The Ridgeway, the Berkshire Downs and, for those doing the full walk, a Thameside hostelry associated with Wind in the Willows and Three Men in a Boat. Lunch is in the quaint village of Blewbury with its thatched cottages and peculiar thatched walls.
Take the 9:27 Newquay train from Paddington, and change at Reading onto the Didcot Parkway train (10:14 plat 15) This gets you to Cholsey at 10:32
Earlier birds can catch that same Didcot Parkway train direct from Paddington at 9:07. This stops at Ealing Broadway (9:15) and plenty of other points west.
You get to Cholsey a little early but you can dawdle by following the detour to Agatha Christie’s grave.
Return trains from Goring are at xx:00 till 21:00. Again, change at Reading for a faster trip. Get a return to Cholsey
Lunch The Red Lion, Blewbury 01235 850 403 is recommended. There is another pub in Blewbury, The Blueberry 01235 850 296 It’s on the London Road near the Pound.
Tea The full walk passes the Beetle and Wedge, by the Thames in Moulsford 01491 651381 open till 4.
The Swan at Streatley 01491 878800 is another riverside pub, nearer the end.
In Goring itself we have the John Barleycorn , the Catherine Wheel (see notes) and the Miller of Mansfield.
The Village Cafe (9, The Arcade, High St) stays open till 5, apparently.
Walk Directions available here
Anyone wanting a shorter ending could cut out the loop going through Moulsford and stay on the Ridgeway at point 7 (i.e. don't turn left), rejoining the walk route in Streatley. This option is not in the directions. You would need to follow the Ridgeway signs and/or the OS map. This would clip about 4.53 km /2.81 miles off the walk length.