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The Halfway Inn

4.7
4.7
154 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Our vision is simple. Great, honest, local food and drink served by great people.

We will use locally sourced food where possible.

We serve the pub classics, but also want to produce some amazing dishes from around the world. We also want to bring you some great seafood and game.

In the Summer of 2022, we will open our outdoor kitchen and Pizza Oven where we will hold ‘Pizza & Bubbles’ events with freshly made gourmet pizzas, served with Champagne along with some live music. For more information please look at the Events section.

We also make most of our own products and bake our own bread and pastries.

We are a dog-friendly pub that allow diners and their pooches to eat in the bar lounge and Saddle Room. We have some comfortable beds for your best friend and some treats as long as they are good ...

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Booked 10 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Phone number

    01488 508080

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 154 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    Best Service

  • Berkshire

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  1. MG

    MichaelG

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Yet again, a very enjoyable evening. Lovely food and a great wine recommendation.

  2. GB

    GroupBooking1710

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience3

    Food - wouldn’t return for food. Overall the food was very mediocre and overpriced. Our group mainly had roast dinners. Regardless of the roast (chicken, beef or pork) overly salty beef gravy was poured over it. We would have preferred for a jug of gravy to be served on the side of the meal so that we could choose how much we had. The gravy was very overly salty and slightly cold. The pork was more tender than the beef. Beef was chewy and although thinly sliced not very tender, it also had a lot of fat on it and the portion size was small. Veg was fine although not a lot of potatoes. We ordered a chocolate fondant which we had to send back to the kitchen as it was cold and raw in the middle (we know it should be a molten pud but it was defiantly raw), this wasn’t removed from our bill and we were still charged for this. We also ordered doughnuts which were too heavy and more bread like. The warm doughnuts were served on top of squirty cream and a berry compote. The cream was unnecessary and had melted to a foamy puddle of milk, not very appetising. The compote was nice but would have best been served on the side as a dipping sauce. The doughnuts also came with a pear sorbet on the side, again an unnecessary addition and although nice didn’t work with the rest of the dessert at all. Perhaps a chocolate dipping sauce should of been offered instead, and would have been more child friendly too. Bar - wine was kept in a sink of ice, not very appealing and meant that it wasn’t quite chilled. Staff - were friendly. Although we weren’t offered a very good table service and had to flag down staff to request drinks, instead of being regularly waited on. The only time we were approached by staff without having to flag them down is when one of them came over to tell us that the pub was closing at 6pm. We got the hint, paid out bill and left. Atmosphere - Was good and the venue looks much better now it has less clutter and has been refreshed. Wouldn’t return.

  3. A

    Afamily

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a Sunday Lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed. Variety on the menu which enabled those who didn't want a Sunday roast to still have something.

  4. GA

    GregA

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly staff, an enjoyable Sunday afternoon.

  5. HH

    HannahH

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Absolutely fantastic late lunch, service was friendly and attentive! The food was outstanding and value for money. We will definitely be returning soon!

  6. JI

    JanetI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Only comment the Shepherds Pie was rather too salty

  7. JP

    JuliaP

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Lovely pub. Glad to see it has opened again. Bit sad to see that the unique decor has gone along with the grand piano. Food lovely and staff very helpful, friendly and welcoming. Great to see that our four legged companions are welcome too.

  8. SS

    SueS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was amazing along with the service. This is a gem of a place just tucked outside of Newbury.

  9. C

    Crufty73

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Changed hands since my last visit and, although very nice, just didn’t have the same ambience as before. Service was excellent. Food choice was limited and £14.95 fora simple pie a few potatoes and spinach doesn’t represent reasonable value.

  10. RS

    RobertS

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great choices on the menu and everything we had was excellent. The waitresses were also excellent; friendly; attentive without being intrusive; answered all our questions. Price reflects the quality - high end gastropub; no bar snacks here! Chose the Halfway as it was on our way to visit friends in Bristol; would defiinitely go here again next time. Highly recommended.

  11. AT

    AnthonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meeting up with friends after 18 months, difficult decision of where to meet. Decided on Halfway Inn, they had internet problems and could only take cash, but, they kept us fully advised. The service was great, the food and selection was to our full satisfaction and we will certainly revisit in the future.

  12. ES

    EmmaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely evening, food was amazing and the staff very friendly. Thank you

  13. RT

    RoxyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were the only customers and were therefore treated like queens! Thank you for a lovely experience

  14. GB

    GuyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly greeting on arrival, attentive service, excellent food with a nicely varied menu, good beer all in a delightful location.

