The Bunk Inn

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268 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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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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C
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
24 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.

T
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We had high expectations coming to the Bunk Inn. 3 of us had the steak and one had a Bunk burger. Overall the food was ok, but not exceptional by any means.
The service could have been a lot better. Our table was set for 5, although we had booked for 4 people. They did not take the place setting away either. When the waitress came to our table to “take our order”, we had to say that we had not been given any menus yet, nor were we asked to order drinks before our meal. Our table was not cleared as we were finishing, but empty tables around us were. A standard 2 course meal for 4 with a bottle of wine was quite expensive for a country pub at £166.
I won’t write the pub off, but with a better service it would be a much nicer place to go!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blonde waitress was so efficient she said that she hadn’t worked there long she was epic

DP
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was a little disappointing - overcooked chips with the fish, lamb not very tender.

KD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We booked a table for 9 in the BAR but arrived to be seated in the restaurant. 3 dogs had to go back into cars. They offered to change the table but everyone hungry and wanting to eat.
It took an hour to get bread onto the table and 1 1/2 hours for food. It wasn't that busy. We had booked so they knew a table of 9 was coming.
It was just as slow last time for a booking of 5 but we thought that was just a bad day, Sunday lunch, busy etc.
It's getting harder and harder to want to eat at The Bunk.

MM
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Food at a great venue, would definitely come again

p
London
8 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ordered 2 Sunday roasts. Food was ok but nothing special. Lamb very tough and mostly inedible, roast potatoes overdone. Standard has dropped, what a shame.

SV
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The evening meal (table for 5) was very disappointing, very slow service and amateurish, several choices not available in starters and mains. Starters took 40 min to arrive and were poor to say the least. Mains took another 35 mins and not well cooked. We will not eat here again.
Invoices were incorrect for the overnight stay also.

KD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Not sure what happened on Sunday but it was hard to get anything - no menus after 20 mins so had to ask for them, took ages to get our drinks, main courses were 1 hour 20 mins after arriving but had to be chased, asked for more drinks which had to be chased, lemon and water finger bowl for tiger prawns arrived after finishing the plate and having given up and gone to toilets to wash hands etc etc etc....everyone was lovely but we left feeling v frustrated after 2 hours and what was meant to be a quick lunch.