A unique picture-postcard village with a photogenic arched bridge and eateries

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Sonning is one of the better known local villages, the stunning brick built low bridge is best enjoyed from the river and both down and upstream there are photo opportunities. As you head downstream after exiting the centre arch of the bridge, look left to see the river join back together after splitting between lock and weir some distance earlier. The village itself is worth a stop to admire the cute cottages and a quick call into The Bull at Sonning or Coppa Club is recommended. The real highlight of Sonning has to be St Andrew's Church and churchyard, an ideal wedding venue, historical stop or moment to consider. Jerome K Jerome described Sonning as "the most fairy-like little nook on the whole river" - we firmly agree. Cruises to Sonning often stop near Sonning Lock and there is a short walk along the towpath to the village. Cruises to Henley and Shiplake pass through the bridge. If you are stopping in Sonning, consider booking a table at The Mill at Sonning, French Horn, Coppa Club or period Bull Inn.

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