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“December”

The Winterbourne Arms
Ranked #43 of 187 Restaurants in Newbury
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“December”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Lovely old pub off the beaten track - good car park. Mainly set up for Diners but space for drinkers at the bar.
Beers was Ramsbury only. Some good wine
Food was good - slightly over promised and under delivered, more specials than menu items, prices were reasonable though. Portions and quality were OK. Service was fine.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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“Perfect lunch stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stopped in for lunch on a Saturday in December. The service was perfect and the selection of soup and baguettes we ordered were very good, with generous portion sizes. I'd give 5 out of 5 but I'd like an excuse to come back to try some of their more ambitious cuisine!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank Contraryish
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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“Hennesey Gold Cup Day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Thank you for a lovely day, it was a day to remember.with lots of fond happy memories from the moment we arrived, Our Christmas meal was absolutely delicious,with fresh vegetables, cooked to perfection, and tasty gravy, which complemented the succulent turkey, also cooked to perfection,and was full with all the festive trimming..It had a lovely welcoming atmosphere with a burning log fire,which gave a rest bite from the cold outdoors.The staff and owners were very friendly and welcoming, which made all the difference to our wonderful day. Would certainly go there again and would recommend it to anyone of all ages.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank joanne m
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Sunday Lunch - Birthday Meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

3rd November 2013

We had booked a large party (10 adults and 6 children) in for Sunday Lunch.

We had exclusive use of the Bakery area in the pub and the service was fantastic.

Quite a few new items on the menu, with all the adults indulging in both starters and main (I went for the excellent black pudding starter, followed by a magnificent Venison and Steak pie - yum).

The children were well catered for with child sized portions of main courses or in one case going off piste completely with pasta that wasn't even on the menu - very accommodating.

The service was excellent and unhurried and they did an excellent job of serving the birthday cake that we had brought with us (even supplying cream and custard at very short notice), followed by coffee and as many Elizabeth Shaw chocolates as you could eat.

We will be returning soon - so nice to go to a traditional country pub with decent beers / fantastic food and a real fire blazing away!

Well done Frank, Sandra and team.

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Thank Milbys
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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“"Lovely place,rude owner!"”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2013

Felt very pleased with ourselves and our choice of venue for a long overdue "girls" get together but within seconds of entering the pub our enthusiasm had been quashed by the very rude comments made by the owner! We had booked for a possible 5 but only 3 of us were able to make the trip. This caused "great inconvenience" and sent the owner into a spin continuing to let us know how "inconsiderate" we had been! We were tempted to turn around and leave but as we didn't know the area and we had all driven quite a distance we felt we had to stay. Luckily for us the staff were brilliant and set about calming the waters their boss had stirred up. We didn't get the waitress' name but she saved the day and could certainly teach the boss a thing or two about customer service. The food was excellent (once you had decoded the elaborate language used on the menu). Overall it is such a shame that all negative comments relate to the very person one would expect to see promoting positive customer relations. We can only hope she can learn from her staff!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Sarah W
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