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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.
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 568 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 178
Rating: 4 191
Rating: 3 129
Rating: 2 53
Rating: 1 17
Rating

Take your ear plugs for the best sleep

09/08/2017 therapina, Limassol, Cyprus

Well it's a Best Western so don't expect a five star place. Having moved rooms as I was right over the disco and the walls were vibrating, I have to say I slept extremely well, not waking til 8.45... more

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amazingly comfortable bed!

03/08/2017 gibbyExmouth_Devon, exmouth, devon

in many respects this is a dated looking hotel, though the general rooms were having lots of work undertaken the bedrooms were furnished with old fashioned furniture and the sort furnishing and design... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hello gibbyExmouth_Devon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review after your recent stay. We're very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is great to hear that you've had an amazing night sleep in our comfortable beds, always nice to see we're better than the other brands available. Our staff are the heart of the hotel and to hear that all provided you with great service is wonderful to hear. I will make sure our head chef is aware of your positive thought about our self serve full English breakfast. We look forward to you coming to stay with us in the future. Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager
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A well managed hotel

31/07/2017 andrewjameswarren, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Thoroughly recommended as a convenient stop off just by junction 12 of the M4 motorway (and very close to the only IKEA store in the entire area!). Rooms are spacious, clean, well-maintained, with c... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hello andrewjameswarren, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on TripAdvisor after your recent stay with us. It's great to read such wonderful comments being made about our Hotel and the staff. I'm very happy to see that every aspect of the hotel gave you a better experience that you was expecting, as you've stated this was very nice to read after recent negative posts. We always endeavour to make sure our guests have a happy experience when staying with us. We look forward to you coming to stay with us in the near future. Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager
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Disabled wheelchair users please check carefully

21/07/2017 786554, Bath, United Kingdom

Booked to stay 2 nights at this hotel as our youngest son was getting married at Uffton court. The hotel staff were very good but our eldest son is a wheelchair user and this was not really suitable ... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hello 786554, Thank you for leaving us a review on TripAdvisor. As you have mentioned we do have a Stannah stairlift that is used to help wheelchair users get down or up the stairs, I can only apologise that this wasn’t suitable for your eldest son. If using the stairlift access is very easily gained via the front of the hotel. The ramp has been used for a while and has been maintained by our maintenance team, however after your comments we’re looking into something that would provide more comfort for guests having to use it. The need to call reception is so that we can make sure all fire escapes are alarms as protection for our guests. We hope that you and your family had a lovely wedding day for your youngest son, and we’d like to wish him and his partner all the best in the future. We do hope you’ll come and stay with us again when your next in this area. Kind Regards Andrew Maclachlan General Manager
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Single female business travellor policy needs work

19/07/2017 Wilson14, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

+ve - Clean though dated and tired '80s style room. Decent desk for work and free wifi on day 1 (see -ve for day 2) Beds v soft - but comfortable. Good food. -ve - was given a room on the ground floo... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Wilson 14, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback after your recent stay with us. I’m sorry to hear of the disappointing stay you had. Staff are more than happy to help with carrying luggage for our guests, so I’m disappointed to hear that you’ve said that this help wasn’t offered. The weather recently has been unseasonably warm, and to try and help combat this we provide fans to our guests on requests. We will need to investigate your comments about the blinds, as when installed they offered complete privacy. Our reception team on check in give you the room card and the white card you’ve mentioned. They would have informed you about this at time of check in, and told you that it is needed if you wished to charge items to your room. You would have used this card when you used the wifi on your first day. I will speak with the head receptionist in regards to your comment about your phone call to reception, we do get guest requests for the wifi code and this is passed on over the phone. Overall, I can see that this wasn’t an enjoyable stay for you, I do wish that this was something that could have been rectified while you were in the hotel rather than finding out of your disappointment via TripAdvisor. We would love for you to come back and give us a second chance, just so we can show you how great our hotel and staff are. Kind Regards Andrew Maclachlan General Manager