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A home from home near Reading.

The Best Western Calcot Hotel near Reading is perfectly placed for business or leisure pursuits in Berkshire and the M4 corridor. Offering comfortable 3-star accommodation the hotel is ideally situated less than 1 mile from the M4 junction 12 and just 3 miles from the busy town centre. A large free on site car park awaits its many loyal guests.

If you're looking for an affordable hotel near Ascot racecourse or a hotel near Henley Regatta, the Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel more than fits the bill. For sightseers, it's also convenient for the royal seat at Windsor Castle, Windsor Great Park and Highclere Castle better known as the location for TV's Downton Abbey.

Best Western Calcot Hotel has been a popular Reading hotel and entertainment venue for many years. Originally built around the turn of the 19th century as a tea house, it now offers 78 recently refurbished bedrooms. If you need a conference venue near Reading that's really easy to get to from all directions, we offer generous suites than can accommodate business meetings of up to 160 delegates. The same flexible facilities can host a wedding celebration of up to 200 people if you choose to spend your special day with us.

With its excellent transport links and proximity to all the major local attractions, the Best Western Calcot Hotel is a real home from home in the heart of the Thames Valley.

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Location

98 Bath Road
Calcot

Reading
Berkshire
RG31 7QN
England
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6229*
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Summary

Smaller double/twin rooms are within the original hotel and vary in size, are above restaurant/bar & accessible via staircase. TA's where possible to communicate all billing and special requests via reservations@calcothotel.co.uk
Bars, Free WIFI, Restaurants, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00

Facilities

Dining and Bars

Renowned throughout the local area for the quality of its Sunday carvery, the Best Western Calcot Hotel is a delightful place to eat near Reading.

Chef Andy Stephens

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Wyborn

Our Head Chef Andy Stephens has been at the hotel for over 22 years and he cooks up a treat every day of the week here at in our Wyborn restaurant. Specialising in modern cuisine based on traditional recipes, our Sunday carvery has been popular for couples and family dining for decades. The varied menu includes a wide selection - including delicious meat, pasta and chicken dishes, as well as family favourites like fish & chips and burgers.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:45
Weekend times may vary
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Old Berkshire Bar

Our lounge bar comes with added cosiness thanks to our relaxed atmosphere and comfy sofas. It's an ideal place to spend time winding down after a busy day. You can look forward to sampling a wide range of traditional ales, wines and local brews. If you just need a little pick-me-up, the Segafredo collection of coffees is also available. So kick back and spend the evening chatting to fellow guests or just enjoying a pleasant time in your own company. You're always welcome here.

Opening hours

11:00-23:00
Weekend times may vary

Golf

Calcot

Calcot golf course is located only half a mile away from the hotel and was designed by the legendary Harry Colt. The historic course is set in picturesque parkland and is perfect for golfers of any standard.

Course information

Course Type: Private
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6540 Yards
Handicap required

Location

.5 miles away in Calcot

Facilities

Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities

Prices

9 holes £25.00
18 holes £50.00
Trolley hire Yes
Buggy hire Yes
Tuition Yes

The Club at Mapledurham

The Club at Mapledurham is slightly further afield at 6 miles away from the hotel. Again the course is perfect for golfers of any ability, but it also features a number of memorable challenges.

Course information

Course Type: Parkland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6400 Yards
Handicap required

Location

6 miles away in Caversham

Prices

9 holes Yes
18 holes £23.00

Weddings

Wedding days and special nights are our speciality, which is why the Best Western Calcot Hotel is renowned as a premier wedding venue near Reading.

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Wedding service and reception venue

When your wedding day arrives, you need to be sure that everything's taken care of. At the Best Western Calcot Hotel, you can rest assured that every last detail is in the safest possible hands.

The Best Western Calcot Hotel has been hosting private functions and dinner dances for over 40 years. It still contains the only purpose-built ballroom/function suite in Reading.
The Kennet & Avon enjoys a large fully-sprung dance floor, a star cloth stage, built in PA, integral bar and can cater for up to 220 guests.

The Wyborn suite is a medium sized suite which can host functions for up to 90 guests, complete with dance floor, sound and lighting.

The smaller Loddon suite can accommodate dinners and receptions for 40.
An extensive public entertainment programme presents a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Private Functions & Events

The Best Western Calcot Hotel has been hosting private functions and dinner dances for over 40 years. It still contains the only purpose built ballroom /function suite in Reading.

The Kennet & Avon enjoys a large fully sprung dancefloor, a star cloth stage, built in P.A, integral bar and can cater for up to 220 guests.

The Wyborn Suite is a medium sized suite which can host functions for up to 90 guests complete with dancefloor and sound and lighting.

The smaller Loddon Suite can accommodate dinners and receptions for 40.

An extensive public entertainment programme presents a wide variety of events throughout the year.

Honeymoon Room

We have just one delightful honeymoon room at the Best Western Calcot Hotel, making it all the more special.

