The Shire Horse is a cosy former coaching inn with a relaxed ambience, original features and unique character situated in the pastoral Littlewick Green, Berkshire.

The Shire Horse pub restaurant is a traditional country pub based near leafy Littlewick Green on the A4 Bath Road, just outside Maidenhead on the road to Reading. It’s an attractive, 18th century building that used to be a coaching inn and we still offer a warm welcome to locals and travellers today.

The Shire Horse pub has retained many of the buildings original features and unique character, such as low, timber-beamed ceilings and fireplaces, and there are lots of nooks and crannies where you can hide away. We offer an extensive menu of tasty traditional and seasonal dishes.

Our satisfying Sunday lunches are always popular, plus we have weekly special food nights to offer you even more choice and value. So gather all the family together for a delicious meal in our traditional pub restaurant, or if the weather’s fine, dine al fresco in our beer garden.


Littlewick Green is a peaceful little village off the A4 Bath Road in between Maidenhead and Twyford. Set around a ‘v’ shaped village green, it is an ancient settlement – ‘wick’ being the Anglo Saxon for a market or trading place. Archeological digs have confirmed that a Roman Villa existed in Littlewick Green and records state that in 940 the village formed part of a parcel of land granted by King Edmund to one of his servants. Consequently, there are lots of architectural gems to be found here too, such as Foxleigh and Walnut Tree cottages, which date back to the 15th Century and are grade II listed buildings. It is also the location of Redroofs, the house where Ivor Novello lived, and where many of his most famous works were composed.

The Shire Horse pub restaurant is situated just next to Littlewick Green in a former coaching inn, known as the Coach and Horses. The Shire Horse pub restaurant retains its welcoming character, relaxed ambience and many original features, such as traditional low-beamed ceilings, fireplaces and lots of nooks and crannies to hide away in. Although we’re not sure when the pub adopted its new name, we do know that Shire horses were often used to pull brewery wagons that delivered ale to customers.

The stable buildings next door now form the The Old Shire Horse Centre, which has an animal farm, playground and activity centre making it a great location to come with the kids and then enjoy a sumptuous Sunday lunch or pint of cask ale. Book your table online today.

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Shire Horse

Bath Road, Berkshire, SL6 3QA


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  • Beer Garden
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Historic Pub

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