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The Halfway Bistro

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Bath Road, Newbury RG20 8NR, England
+44 1488 608115
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A previously favorite treat for my husband and I, today for lunch we were disappointed. Visited with friends and found the menu over fussy, food pricy and just not as good as it used to be. The burger was £18 and while large and well presented the meat was tough and dry. The pie bizarrely came with chips or mash... More 

Thank debsgraham
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just returned after a lunch at this pub. The food took a very long time to arrive and when it finally did many of our dishes were seriously over cooked. My very expensive (£18) burger was dry and certainly way overpriced. Fish dish was almost burnt. Chips were also over done. Service was ok. Would not recommend unless you like... More 

Thank kitsebUk
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

food is gorgeous and always cooked from scratch the atmosphere is excellent and very romantic with the piano playing in the back ground! some staff can be rude or.not understand you well but still love the place and wouldn't stop me going again

Thank Taya S
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunchtime on a Tuesday, not very busy but staff attentive. Decor is lovely and with Christmas just a few weeks ago it all looked very festive. I had a problem with a dish as I cant eat blue cheese (and am a vegetarian) but chef came out to discuss and did me a lovely adapted veggie dish - tasty. A... More 

Thank Sue612Essex
Swindon, United Kingdom
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285 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in to see what the place was like. Say great beers but only seemed to have bottles. No bar area really so only for eating. Seats seem to be covered with fleeces! And they are closed 1500 to 1800 so did not work for our visit!

Thank ijmark
Baughurst, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a 12.30 booking and enjoyed good family time together but the service was poor and very very slow. We were still there at 3.45 waiting for pudding to arrive (which took 40 mins from ordering to arriving in table). The staff don't speak much English, they didn't seem to care about customer satisfaction and made no effort to... More 

1 Thank bonjourphotography
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for Sunday lunch, had the roast beef which was delicious - pink but not rare and seasoned to perfection! Potatoes could have been crispier and they were quite tough... Service was quite slow but it was pretty busy and we were in no rush. Not our first time here and won't be our last

Thank Lydia N
Hungerford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friday night with friends, booked in advance but no need as the place was virtually empty. Now I know why. Two of our four meals arrived wrongly, all were overcooked and cold. The waitress, who was all smiles, could not speak English and didn't understand our request for the correct meals. The steak and kidney pie, with a jug of... More 

1 Thank Jaynella
Surrey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was my brothers birthday and they had booked this bistro because we have been there before and had really good evenings, but unfortunately this turned out not to be one of them. The menu was very limited, the starter of Leek and Potato soup was so peppery that you could not taste either Leek or Potato. The main courses... More 

2 Thank Janet B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after the 'fire' area was filled and were seated to the side of the building which was cold! I ordered a tea to warm me up! We ordered the cod with octopus (my husband is the adventurous one) which he thought was ok but found the octopus very chewy and hard to cut/eat. I ordered an omelette, bacon... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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: +44 1488 608115

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