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The Diamond Tap

Bar, British, Pub
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42 Cheap Street, Newbury, England
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a business trip to Newbury and the hotel I was staying in didn't have a bar or restaurant. Found as usual a good selection of food in a typical spoons.

Thank AMJ1066
Newbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always good for dining on a budget, a really nice chicken breast burger with chips and a drink for less than a fiver, can't go wrong

Thank JaseyB
Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit here quite often and have not been disappointed. Ok, so they sometimes run out of things you order, get over it. I also visit the Liberty Bound at Tower Bridge occassionally and it's just the same. If people want the Ritz then go there and pay for it. However, if you want cheap and cheerful with a pint... More 

Thank David P
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Good size pub of the Wetherspoons chain. Really nice upstairs section when it is open. Good range of different seating depending on your mood and company. Standard great value WS food menu and a good selection of drinks. I have visited the Tap multiple times in the past 6 months and every time the service has been excellent though I... More 

Thank Anthony B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the Tap looking to check out real ales. A bit disappointed as only one decent one worth trying. Off to the next pub!

Thank ijmark
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We all had the managers offer of a 14 oz rump steak and it was tasty a great meal and only £8.99 great choice of real ale and a fantastic interior what a great place to eat relax and unwind great place

Thank Ian G
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

My hubby and I had breakfast at the Diamond Tap on Sunday morning before travelling in to London on our visit down south from Newcastle. We had two big breakfasts. Took a little while for our food to come but to be fair the place was really busy!! Our breakfasts came and all be it missing a mushroom, we got... More 

Thank Katrina A
Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tried this as an alternative to the Hatchet just down the road. This pub is still very dingy, but perhaps not as bad as the Hatchet. Layout is a little less cluttered. Service very friendly and prompt. Food nice and hot, delivered quickly.

Thank 37TC37
Manchester, United Kingdom
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266 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went their for breakfast when we are going home from Bognor Regis. The service was very nice with spot on breakfast

Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my daughter. Breakfast was ok but little cold. We both had all day breakfast my toast was burnt, beans cold tomatoes burnt, fried egg was more like a boiled egg. For the money can't expect it to be like The Savoy.

Thank Ditzydo
Alan S, Manager at The Diamond Tap, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your response. We always aim to send out all meals hot and well presented so I'm sorry to hear that it was cold with some items not up to scratch. We hope to see you again soon so that we can serve you a nice hot meal. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Cheap Street, Newbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
Also available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diamond-Tap-Newbury/115036458547369

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?