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The Halfway Bistro

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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 323
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Most recent review
EXCELLENT MEAL

This was a meeting up of friends for supper. Enjoyed by all. The atmosphere was excellent. seating and service was good. My only gripe was the portion of ribs was huge. I couldn't east half of the meal. But it was wonderfully cooked and was very hot which is always a plus for me. Each meal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
mandydk
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wiltshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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502 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
wiltshire
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
323 helpful votes 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was a meeting up of friends for supper. Enjoyed by all. The atmosphere was excellent. seating and service was good. My only gripe was the portion of ribs was huge. I couldn't east half of the meal. But it was wonderfully cooked and was very hot which is always a plus for me. Each meal came out separately and... More 

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venice
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We went there with 2 friends on Friday 27th Feb I ordered steak medium to rare & so did my wife well done when it came the waitress just asked who wanted steak she did not ask which one wanted well done my friends had cod & ribs the cod was very small for over£18.00 we asked for larger piece... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I would like to start by saying that this WAS my favorite pub/restaurant for miles around, we live 30 minutes away and have been a regular for some time, however, upon our last visit it seems the manager/owner/chef and his wife had opened a new venture and are now mainly situated there instead of the Half Way Inn which they... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We took our disabled Mother in Law there for what we hoped was a simple pub lunch on Saturday Firstly ..If it is of importance to you.. Absolutely no concessions seem have been made here for disabled people in wheelchairs .. One member of Staff was helpful but it was all very difficult none the less . The decor inside... More 

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Newbury
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, lovely welcome, beautifully prepared food. I would return and recommend this Bistro. My only complaint was the constant banging of the door into the kitchen, which made me jump each time. However, no one else in my party seemed to notice it!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here in a Sunday lunchtime and on a special occasion. Each tr the meal had been cooked well and the staff are very welcoming Love eating here, look forward to going back again soon.

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the meal. The decor had character and certainly added to the pleasure of the night. There was no pressure to leave and we were all surprised by how the hours flew by. The time to sit and enjoy a leisurely meal was much appreciated. The staff were knowledgeable and made sensible suggestions on each course. Go for the... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went here for Mother's Day last year, and had a lovely meal. My little grandson had time to run around the garden before his meal. The piano music was a bonus

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wiltshire
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Greeted by a lovely warm fire blazing away. Glad we had booked as the place was buzzing. We had the homemade carrot soup with thai cream and it was lovely.My husband had the roast beef whilst I had the turkey.Both beautifully presented with a varied choice of vegetables cooked to perfection. We just had to have a dessert,lemon tart and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Went for a date night with the other half and hadn't tried this place before and had heard great reviews except the price. Overall we were very impressed with the food and the quality of it. The staff were very helpful and friendly and gladly did not do the very annoying "is everything ok with your meal" every five minutes... 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: Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?