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Basingstoke Road, Spencers Wood

Reading, 

Berkshire, 


RG7 1AP,  United Kingdom
Alma and Brian offer you a warm welcome to "The Cricketers", formerly a 19th century coaching inn but now a luxury bed and breakfast. We are conveniently located in the village of Spencers Wood just one mile from junction 11 of the M4. Enjoy a great night's sleep in a luxurious Vi-Spring bed with sumptuous linen followed by a refreshing power shower in the morning. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast of home cooked honey roast horseshoe gammon crown, local award winning cheeses and homemade jams.
  • Vi-Spring king size bed
  • 600 thread cotton sheets
  • Free parking
  • 32" LCD Freeview TV
  • Bosch coffee maker
  • Power shower
  • Close to M4 junction 11
  • Free wi-fi
  • Laptop safe
  • Completely refurbished
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Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Cricketers, Reading are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.9
Value:
4.9
Friendliness:
5.0
Cleanliness:
5.0
Facilities:
4.9
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.7
Guest Rating: 5
See all 39 reviews
Derek
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fantastic stay - wish we had found this spot before!"
Only one night, sadly, as this is an absolute gem and would have liked to stay longer.
Gorgeous room - Lords. Super clean and beautiful furnishings. Quite a large bathroom.
Tassimo coffee maker, t… Read more
"Fantastic stay - wish we had found this spot before!"
Only one night, sadly, as this is an absolute gem and would have liked to stay longer.
Gorgeous room - Lords. Super clean and beautiful furnishings. Quite a large bathroom.
Tassimo coffee maker, teas, biscuits, crisps, chocolates and oranges in the room.
Super friendly owners who made us very welcome.
Wish we had known about this before, as we have been coming to this area for years to visit relatives. Read less
Likes:
Everything. See above.
Dislikes:
No.
Response from The Cricketers:
Thank you Derek and Gay. We really enjoyed your visit and are so pleased that you found everything to your satisfaction. Enjoy the rest of your trip to the UK. We very much look forward to seeing you both again. Best wishes from Alma and Brian.
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
Janet
Young Couple
Stayed: Apr '18
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Great experience for an overnight stay"
Amazing find of this lovely B&B. Brian and Alma were very welcoming and could not do enough for us. We are attending a wedding nearby and Brian offered his chauffeuring services there and back. Now, t… Read more
"Great experience for an overnight stay"
Amazing find of this lovely B&B. Brian and Alma were very welcoming and could not do enough for us. We are attending a wedding nearby and Brian offered his chauffeuring services there and back. Now, that's service! Rooms were clean and comfortable with perfect attention to detail. Breakfast was a superb array of home cooked ham, scambled eggs and cheeses, home made jam with fresh juice and coffee.
We feel extremely lucky to have chosen Brian and Alma's place to stay, and would fully recommend. Read less
Likes:
Everything
Dislikes:
None whatsoever
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
Michael
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '18
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
3
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Ideally located for a dining event at L'Ortolan."
I booked an overnight stay in this B&B for a surprise birthday dinner for my wife at a local restaurant.
we were greeted by Alma, the proprietor, and parking was adjacent.
a cab was booked for our… Read more
"Ideally located for a dining event at L'Ortolan."
I booked an overnight stay in this B&B for a surprise birthday dinner for my wife at a local restaurant.
we were greeted by Alma, the proprietor, and parking was adjacent.
a cab was booked for our dinner at L'Ortolan, and all went smoothly.
The room was a bit small, but well equipped, and spotless.
Breakfast was excellent. Read less
Likes:
the warmth of the welcome, and high standard of cleanliness, and attention to detail.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest HouseTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017LateRooms.com Top Rated 2017
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Cricketers
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card
Payment Cards accepted at the property
Master Card Visa 
Check-in: 3:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Adults only
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
Alma and Brian would like to invite you to spend some time at their contemporary home that has been lovingly refurbished as a luxury bed and breakfast. "The Cricketers" has a long history of hospitality and was built in 1880 on the edge of Windsor Royal Forest. Initially, the property had five bedrooms and was a 19th century coaching inn selling Burton beers from Ind Coope. It also incorporated a butchery and in 1888 supplied meat to Osborne House, Queen Victoria's residence on the Isle of Wight. In the 20th century the property was divided into private residential and a butchers shop. In 1988 Brian purchased the property and the former Butchers shop became the “Hop Inn”, one of the finest independent off-licences in Britain, stocking a large range of local real ales, wines, spirits and home brewing supplies.

Enjoy a great night's sleep in one of our three individually designed and decorated en-suite bedrooms. Each room has a luxurious king size Vi-Spring bed with sumptuous 600 thread cotton linen, solid wood furniture, full size mirrors, LED lighting, dimmer switch, Wi-fi, USB sockets for charging suitable phones and tablets, CD and iPod player, fluffy robes, slippers, iron and ironing board, powerful hairdryer and a generous hospitality tray. In the morning, wake up with a refreshing power shower with complimentary toiletries. Enjoy a wholesome breakfast of home cooked honey roast ham, award winning cheeses from our local cheese makers, “Village Maid” at Riseley and “Two Hoots” at Barkham, yogurts, cereals, homemade jams, and multi-seed bread from “Warings”, the Spencers Wood bakery.

"The Cricketers" is conveniently located in the village of Spencers Wood, next door to St.Michael's church. We are just one mile from junction 11 of the M4 and offer free parking. Bus stops are less than a minute away and around the corner, behind the “Farriers” pub, there is a recreation ground that was home to the local cricketers.
Style of property
Boutique, Comfortable, Contemporary/Modern, Luxury, Stylish
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