The Woodspeen — Newbury, UK

Dining area of a Woodspeen restaurant.
(Image credit: Jack Hobhouse)

The bucolic Berkshire countryside provides an idyllic setting for Woodspeen, a restaurant, bar and cookery school designed by London architects Softroom. Located on the site of the former Five Bells pub, the designers stripped down the interior and imparted a new identity on the space: polished concrete floors and a central floral feature instill an airy and contemporary aesthetic, while a homely feel is retained via liberal use of tactile fabrics such as sheepskin, leather and wool. In the kitchen, Michelin-starred chef John Campbell’s brigade sends out beautiful plates of British cooking that gracefully straddle the classical and modern, enjoying the enviable bounty of a half-acre kitchen garden. The sleek adjoining cookery school offers lessons on everything from butchery to bread-making and an intimate kitchen table that seats 10 affords guests the opportunity to cook along with the chef and fellow diners.

Wooden tables and chairs in Dining area.

(Image credit: Jack Hobhouse)

Wooden interior and furniture in The Woodspeen Restaurant

(Image credit: Jack Hobhouse)

INFORMATION

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ADDRESS

Lambourn Road
Woodspeen
Newbury
RG20 8BN

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