What makes living in Arborfield so great?

Published: 26 July 2019

A local’s guide to Arborfield

Looking to find a home in the leafy Berkshire countryside, yet moments away from easy transport links, bustling towns and good schools? Arborfield combines the best of town and country living that will make you want to stay.


When it comes to schools, the closest primary school to Arborfield with good reviews is The Coombes CE Primary School in Berkshire near Reading. Bohunt Wokingham School is a new educational establishment which opened its doors in September 2016 with a promise to create a dynamic learning community for the families that will choose this school.

Where to eat

If you don’t know where to have lunch in Arborfield, just decide what cuisine you prefer because there is a wide list of options you can choose from. First in our list with the best rating comes The Restaurant at Henry Street, an award winning family business, with fresh products and a beautiful environment for every taste. Or you might prefer a delicious quick meal at Arborfield Kebab and you just can’t go wrong with that. Next on the list is The Bull Inn with some highly recommended classic comfort food menu served by Negade, Bruno and Pio. L’Ortolan will give you a taste of elegant French cuisine in Reading’s only Michellin starred restaurant for those you appreciate a romantically luxurious dining experience.

Where to shop

Although Arborfield does not provide a huge market and several amenities to choose from, it gives local businesses the chance to build trust with their customers and make them loyal to their products. Lockey Farm is a local farm shop that operates since 2002 with a butcher on-site and a delicatessen that offers an amazing variety of locally produced products.

Where to go

The Coombes is the woodland area designed specifically to promote the local wildlife. Geographically speaking it separates Barkham and Arborfield and promotes the use of footpath with the two walking roots that were created. The Coombs Circular Walk map will help all those casual walkers who enjoy their way across a big network of work paths with a view to Bearwood Lake known for its tranquil location in the natural beauty of the woods. This location is ideal for a family day our where kids can play around and enjoy freely the beautiful landscape. The local walking groups are on hand with books and maps to help you create the perfect experience that suits you and your company otherwise you can find online all the information you are looking for.

Transport links

Arborfield is perfectly connected to all the big cities around only 10 miles away from junction 4A of the M3. The village is also located only 4 miles from junction 11 of the M4 and on a central road that takes you straight to Reading, Farnborough and Wokingham. Bigger cities like Basingstoke, Bracknell and Camberley are all 30 minutes away with local transport. In case you want to reach London the mainline train services from the neighbouring stations of Earley, Winnersh, Wokingham and Reading will take you to your destination in about one and a half hour from Arborfield.

If you want to learn more about how we can help you with buying a shared ownership flat in Arborfield contact us on 0208 607 0550, and we will talk you through the next steps. We’d love to help you with home buying journey.

View our properties for sale in Arborfield


Written by the SO Resi In House Team


Please accept analytic cookies to view this content.