  15. GC

    GarethC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great food in pleasant setting. Fresh British Oysters a highlight at reasonable rate. Roast was lovely, perhaps warmer plate and an extra slice of meat would be nice. Vegetarian options very good too. Overall. Lovely meal. Will go again and highly recommend

  16. MG

    MichaelG

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Overall, very good. Our table was near the outside door, so a bit chilly.

  17. D

    Dinner76

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Really good food, very welcoming staff and a nice atmosphere to enjoy dinner with friends. Will definitely return.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic meal and service at a good price, try it you will not be disappointed.

  19. NW

    NigelW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality service, food and ambience. Nice to be served by friendly, professional and happy staff.

  20. KG

    KevinG

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We we're 4 old friends meeting up after a long time. The ambiance was perfect and the team gave us space to enjoy the afternoon. All the dishes we had were well presented and tasty also good value for money. We all were driving a fair distance so caution on our drinking. We will return. Thanks

  21. RB

    RonB

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely decor and atmosphere with excellent lunchtime menu. Beautifully prepared and presented. Really good value too. Can't fault it

  22. CD

    CarolineD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely restaurant. The Halfway Inn had been recommended to me but I did not realise what a great setting the venue is in and how attentive and welcoming the staff are. The decor is very tasteful and the service was extremely efficiently. Great menu choice and when I asked for a starter as a main course, it was absolutely not a problem. I will definitely go back!

  23. M

    Monty

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    It was clearly a very quiet day. I had heard good things about Half Way since it had been refurbished etc. The service was good considering it was so quiet, but the food was very average. My friend ordered a pie, and it was so huge it could have fed two people very well, the vegetables that came with it were overcooked. I orderded a BLT sandwich. It was not a sandwich it came in a very crusty and difficult to eat bun. There was a minumum squeeze of mayonaise and the bacon was so overcooked it was cremated and dark brown all over, which made it extremely salty to eat. Needless to say we didn't eat half of our food. I do believe in giving second chances as it might have been an off day. So I will come again.

  24. PS

    PaulS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked this restaurant on return from the Isle of Wight with 5 other cyclist, service and food was excellent and great value.

  25. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We booked a table for four on a Tuesday evening using OpenTable. On our arrival the staff immediately identified us and took us to our table in the restaurant. We were struck by the number of full tables, yet the noise levels were moderate. We were picky with our choices from the menu but that was no problem for the waitress, who took it all in her stride. The food arrived in suitable time - and was delicious, not a bad dish between us, which is rare for our group. Would we go back again - yes definitely. Shame we live so far away...

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and good service.

  27. FV

    FragkiskosV

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Excellent and friendly service. Nice outside seating. Indoors is also very good. Food was good but not great. Chicken and mushroom pie was too watery for my taste. Chicken schnitzel lacked seasoning. Tofu curry was really good. Steak also very good.

  28. C

    Chris

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Friendly, good service, great food. Thank you for a pleasant evening.

  29. PW

    PegeenW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly attentive staff, great food, nicely decorated and lit. Good choice of drinks

  30. a

    andrewfoxworthy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food. , good feel , needs sharper knifes for pigeon, Great service will go again

  31. KL

    KarenL

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first visit to The Halfway and we weren’t disappointed. There was a good variety of choices as well as specials. The food was lovely and very tasty. The staff were very polite and efficient. Would definitely recommend a visit and we will be going back.

  32. KS

    KirstyS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great special of ham egg and chips with pudding of homemade donuts, delicious!

  33. SC

    SabrinaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is a DO NOT MISS. Fantastic pub with a wonderful atmosphere some lovely decor and the most helpful and lovely staff!!! We dined as a family and it was perfect!

  34. AT

    AnnT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    A really nice first visit. Friendly, helpful staff. Food good. Nice atmosphere.

  35. SL

    StaceL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievable food and service Highly recommend Brilliant

  36. C

    Christy

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and good value, we spent £30pp and had 3 courses each

  37. a

    aflipson

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about this place was great. The food (we all had roasts and when the nut roast had sold out I was ordered the cauliflower burger patty in its place - winner!) and the puddings were exceptional. The service was friendly, genuine and chatty without being too much, felt like a really friendly place. Would recommend for sure!

  38. JH

    JezH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went there recently for a meal and to catch up with family. Beautifully refurbished, excellent food, efficient, friendly team working there. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

  39. DP

    DarryllP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    its a must go to- great team who are attentive and have an amazing customer focus . this is how a pub/gastro should work and its fab!

  40. T

    Trapper

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    We enjoyed our lunch. The food was very good, the service friendly if a bit slow and the general atmosphere very pleasant. We shall return.

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The Halfway Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 154 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for The Halfway Inn

Bath Road Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8NR

  • Area

    Newbury

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00–22:00
    Fri, Sat 12:00–23:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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