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Welcome to The Pheasant

Landlord Lewis and his mighty, merry team are ready and waiting to welcome you to The Pheasant

Sitting on the edge of Shefford Woodlands and flaunting an Instagram-worthy view over Berkshire’s fabulous Valley of the Racehorse, our unabashedly historic country inn has been dishing out hospitality for a whopping 450 years.

Just moments away from the M4, our 14 bedrooms are your haven from the weary road. Stick around and explore local gems like Highclere Castle, Avebury Stone Circles, and the North Wessex Downs—because who doesn’t love a designated wonderland for walkers?

Horse racing is at the heart of what we’re about, and has been for a millennia or two (give or take). We’re the perfect place to stay after a day visiting the famous Newbury Racecourse.

Whether you’re up for a hearty feast from our seasonal, British menu or just keen to plop onto a vintage leather bar stool in our snug with a pint, rest assured, the fire will be crackling, and the welcome as warm as a cosy blanket.

And after a fall filled with rugby madness, get ready to redirect your attention to the most magical time of the year – Christmas! Yep, you guessed it, we’re talking about The Pheasant being the ultimate festive HQ. Feast your eyes on our Christmas menus that are practically begging you to say “yes” to that third course, and hey, why not throw your Christmas party shenanigans our way? The more, the merrier. Cheers to a season of good vibes and even better eats.

Christmas Celebrations

Whether you are looking for a relaxed spot to bring the family on Christmas day, or a festive spot for you & colleagues & friends to enjoy Christmas drinks & a sit down dinner, we have 4 Merry Christmas menus to look at with plenty of options to choose from.

Private Dining

Looking to book an intimate supper, casual cocktails & canapés or a private party? Our upstairs dining space boasts seating for 18 guests, an open fire and stylish decor, making it perfect for hosting your next event.

Best of British

The most important part of any pub is the bar but a close runner-up is certainly the kitchen. With that in mind, our menus are as delicious as they are ever-changing.

The perfect Christmas gift

Whether it’s a round of cocktails, a romantic dinner for two, or indulging in one of our beloved Sunday Roasts, our gift vouchers are the perfect festive gift to treat that special someone. Plus, they’ve got a full year of fun to look forward to.

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