THE River Thames' footpath is popular among walkers for a picturesque riverside walk, but it also has many pubs and restaurants for a well-deserved pit stop.

The Thames Path is a long distance walking trail, following England’s best-known river for 185.2 miles (298 km) as it meanders from its source in the Cotswolds, through villages and cities, on to Woolwich.

It passes through several towns in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, offering a great walking trail for locals. 

The river passes from Oxford through Pangbourne, Tilehurst, Reading, Sonning, Henley-on-Thames, Marlow, Cookham, Maidenhead and Windsor, before heading in to Surrey.

The trail also offers many great pubs, restaurants and cafes for a pit stop on your riverside walk, so we have mapped them.

  • The Swan, Pangbourne
  • Mad Duck Cafe, Purley
  • Persian Palace, Reading
  • Whittington's Tea Barge, Reading
  • Coppa Club, Sonning
  • The Bull Inn, Sonning
  • St George and Dragon, Wargrave
  • The Two Brewers, Marlow
  • The Bounty, Bourne End
  • Ferry Cookham, Cookham
  • Hall and Woodhouse, Taplow
  • The Waterside Inn, Bray
  • River House, Windsor
  • The Boatman, Windsor

The Thames Path now continues along the England Coast Path National Trail to Grain in north Kent, making the first Source to Sea National Trail in the UK of 232 miles (374 km).