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“Christmas Day Lunch”
Review of The Bunk Inn

The Bunk Inn
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Ranked #32 of 187 Restaurants in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $32
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Welcome to the Bunk Inn, a traditional village pub full of charm and character situated just moments from Newbury Racecourse, minutes from Highclere Castle and just over an hour from London. Set in the beautiful village of Curridge, the 9 warm and stylish rooms are each equipped with flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms. Head Chef Lewis Spreadbury is earning rave reviews for his carefully crafted seasonal lunch and dinner menus offering traditional pub classics and more refined dining. A full breakfast menu is also available daily. A superb selection of real ales from nearby Upham Brewery are on offer alongside a fine choice of wines and champagnes. The pub itself is easily accessible from the M4 and is ever-popular with locals, holidaying couples and families, business travellers and, of course, race goers. Both Reading and Oxford are a short drive and the pub offers ample free on-site parking.
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Christmas Day Lunch”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We went to the Bunk Inn for Christmas Day Lunch. It was billed as a Christmas Day Feast and it certainly was, as we got to try everything on the menu. What a fantastic idea.

The food was exellent and there was so much of it. The staff were efficient and very friendly. Can't recommend it enough. We will certainly go back next Christmas.

Have to say the food on a normal day is equally as good as is the ambiance and the staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“My best steak of 2013 award!”
Reviewed December 20, 2013

A business lunch for four took us to the recently refurbished Bunk Inn and what a great surprise. Friendly, professional staff, spotless and cosy interior, great beer and the very best rib eye I’ve eaten for a long time!

Fed up with curries and the huge variability of general “pub grub”, I’ve been on a real cow meat mission this year, including three of Hawksmoor’s restaurants, Gaucho, Mark Hix’s Tramshed, Black & Blue, a proper “cowboy cut” in the USA and numerous pub steaks, but this out-flanked (sorry) them all for it's tenderness and that marbling of fat that makes the perfect flavoursome rib-eye. All four of us chose the steak, and all agreed it was fantastic. Accompanied by equally excellent chunky chips, this was a great meal.

Well done and thank you to butcher, meat buyer, chef and bar staff.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank snjox
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings, some food great, some not so”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

We went to the Bunk Inn recently with some friends. When we arrived the car park was full and so was the bar, looked like a party taking place but we were welcomed and shown to our table fairly quickly.

The menu reads great, food sounds lovely. The breads was really tasty but we found our starters a little on the small side. Onto the mains we had a mixed bag. Two of us had lamb shank which was lovely. Two of us had partridge which was undercooked and really hard to eat. Puddings again were a mixed bag, creme brulee & chocolate pave lovely, marshmallow just not to our taste and served with some honeycomb which tasted burnt.

Waitress knew we were unhappy, but did not ask for comments or feedback.

Prices were on the high side, for the amount they charge it needs to be better. Think they are doing well but just needs to be consistent.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank claire_loves_hols
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not worth the visit”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We decided to go for an early supper at our local pub. We have stopped for drinks several times since the major refurbishment by Upham Brewery and the atmosphere and service has been fine. We arrived just after 6pm and the pub was very quiet. We ordered 1 item from the bar menu and 1 item from the specials board. The food took quite some time to arrive even though the kitchen can't have been busy. The special (a ham, black pudding and leek pie topped with mustard mash) did not look appetising when it arrived with a very watery layer of mash on top. The contents were barely edible.
On complaining the staff offered a free dessert as compensation. When we said this did not seem adequate they proceeded to argue with us about the merits of the pie.

  • Visited November 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Well worth the visit”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

A place that is tucked away but well worth searching out. Having been there today I can say it was a delight to have gone there.
Whilst the menu may not be the 'normal' pub fare there is plenty to choose from and anyone would be hard pressed not to find something to their liking. Top quality food and made it a wonderful meal and I look forward to going back again.
Excellent service from cheerful staff and this was repeated across the many people eating there. For those liking their real ales then beers are from the Upham Brewery ( which I hadn't heard of ) and very nice too. Only problem when being the driver is that you can't sample very much of it !

All in all a great place and one that I would like to visit again, especially on a summers evening. Make the effort to visit it and you won't be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2013
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