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Works begins on Hall & Woodhouse’s Berkshire bar and restaurant

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9 July 2024
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Hall & Woodhouse has begun construction on its multimillion-pound restaurant and bar in Crowthorne, Berkshire, expected to open in early 2025.

The family-owned Dorset brewer is to deliver a two-storey restaurant and bar for up to 150 seated covers, creating 40 full-time jobs.

H&W Crowthorne will be a gateway building to the town’s new residential estate, Buckler’s Park – situated near Buckler’s Forest, a 102-hectare site overseen by the Forestry Commission.

The venue comprises five different multi-functioning spaces – a dedicated bar, a pantry/café for coffee, cakes and relaxed drinks, a dining space, an outdoor terrace, and a large garden.

Property director Mark James said: “At Hall & Woodhouse we are driven by innovation and our aim is to create a building of real quality.

“We are so passionate about providing a warm, welcoming offering that reflects the local environment and its heritage.

“Similar to our plans for the building’s exterior, the restaurant’s décor will take inspiration from its surroundings.

“Guests can expect to see plenty of green throughout the building. We will have lots of plants, stylistic artwork, colourful soft furnishings, and exposed brick walls.

“Hall & Woodhouse Crowthorne will have a contemporary style, but with a warm feel and lots of colour and character.”

As for the exterior, it’s a steel structure with a mixture of brick, timber panelling and glazing.

Mark added: “We have designed H&W Crowthorne to welcome guests at any time of day, from informal catchups over coffee, to family celebrations enhanced by a variety of locally sourced dishes.

“We are especially looking forward to guests enjoying a drink on our year-round terrace – whether that’s a pot of tea, cocktails, or a pint of our delicious Badger beer.”

Solar roof panels will be installed on the building to power its heating system. It will also feature LED lighting, sustainable waste disposal, and upcycled materials and furniture, with plenty of outdoor bike parking.


Born and raised in Berkshire, Dan fell into journalism after completing his bachelor’s degree in English at UCL.

Writing for The Business Magazine and local Biz News sites has given him the opportunity to chat with all manner of small business owners and share their success stories with a wider audience.

Outside of work, Dan enjoys live music, board games and quiz shows, and is making a slow but persistent effort to learn Spanish.

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