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The Halfway Bistro

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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seen this on way past several times. Food was very well presented and freshly cooked. Price wise was on my scale for special treat. Would suggest calling as could be busy as looks popular just in case you need to book. Small menu but should be something for every one. Portions were generous and lamb was cooked to perfection. Salad... More 

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Thank Christopher T
Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We used to come to The Halfway a lot but have had a break for the last year waiting for the menu to change. We went back tonight for a meal and knew immediately the owner who also cooks wasn't there. I had the tempura vegetables which were a large lovely selection of veg but the batter wasn't tempura and... More 

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2 Thank Jo C
Newbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited for my Mum's birthday with family, with a total of 7 of us on a Tuesday evening. The menu was brilliant with lots of choice to suit everyone, although there were some particular favourites on our table! All of the food was brilliant with big portions and the service was really good especially as we were out of... More 

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1 Thank CAWalker11
Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

after a trip away we called in for dinner. Pleasant surroundings, if a bit OTT for my taste. Helpful polite staff. Food was good but mostly meat based and filling type dishes. Good flavoured aubergine curry. Large portions

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Thank Sjm1954
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Impromptu decision, called ahead to make reservation & arrived to find a warm welcome. Entered bar to be greeted by a pianist on a baby grand, entertaining the main bar. Escorted to restaurant area but lost the live music. Good service at the table, 3 of us had the lamb shank which was very good. Next time we would order... More 

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Thank SteveMFC
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is well worth a visit, I've been here with family and for a meal for special occasions. Fantastic burger, beautiful succulent steak and the roast is superb. Great selection of beer, wine and food.

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Thank oddjob30
Newbury, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do visit this place regularly and that is because it is very very good! The portions are large well cooked and presented tastefully. Good choices on the menu and nice wines. Staff are always helpful and friendly and Roger at the piano a great addition to the night out. Easy to find and plenty of parking on site. Always... More 

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Thank louise p
Lambourn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A++ I have always loved The Halfway for food over the years, the past landlords have made this place very welcoming and always had a great atmosphere, but it's now turned into a very special place to eat, the dining experiences is warm welcoming and very romantic. From the full sized piano playing soft music to the english country decor... More 

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Thank Mr-G1967
Reading, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in ,very nice place welcoming staff and obliging,extremely cosy.now the enigma part.we ordered from the Sunday menu at £19--95 per head for two courses.i chose the pate. Whenever I have had pate in other establishments it usually has a portion of pate.some toast and butter,some chutney and a portion of salad, but not here just a lump of pate,a... More 

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2 Thank richard c
Newbury, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used to love the Halfway! Being South African it was a home away from home, went there Friday for Date Night after having not been there since September last year and noticed the difference straight away. Enjoyed the starters...the mains were awful, not the standard we expected, didn't bother staying for desserts. It has changed so much. Really disappointed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
British, Gluten Free, European, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: 01488 608115

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