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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:
5.0
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
4.7
Guest Rating: 5
See all 34 reviews
Sarah
Young Couple
Stayed: Dec '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Friendly hosts who go out of their way to help."
Brian and Alma were super friendly and welcoming. Brian drove us to and from the pub for our meal out and they even let us stay an extra night when our other plans fell through which meant we imposed… Read more
"Friendly hosts who go out of their way to help."
Brian and Alma were super friendly and welcoming. Brian drove us to and from the pub for our meal out and they even let us stay an extra night when our other plans fell through which meant we imposed on their Christmas. They didn’t seem to mind and even provided us with mince pies and Christmas cake!! Read less
Likes:
Friendly hosts. Lovely breakfast. Very comfy bed and great shower.
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Cricketers:
Thank you very much Sarah for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure to help you enjoy your Christmas celebrations.
Warmest wishes from Alma and Brian.
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
Philippe
Young Couple
Stayed: Nov '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Great B and B"
This was our base for a local party, and it was a home from home. The room itself was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. It was a lovely surprise to find the room had an ensuite bathroom.… Read more
"Great B and B"
This was our base for a local party, and it was a home from home. The room itself was well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. It was a lovely surprise to find the room had an ensuite bathroom. Brian very kindly picked us up after the party finished. Very kind!Breakfast was just right, and the home made marmalade was delicious! Read less
Likes:
Brian and Alma wanted to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They very kindly let my children use the shower in our room, even thought they weren't staying there, which was very kind of them.
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Cricketers:
Thank you Philippe for writing such a fabulous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and had a great time celebrating your son’s birthday. We look forward to your next visit. Very best wishes from Alma and Brian
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
Ian
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Fabulous B&B"
Overnight stay to visit nearby family. Accommodation excellent, modern, extremely well equipped rooms. Beautifully clean with every need catered for. One of the very best B&B's that we have stayed in.… Read more
"Fabulous B&B"
Overnight stay to visit nearby family. Accommodation excellent, modern, extremely well equipped rooms. Beautifully clean with every need catered for. One of the very best B&B's that we have stayed in. Very kind welcoming people, even picked us up in the evening - a very kind gesture. Read less
Likes:
Evertything
Dislikes:
No
Response from The Cricketers:
Thank you Ian and Ann for your glowing review. We’re absolutely delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and more importantly that you had a lovely time with your grandson. We hope to see you both again. Warmest wishes from Alma and Brian
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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