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The Winterbourne Arms

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Winterbourne, Newbury RG20 8BB, England
441635248200
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Hidden Local

A littel off the beaten track, a former Post Office, Pub and Bakery that over the years became what a local pub with some really nice food. I took my dog and he was welcomed, the service was excellent by a young man and on a Thursday night their were 10 others eating. Quiet, clean and nice. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
YankeeKC
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Köln, Germany
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Köln, Germany
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A littel off the beaten track, a former Post Office, Pub and Bakery that over the years became what a local pub with some really nice food. I took my dog and he was welcomed, the service was excellent by a young man and on a Thursday night their were 10 others eating. Quiet, clean and nice. Very cute !

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Thank YankeeKC
St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming and helpful staff. Good range of meals and snack options. The food was well presented and tasty.

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Thank Carolyn I
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you Carolyn for taking the time to post a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your lunch here. More 

London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is the third time we have met up with friends for Sunday lunch and we have always had an excellent meal,with generous servings of 5 or 6 main course options. We all tend to go for the roast beef,but when few of us have ventured off-piste we have continued to enjoy good,well cooked fare. The only down side is... More 

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Thank Legspinner
Romsey, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

A warm welcome, but a limited menu made even more limited by not having some of the choices. Also both my first and second choices of dessert were unavailable, so I went without. The main meal was supposed to be Belly pork, but what was served was pulled pork, quite tasty, but not what was expected. Service was friendly, but... More 

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Thank Regor4204
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're pleased that you enjoyed a warm welcome. Your party had opted not to choose from our Christmas menu, but rather to order from the regular menu that we'd aimed to continue to run alongside it. There were some constraints though - for example a lack of fresh fish, such... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This was our second visit but the first time for Sunday lunch. It was very busy with two large family groups and all the other tables in use too. In spite of this, the staff were attentive, polite and efficient. The roast beef and pork loin were both excellent and the vegetables were wonderful. Lovely to see this gem of... More 

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Thank Elvi0812
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It gave the team here a tremendous boost to read it. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Had an amazing pie dinner on Friday night when travelling to Wales for a running event. Would highly recommend visiting :-)

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Thank KevGT
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. We were very pleased that you all enjoyed the pies! More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We went for a pre-booked family lunch to celebrate a 95th birthday, as we had been te same time last year which was excellent. Unfortunately on this occasion the whole experience can only be discribed as awful. There was only one person on duty covering the bar and serving tables. The service of drinks was slow, it took half an... More 

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Staffordshire, England
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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We called for lunch. It started badly with the glass of wine being cloudy. The lady manager/owner tried to persuade me it was fine and only condensation on the outside of the glass. After persisting she tasted the wine and agreed it was bad and replaced it. I would think the bottle had been open for weeks or more. We... More 

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3 Thank Anthony-Phillips
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I well recall your visit. The cloudiness of the sauvignon blanc certainly set your visit off on very much the wrong foot. We take great pride in our wine. The wine in question is popular and well thought of organic French sauvignon blanc, one of our top sellers. The bottle... More 

England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Visited the pub for dinner with work colleagues after a long day. The staff were marvellous. Very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was relaxed and the food was excellent. There were four in our group and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed our meel. The Chorizo chicken was gorgeous and if I'm in the area again, I'd definitely return. Thanks very... More 

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Thank Tina K
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Everyone here tries so hard to help to create a relaxing environment with great food and drink. It's a real boost to receive a review such as yours. More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Visited today for lunch. Very slow service despite almost empty pub. Three of the six meals ordered were poorly cooked. This was pointed out to the staff but no compensation offered. Would not recommend and would not visit again. Very disappointing.

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Thank Sheila C
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We're sorry that you subsequently felt that your visit lacked compensation. I'm bemused that you did not raise any issues with me when I served you coffee. I asked Lucy, who served you during your meal, about your feedback during the meal. She told me that a member of your party had said that he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Winterbourne, Newbury RG20 8BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: 441635248200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?