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The Halfway Bistro

Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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Ranked #4 of 131 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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Seemed veeeery busy for a Tuesday! We happened to have our wedding reception here some years (and owners) ago so popped in for a meal to celebrate our anniversary. We were seated quickly and initial drinks arrived in the same manner. There wasn't a wine list with the menus which made choosing a wine somewhat difficult so had to go... More

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Langon, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Called to book a table, was told by a member of staff to turn up because they "are not very busy tonight"...... Turned up 20 minutes later, only to find the car park and the whole place full. Told on arrival at the bar that they no longer take food orders because they are "too busy". Explained that I had... More

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Hungerford
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Arriving in the bar area we were greeted by magnificent warm friendly greeting. Starters were average but the mains in terms of quality and cooking were really excellent, one of the best roasts I have had.. however I hate to waste food and had to leave some as they were just too big for us and certainly the child portions... More

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Spent Friday night at this pub with 25 other members of my family for a special pre wedding night meal for my cousin. And I have to say the food was really really good. I started with the scallops which were perfectly cooked, I then had the pork two ways and the belly was melt in the mouth delicious. They... More

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wiltshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

what a perfect Sunday lunch we had here again. Staff so friendly and attentive, food first class and the piano player well we just didn't want to leave!! This is my favourite place by far.Love the decor and candles so relaxing.A lot of hard work has gone into this place can't wait to go back

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had arranged a special birthday meal booked for Sunday for my wife. The staff were excellent and attentive as always, although the request for no vegetables on my meal didn't filter through. Unfortunately, the experience of a nice quiet meal in a nice restaurant was completely ruined caused by the family sitting at the next table with a young... More

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Wiltshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here as a large family group for a birthday party and were delighted with the live music from the pianist. Inside was a little on the dark and gloomy side but the staff were friendly although not attentive enough. The main courses were generous and tasty but we were disappointed with the strange presentation and taste of the... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Unexpected decor upon entering, a lot of effort has been put in to make this place a little different,which I think works and I quite liked. The food was very good, 4 in our party all had steak which was very tasty and cooked well. I just wish I could have had my food on a plate instead of a... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Since taking over here not that long ago the team have worked extremely hard to create a successful business. The decor is.......interesting! The welcome is very warm. The service is friendly and the food is very tasty. The portions are enormous. Be warned, arrive hungry. A large party of us arrived for lunch. 17 meals were ordered and all were... More

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marlborough
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

On the 23rd of June, 7 of us went to the above establishment for dinner. I have been a few times before and this occasion (like the others ) turned out to be perfect. A friendly welcome was had by all. The table was set out beautifully, the food was excellent, service was on the ball, all in all a... More

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