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Guide to Twyford

Twyford is a village and civil parish in the county of Berkshire, West London. The name Twyford is Anglo-Saxon in origin, literally meaning “double ford”. Theresa May lives in Sonning (near Twyford), which is part of her constituency.

In 871 Alfred the Great and his army escaped their Viking pursuers by crossing the River Loddon at Twyford, following the first Battle of Reading.

Twyford has a great sense of community and hosts many local events, including Twyford Beer Festival and Twyfest, the latter being a week-long festival of different events and live music.

The village has many semi-detached and detached family homes, as well as terraced houses and converted flats to rent or buy.


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Twyford is home to the Stanlake Park Wine Estate, a local vineyard offering a wine tour. It also hosts Binghams Brewery, which offers a tour and tasting of local ales. If children need entertainment, Loddon Nature Reserve is great for a scenic local walk.

Restaurants in Twyford include the local Indian, serving clay-oven tandoori dishes and curries. If you’re willing to travel into nearby Reading for a night out, The Horse and Groom is a cosy 18th-century inn with bookshelves and an open fire, serving posh pub food.

Highly rated schools in the area include The Piggott C of E School, Polehampton C of E Junior School and Twyford Church of England High School.

Those who work in London can enjoy an easy commute to the capital thanks to the direct train service, which takes just 43 minutes to get from Twyford to London Paddington.


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