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The Diamond Tap

Bar, British, Pub
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42 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5BX, England
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us ordered two curries and two lamb shanks, we were told there would be a 30min wait for food as they were very busy. The bar only had two members of staff despite being a very busy Saturday lunchtime! The meals arrived after only 20mins, but my wife's lamb shank was still frozen in the middle. There was... More 

Thank Nigel E
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious.the ham was fresh and juicy.i had the sauce on the side and the breakfast where extremly good value for money which also included a drink.excellant

Thank Angie-kittle
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384 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes Diamond Tap is cheap yes food is great value, but the place is the worse pub ever for lack of staff and those that do find themselves behind the bar. A barman with a broken hand so he can't pull pints, place is busy so time for staff to have a break upstairs.....the place is dark and dingy enough... More 

Thank nick7p
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a delicious breakfast was had swapped tomato for black pudding which I would of happily paid for top marks for not charging ordered extra toast as was starving had to ask for butter for it but was quickly bought with a apology, also good to see they now do a gluten free breakfast which was reasonably priced to is the... More 

Thank scaniamandave
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

as a nightclub, pretty terrible, as a place to eat...well its wetherspoons. cheap and cheerful. I'd advise using the other spoons in town. its a little less rough.

Thank Flaghippo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I quite like the diamond tap but your bouncers let you down by periodically sending random people out for what I can imagine is no reason what so ever... for this I rate you the lowest possible because the security staff are no better than a bag of chimps

2 Thank Andrew H
Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have used the Diamond Tap most days of the week since my own local closed and I make a number of observations. Firstly, the majority of the staff are Diamonds ( no pun intended) Unfortunately they are let down by the surly attitude of two male members in particular. A please and a thank you does not cost anything... More 

Thank andyseymour1957
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Wetherspoons, if you've been in one - you've been in all of them. I think the diamond tap is no different, to my local one and in fairness they are budget food and drink so you won't expect too much.

Thank C3640BJdavidb
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This can be a ok place for a quick bite to eat whilst out shopping or something but I wouldn't recommend for family occasions it seems to be the place where all the local undesirables prefer to hang out as well and Saturday nights it becomes chav central avoid it then especially however lunchtime meals are good here or a... More 

Thank Sm2288
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Terrible place with very little redeeming factors. Not worth considering in Newbury at all, visit somewhere more enlightening.

Thank Andy M

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
Also available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diamond-Tap-Newbury/115036458547369

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