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WinePress at the Donnington Valley

Donnington Valley Hotel | Old Oxford Road, Newbury RG14 3AG, England
+44 (0)1635 551199
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Ranked #36 of 131 restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $92 - $92
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set within the award-winning four-star Donnington Valley, the WinePress is a relaxed, informal restaurant overlooking the rolling Berkshire countryside which surrounds the hotel. Vaulted beams and balustrade gallery add an airy, open feel to the well-spaced dining room, while the stylish blend of modern and traditional British cooking on the menu has won the restaurant two AA Rosettes. Food is complemented by a extensive selection of over 350 wines.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Set within the award-winning four-star Donnington Valley, the WinePress is a relaxed, informal restaurant overlooking the rolling Berkshire countryside which surrounds the hotel. Vaulted beams and balustrade gallery add an airy, open feel to the well-spaced dining room, while the stylish blend of modern and traditional British cooking on the menu has won the restaurant two AA Rosettes. Food is complemented by a extensive selection of over 350 wines.
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As soon as we were seated I had the impression that the staff weren't quite geared up for afternoon tea. We were asked what we'd like to drink which, given we'd ordered the afternoon tea with glass of Prosecco, I thought should have been fairly obvious. The sandwiches, scones and cakes were perfectly good, but the staff weren't at all... More

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks very much for reviewing your recent afternoon tea experience. I’m sorry that it didn’t live up to your expectations. I will certainly be looking into afternoon tea service to ensure that the level of service is improved. Please let me know if you decide to visit us again for Afternoon Tea or indeed lunch or dinner, and I will... More

Berkshire, England
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

see my review on the hotel, excellent food and great staff. Not cheap and my only negative is that there wasn't anything I liked from the 4 courses on their Market Menu (pigeon, belly pork!, rather unusual choices in my book). It therefore costs us a fair bit more to upgrade but we both had excellent steaks. Fantastic choice of... More

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for your constructive comments on our market menu, I will certainly look into what we are offering on the menu at the moment. The menu does change seasonally though so I hope that we will have something on there that whets your appetite next time you dine with us. I’m really pleased to hear though that you enjoyed your... More

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Owing to our overnight stay at the hotel we decided to utilise the restaurant . Having been seated at our table and having sat patiently for ten minutes we requested some wine , as we had previously studied the highly acclaimed wine list on the internet. So far so good ! The restaurant appeared more than adequately staffed but they... More

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DVH-HM, General Manager at WinePress at the Donnington Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your dining experience on Trip Advisor. I’m sorry to hear that you were not impressed with the quality of the food and service you received. I can only apologise for this and if you do ever decide to dine with us again, please contact me directly and I will ensure you are looked after. Kind regards Sally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We met the head chief personally. His menus cater for every need. He has worked here for many years. His passion for cooking shows through each dish that is delivered. Thank you so much Kelvin!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Had two great meals at the WinePress whilst staying at the hotel. Good value and quality. Service was good, if a little slow at times, but very friendly.

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Thatcham
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had lunch . All three courses we're excellent I had the pork and crackling was excellent. It was very quite so the service was excellent. Drinks were a bit expensive the meal cost about £30 per head including drinks but the starter and the sweet were very good value of money. . . ..

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We went for the champagne high tea for our Valentine's and did not have a good experience. The staff were not very helpful and service was very slow. At one point we had to ask more than 3 times for what we had ordered, although the table next to us were being served. To add insult to injury, we found... More

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Berkshire
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were booked in for afternoon tea at 1:00pm. We arrived at the bar ( usual afternoon tea location ) on time. The single member of bar staff had 2 people to serve before us, it took her 10 minutes to produce a single bottle of wine for the first person. We were finally attended to after... More

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My husband and I booked a table at the restaurant two weeks ago and we weren't to be disappointed. The service was impeccable only matched by the quality of the food and extensive wine list. What set this apart from other good restaurants was the depth of knowledge of the waitress and the attention of detail to ensure we had... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Food and service was first class definitely worth a visit. Reasonably priced wines. Staff were very friendly and professional and restaurant layout allows privacy as tables are not too close together

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