Hidden Gem - The Woodspeen, Newbury

Dining in the heart of the Berkshire Downs at The Woodspeen

It was not long after opening, the restaurant was awarded its coveted first Michelin star for its food and service, and a Wine Spectator award for the superb wine list.

Within a stone’s throw of the restaurant is the state-of-the-art cookery school , housed in a beautifully converted barn, overlooking the restaurants’ own vegetable garden.

Having worked in hotels and restaurants around the world for the whole of his adult life, John had a clear vision for his own restaurant – with a focus on seasonal dishes, using ingredients grown or foraged on our own land. At The Woodspeen, they have a clear vision; to provide exceptional dishes, using the best ingredients the season offers, warm and attentive service, carefully chosen wines and cocktails for guests enjoyment.

The Woodspeen is a very special place, designed for casual dining and special occasions alike, this once fading beauty has been restored to its former glory, in its rightful place at the heart of the local community.

The Woodspeen Restaurant & Cookery School, Lambourn Road, Woodspeen, Newbury, RG20 8BN


Opening times

Monday to Wednesday

Lunch 12.00pm – 2.45pm

Dinner 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Thursday to Saturday

Lunch 12.00pm – 2.45pm

Dinner 6.00pm – 9.45pm


Lunch 12.00pm – 4.15pm

Dinner Closed