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Guest Rating: 5
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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:
4.5
Breakfast:
4.7
Guest Rating: 5
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Philip
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
"First class !!"
This property redefines B&B ! Beautifully appointed rooms, with all the little extra you expect from a 5 star hotel, plus more. Excellent quality beds, a coffee machine in the room with nibbles, a doc… Read more
"First class !!"
This property redefines B&B ! Beautifully appointed rooms, with all the little extra you expect from a 5 star hotel, plus more. Excellent quality beds, a coffee machine in the room with nibbles, a docking station for I-phone, slippers and bath robes etc. Brian and Alma are wonderful hosts and we will definitely stay again when
we visit our son and his family in Spencers Wood. Read less
Likes:
Everything !
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Cricketers:
Hi Phil and Jan. Thank you for your fantastic review. We are so pleased that you appreciated all the "creature comforts" that we provide. Phil has a great taste in music (same as Brian's) and we had lots to chat about. We look forward to seeing you both again when you next visit your son and family in Spencers Wood. Best wishes from Alma and Brian
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
Isobel
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
5
"Relaxing break"
Welcomed by Brian and Alma. Offered tea and cake. Lovely room. Plenty of goodies including fresh coffee making, fresh fruit and chocolates.
Very comfortable. Breakfast very tasty; mainly left to cha… Read more
"Relaxing break"
Welcomed by Brian and Alma. Offered tea and cake. Lovely room. Plenty of goodies including fresh coffee making, fresh fruit and chocolates.
Very comfortable. Breakfast very tasty; mainly left to chat with fellow guests. Read less
Likes:
Relaxed atmosphere
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Cricketers:
Thank you Isobel for your lovely review. We are so pleased that we made you feel welcome while visiting your daughter. It was lovely that you enjoyed the conversation with fellow guests at breakfast and hope to welcome you both back soon. Best wishes from Alma and Brian
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
Kim
Mature Couple
Stayed: Aug '17
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
4
"Wonderful hosts and delightful little b&b"
Had a lovely short stay at the cricketers. Can't recommend enough. Lovely hosts who couldn't do enough for you. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Will definitely stay against… Read more
"Wonderful hosts and delightful little b&b"
Had a lovely short stay at the cricketers. Can't recommend enough. Lovely hosts who couldn't do enough for you. The rooms were very comfortable and clean. Will definitely stay against Read less
Likes:
The couple who run it and the rooms and ambience
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Cricketers:
Thank you so much Kim for your 5* review. We are delighted that you and your friends had a great stay and enjoyed the BBQ and party nearby. We look forward to seeing you all again soon. Best wishes from Alma and Brian.
Guest Review for The Cricketers, Reading
More Information
4 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
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 8:00 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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