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The Highclere Red House

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British, Bar, Pub
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Red House Andover Road | Highclere, Newbury RG20 9PU, England
+44 1635 255531
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best restaurants I have been to :) I have had the privilege in my years of working in the 5* hospitality industry, of working with the best Chefs in the world; as well as eating in the best restaurants of the 35 countries I have visited. The Red House is wonderful. Simon is one of the... More 

2 Thank Taryn M
Highclere, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have used this inn and others he has run. The food is always excellent and the produce used first class. I have never been disappointed by the service, the welcome and the fare

Thank Geoff S
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We've lived around the corner from The Red House in Highclere for a few years and only got around to trying it out recently. The service is always smiley and friendly and as it's so close to home, it's become a favourite haunt on a Saturday evening. I am a vegetarian and so far, the veggie food has been terrific.... More 

Thank Fiona B
Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have been going to the Red House for many years both during the week and for Sunday Lunch. It does not pretend to be anything but a very welcoming country pub with a excellent menu. It has 2 special nights - Tuesday, steak night and Thurday, fish night. Both are excellent. The Sunday lunch always has a choice of... More 

Thank 580lesleyw
Andover, United Kingdom
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342 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We've lived locally for some 20 years and this place has had its ups and downs (more of the latter unfortunately) so we were very pleasantly surprised when we walked in on a Friday evening to find it buzzing, busy and full of people eating. It is new, modern pub food with a small but perfectly adequate menu. So pleased... More 

Thank lauran1902
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Regularly stop here when passing through and when I get together with friends. It's homely, relaxed friendly and the food is delicious. You can walk in and feel right at home and the Red House crew become your adopted family after a beer. It's like finishing a day of work and walking into your own lounge, which whilst you were... More 

Thank Kev R
Bournemouth, Dorset
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

We had Sunday lunch here with friends. The food was stunning, the staff were really friendly. I would certainly recommend and will return if I'm in the area.

Thank marychristou
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Wife and I dined here last month with friends and the experience was fantastic. That was our first visit to the Red House and everything was so great, we shall definitely be returning. Staff very friendly and gave good allergen information to my coeliac friend. Impressive. When food came, it was delicious..could have eaten the whole meal over again and... More 

Thank mabbott212
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We had a family birthday meal and from start to finish the warmth of the welcome, hospitality and catering was excellent. A drink in the bar area whilst we deliberated over the menu in from on the log burner was a lovely start to our visit. The children were made to feel welcome by the staff and other patrons. It... More 

Thank alastairmasson
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

to deceive is a truism for this place. its lovely from the outside (That's why we stopped) but inside wooden, badly designed and and badly placed basic furniture. Even real fires couldn't conjure up any atmosphere. Nice friendly staff are not much of a substitute for a hollow place. There we 6 others in the 'food' part and no real... More 

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 30
British, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Red House Andover Road | Highclere, Newbury RG20 9PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 255531
We are a pub restaurant offering delicious freshly prepared food using quality ingredients. Whether you are looking for a light snack or a three course feast there is plenty to tempt you. Our well-kept local ales and carefully selected wine list offer plenty of variety for drinkers and diners alike. A cosy meal for two, family gatherings, lunch with friends or a simple drink at the end of the day, our relaxed bar and comfortable restaurant will suit any occasion. Our younger guests are always welcome and we will do our utmost to prepare something tasty to suit their needs. We welcome our four legged friends in the bar area. The area offers a host of local attractions to visit nearby, Highclere Castle - the home of the award winning TV show Downton Abbey is on our doorstep. Just a few miles down the road in Newbury you can enjoy a day at the races or take in a show at the wonderful Watermill Theatre or Corn Exchange or enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The local countryside is fabulous for walkers with Watership Down and Beacon Hill just a few miles away.

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