Visit Wokingham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Wokingham, Berkshire, near Windsor Forest has been for centuries a pleasant market town, also known for its bell foundry, and silk industry, indicated by some mulberry trees.
But although the town has expanded enormously it still has some half-timbered houses with overhanging gables, particularly in Rose Street. Molly Mog, the landlord's daughter of the Rose Inn, now demolished, is said to have inspired John Gay to verse, when he, Swift and Pope spent a wet afternoon here.
All Saints' Church is much restored, but five bays with carved capitals in the nave are medieval, and there is a beautifully carved Perpendicular font. The Lucas Hospital at Luckley, 1 mile south, is a most interesting building, where low brick buildings dated 1665 flank three sides of a neat garden.
Bearwood, lying 3 miles west in forested country, has a spectacular rhododendron drive, and a large artificial lake. Near the church at Hurst, 4 miles north, are some 17th-century, red-brick almshouses, and timber-framed houses are scattered through the village. The Castle Inn is of l6th-century origin and has a very old bowling green. The church, part of which dates back to Norman times, has a quaint hour-glass, some good 17th-century, woodwork, and several fine monuments of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.
Nearby villages: Binfield, Winnersh, Barkham
Nearby towns: Reading, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Finchampstead
Have you decided to visit Wokingham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Wokingham bed and breakfast (a Wokingham B&B or Wokingham b and b)
- a Wokingham guesthouse
- a Wokingham hotel (or motel)
- a Wokingham self-catering establishment, or
- other Wokingham accommodation