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About Us

The Rampant Cat is a warm and welcoming, traditional English Pub located in the centre of Woolton Hill. There's no better place locally where you can enjoy a drink, have a bite to eat, and have a great time out with many events that we hold. 


After all, we’re more than just a pub, we’re a community. So what are you waiting for? Drop by, say hello, and enjoy you're time with us. 

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What's Near Us...

Highclere Castle

Highclere Castle has been home to the Carnarvon family since 1679. Built on an ancient site, the original house was recorded in the Domesday Book. The present day Castle was designed in 1842 by Sir Charles Barry, the architect also responsible for building the Houses of Parliament in Westminster.

The Castle’s history also includes a fascinating connection with ancient Egypt, as the 5th Earl, with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. The Castle now houses an exhibition that commemorates this historic event, including some rare antiquities from the 5th Earl's earlier Egyptian excavations.

In more recent history, Highclere Castle has become the location of Downton Abbey. The hugely successful drama series has over 11 million viewers in the UK and is now shown in over 100 countries around the world. From the pen of Oscar-winning ('Gosford Park') screenwriter Lord Fellowes, it has an all-star cast led by Dame Maggie Smith, Hugh Bonneville, Michelle Dockery, Jim Carter, Elizabeth McGovern, Penelope Wilton and many other leading actors and actresses.

Highclere Castle are delighted to welcome many visitors each year to view the Castle, the Egyptian Exhibition and the surrounding Grounds and Gardens. This unique setting is also available for private events, corporate events and film locations. They welcome individual enquiries regarding weddings, parties and other celebrations.

The Chase

The Chase is a small property of 143 acres of woodland about 100 metres from the rampant cat & close to the Hampshire/Berkshire border, which supports a wide community of walkers and regular visitors through schools and naturalist groups. The land was bought by Sir Kenneth Swan in 1930 and the site soon transformed into the nature reserve that stands today.

Newbury Racecourse

Newbury Racecourse is a racecourse and events venue in the civil parish of Greenham, adjoining the town of Newbury in Berkshire, England. It has courses for flat races and over jumps. It hosts one of Great Britain's 36 annual Group 1 flat races, the Lockinge Stakes.

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