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Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

Richard Adams (Watership Down)

Oscar Wilde (The Ballad of Reading Goal) 

Kenneth Grahame (Wind in the Willows)

Michael Bond (Paddington Bear)

John Betjeman

Felix Francis

Jane Robins

Edward Marston

Nicola May

David M. Barnett

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Local directory

Find your perfect cuppa or indulge your sweet cravings by choosing one of these great local companies.

Places to eat and drink

Beatons Tearooms

241 High St


RG45 7AH

Tel: 01344 771700

Whittingtons Tea Barge

Hill's Meadows

George St



Clarence Brasserie & Tea Room 

8-9 Church St



Englefield Stores & Tea Room

The St




Teapot Tea Shop

 1-2 Clieve Cottages




The Tea Shop By The Canal

The Stone Building

The Wharf


RG14 5AS


The county of Berkshire lies west of London and it's full title is The Royal County of Berkshire and Windsor Castle, one of the royal homes, is situated within its bounds.

The River Thames runs through the most scenic areas of the country, providing opportunities for both outstanding views and leisurely recreation.

Places to visit

Legoland Windsor, Windsor castle, Windsor Great Park, Beale Park, Ascot Racecourse, Donnington castle, museum of English rural life, Thames path, Ditton Park.

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.