Registrar

Registry office:
West Berkshire Council
Shaw House, Church Road, Shaw, Newbury, RG14 2DR
01635 279230




Get in touch with the sales team on 0118 9416423

For any enquiries please call Andrew MacLachlan,Pauline Wainwright, C. Swain on 0118 9416423

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M4, J12, 0.50 miles
Nearest train station: Reading, 4.00 miles
Nearest tube station: N/A, 0.00 mins
Nearest airport: London Heathrow, 30.00 miles
Free parking on site (180 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

Address
98 Bath Road
Calcot
Reading
Berkshire
RG31 7QN
England


What's nearby?

Sports

  • Madejski Stadium (6.5 miles)

  • Ascot Racecourse (21 miles)

  • Newbury Racecourse (13.5 miles)

  • Calcot Park Golf Club (0.5 miles)

  • Henley-on-Thames (12 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Highclere Castle [Downton Abbey] (23 miles)

  • Windsor Castle (26 miles)

  • Museum of Reading (4.5 miles)

  • Basildon Park (8 miles)

  • Cole Museum of Zoology (9 miles)

Shopping

  • The Oracle - Reading (6 miles)

  • Broad Street - Reading (6 miles)

  • The Kennet Centre - Newbury (16 miles)

  • Festival Place - Basingstoke (20 miles)

  • Bicester Outlet Village (48 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

The Best Western Calcot Hotel is the perfect place for conferences and meetings in Reading and the M4 corridor. No hassle, easy to find and a large free on site car park.
Our two conference suites can accommodate up to 220 and 35 delegates respectively. Both enjoy natural daylight, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. There is also a small breakout / interview room which can host up to 8 persons Boardroom-style.

KENNET & AVON
This suite is perfect for conferences of up to 120 delegates. It offers ample space with integral break out areas, good natural daylight, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, built in PA equipment and a large screen. There's also easy access for exhibition goods.

LODDEN
The ideal suite for medium sized meetings for up to 35 delegates, this delightful room comes complete with air conditioning, natural daylight and Wi-Fi. It's also conveniently located close to the hotel lounge for your break out area.

Available room set ups

Banquet
Boardroom
Classroom
Theatre
U shape

Kennet & Avon

Perfect for conferences for up to 120 delegates. Ample space with integral break out areas. Good natural daylight, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, built in PA equipment and large screen. Easy access for exhibition goods.

Lodden

The ideal suite for medium sized meetings for up to 35 delegates. A delightful room, complete with air conditioning, natural daylight and Wi-Fi. Conveniently located close to the hotel lounge for your break out area.




Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Kennet & Avon 120 35 25 35 220
Lodden 35 20 20 20 24
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 588 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 184
Rating: 4 197
Rating: 3 132
Rating: 2 54
Rating: 1 21
Rating

Sunday lunch

29/11/2017 288Eurotravels, Reading, United Kingdom

Sunday (roast) lunch is not my favourite food but as such meals go this was ok. The buffet arrangement will suit many, especially those who insist on piling their plates high, but for me it allowed me... more

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The bar with no beer

23/11/2017 trevorw535, maidenhead, United Kingdom

Whilst the hotel is conveniently located and all the staff are friendly, welcoming and professional, it is somewhat dated. Having eaten en route, I wanted a couple of beers before retiring. Sadly the ... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Dear trevorw535, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent visit to us. It's wonderful to read your lovely comments about the staff being friendly and welcoming. I'm shocked by your comment about no "draught beer" as this has not been mentioned by anyone else. Our Assistant Manager makes sure that all drinks are fully stocked for the hotels need. We do hope you'll come and see us again soon Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan, General Manager
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Queen Tribute Dinner Dance

21/11/2017 Lynette M,

A rare opportunity to see a concert quality Tribute to Queen with full silver service dinner served by courteous and friendly staff. The Management welcomed guests at their tables making guests feel ‘... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Lynette M, Firstly I'd like to thank you for taking the time to leave us a full review of your recent visit to the Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, to attend one of the many events that we have. The Queen II tribute act are a great group, and always give a fantastic show. They've been a couple of times to the hotel and we've always had a great evening with them. DJ Jason is a regular at the hotel and is always there to get the party going, and to keep everyone dancing off into the night. We've got some great nights coming up over the festive period and into 2018 so we hope you'll be able to come along and see one of those too! I promise that there will be many more amazing nights! Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan, General Manager
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Great hotel

19/11/2017 susan m, Brighton, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 2 nights had breakfast .rooms nice clean .coffee and tea.ironing board.hairdryer.dove soap dispensers.found staff so nice and fiendly .breakfast very good .will go again .just off junt... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Susan M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor after your stay at the Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel. It was lovely to read your wonderful comments about the hotel and what we offer. We look forward to you coming to see us again in the future Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan, General Manager
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Poor food

10/11/2017 woowoos, w.sussex

After reading the menu in the lobby I thought roast rib of beef sounded lovely. How wrong I was, this has got to be the worst roast I have ever had. £10.50 for what was a microwave box roast with a ru... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Dear woowoos, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We welcome all feedback, positive or negative. The roast beef is a regular on our menu and always gets very positive feedback and I am very sorry to learn that on this occasion it did not meet with your expectations. I hope that if your looking to stay in the area again, you'll give us another chance to show how great our food is. Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager