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The Halfway Bistro

Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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Ranked #3 of 132 restaurants in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Gastropub
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Hungerford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited the Halfway as we have done so a few times before as always the service is second to none. Now where do I start ? the Meal was out of this world we elected to not have a starter as before the main course was adequate , I had the Pork Ribs I must say I was not... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Had THE most fantastic meal here last evening it was truly amazing. I truly love the way this restaurant just warms you as soon as you walk through the door. Attentive and extremely friendly staff, who wait on your every need...nothing is to much trouble. The food is exquisite and the presentation is fantastic. Very impressed to be greeted by... More

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Today we were travelling home to Bournemouth after a weekend in the Cotswolds and happened upon The Halfway Inn. What an absolutely fabulous place, amazing eccentric decor, everything spotlessly clean. We only called in for a drink but ended up having lunch and so glad that we did, tasty food, well cooked and beautifully presented by extremely attentive staff who... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have just returned home after a great Sunday lunch here today. We were taken by family who live nearby and was not disappointed at all. Ordered the roast beef, in a word, delicious. Just the right proportion of meat to vegetables and even two types of potatoes! Was seriously impressed with the roast potatoes, beautiful! Try the halfway mess as... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We booked a table for an early lunch at very short notice - I think we were lucky because we were happy to eat early. This was our first visit and we were extremely impressed from the minute we entered. The staff were so welcoming and friendly and we had a fabulous Sunday lunch - the food was extremely well... More

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Asti
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is lovely furnished, every room looks different and special. Food was great and the staff very polite and caring. Definitely a great experience.

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Dorset, UK
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Beautifully decorated place - I love the wallpaper in the ladies! However the seating is actually not very comfortable. The food is absolutely delicious and beautifully presented, however the size of the portions were excessive even for all of us who normally have big portion. A few of us had the gammon and chips where they were given two very... More

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newbury, england
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic evening meal, wonderful service and ambience. I can safely say I have not enjoyed a meal out so much in a long time. The staff strike a perfect balance between being attentive and leaving you to enjoy your meal. The pianist was superb and I can't wait to come back again ⭐️

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Amazing restaurant. Beautiful inside. Food was best I had in years! I enjoyed every mouthful. Amazing guy playing piano as you eat. Highly recommend

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nora-chud, Owner at The Halfway Bistro, responded to this review

many thanks for your time to send us feed back, we look forward to welcoming you back. all the team More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I'll start with the good - ambience, polite and attentive staff, clean and tidy. The bad: "Award winning ales" - as long as it's bottled. Drinks expensive, £4.50 for a pint of Guinness, £4 for a martini and lemonade! No kids menu, basically paid £8.85 for two polish sausages, some chips lettuce and gravy. OH had the chicken burger, which... More

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nora-chud, Manager at The Halfway Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, I am sorry you did not enjoy your time with us. In regards to a children’s menu you are correct in the fact we do not have a set menu, having three children of our own we know how varied their tastes can be, so we will try our best to accommodate the needs of... More

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