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A home from home near Reading.

Are you travelling to Reading on business? Or maybe youre heading there on a mini-break to visit friends or family? Whatever your reason for staying at the Best Western Calcot Hotel, youre guaranteed a comfortable place to lay your head, let the Calcot Hotel be your home-from-home during your trip.

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 offers 80 bedrooms some with their own individual shape and space.

Located just off the M4 motorway (0.6m) on the outskirts of Reading, Best Western Calcot Hotel is the perfect location.

Situated close to two golf courses, the Madejski Stadium, Beale Park, The Oracle Shopping Centre, Nirvana Spa and the Hexagon Theatre; Best Western Calcot Hotel offers a central location to explore local attractions.

For our business guests, offers 2 great conference and event rooms to accommodate up to 180 guests. The professional space, ample free parking, and central location make it one of Readings most convenient conference venues.

The hotel is ideally situated for access to London Heathrow Airport (40 mins), Reading Station (15 mins) with direct links (28 minutes) to London Paddington Station running every 30 minutes.

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Location

98 Bath Road
Calcot

Reading
Berkshire
RG31 7QN
England
To make a reservation please call 0800 393130 (Freephone). For all other enquiries please call 0118 9416423
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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, hearing and assistance 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 Jason Ruston

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Pavilion Restaurant

Overlooking our gardens the Pavilion Restaurant offers informal dining in a relaxed setting.

Our varied menu includes a wide selection of dishes including delicious meat dishes, Pasta's, chicken dishes and succulent steaks as well as traditional favourites fish & chips and burgers.

Our Sunday Carvery has been a popular venue for couples and family dining for over 40 years. Cooked to perfection and succulently delicious, the great British roast never tasted better!

Meats include roast rib of beef, traditional roast turkey breast, roast pork, lamb or gammon changed on a weekly basis. Among the vegetarian options are tomato & basil tart and a Calcot Hotel special - chefs' homemade bubble & squeak!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07:00 - 09:00
Dinner: 18:30 - 21:45
Weekend times may vary
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Lounge 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.

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

We understand that picking the perfect wedding venue is a huge part of the planning process and our dedicated event team and wedding planner work hard to ensure not only that your room is beautifully decorated to your specifications, but your day runs smoothly and without stress. Our hotel offers a range of facilities and services to suit all weddings, from intimate to grand.

Our flexible catering options and wedding services, we ensure that everything is tailored to you and your vision, from room layout to decorations and flower arrangements.

With flexible space that can accommodate from 40 to 180 guests. Our Loddon Suite and Kenett & Avon Suite are licensed for civil ceremonies, so if you wish, you can have both the ceremony and reception with us.

Our devoted events team will make sure that everything runs exactly as planned so that you can focus on enjoying your day. We assign a dedicated wedding planner to assist and execute every detail to your specifications, coordinating your day and allowing you peace of mind that youre in efficient and experienced hands.

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 Pavilion 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 Kennett & 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 Pavilion 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 Pauline Wainwright 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

As an independent hotel you can be ensured an event treated with individuality and care. Along with the combination of space, ample free parking and accessible location make Best Western Calcot Hotel the ideal venue.

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 200 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 40 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 0844 387 62 40

Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 696 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 222
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Older style hotel with small rooms on busy main road

18/05/2019 Dan L, Cathedral City, California

This is an older-style hotel on a busy road just outside of Reading. It had a worn feeling to the whole place. A tiny staircase and narrow corridor lead to the room, which was small. The bathroom had... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for taking the time to complete your so sorry to hear you had a bad experience. As an older hotel we do have a number of quirky rooms of various shapes and sizes which adds to our character. That said please be assured we will ensure to rectify the issues raised where practicable. Regards
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Calcot stay

14/05/2019 GOANPLACES, London, United Kingdom

Very enjoyable stay. Great restaurant service, extremely confortable beds and room. All food is fresh and made to order, I highly rate the breakfast. Very customer friendly staff. Overall a great e... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review Scenic18438372362! Great to read your lovely comments about the hotel, so pleased you had a great stay - thanks for spreading the word.
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Very nice decor

13/05/2019 Ramon_Aka1990, Enfield, United Kingdom

Very good hotel for what you pay for - really quite and peaceful location with great outdoor seating as well as cosy lounge / bar. The room is spacious and the staff is really friendly. Very ideal if ... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the review Ramon_Aka1990! Hope you'll come and see us again soon
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Really very good

12/05/2019 David J, Wellington, null, United Kingdom

This is a lovely place to stay on business. It’s conveniently located with good parking, the rooms and WiFi are of a good standard, the staff are excellent and the restaurant very good indeed. Just on... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for the glowing review David J! We will make sure that the staff get a chance to see your comments about them! and it's great to see you've liked your stay with us. We hope you'll be back to see us again soon!
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Reading Business trip

10/05/2019 912michaelh, Cleckheaton, United Kingdom

Stayed for 2 nights due to locality of works office and hotel. Plenty of parking and easy to find with good location for major roads situated between Reading & Swindon. Room options are available for ... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your review 912michaelh, We appreciated your feedback from your stay, and it's great to see the nice comments made about our hotel and location. It is a shame that there was issues with the beer's available both nights of your stay and this is something we will look into to find out why. We sincerely hope this doesn't stop you coming back to see us next time you need to be in the area for business