Cheap Hotels in Thatcham
Despite its deceiving scenic setting, The Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel is based on the A4 and blends central access and rural beauty with close proximity to the town centre. The hotel is also just a 25 minute drive away from Reading, catering for the perfect escape whether it be for business or pleasure. The hotel offers 63 stylish bedrooms with free WiFi and parking as well as a modern restaurant and bar serving a great selection of traditional pub classics and drinks.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a health club, an indoor pool, and a sauna. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and a banquet hall.
Hotels in Thatcham
This attractive Berkshire community witnessed a significant population increase in the late 20th century and has been inhabited since the prehistoric era. Thatcham was already an affluent town by the late Middle Ages, and was connected to the Kennet and Avon Canal in the 18th century.
Thatcham is also adjacent to the Thatcham Reed Beds Site of Special Scientific Interest, which is an essential habitat for several rare bird species and is next to the family friendly Nature Discovery Centre park, the principal attraction in the town.
Approximately ten miles from Thatcham, Highclere Castle is a splendid Jacobethan country mansion that surrounds 5000 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that were designed by the renowned landscaper Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
The Grade I listed house was built in the early Victorian period and is noted for its elaborate Renaissance-style features and unique square design, and is now a major tourist attraction. In fact, the building's popularity has increased markedly since it was featured in the internationally acclaimed period drama 'Downton Abbey'.
The Newbury Racecourse
An acclaimed racing venue, Newbury Racecourse celebrated its centenary in 2005 and even has its own railway station. The venue holds numerous national races throughout the year, and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II in 2012, who celebrated her 86th birthday here.
For some wonderful ltalian-inspired cuisine, you can choose the Bella Vita restaurant, try Bengal Spice for some delicious Indian food, or visit Jade Cottage for some vibrant Chinese flavours. Other excellent restaurants in Thatcham you can consider include the English-themed Coach & Horses restaurant, the Szechuan Inn serving more mouthwatering southwest-Chinese cuisine, and English-themed The Sun in the Wood.
Where to stay in Thatcham
One of the most popular Thatcham hotels is the BEST WESTERN West Grange Hotel, a four-star venue offering excellent hospitality and sophisticated furnishings. Other highly regarded accommodation establishments in the area include the pictorial Grade II listed Newbury Manor hotel in Newbury, the Bunk Inn, also in Newbury, and the acclaimed Regency Park Hotel.
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