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The Halfway Inn
Ranked #19 of 192 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: $20 - $47
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Met up with friends for lunch and chose this pub as it was literally halfway between our homes and just off the M4. The sign outside says 'shabby on the outside but chic inside' and this is a true reflection. A warm welcoming interior with plenty of ambience, nicely decorated for Christmas, roaring fire with live piano accompaniment. The food and service were excellent, large portions and reasonably priced, couldn't manage 3 courses! This is going to be our new bi-annual meeting place with our friends.

1  Thank JamKam M
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Visited The Halfway last night as it had been highly recommended. We were not disappointed! A roaring fire, candlelight and wonderful Christmas decorations set the scene perfectly. Service was top-notch and the food excellent. We both ordered the large haddock and chips and yep, they really are large. Neither of us could finish but the fish was superb. The chef came out to chat to us personally which is always a nice touch (we recognised him from the Bistro Roque). Will definitely return, cannot recommend highly enough.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

Just had lunch here with my husband. Jaw dropped when we walked in as this is just the sort of pub I love. Wonderful christmas feel, great welcome, great food and amazing presentation of our meals. Can't praise this place enough will definitely be coming back!

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Thank Jackie L
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Dropped in on a Monday night after reading the reviews and was not disappointed.

Lovely decoration and atmosphere with a roaring fire. It was not busy (Monday) and the hosts were friendly, chatty and service was great. We all had lovely meals with great wine.

Don't drive past this place as it is easy to dismiss as just another A road pub.

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Thank MarkyMcB
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Have visited this restaurant for my birthday meal for the last 2 years. The ambiance is perfect, cosy with the fire, perfect lighting and the piano being played throughout the evening. Service is efficient and meal lovely - just disappointed I couldn't eat it all! (large plates with plenty of food). Special touch was my husband asking the chef to make a birthday cake, he brought it out personally and pianist played happy birthday. Able to take the cake home and returned the plate two weeks later!
Really special restaurant for special occasions, would recommend it to anyone.

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Thank debbie j
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