PANGBOURNE has been named among the best places to live in the county

According to Muddy Stilettos, the village has it all with a picturesque river, "cosy pubs and you can whizz into London in less than an hour."

Below we have broken this down to explain why Pangbourne has made this list of Berkshire's best places to live.

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'Loveliest river villages'

The area is particularly beautiful in the Spring and Basildon Park is a must visit.

You can head to the meadow to have a splash in the river or visit the water activity centre Adventure Dolphin, which is praised for being great for kids who want to learn to paddleboard, canoe or kayak. 

'Relaxed fine dining'

Nothing beats a quintessential cosy pub and Pangbourne is full of them. Traditional pub The Swan is close to the river so you can enjoy the stunning scenes.

Or you have posh restaurants within the outskirts of Pangbourne too - the best of both worlds.

'Independent shopping'

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Shopping local is more desired after seeing how much independent businesses have suffered during lockdown.

Muddy Stilettos has listed a number of small shops from  Kiki and Bow for chic homeware and a blooming fabulous florist called Ruby & Grace.

'Fast commute to London'

It only takes 46 minutes to get to Paddington which is great if you're working in the capital.

Driving to London takes one hour. Reading is 10 minutes during peak times.

For a full guide of Pangbourne visit here.