The Newbury – 137 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, West Berkshire RG14 5HB
I must say that I am a fan of The Newbury. I have been there a number of times and the food is always really good, it isn’t too loud so you can have a good conversation with your friends, and they stock a good range of interesting beers and whiskeys. Naturally, they stock Jack Daniels so that is always going to give them some additional bonus points in my estimations.
They do a great range of snack foods, chunky chips, cheesy chips, massive beer battered onion rings and sharing platters which are a meal unto themselves.
Something I have yet to get deeply involved with is their shots and cocktail menu. If you are up for it, check out the fascinating array of drinks on offer on their menu – I’ll have one of each please!
There is a front bar area with some comfy chairs, a restaurant section that is not over crowded, outside smoking for those people who are inclined and a “rooftop” bar area which is great for social gatherings and can be booked especially for you.
The only downside is that it is a little pricey. If you are looking for a cheap night out you will be better off at a Wetherspoons or raiding your local Asda for your booze.
That aside, a definite recommendation for anyone who likes a good drink in a good pub.
The Verdict – The Newbury – Newbury – 79.41%
Important stuff: 82%
Is the beer on tap drinkable? Mostly
Do they sell cheesy chips? Yes
Did you get a table / chair? Yes
Hot bar staff? Sometimes
Would you go there again? Yes
Can you hold a conversation there? Yes
Is the food good? Yes
Do they serve Jack Daniels? Yes
Is their selection of Whiskeys any good? Yes
Is there plenty of eye candy? Sometimes
Do they have Pool tables? No
Do they have a Beer Garden / Rooftop Garden? Yes