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#17 of 35 Bar in Newbury


Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very odd visit. The pub was pretty empty on an early Saturday evening which seemed a bit strange as everywhere else we’d been was busy. Stood at the bar for around 10 minutes while a couple of children faffed around serving one person and playing...with their phones without acknowledging us. Gave up in the end and went somewhere else where they were happy for us to spend some money……may have been an off night but there was clearly nobody there who had any interest in the business.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been 5 years and lockdown since my last visit. Still a nice local pub but not so much ale choice as before.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 December 2020

Fantastic food. Excellent quality & quantity. Would highly recommend it. Staff are friendly and helpful. Cant wait to go back

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

great sunday lunch service excellent very good value for money staff excellent will visit again covid safe

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2020 via mobile

Had two roast from the King Charles Tavern recently and they were tasty, cooked really well, presented and served by professional staff. Excellent atmosphere especially under such difficult circumstances.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 6 February 2020

I haven't tasted anything like it - King Charles Tavern home-made lemonade. Amazing. This, plus a cosy atmosphere, good food, funky lighting and friendly staff make this my favourite.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 4 February 2020

This pub offers a good selection of real ales plus a good selection of well priced bar food . The pub is comfortable and there is a warm welcome for all visitors.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 21 August 2019

Great pub, staff friendly...great selection of beers and fins. It's clean and reasonable what more is there to say

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 12 August 2019

Had Sunday lunch here as a group. Was a bit disappointed in that everything was over cooked. We were there and ordering by 12:30 so it's not like it was at the end of service. Both the beef and the lamb had been cooked to...brown all the way through. The broccoli was a bit soggy and the peas were like shot. Not sure why you got a Yorkshire pudding with lamb, but this was fine, nice and light, the meat itself was great, just ruined by the cooking. Gravy was a bit thin and oily. Given the price and the portion size there is better value to be had else where, demonstrated by the fact the place was half empty. Service was great, beer and wine was fine.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 25 March 2019

Don't be put off by the Greene King signage - there is a good range of ales on offer, mostly from smaller breweries. A few minutes walk from the railway station, the pub has been tastefully modernised inside, but retaining two separate bars. Food is...a fairly straightforward affair, decent pub grub rather than somewhere you would go for that special meal. Prices are about average, with a main meal setting you back around the £low-teens. I opted for the Aberdeen Angus Burger (£12.95) and a very good burger it was, but annoyingly served on a piece of slate, with the eight chips in a mini replica deep fat fryer. Needless to say, bits kept dropping off the edge whilst eating. Regular readers of my reviews will know one of my pet bug bears is pubs serving food on anything other than a china plate. Other than that, this is a decent town centre pub, albeit some way short of being anything really special.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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31 March 2019|
Response from daveym69 | Reviewed this property |
I think its dog friendly - they are a very friendly pub but does get busy Friday and Saturday nights
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4