A part of the local community in Winterbourne
The Winterbourne Arms is an idyllic country pub formerly known as "The New Inn" but the origins of the building date back over 300 years as a former bakery. Although the building has been refurbished it has retained many of its original features. One can still see where the old bread oven was situated all those years ago. In addition to being a key meeting place for the villagers of Winterbourne, the pub is ideally positioned for country walkers, local businesses and travellers (being just 3 miles from Newbury and M4 junction 13). It is now under threat of re-development, click here to read more.
Our Winterbourne Arms,
A haven for the old or for the new to grace,
those from near or from far a place,
a resting stop for one with a briefcase or for some to behave in a festive disgrace,
for travelling folk to put down their suitcase,
or a pre‐drinking joint before the big horse race,
chatting with a stranger or that familiar face and for a first legal drink to have its own birthplace.
Patrick Shipman. Writer, performer, activist, thirsty pub drinker tinker.