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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, 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 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 619 traveller reviews
Rating: 5 199
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Rating

Great find!

21/05/2018 Tracey F, Kent, United Kingdom

Stayed here for 2 nights on business. Staff are very friendly & welcoming. Room was of a good size, bathroom small but you don't need a huge one if you are on your own. Shower did take ages for th... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for staying with us at Calcot Hotel, great to hear that nearly everything was spot on. Thanks for letting us know about the hot water - we'll be sure to get that sorted. Come back and stay again soon!
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Exceeded expectations

14/05/2018 David R,

Attended a formal dinner dance on Saturday. Having driving past many times I wasn't expecting much bit just goes to show how appearances can be deceptive. Lacks the wow factor of some places but was ... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Brilliant to hear you loved your stay with us and had a great evening we'll be sure to pass on your feedback to our team. Hope to see you back soon!
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A five-star stay in a 3-star hotel

14/05/2018 Florin M, Bucharest, Romania

Stayed for a few days in this hotel and it was a very pleasant surprise. The whole personnel was kind and helpful, showing a politeness and friendliness that I rarely encountered in my trips. The gard... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
What a fantastic review - thank you so much! We are thrilled to learn that your stay was such a success and you are a fan. We hope to welcome you back plenty of times in 2018!
Rating

No more honey :(

10/05/2018 Nuray-NL, The Netherlands

A frequent address I come to, always a pleasant stay and always look to the favorite part of my stay..the breakfast, but today to my surprise I could not find any honey! hope the honeycomb will be ba... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thanks for staying with us again and for taking the time to leave a review. We are super happy that you enjoyed your stay, I'm sorry but I'm afraid we are no longer able to obtain the honeycomb but we do hope you will enjoy our new selections as we are changing things up in our breakfast offer. We hope to see you back soon!
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Disappointing

29/04/2018 pinkypigs, surrey

Stayed overnight for work. Evening meal was awful , starters had brown salad , the tart was runny, rolls rock hard. Many people didn’t eat their meal. My bedroom was very old fashioned , old bathroom... more

Owner Response
Annette C, General Manager at Best Western Reading Calcot Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay though I am so sorry it wasn’t the experience you were hoping for. We'd love to hear more about what went wrong and how we can improve this. Please contact me at ops@calcothotel.co.uk. Thank you.