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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
+44 1635 283098
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheesecake” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 5 days 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to the pub for some time. I was meeting up with friends who recommended the food. The pub has had a refurb and looks lovely , and wasn’t disappointed with the food or service. The staff are very friendly, and the food was...More

Thank Ange T
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm very glad to hear that you like the new decor and menu! Thanks for leaving this review, and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 12 February 2018

We recieved a warm welcome and had a hearty and delicious breakfast at the Castle. It was busy, with couples and families and everyone seemed happy. Service was excellent and accommodating. Large quantities of quality coffee, good croissants and all reasonably priced.

Thank XanthusAurelius
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to The Castle for breakfast and for taking the time to leave this lovely review. we look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Visited today in a family party of 10 including two 6 year old twins. On arriving advised that we’d have to have finished within 2 hours as another party were booked on the table after us. Didn’t have starters. Sunday main courses were lovely (although...More

Thank Simon_Hiscocks
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit, and I'm sorry if you felt rushed. It can be tricky with larger parties but this should not impact on the customer's experience, so thank you for your...More

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Henry F
28 February 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$42
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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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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