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The Halfway Bistro

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Gastropub
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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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12:00 pm - 4:30 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
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 329
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Birthday Celebration

Had a family meal here to celebrate a birthday. Amazing food, the salt and pepper squid was melt in the mouth and the scallops divine. Mains portions were very generous and again cooked and presented beautifully. The staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. A great place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Mandi B
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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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519 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Shalbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I would like to be able to review The Halfway Inn however despite emailing and telephoning and leaving a message I cannot talk to anyone to book at table. Our Daughter and her friends and our family wanted to book a table for 10 for Saturday evening for her 17th Birthday. No can do. No reply to the email. No... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went with friends after hearing from other friends that it was a good venue. Place was packed and the style of the venue gives a very cluttered appearance as the furnishings are quite ornate, my seat had to have 3 cushions on it for me to eat comfortably. My starter £8.95p 2 tiny scallops and a teaspoon of "hash... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Had a family meal here to celebrate a birthday. Amazing food, the salt and pepper squid was melt in the mouth and the scallops divine. Mains portions were very generous and again cooked and presented beautifully. The staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. A great place to eat.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Walked in to a buzzing atmosphere with a man playing the piano - great environment. Friendly staff. I ordered medium - well done fillet steak at £28. Not worth the money! Meat was not a good quality and was chewy. Not a pleasure to eat. The size of the steak was also on the small size. Compared to most other... More 

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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

this is a lovely pub with very friendly staff so I was looking forward to my meal but I was disappointed by the pile of rubbery frozen french fries style chips with my omelette! This could be a great place with a few adjustments! I don't understand why they wouldn't just freshly cook a few fat chips to accompany the... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Four of us met for a mid week supper. The menu was varied. Food arrived on boards (not my personal favourite), and they were all massive, probably too much. Having said all that it was very nice, I had ribs. For dessert, I had the halfway Eton mess, unfortunately it had ice cream in it, which others may like, but... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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18 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Unplanned stop for a very early Saturday lunch. Surprisingly large venue - it's bigger than you might think from the outside. Loved the query interior full of nik naks. Restaurant well apportioned with quite sumptious decor. Staff were faultless & food really impressive esp. my partners burger. Little in the way of veggie options & when I asked for alternative... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stumbled across this restaurant, and boy it didn't disappoint! In quirky surroundings, the restaurant clearly is very popular, and having Sunday lunch there, we could see why! Great food and lovely surroundings, although a tad too busy (noisy).its not a place for a quiet intimate lunch but it would be and was a great venue for large family gatherings... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

On Friday 19th March 2015 a friend and I had a lunch in The Halfway house Bistro. I could not believe it when I entered the place as it was very dark and dingy and was lit by loads of candles which seemed peculiar for a lunchtime trade!!! I managed to see my way into the establishment and was shown... More 

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Wickham, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Having decided to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday there with 30 family and close friends we couldn't have been more delighted. Having pre selected our starter and main course this makes it easier on the evening to serve all our meals at the same time. The staff were polite and very efficient nothing was too much trouble, and having our... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?