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The Castle

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
+44 1635 283098
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Service
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LOCATION
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We’ve been a few times now. Food is usually very good especially the mix of starters. The Fish and chips were excellent. However, each visit I try a different white wine in attempt to find one that I like. I’ve tried them all now and...More

Thank kitsebUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has recently been refurbished and under new management and very different indeed to the old pub. The decor is very nice looking modern without being OTT and a very good choice of beers and wine. Not an extensive menu but good enough and...More

Thank bluefoyle
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch hete yesterday and the food and service were both very good. However we felt that the place had no character and the top bit of the bar seemed more like a cafeteria. This may have been due to the style of tables...More

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Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We value your feedback and will take it on board, but it's worth pointing out that there are three distinct areas to the pub - each has a different feel, with the conservatory area being more...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We preordered our lunch menu as our group was probably 40 plus. Nevertheless, efficient service, delicious food and a lovely venue. Two courses, £15.95. Very good value for for a well presented and well cooked lunch. Loved the lemon tart.

Thank Hannah H
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for your kind comments - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Pleasant staff, good atmosphere and good well presented food. Four friends went for lunch. The menu was slightly more up market than the average pub. I had the Steak & kidney pudding. There was a generous amount of very tasty meat. The crust was slightly...More

Thank Kate L
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave this review - hopefully next time you'll be able to try our puddings!

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We had a team lunch for 23 of us and the food and the service was great. Great to have such a great restaurant in walking distance from work

1  Thank nikkiManchester
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It's great to read this feedback - many thanks for your custom and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Visited a couple of times lately and had a really good breakfast. There's free parking, a spacious room, nicely decorated, good quality ingredients and prompt service. Corena, the waitress is an absolute wow with the guests- she really has her eye on the ball and...More

Thank Karen L
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for visiting us for breakfast. I'm very pleased to hear this lovely feedback and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Service was really great but they had run out of a few things. Most of us had burgers which were enormous and tasted just ok. The curry was also ok but overall it was disappointing as we had thought it would be a gastro pub...More

Thank BabsyNewbury
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thanks for the feedback, which is always appreciated. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your food. I would encourage you to return as your experience does not seem to up to our usual standard. If you would like to book again please speak directly to Neil...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We have now been three times in the last 6 weeks and each time we love it. Great service, French style, good value and even mini fish and chips along with other mini snacks if you don’t want a full meal. Also the beef on...More

Thank Richard D
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thanks for your ongoing custom, and your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Nice welcome but food was a let down starter had to be sent back as raw fish and chips were nice but skinny fries and mushy peas were cold and only a mouth full. We will return but you need to get these little things...More

1  Thank Patrick H
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

I am sorry to hear of your experience which seemingly fell short of our usual high standards. I'll certainly address the issues you raised and I hope that your next visit is more satisfactory.

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Henry F
1 March 2017|
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Response from Josh S | Property representative |
Hi Henry F, Sorry for the inconvenience caused. The previous owner has gone into administration for unforeseen circumstances. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 43
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 283098
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Description
A lovely characteristic country pub set in the village of Donnington, with good honest home cooked food and run by the owner Josh
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