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The Halfway Bistro

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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 105
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 16
    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
family meal

We walked in without booking and we were lucky to get a table despite it being a Wednesday so it is probably best to book this one , Menu was not extensive but it was varied and everything we had appeared to be of the highest quality and superbly cooked and presented. We had 3 courses and loved... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
John R
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

2nd visit - first time was really good: pub was very busy but service and food were very good. Most recent visit waited 1.5 hours for food by which time the rest of the place was pretty much empty.. Food was ok but by this point we'd pretty much lost our appetites. Very disappointing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We have been here before, and usually experience the staff to be incredibly pleasant and attentive. We arrived and were seated at a lovely table by the piano, our waitress was very good, however, the bar -which was right behind us- was being served by an absolutely awful barman. He insisted on speaking loudly, almost shouting, and his language was... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We walked in without booking and we were lucky to get a table despite it being a Wednesday so it is probably best to book this one , Menu was not extensive but it was varied and everything we had appeared to be of the highest quality and superbly cooked and presented. We had 3 courses and loved every bit... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Called in 2.30 on Saturday after traveling home from holiday, assuming food would be available in a roadside setting - NO, took order for drinks, before saying 'no food' . Welcome back to UK !!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Have been there a while ago, food was quite good, service very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately I felt very cold at the back of the restaurant (where we sat), so if I go there again, I will sit near the open fire! Not recommended for families with children and I think it's a bit too expensive for the quality of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We left our dinner last night feeling very irritated. We had visited before (a few months ago) and were very impressed, but unfortunately this time the service and the food did not match up to our previous visit. There was a mix up with our table, which left us sent back to the bar again to wait and watch two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Just had lovely meal here. Would recommend the buckets for starters great value and very tasty nice to share. I had the ribs which were huge but tasted amazing highly recommended. It was expensive but it was very nice.

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Kintbury, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

They have done wonders with The Halfway Bistro over the last few years but, unfortunately, more recently things have taken, in my eyes, a turn for the worse. It would appear that after establishing themselves a s a place to enjoy a god meal in a relaxed atmosphere over the course of a slow laid back evening it has moved... More 

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Wilts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Arrived for a prebooked Sunday lunch. The woman who acknowledged us with a jurk of her head made me instantly want to walk out. Drinks took literally ages, the wine we ordered after a long wait we were told wasn't available but an equally nice bottle was eventually found. Food served on unnecessary twiddly plates and bowls - if you... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was my second visit, the food was average and the service was to be desired. However the first time I visited, I had a lovely experience, the food was lovely and the chef came and visited our table and spoke to us about the food we would be having. Unfortunately I think the place is going a bit down... More 

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Additional Information about The Halfway Bistro

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

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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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?