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The Highclere Red House

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Andover Road | Highclere, Newbury RG20 9PU, England
+44 1635 255531
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80 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went today for lunch we phoned up 1 hour before and was lucky to get our table at such short notice. There is ample off road parking here, as we were walking from our car to the venue a very pleasant gentleman popped his head up over the fence welcoming us to the, The red house. On entering the... More 

Thank Steve A
Newbury, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed another brilliant Sunday roast at this family run restaurant in Highclere. Visited with our 8 and 4 year old and we had 3 roast beefs and 1 roast lamb. Just delicious! Meat cooked to perfection with a lovely selection of fresh home grown veg to accompany. Generous portions and amazingly priced for the quality provided. Attentive , friendly service... More 

Thank Jennie L
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We are local and do frequent this pub. In our view, the best pub for miles. The food is excellent and the staff always friendly and efficient. We also had New Year's Eve here and it was a triumph! So well organised, fun, and good value. Again the food was gorgeous. I always bring my American friends here and they... More 

Thank Lisa W
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Red House has a warm, friendly atmosphere with incredibly friendly staff and delicious food. Great for a family meal or just a drink with friends!

Thank Kate P
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We soon found out why this pub restaurant is so popular. The two young men serving behind the bar and waiting at table treated us as special guests, even though there were 50 diners booked for Sunday lunch. The food was reasonably priced, well cooked and of generous proportions, apart from the meat itself, which was on the skimpy side... More 

2 Thank GC53
Newbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 

3 Thank Taryn M
Highclere, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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

1 Thank Geoff S
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 

1 Thank Fiona B
Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank 580lesleyw
Andover, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank lauran1902

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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$31
British, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?