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137 Bartholomew Street | Newbury, Newbury, England
+44 1635 49000
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: The Newbury is a stylish and unique Gastropub in the heart of Newbury town...
The Newbury is a stylish and unique Gastropub in the heart of Newbury town centre. The food is made fresh on site from locally sourced artisan produce. The drinks offering features a carefully selected wine list through to local real ales, lagers and high end spirits. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner as well as a great brunch menu at the weekend, The Newbury caters for those looking for a real dining experience as well as for customers who just fancy a light bite - with the open kitchen as the focal point of the establishment. The pub has a warm welcoming feel with a spacious bar area, relaxing lounge area, separate dining area, private dinning rooms, state of the art multimedia meeting rooms, upstairs cocktail bar and also a spacious roof terrace where we can cater for parties of all sizes. Have a walk round, absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Discover our chef's table and our deli dresser with homemade piccalilli, sauces and bread baked fresh daily. You'll also notice all of the recipe books that Head Chef Clarke has learnt from over the years.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

I recently visited the Newbury and found the food excellent. My wife and friend had the pork belly while I had the haloumi and chicken salad, all very nice. There was a mix up with the bill which took a while to fix but this did not detract from the meal. Overall a great experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I recently visited the Newbury and found the food excellent. My wife and friend had the pork belly while I had the haloumi and chicken salad, all very nice. There was a mix up with the bill which took a while to fix but this did not detract from the meal. Overall a great experience.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I recently attended a Hen Do at the Newbury, having chosen in advance my meal. Sadly the private room we had expected, had been double booked, so we were in the main restaurant. Approximately 30 people attended, and when served the meals arrived in a very haphazard manner, so that my meal (hake, also chosen by three others) arrived when... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I have been coming to The Newbury since it opened and I have to say I have had the best meal and service tonight that I have ever had. The food was so tasty and cooked to perfection. The service from Unfortunately can't remember her name, girl with blue hair and Charlotte was the best we have received in ages... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I visited late last month for a birthday meal for my brother. The venue itself is clean, nice and has a quite good food. The food on the menu is quite a good selection and I'm sure most would find something to eat. It is however quite expensive for the food you get. This could be excused if the service... More 

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and l am sorry your visit was met with a number of problems. We are always looking at how we can improve our systems and service and l can assure you this will be followed up by myself tomorrow at our managers meeting. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Kind Regards, Martin Packard,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Really great food, excellent service, good atmosphere and somewhere I'd return to again and again. I have attended a work Christmas do, a family dinner and a Birthday event. The outside space is really impressive.

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you are here more than l am. It's so nice to here people getting the most out if us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Martin Packard, GM More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The prices here are rather on the high side. Two drinks cost me £12.05. There was a sign saying Guinness was £2 yet we were charged over double that. The upstairs outdoor space is the USP of this place as sitting up there is amazing. Sadly we didn't eat here as there vegetarian options were awful. The staff well there... More 

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Newbury Pub. We are sorry your visit did not meet your expectations on this occasion. I am confused as to how you came to the conclusion the vegetarian food is awful as you decided not to eat? We certainly have a large selection. The Arancini, Buckwheat Fried Mozzarella, House Bean Burger,... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went here for a friends engagement party, the decor and food provided (buffet) was excellent. The decking up stairs is a lovely area, really good for socially and large seats. Drinks are over priced and not nearly enough bar staff. DJ was awful, plates the same house music repeatedly, it was a bit cringy. Good for a small group... More 

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are delighted you had a good party and enjoyed the food. The cocktails do feature a lot of expensive and fresh ingredients. We recently added a cocktail with Sauvelle Vodka from the Cognac region in France. Nowhere else in Newbury has this brand, it was very hard to find and its delicious. This... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Food was tasty, but very pricey for what it was... Burger £13.50. Having said that the staff were really friendly, helpful and efficient.

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

This is the going rate for a home made burger these day especially with a home made Brioche Bun. We hope you enjoyed the burger anyway. Perhaps you would like to visit us on a weekday lunchtime where you will be delighted with two courses for £13 and often the burger finds its way onto that menu. Kind Regards, Martin... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Fab evening, the Newbury Burgers are amazing, as are the starters of scotch eggs and sausage rolls and chutney. Great service, drinks served to us at the table and reclined to the roof terrace for coffee. Great evening.

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

Thats great, you really do sound like you sampled everything The Newbury has to offer. It's lovely to see people enjoying our venue. We look forward to seeing you soon. Kind Regards, Martin Packard, GM More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

I visited The Newbury for an afternoon in the sun with a group of friends for a late birthday celebration, and our experience was nothing short of fantastic. Not only were we able to enjoy their brilliant cocktails on the terrace, but later in the evening we were treated to delicious food - the mussels were to die for!! The... More 

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MartinjohnPackard, General Manager at The Newbury, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased you got to experience The Newbury in full swing. We have lots of other fish on the menu too so maybe you might like to try something different next time although the mussels are my favourite, good choice. We look forward to seeing you on the terrace... More 

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Additional Information about The Newbury

Address: 137 Bartholomew Street | Newbury, Newbury, England
Phone Number: +44 1635 49000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
Average Prices: USD 5 - 62
Cuisine: European, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 137 Bartholomew Street | Newbury, Newbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 49000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 62
  • Cuisine: European, British, Pub

Description

The Newbury is a stylish and unique Gastropub in the heart of Newbury town centre. The food is made fresh on site from locally sourced artisan produce. The drinks offering features a carefully selected wine list through to local real ales, lagers and high end spirits. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner as well as a great brunch menu at the weekend, The Newbury caters for those looking for a real dining experience as well as for customers who just fancy a light bite - with the open kitchen as the focal point of the establishment. The pub has a warm welcoming feel with a spacious bar area, relaxing lounge area, separate dining area, private dinning rooms, state of the art multimedia meeting rooms, upstairs cocktail bar and also a spacious roof terrace where we can cater for parties of all sizes. Have a walk round, absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Discover our chef's table and our deli dresser with homemade piccalilli, sauces and bread baked fresh daily. You'll also notice all of the recipe books that Head Chef Clarke has learnt from over the years.

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