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The Halfway Bistro

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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
01488 608115
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 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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Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

we had been recommended to come here and we were bowled over ! The decor and ambience is stunning, reminds me of going back in time to Ronnie Scotts in London, full of opulence, warmth and mystery... a pianist will entertain you while you eat and the tables warmly invite you to sit and relax and wait to be pampered... More 

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1 Thank Deborah H
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72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have already been here a few times when child free and our teens had asked to come try the burgers we have eaten here (having heard us describe them). So today as a treat for good behaviour we went for lunch. There is a selection of burgers and usual pub fare done very well and some... More 

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Thank debsgraham
London, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many pubs in west berks - this is my fave! Food is amazing, service is brilliant, the décor is alternative but good and the pianist is a great touch.

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Thank Lamook
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our forth visit to the Halfway Bistro and yet again another very tasty meal. The Sunday lunch was well presented with some unusual flavours accompanied a good selection of vegetables. The Fried Brie starter was delicious. The service was excellent and the place is very quirky with a nice feel good factor.

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Thank RichieWestMids
Swindon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for Sunday Lunch. Love the quirky decor and lovely atmosphere. There's a nice garden out the back too. The staff were very nice and helpful and the food was good, but not really worth the price IMO. It's a set price 2 or 3 course menu on Sunday. Decided to skip starter and opt for dessert but they had... More 

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Malaga
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So the food here is awesome - a cosy, funky venue for a private 1/1 meal or a Corp do for 10-15 - we had a meal with 8 as a Corp business night out as we stayed in a nearby hotel. I fully recommend this restaurant. I had the lamb, it was perfect staff were amazing responding to our... More 

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Thank S J
Henley in Arden, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just to the west of Newbury the Halfway Inn has a very relaxing interior and a great outdoor seating / eating area. Perfect for a weekend afternoon drive with pleasant service and suroundings

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Thank Sanjit_1
Shalbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not in town so does not get passing footfall, but is always full. Great attentive staff and a lovely menu with some slightly different offerings. Not the cheapest place in town but you come away feeling it was absolutely worth the money

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Thank Wiltsco
Newbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been here before and loved it. It is such a delightful quirky wee place. However we were disappointed this time. 1. They had no prosecco! I know, it's a first world problem but if I was running a restaurant and saw we'd run out of prosecco I'd nip out and get some. The waiter was very nice and we... More 

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1 Thank Rosiepanini
Newbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to take my parents out for a relaxing Sunday Lunch, so thought we would book in at the Halfway Inn. Booking was a bit difficult but I thought that was a good thing at the time so it must be good and busy. On arrival, we walked into the bar area and they had a piano player, which... 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 Options, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?