The Bunk Inn

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276 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Welcome to the Bunk Inn, a traditional village pub full of charm and character situated just moments from Newbury Racecourse, minutes from Highclere Castle and just over an hour from London.

Set in the beautiful village of Curridge, the 9 warm and stylish rooms are each equipped with flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms.

Alan is now Head Chef at The Bunk Inn. Working in this busy environment Alan and his team design seasonal menus using Great Britain’s fantastic variety of home-grown produce. Local butchers, freshly picked seasonal fruits and vegetables are all important to Alan and his team who strive to for perfection, but simplicity, every time.

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KM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

There was a large group in other part of the restaurant that I think upset the service level. We had to wait half an hour for kids ice cream even after my going to prompt the waitress.
Regards
Kenny

IY
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent first time dining experience at the Bunk Inn on Sunday. We were made to feel welcome when we arrived and were looked after really well by the serving staff from then on. That was important because the Bunk Inn is roughly half way between where our friends and ourselves live. The restaurant we have used for our get togethers in the past has declined in quality and we were looking for somewhere new. We found the ambiance and the quality of the food outstanding and it will definitely be the venue for our meeting in the future.

GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely place and all very nice. The only slight downside was that it was a bit slow in getting the food served.

MI
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The two of us arrived to be greeted by a dog defecating on the gravel just outside the entrance.
Nice :( Maybe not the pub's fault but there seemed to be a dog-based charity event (Dogs Trust??) going on. Plus, the dog seemed to belong to the pub.
My guest ordered a full pint with no head but it came with a head anyway.
My squash and mushroom gnocchi was delicious but I think the portion was very small for £14.
My guest said his fish was 'ok'.
The apple crumble was good but the sticky toffee pudding less so, although there was plenty of it.
I didn't complain about anything at the time because I didn't want to create a bad feeling with my guest so I'm registering my complaint now, I suppose.
I don't expect feedback, necessarily, or any kind of recompense. We just won't go back.
What made the experience even more disappointing was that my guest told me how much better the Brewhouse in Swindon is; and it's part of the same group!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Lovely setting and great food but avoid busy times or be prepared to wait a very long time to be served.

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic service at a sensible price.

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was a nice setting with a good range of drinks available and nice wine. Our food was fine, but rare steak not rare, risotto out of the microwave and a cold burger... service was slow.

MG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service as always, love this place!

C
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner and equally good service. Thanks.

KM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal from start to finish . Excellent 👍

P
London
26 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting menu and delicious food. Really enjoyable dinner, thanks.

FP
Berkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly phenomenal! Each dish was outstanding.

J
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to sat nav error we were 40 minutes late for our booking, but staff were very understanding and accommodating. Food was very tasty and atmosphere was relaxed and perfect for a quiet catch-up with friends.

SL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A fabulous find, food delicious, lovely welcoming atmosphere, dogs allowed (and welcomed) in bar , roaring fire, rugby world cup on the TV. Only reason I gave 4 stars for service was because one chap that took our dessert order was particularly reluctant to ask the chef what cheeses were available that day ! We eventually managed to get him to ask but we felt like we’d seriously put him out. Shame as the rest was fab.

J
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, he pub is so cute and the food was good. There are a couple of veggie/vegan options, could do with some more please.
We will be back : )

SC
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and well presented. It was nice to have different food to the usual menus offered. There was a good selection to choose from. The staff were great, very attentive. The restaurant and pub, have a nice feel to them. We will definitely be returning soon.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Amazing food!!

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved my evening at the Bunk, lovely lovely food, great service and wonderful setting. Will definitely come again.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Cod! Thank you cook.
Wonderful service.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had run out of food. Why let you book if they do not cater for all the slots?

JR
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually ate as a table of 7.
No fuss was made when we wanted to do this.
Great food as always.

N
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very limited menu, young lady taking the order didn’t seem sure of anything asked and drinks took along time. Food when it arrived was lovely

JR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo is a legend
Quick service
Decent food
Great Atmosphere

AM
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Staff were friendly, just not enough of them! Took 20 mins to get our ordered drink and 50 mins to get food.
The description on the menu is far better than what comes on the plate and it was expensive which I don’t mind when you get good value.......
Can’t see me going again

GG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, lovely atmosphere just a great place to catch up with friends.

IL
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good overall but the wait for food was too long with it taking an hour from sitting down to getting our starter of bread

CL
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

really great service from our host, beautiful old pub, renovated to a high standard, great drinks and lovely pub food

LY
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was very good. Friendly and attentive staff. The food was very good although the people that had the fish thought that the batter was a bit over done. The whole inn is also furnished well and clean. The bonus for us is that it turned out to be very dog friendly which has meant we will definitely going back with our dogs next time. Thank you to the staff for making our meal and evening so enjoyable.

H
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food great service and a lovely setting.

ST
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Portion size varied greatly between dishes. We had lunch on a Sunday; the roast beef looked fantastic and was a good proportion of meat and vegetables. The burgers were great, but the side of coleslaw was tiny, and even with the chips, there was a lot of plate visible beneath the food. I had the superfood salad which was TINY, even compared to my son's child portion of pesto pasta. There were a few leaves, a few shavings of courgette, and a tiny amount of grains. The only saving grace was that I had ordered halloumi as a topping - which itself was very well cooked. Very strange to serve a main course with so little substance to it, and in a tiny bowl too. Plus it was only £3 less than the burger and roast beef! Overall a little disappointing. Ice cream and sticky toffee pudding was, on the other hand, excellent.

LH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time. The lunch menu had a good variety of meals and the food was good quality.

FC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food wasn't as good as it used to be unfortuneately and the service was a bit slow maybe more staff for a friday night

f
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good pub, decent burger and beer. Sat in bar but right by a speaker, which was a little loud. Wasn't told had to go to bar to order food which would have been nice, but otherwise a good experience. Will go again as food, ambience and location all good.

O
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first visit to the Bunk Inn and we were pleasantly surprized, a lovely country pub, very comfortable bar area with lots of armchairs and sofa seating, we had a Sunday Roast in the restaurant which I can honestly say was the best roast beef and trimmings I've ever had in a pub, will be returning again,
Keep up the good work we'll be back soon,

H
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and a wonderful setting which much be seen to be enjoyed.

O
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch and dinner . Very nice surroundings and close to campsite

BA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch but the menu was quite restricted.
Very attentive service

CS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for the first time for lunch on Sunday with my parents. My father has to use a wheel chair at the moment and they were very accommodating, seating us at an easy access table. We all then chose the roast lunches and they were all excellent, loads of food, a good variety of veg and the meat was cooked as we requested, we had 4 clean pates afterwards which was quite an achievement considering the sizes of the portions but still managed deserts which were also very good. We left very content.
Thank you

JC
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The service was pleasant and the food quality good. Two of the party ordered the pie of the day and after a while we were informed the pie was no longer lamb but chicken so the order was changed to steaks which came with their own vegetables. The side order of veg for the pies still came out. The drinks order was wrong with three drinks. The portion size was large almost to the point of being intimidating, but the quality of the food was excellence. I would definitely go back as it was a good meal in a great location and I felt happy when I left what else could I ask for

AS
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Everything was fine. Risotto was salty. Service was ok meal was slow getting to is.