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The Winterbourne Arms

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Winterbourne, Newbury RG20 8BB, England
441635248200
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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

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  • 104
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice but lacked atmosphere

We visited for Sunday lunch, our first since the change of ownership. The welcome from the waitress was warm and friendly. hame the warm sausage rolls that used to be on the bar to nibble while ordering drinks have gone.The service was good throughout. The food arrived promptly. Shame that the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
willyw8
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We visited for Sunday lunch, our first since the change of ownership. The welcome from the waitress was warm and friendly. hame the warm sausage rolls that used to be on the bar to nibble while ordering drinks have gone.The service was good throughout. The food arrived promptly. Shame that the vegetables were already on the plate and the portion... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We very much appreciate your feedback. I also think it's a shame that we've suspended putting mini-sausage rolls out on the bar on Sunday. Our Head Chef had argued for some time that we should stop, as in his view some people were going well beyond taking a sausage roll... More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

On recommendation we visited the Winterbourne Arms for lunch.Not a very welcoming start I have to say.The service was not very good a long wait between our starter and main meal and then the desert was very poor.We ordered the panna cotta and when it arrived the waitress informed us that it was not quite set.How right she was !... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just a few minutes from the M4, this is a lovely pub to stop and eat at if you want to tai a break from the motorway journey or equally are a local who wants an excellent sunday lunch. The pub isn't huge and its probably best to book in advance if you want to eat inside. Its probably more... More 

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

Thank you Russell for taking the time to review us; the team and I very much appreciate it. I am very pleased that you recommend us, and appreciate your considered and very helpful notes for fellow local visitors and travellers from further afield. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had a good lunch at the Winterbourne Arms, it seemed nice, but in the middle of nowhere, not just off M4 or A34. The staff were great, but we were the only customers in the Pub, so it slightly lacked atmosphere. The food was good and they (just) remembered dietary fussiness, e.g. no cheese on Burger, etc. But they... More 

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Frank A, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. While we are in a very tranquil location in a rural village, we are just a very short drive from Chieveley Services by the most direct route. If you visit us again, please leave the M4/A34, following signs for Chieveley Services, then take the road signed Donnington and you'll soon see a right turn... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We visited the pub for a mid-week dinner. The food was OK but nothing amazing. The chips tasted like frozen chips and for the prices you pay you would expect triple cooked chips or something a bit better. My battered haddock was good, nice crispy batter. There was no-one else dining so the atmosphere wasn't great. Friendly and efficient service... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went here with my sister and niece and my daughter Beautiful sunny day sat outside got very busy . Lady serving took orders from outside. The meals child wanted fish and chips they don't offer children's menu but offered a small portion of fish and chips for here we had chicken and bacon Caesar salad which was huge and delicious,... More 

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Newbury
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

After walking the dogs, my wife and I popped in to this pub/restaurant on friday afternoon around 2pm (10 July) for a couple of pints. Garden busy as lovely sunny day and serving food. No customers at bar, nor staff. During the 7 minutes I waited, staff whizzed in and out but not once looked at me and said "will... More 

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Canterbury
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

This was the worst meal I have ever had. There was no veggie option so I had a double portion of the goat cheese starter. Two slightly warm slices of the cheese with some crumbs from a packet sprinkled on top, salad from another packet tipped on a plate with mustard dressing from a bottle for £13.90 and 5 new... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Lovely food, great atmosphere and very friendly and attentive staff. Food was cooked to perfection and we do have fussy kids but they too loved it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Having lived in the Newbury area some 22 years ago, we always enjoy going back to visit old haunts - this is our second trip to The Winterbourne Arms in 8 months. I hope the new owner will take this as positive criticism...on arrival l felt very sad to see the state of the hanging baskets, window boxes with shrubs... 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: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?