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The Winterbourne Arms

Bar, British, Pub
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Winterbourne, Newbury RG20 8BB, England
441635248200
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Yateley, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Local for the Watermill Theater, Newbury for pre-performance dining and simply a delight - worth a small detour for fine foods and god ale at a fair price with excellent service - experience worth repeating

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Thank Trevor S
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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156 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First; I strongly recommend a navigation system to reach this!! We were coming without one; stopped on the way from Wales to Gatwick airport and we nearly missed our plane, since the food took long to prepare. Come with enough time, service is slow; but good. Cozy atmosphere, nice personnel, the food was really good, although the chips that came... More 

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Thank Daniel M
Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you ring to make a booking, you get a sense of pride from the person on the phone taking your booking, to the moment you walk in the door and are greeted with a smile and warm welcome to the pub. Its not a swanky gastro pub, just a good local country pub, serving great food. The... More 

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Thank JBNewbury
Winchester, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

The new chef produces freshly cooked high quality food, and the curry which is served once a week is one of the best I have tasted. Well worth a visit.

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Thank WinchesterExplorer
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review WinchesterExplorer. We're extremely pleased that you enjoyed our freshly cooked food. The Thursday night curry is attracting a lot of plaudits from those who know their curries. We've also got Brixham fish on a Friday now... and our Paris-born chef will be cooking crepes on Wednesday evenings... We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Great Shefford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This is the first time we visited this restaurant and the service was second to none. We had fresh Brixham sole which was presented well anThe sticky toffee pudding is a must. Lovely home cooked wide selection to choose from too . Well worth a visit

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Thank Jacqui M
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Jacqui. We're extremely pleased that you enjoyed the food so much, especially the Brixham fish and the pudding...We greatly appreciate your comments on the quality of service too. More 

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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful meal really nicely cooked and served on hot plates which for me is a must...being a chef myself I have to say how impressed I was at the quality of the food. The sticky toffee pudding was exceptional. We shall be visiting again.

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Thank Sue H
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your comments on the quality of the food Sue. Being from a fellow chef, your review gave our head chef a particular boost. We very much look forward to seeing you again. More 

Worthing, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

So we chose the Winterbourne arms for location for an overdue girly catch up. The sweet girls behind the bar could not work the till without help and to say the service was slow was an understatement! We ordered pate x2, goats cheese and hallumi for the veggie. Of the two choices of roasts (beef or lamb only!) the beef... More 

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Thank Lizk182
Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I’m pleased that you were able to enjoy sitting out in the garden in the sun with your drinks and starters. It really is a lovely place. I very much regret that your main courses were not nearly as they should have been. Our head chef, his assistant and I all befell rather traumatic events... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We went to the Winterbourne Arms to celebrate Mothers Day and had a dreadful experience. The new owners are very charming but have failed to listen to the constructive criticism which I emailed the owner privately, the day after our visit. They just insist on inviting us to review their cooking temperatures etc instead of addressing the facts. We are... More 

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Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

We greatly value customer feedback. It also pains us when someone reports that they have not had a great experience here. All the staff here really care. On receipt of your email, your complaints were thoroughly investigated and responded to swiftly. However, it seems from your comments that the only acceptable response would have been one that agreed with your... More 

London
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Seven of us ate here on Sunday. We had visited the pub 3 years ago, had had a wonderful experience but this time we found the previous owners had retired. The staff were helpful and friendly but the food was very disappointing. I had the roast beef, which might have been very good if it hadn't been swamped in what... More 

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Jan S, Owner at The Winterbourne Arms, responded to this review

The team and I regret that your second visit here, early last month, on an exceptionally busy Sunday did not meet what were clearly very high expectations after a visiting under the very different circumstances of a family wake 3 years ago. We all want everyone to have the best possible experience at the Winterbourne Arms. The staff here really... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Took my wife here on the Easter weekend and had a most enjoyable time. The staff were very warm, genuine and helpful and we were presented with fabulous food from their imaginative menu. The beer was great. This place is a little gem and we will visit again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Winterbourne, Newbury RG20 8BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: 441635248200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?