The Vineyard is a haven of style in the Berkshire countryside, where only perfect will do.…
“World-class wines and a sophisticated setting” - AA Inspector
The Vineyard really is a rather unique place – the split-level dining area is full of character, with light flooding in through the ceiling cupola skylight and huge, double height floor-to-ceiling windows. An impressive setting for equally impressive dining, where the menu changes with the seasons, and you’ll find excellent ingredients treated with respect; flavours are allowed to speak for themselves in a classic, straightforward approach. Nothing unnecessarily complicated, just very good food cooked very nicely – crab tortellini to begin, perhaps, and apple and caramel millefeuille for dessert. As you might guess from the name they’re serious about wine here, with more than 100 by the glass.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 86
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 60
- Wines over £30: 2500
- Wines by the glass: 100
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Berkshire essentially consists of two distinct parts. The western half is predominantly rural, with the Lambourn Downs spilling down to the River Lambourn and the Berkshire Downs to the majestic Thames. The eastern half of Berkshire may be more urban but here, too, there is the opportunity to get out and savour open spaces. Windsor Great Park and Maidenhead Thicket are prime examples. Threading their way through the county are two of the South’s prettiest rivers – the Lambourn and the Pang. Beyond the tranquil tow paths of the Kennet and Avon Canal, Greenham Common’s famous airbase has been transformed to delight walkers of all ages.
Reading and Newbury are the county’s major towns, and the River Kennet flows through them both. Reading is a vibrant, multicultural centre with great shopping and plenty of history. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading prison in the late 19th century, and wrote The Ballad of Reading Gaol about his experience. Newbury is probably best known for its race course, which opened in 1905, although the first recorded racing at Newbury was a century before that. Famous people born in the county include Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Winlset and Ricky Gervais.
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