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The Red House

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Marsh Benham, Newbury RG20 8LY, England
01635 582017
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert, Private Dining
Description: This thatched gem of a pub was taken over in November 2009 having been...
This thatched gem of a pub was taken over in November 2009 having been closed for 7 months. Now it is a real local pub with Cask Marque ales and a fantastic British menu. There is a bar, restaurant and private dining room offering a lovely friendly atmoshpere and really good food that is great value for money. There is plenty of outside seating for sunny days so come along and try us again.
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A well hidden secret

Had a fantastic lunch at this restaurant,food was extremely well cooked and delicious .we were in a large group and everyone was impressed .i would recommend you give it a try. Usual pricing not over expensive but not cafe prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
stephen190745
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Newbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
  • Private Dining
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368 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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English first
Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic lunch at this restaurant,food was extremely well cooked and delicious .we were in a large group and everyone was impressed .i would recommend you give it a try. Usual pricing not over expensive but not cafe prices.

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south England
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at the Red house for years, but, only in its present incarnation, with Chef-proprietor Laurent has it been this good. His imagination coupled to his search for the best ingredients, he even goes foraging for mushrooms in their fullest flavour, has paid off 100%. I have always enjoyed and savoured every consistently excellent mouthful !!!!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We first found this treasure in the countryside a few years ago when celebrating our wedding anniversary and was very impressed with the quality of the food, range of wines and service. Last night we went back with my step-daughter and pleased to find the same high standards remain. This isn't a cheap place to eat, but it's also not... More 

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Dorset, Vermont
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Taken out for lunch by ca colleague from Bayer. Liked the food but felt it was over done and too much fuss made. Perhaps it was just me as I prefer not complicated food.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lunch yesterday, how nice to look at a menu that has lots of things I would like to eat instead of finding something I can eat. First class food, plenty of interesting choices, very pleasant service, well priced. What more could one want.

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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Delicious Mother's Day lunch organised by my family for 10, one was a last minute addition to our party, and in spite of being fully booked, there was not a problem. Staff as always efficient and charming, especially John, and the waitress with the plaits! The Sticky Toffee and Chocolate Tart desserts are to die for, not literally! The Red... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Booked about a fortnight in advance and asked if they could do lobster for me as a special treat for my birthday . The lobster thermidor provided was outstanding ( and very large ). The cheese soufflé to start was also really lovely. There were super touches such as the 'fizz' to toast the birthday before the meal and the... More 

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Saint-Cyprien, France
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited the Red House in Kintbury at Xmas with a large family party. They kindly gave us two lots of vouchers for free fish & chips for 2. We visited in late January and enjoyed the best fish and chips we have eaten in the area. A superb huge piece of white fish and gorgeous hot chips, crispy on... More 

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I haven't been to the Red House for over 39 years and even remember it as a proper little "local", with a bar billiards table. We were greeted by the exceedingly cheerful assistant manager (apologies, don't know his name). Service was brilliant! He and his ever cheerful wife, kept us served without compromise. Absolutely superb. My parents are not massive... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Another really good visit to this Pub/Restaurant and it deserves its reputation. The Food is Top Quality and you get what you pay for. The service is friendly and attentive, the Kitchen also needs a mention - They served the food Hot and on Time despite being very busy when we were there - Well Done. Will we go here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Marsh Benham, Newbury RG20 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: 01635 582017

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

This thatched gem of a pub was taken over in November 2009 having been closed for 7 months. Now it is a real local pub with Cask Marque ales and a fantastic British menu. There is a bar, restaurant and private dining room offering a lovely friendly atmoshpere and really good food that is great value for money. There is plenty of outside seating for sunny days so come along and try us again.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?