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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
+44 1635 283098
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff didn't know if they were coming or going, felt very sorry for the poor gentleman behind the bar didn't have any help from the other members of staff offered to help and he clearly needed it. we had to move tables as it was...More

Thank IzzyPaulin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been in The Castle for years. I've heard a lot of good things about it, since it's reopening. It is a sister pub/restaurant to The Red House, Marsh Benham, which also has a very good reputation. On arrival, I noticed that there were...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only popped in here for a drink after walking up to Donnington Castle. It seems very clean and tidy inside after the refurb with lots of tables. We sat in the garden which is very secluded and pleasant. Will go back and try the...More

Thank Corrinne C
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had pre booked to stay in our Motor home in the car park. Expected and made very welcome. Table reserved. Fish and chips for two. Excellent. Very tasty. Not greasy. Batter lovely, light and crispy. Couldn't resist a Cheeky Monkey desert. Busy place. Lots of...More

Thank Jean P
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A lovely review - many thanks!

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been a few times now. Food is usually very good especially the mix of starters. The Fish and chips were excellent. However, each visit I try a different white wine in attempt to find one that I like. I’ve tried them all now and...More

Thank kitsebUk
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This pub has recently been refurbished and under new management and very different indeed to the old pub. The decor is very nice looking modern without being OTT and a very good choice of beers and wine. Not an extensive menu but good enough and...More

Thank bluefoyle
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We had lunch hete yesterday and the food and service were both very good. However we felt that the place had no character and the top bit of the bar seemed more like a cafeteria. This may have been due to the style of tables...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We value your feedback and will take it on board, but it's worth pointing out that there are three distinct areas to the pub - each has a different feel, with the conservatory area being more...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

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
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your visit and for your kind comments - we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 16 March 2018

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
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave this review - hopefully next time you'll be able to try our puddings!

Reviewed 14 March 2018 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
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

It's great to read this feedback - many thanks for your custom and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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Henry F
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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
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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Description
Recently reopened and refurbished by the team behind The Red House at Marsh Benham, The Castle is open every day for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner.
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