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The Castle at Donnington

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Donnington Dene Oxford Road | Newbury, Berkshire, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
+44 1635 40615
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

very nice food plates were hot and plenty of it, also staff very helpful plenty parking spaces all very clean

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Thank DLESLEYL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous Sunday lunch for three and the puddings were fantastic too. Highly recommend a visit, book or walk in. Very friendly staff. Will definitely dine here again.

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Thank Gina H
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hello Gina H, Many thanks for your great review on TripAdvisor. I am really pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at The Castle. I have passed your feedback onto my teams here. I hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Half of my chicken breast was raw, cold mash and spinach. Soggy battered fish. Tired dated decor. No wonder the restaurant was empty. Avoid at all costs

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Thank Coleyx
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hello Coleyx Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor. I firstly would like to apologise that you encountered the issues you have spoken about in your review. I have informed my kitchen team about this issue. I am surprised to read this as these are two of our most popular dishes on the menu, we would have happily of swapped... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

First time I have been to this pub and had a great experience. The food was absolutely lush, service was fantastic and the decor was on point. Defo be back and recommend this place to everyone!

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Thank hannah_godfrey123
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hi Hannah_Godfrey123 Many thanks for your fantastic review on TripAdvisor. I am really pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at The Castle. I hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

Totton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Impromptu visit on way to hotel. Excellent food and local ale's. Very professional and help full bar staff. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank bedfordphil
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hello BedfordPhil, Many thanks for your great review about my pub. I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us, I have passed on your brilliant feedback onto my teams here at The Castle. Hope to see you again very soon. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had are works Christmas party, the food and service was excellent. There was 14 in our group and not one complaint about the whole evening

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Thank Lisa W
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hi Lisa W, Glad all your colleagues enjoyed your time with us here at The Castle for your Christmas party. Wish you all the best for Christmas. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food and a lovely, friendly atmosphere :) Highly recommended for anyone who wants all of the above!

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Thank Caroline H
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hi Caroline H, Thanks for the great TripAdvisor review. Really pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here today and it was without doubt the best roast dinner for miles around, perfectly cooked vegetables, ample amounts of succulent meat, Yorkshire pudding and the most amazing roast potatoes, very relaxing atmosphere and great friendly service, nothing was too much trouble, will definitely be back, highly recommend!

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Thank Sharon G
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hi Sharon G, I am really pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at The Castle for our Roast. I have passed on your excellent feedback to my teams here. Hope to see you again soon! Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting Arlington arts centre nearby and found this Inn about a mile away. We were greeted by the friendly barman who apologised they didn't take food orders till 6pm, which wasn't a problem. The menu though, quite small was varied and appetising. My salmon was beautifully cooked and my partners chicken was succulent. The bill for 2 mains,... More 

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Thank ChiefPeter
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hi CheifPeter, Many thanks for your kind words about my pub. I am really pleased you enjoyed your time with us here at The Castle. I hope you enjoyed the show at Arlington Arts! See you again soon. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We looked around loads of reviews of pubs for a sunday roast due to having guests coming to visit. We settled with The Castle and were not disappointed! We tried the lamp and the pork but they recommended the beef which I am sure would have been nice too! There was a generous portion of meat, the biggest yorkshire I... More 

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Thank Hannah A
CastleDonnington, Owner at The Castle at Donnington, responded to this review

Hi Hannah A, So pleased you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us here at The Castle! I will pass on your kind comments onto my teams here. I hope to see you again soon. Many thanks Josh Smith Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, 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
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Donnington Dene Oxford Road | Newbury, Berkshire, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 40615
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?