Where to eat near Twyford, Berkshire
Great places to eat near Stanlake Park
In the Stanlake Park Cellar Shop & Wine Bar you can buy a variety of snacks and boards to accompany your wine including award winning cheeses, olives, cured meats etc. However, if you are looking for something a little more substantial but want to continue drinking Stanlake Park wines, there are a number of places to eat and drink near Twyford.
If you are looking for something a little spicy to go with your Madeleine (which they stock) then try the nearby Haweli Indian restaurant in Twyford. It has great reviews and is an airy white table-clothed restaurant with a Shisha lounge for clay oven Tandoori dishes and curries. The achari ghost with mouth-watering barbequed lamb has to be one of the favourites.
If you want to continue drinking our Regatta wine, then try the Buratta’s at The Royal Oak in nearby Ruscombe (equidistant to Stanlake Park as Twyford). It is an eclectically furnished establishment with homely food including bar bites and an antique shop! It has excellent reviews on TripAdvisor especially the halloumi fingers and smoked salmon seafood cocktail.
Other very good restaurants in Berkshire
A little further afield, but well worth visiting, is the Corn Stores in Reading (close to the station) which has a small but upmarket menu and serves local beers and Stanlake Park wines. It is also the adopted home of Thames Valley Wine School for their education and tasting courses. If a simple but mouth-watering toastie is your thing, try the Grumpy Goat in Reading which is famed for its huge variety of cheeses but now serve lots of great draft beers as well as a variety of Stanlake wines.
In Wokingham, Hamlet serves a variety of meals from a bacon sandwich for breakfast right through to a 28 day aged sirloin in the evening and everything else in between. In nearby Crowthorne, the craft beer and coffee shop – The Hive, is building a great reputation in the community with its coffees, beers and of course – Stanlake Park wines.
If you love a great steak (or meat in general) then go to the Shurlock Inn at nearby Shurlock Row. It’s been a country pub since the 17th Century and under the current owners has established itself as THE place to go for a steak. Nico, our winemaker, has a reputation for his meat eating so it was high praise when he stated that he had possibly one of his best steaks ever here.
The management at The Castle Hotel in Windsor are great ambassadors of English Wine and recommend Stanlake Park wine to their guests in their Leaf Restaurant. Natalia and Nico regularly hold ‘Dinner with the Winemaker’ events at the hotel where the amazing chef prepares 5 courses which is paired with 5 Stanlake wines; definitely keep your eyes open for these events.
Another favourite is a gastropub called The Greyhound in Finchampstead which serves many English wines including a vast selection of Stanlake Park wines. As their tag-line says – ‘no tiny portions, deconstructed dishes, frills or foam – just superb food.’ If you’re around in June, you can join their English Wine & Seafood event – including laso some of our best wines.
If you’re looking for a hidden gem which is open to the general public, try the historic Park House on the Whiteknights Campus at Reading University. This is another venue with a large selection of craft beers and Stanlake Park wines to compliment their diverse menu. This place would have escaped my notice if it wasn’t for their regular orders of our wines!
Where to eat in Berkshire
Stanlake Park is blessed with local traditional country pubs and they don’t come much older than the 14th Century Bell at Waltham St Lawrence. It has many original features including an indoor well and large garden. They do a small selection of local food and real ales (alas no Stanlake wines). Its history lends itself to being an ideal lunch spot for overseas visitors although on the occasion I visited with Nico and Natalia, they were unable to offer their usual menu. I also visited here with Ronnie Vannucci from the Las Vegas band The Killers who was in awe of its history and somewhat bemused by the locals.
We are also lucky to be so close to a couple of villages/towns which are home to celebrity chefs. Heston Blumenthal owns 3 restaurants in the village of Bray whilst Tom Kerridge owns 3 restaurants in nearby Marlow. All are worth a visit although I do prefer their pub food rather than their wallet sapping restaurants as the food is equally delicious.
We hope you have found useful our list of places to eat near Twyford, and if you know other fantastic restaurants in Berkshire please add your comments below!