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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 561 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 178
Rating: 4 188
Rating: 3 127
Rating: 2 51
Rating: 1 17
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enjoyable stay

18/06/2017 cake123_69, Reading, England, United Kingdom

From stepping through the door to leaving, we were greeted with very pleasant staff, nothing to much trouble. No air con in the rooms but as it was hot a fan had been supplied which was so much appre... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hello cake123_69, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor after your recent visit to our hotel to attend a wedding. It's great to read that you had a great time while staying with us, and that the staff have been very pleasant, with nothing being too much trouble for them. Our chef and his team will be happy to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast buffet that we provide. Sorry to hear of your disappointment with the shower in the bedroom, I will pass this on to our housekeeping manager to make sure this is looked into. We sincerely hope that the next time your in the area that you plan to come and spend your time with us. Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager
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30th Birthday Party

06/06/2017 _kemi03, Reading, United Kingdom

Fantastic service from the team- Kym And Alice were exceptional with the planning of my very special birthday event. The service on the night, the DJ and the food were also great. Overall my friends a... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hi _kemi03, Thank you for the lovely review after your recent birthday party with us. It's great to see that all the planning put into your party from Kym and Alice made it an exceptional night for you, your family and friends. We're happy to see that you liked our new "Party in a box" offer and we hope you and your family will come back to celebrate more occasions with us. We shall see you soon for the next big family party! Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager.
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3 Night Stay

03/06/2017 Natassia A,

Great lil hotel, terrific restaurant staff. Very cute and good food overall. Breakfast includes full english 10pounds or continental 7pounds. If you book upon arrival it is 8pounds. Online for some re... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Natassia A, Thank you for the TripAdvisor review. It's great to read that you had a wonderful time while staying with us in the hotel. I will pass on your compliments about our restaurant staff. We look forward to you coming to stay with us again in the future Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager
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Average

21/05/2017 Dickyguern, St Peter Port, United Kingdom

One night stay. Pleasant staff at check in and restaurant. Fairly basic evening dinner menu, burgers, steaks etc., not great quality. All the rooms on my corridor had a warning sign about the step jus... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hi Dickyguern, Thanks for leaving us feedback in regards to your recent stay. The room you stayed in was in the original part of the hotel, and this is why there is a step, as you have mentioned we do have these signs in place to prevent any injuries being caused to our guests. We would like to say thank you for your nice comments about our reception, and waitress staff. Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager
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Family birthday function

20/05/2017 sweepisbest, Reading, United Kingdom

Excellent service and attention from staff.a really good function room package for a 70th birthday party.thankyou for the attention to detail and personal touches.food was excellent and .louise and fa... more

Owner Response
Andrew_MacLachlan, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Hello Sweepisbest, Firstly let me thank you for taking the time to leave us a review of TripAdvisor. It's always a lovely feeling to see such nice reviews about our hotel. I can see from the review that a great time was had by yourself and family to celebrate a 70th birthday. I will make sure that all the staff that had a hand in making this a wonderful family memory are aware of your review. We do hope to see you and the family again soon. Kind Regards Andrew MacLachlan General Manager