf Club gives golfers a challenging course set in beautiful surroundings. California Country Park has walking trails, a café and a lake, for a great family day out. Arborfield Green Leisure Centre provides residents with a gym and fitness classes.

  4. 4Entertainment

    There is a range of family-friendly entertainment adventures to be had in Arborfield. These include Lockey Farm where you can meet their sheep, goats, alpacas, chicken and geese, and enjoy some fun on their assault course and zip line. Nearby California Country Park is set within 100 acres of ancient bogland and lowland heath with a range of scenic walks, wildlife watching, fishing and more. There is an indoor climbing centre, Clip ‘n Climb Reading, which offers safe and colourful climbing challenges for all ages.

  5. 5Education

    With two new pre-school and day nurseries Hazebrouck and Poperinghe, Arborfield Green Primary School, Farley Hill Primary School and Finchampstead Primary School, plus the modern Bohunt School for secondary age children now up and running, Arborfield caters for all ages of school children making it an ideal location for families.

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  6. 6Transport

    Arborfield is located approximately three miles to the south-west of Wokingham and eight miles to the south-east of central Reading, with Basingstoke 16 miles away. The M4 and A327 are both close by, with Wokingham train station just a ten-minute drive away. For wider travel, London Heathrow is also just a 30-mile drive away.

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