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The Halfway Bistro

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Pub, Gastropub
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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 346
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 31
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
One not to miss!

My son arranged for us to meet here, as it is about "halfway" between us! I cannot fault this experience. We met straight after work, so had to wait a few minutes in the car park before they opened at 6.30pm. It was worth it. The interior is warm and welcoming, with a quirky twist. Low key posh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
250kts
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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English first
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

My son arranged for us to meet here, as it is about "halfway" between us! I cannot fault this experience. We met straight after work, so had to wait a few minutes in the car park before they opened at 6.30pm. It was worth it. The interior is warm and welcoming, with a quirky twist. Low key posh, if there... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We had heard great things about this place and went with a party of 9 for dinner. The decor looks great - much improved since the last time I went many years ago. Waiters were all very nice but firstly waited about 1 hr for our starters. Five of us had ordered scallops but they said there was only enough... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Hi working in the area and meet up with friends from Newbury, the restaurant is a really good place to have a meal , we order are food mains only and it took over an hour for the food to come out they give us bread with butter the reason that I have given it a three star rating is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went to the halfway inn as we had heard lots of good reviews via word of mouth. We were surprised. Good wine list and reasonably priced food with a good selection of dishes. We both had fish scotch eggs to start which were ok. I had trout and partner had a burger as a main which we both really... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went to the Halfway House for lunch on Saturday Food dreadful hamburger not cooked cheese not melted bacon undercooked that was just the hamburger, chips burnt. Though quantity large if food is uneatable and expensive this is not good value, never again

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have been to the halfway three times now and every time it has been very enjoyable. The staff are friendly, the food is very good with decent sized portions, to top it all they have badger ale :)

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Brimpton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our daughter & partner asked us out to this "Bistro" as they had been before and enjoyed it. However, this time, we were not so lucky. Ordered a pint and got 17fl oz but they did fill it up (I do like my 20 fl oz @ £4.00 a pint). Order taken, first course arrives 1 MEAL SHORT. Nearly 15... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

The first time we came here it was a joy. Its charm and quirkiness gave it an edge over most other pubs/restaurants. Not to mention the quality (and quantity!) of the food. Sure it's not cheap, but you had to be rolled out afterwards. Staff were very friendly (even though English didn't appear to be their first language). Fast forward... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Had 2 lovely visits to the Halfway this week. The food was amazing as always. The staff were friendly and attentive as they always are. A big thank you to the 'comedian' behind the bar who looked after everyone in the restaurant and made our visit very pleasant and enjoyable. At the end of the evening we found out he... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

In response to your comments let me first offer my sincere apologies for my behaviour on Wednesday night. The negative comments were brought to my attention yesterday. I can assure you that the Halfway Inn have a very high standard of service and try to maintain this at all times. They also don't allow the staff to drink while working.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: 01488 608115

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?