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The Newbury - Pub in Berkshire

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137 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5HB, Berkshire
England, United Kingdom

Peter Lumber
+44 (0)1635 490000(landline)

Scrumptious Sunday lunches and decadent cocktails at this lively, laid-back and award-winning dining pub in the centre of Newbury

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Formerly the Bricklayers Arms, this Grade II listed gastropub was transformed by Pete Lumber and is winning awards for its food. It's a lively, laid-back and super-stylish venue with vibrant colours, horse racing artwork, leather sofas for pints of Otter, and candles on sparkling wood tables. The roof terrace has its own bar, and is a summer sun trap where guests enjoy cocktails and pizza (fresh from the pizza oven). Whether you've come for one of their express lunches, or a huge family celebration, you're in for a treat. The British menu comes with a twist - try a burger with chorizo and jalapeño jam, rocket and Ogleshield cheese - and the wine list is extensive. Settle in for a super Sunday roast, take a tour of the distillery, try proper bar snacks (crispy pork belly with sweet chilli, sausage rolls), or a decadent cocktail party.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
"For a centre of town pub the Newbury is remarkable spacious and light with a great menu and excellent choice of wines and ales. They are particularly proud of the distillery and the Lumbers Bartholomew 137 Gin."

Nicky - Sawday's Inspector, United Kingdom

April 2019

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Starters from £7.50. Mains from £15.75. Sunday lunch, 2 courses from £22, 3 courses from £27.


Open all day.


137 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, RG14 5HB, Berkshire


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