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The Red House

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Marsh Benham, Newbury RG20 8LY, England
01635 582017
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 206
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 22
    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
Pretty English pub

I have eaten here quite a few times and have always found it to be very good. Very helpful staff and delicious food. Sitting outside in the pretty garden is a joy, taking the dogs with us really makes it a fun day out. I would recommend this pub to anyone who wants good food and friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Davina G
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England
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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398 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
England
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here quite a few times and have always found it to be very good. Very helpful staff and delicious food. Sitting outside in the pretty garden is a joy, taking the dogs with us really makes it a fun day out. I would recommend this pub to anyone who wants good food and friendly service.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

A very nice restaurant. Good food and rather more up-market for what we imagined. Staff were attentive and we had a good meal. The restaurant was full so it is a good venue. Lovely thatched homely pub with a very large car park not far from Newbury and near the canal at Hamstead Marshall. Great area. Will return.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went here for a family dinner on a bank holiday evening. We met at 7.30 but were told that the about five of the items from the limited menu had already sold out. Having traveled 50 miles to enjoy some good food it was really quite disappointing. That said, the food we had was delicious and the staff that... More 

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East Horsley, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We thought we had been to this lovely pub before many years ago, and knew it as The Water Rat ! This is a wonderfully comfortable pub tucked away near the Kennet and Avon canal. We had a quick but excellent lunch, roast pear with pecan, Stilton and hazelnut dressing was supurb, and the cottage pie with peas one of... More 

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice enough country pub close to the Kennet and Avon Canal if after lunch walks are your thing. I couldn't fault the staff and the food was OK but not exceptional especially given the price of the house wine and the menu extras. I mean £8 for a large glass of pretty ordinary pink plonk and nearly £4 for a... More 

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Newbury, Berks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We go to this restaurant regularly so thought it was about time that we reviewed it!! The food, service and ambience of this restaurant is always great. It does not matter whether it is quiet or busy the service is always very good. The menu has a good selection and their steaks are always cooked perfectly. My partner will have... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

The red house is an excellent country pub in a great location beside canal and more importantly the food is of a high standard with a tradional approach by the owner and head chief Laurent who is passionate about what he serves well worth a visit

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A pretty looking pub in the middle of nowhere that has a very grand tardis-like dining area. The head waiter was very charming and helpful with drinks and menu suggestions. Was impressed that he poured a selection of three wines for our host to try before choosing. I had the crab thermedor to start and the calves liver for main... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

We went as an extended family of six (plus dogs) for lunch on Saturday. We went for the 3 courses @ £16 (available till 1800 hrs) and were very impressed with the quality and taste of the food which represented very good value for money. There is no children's menu as such but you can pick suitable dishes off the... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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82 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great wines, very good deal on fabulous food during the week. Nicely decorated. Very friendly and helpful staff. Will definitely go again.

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?