Up until fairly recently, Binfield village was blessed with three great pubs. Now down to just two, we thought we’d offer a few words of local knowledge on the Victoria Arms and Stag & Hounds.
Firstly, we want to be clear Binfield Football Club does not condone or encourage drinking and driving so please be sensible.
With the sensible bit done. Lets talk pubs.
Stag & Hounds – Binfield, Bracknell RG42 4HA
Of the two, the Stag & Hounds is the bigger and has a large outdoor area and dining area. It is run as part of a small chain of two pubs and is one of the first buildings you’ll see when entering the village from Bracknell.
According to the Berkshire History website: “Part of it is 14th century. It is said to have been a royal hunting lodge visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. The latter supposedly used to sit at the window and watch the Maypole dancing on the green outside.”
The pub has a decent beer selection and a well-stocked bar. There is plenty of seating inside but to really make the most of the pub though you need to be out in the garden when the weather’s a bit warmer.
Travel notes: The Stag & Hounds is the closest pub to Binfield FC, it is a 12 minute walk from the ground, but footpaths are limited along the route so please think carefully about how you will get to the ground – particularly for midweek games.
Victoria Arms – Terrace Road North, Binfield, Bracknell RG42 5JA
The Victoria Arms certainly looks small on the outside, but that hides a decent-sized bar area when you enter inside.
The pub is a Fuller’s pub so if Pride is your thing, you’re in luck. We’ve never been disappointed when enjoying a pint in what is usually a lively atmosphere.
The Vic offers a varied food and drink menu and has an outside space complete with – last time we visited – tent and Sky Sports.
Travel notes: A 20-minute walk from the ground, the pub has paths all along the way, you may also spot the village’s third pub – sadly no longer in use – the Jack O Newbury.
Is there anywhere else to get a drink in Binfield?
Well, of course, the club bar is a decent space to spend a pre or post-match in our view. We always have Rebellion Ale on and there’s usually a good range of whatever else tickles your fancy, plus you can’t really argue with a Mole Burger from our new tea bar.
Then there is the Binfield Club, a members club directly in the centre of the village. Pop over to their website to find out more information.