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Ye Olde Red Lion


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings

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A TRADITIONAL ENGLISH VILLAGE PUB Traditional village pub and restaurant, with 5 B&B ensuite rooms. Located just off Junction 13 of the M4 near Newbury. With its comfortable seating and open fire, we serve real ales and beers, and of course, a menu that’s bursting with moreish meals and plenty of sweet treats, so you’re sure to find a dish that will delight your taste buds. So, whether you’re catching up with friends, celebrating with family, or even enjoying a romantic meal for two, you’ll be able to dine and relax in truly special surroundings.
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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All reviews baguette sandwiches thai curry salad sausage and mash sea bass steak duck sunday roast pudding the pub varied menu quality of food nice food car park lovely meal landlord
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here with two children me and my partner young foreign waitress was lovely the rest of staff rude and stuck up felt didn’t want us there as for the owner full of him self and couldn’t be bothered with us we went and sat...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jay w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dining room is quite large so you should get a table but it was busy on the Saturday night we ate there. The food was well cooked and tasty, efficiently served so no complaints.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 57dotty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed a traditional English pub for a Sunday lunch and Ye Olde Red Lion seemed to check the boxes. We got to the pub around 12:20 on a Sunday and there was plenty of seating. The pub is picturesque and a nice drive in...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank BertBantham
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff where professional and attentive to any requests. The rooms where very good. The evening meal was of good quality and the same goes for the breakfast. I would be very happy to eat and stay here again.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Phillius
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This country pub welcomes the Reading Lightweight Ride each year and provides welcome hospitality to over 50 riders. The bar service is very efficient and food comes reasonably quickly. The hot baguettes were good and there’s a good choice of beers.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank HBM_26
Reviewed May 5, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at one of the beautiful cottages for one night ,the landlord called Robin was such a nice man ,made us feel very welcome,we had afternoon drinks then later had a lovely meal in the pub ,just minutes away from our...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Kimblepost
Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

Delightfully bonkers place courtesy of the landlord who has clearly forgotten he’s in the hospitality trade. The food is good, nothing special but better than ok. However, the service is terrible. Basil Fawlty had a breakdown and after years of counselling just about got it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank johnnywaterhouse123
Reviewed March 27, 2019

Had a delicious lunch, four of us chose different meals. No complaints whatsoever. Have also been on three recent Fridays with large groups and all enjoyed our food. Friendly welcome from landlord Robin and staff.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Nice pub. Steak with peppercorn sauce was lovely. Open fire roaring away. The restaurant was quite busy but service still quick.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank bigal1995
Reviewed January 14, 2019

I went with my family on saturday for lunch. The food was average pub food, the sandwiches very basic, curry and other mains basic. The pork cheek was delicious and would recommend. What let the place down besides the food was the waitress. She was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank foodie_london8
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Response from mummy63 | Reviewed this property |
Monday 12–3pm, 6–11pm Tuesday 12–3pm, 6–11pm Wednesday 12–3pm, 6–11pm Thursday 12–3pm, 6–11pm Friday 12–3pm, 6–11pm Saturday 12–11pm Sunday 12–11pm
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