Type:Towns & Villages

Sonning, Berkshire


Sonning, occasionally called Sonning-on-Thames is a village and civil parish in the Borough of Wokingham in the English county of Berkshire, a few miles east of Reading.

The historical name of the village of Sunning is derived from the name of the Old English Sunna that was a Saxon chief whose people were widespread in eastern Berkshire.

Older, more traditional villagers still pronounce the name of the village in this way and the spelling can be found on old maps and documents. The area is so beauitful it is fit for Hollywood star George Clooney and his wife who moved into the area in 2014. 

Things to do in Sonning

If you're looking for somewhere to eat while visiting Sonning then The Mill at Sonning is the place to be. With much of the original structure retained, the 18th Century Flour Mill has been converted into a renowned Dinner Theatre. Patrons enjoy a fresh home-cooked meal before watching the performance in our 215 seat air conditioned auditorium. On Friday and Saturday nights why not stay after the show and listen to live music provided in the welcoming Waterwheel Bar.

Sonning Lock and it’s colourful gardens is lovely for a stroll along the tow path and the magical scenery surrounding this village is a joy for cyclists and walkers.




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