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The Halfway Inn

4.7
4.7
193 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

Our vision is simple. Great, honest, local food and drink served by great people.

We will use locally sourced food where possible.

We serve the pub classics, but also want to produce some amazing dishes from around the world. We also want to bring you some great seafood and game.

In the Summer of 2022, we will open our outdoor kitchen and Pizza Oven where we will hold ‘Pizza & Bubbles’ events with freshly made gourmet pizzas, served with Champagne along with some live music. For more information please look at the Events section.

We also make most of our own products and bake our own bread and pastries.

We are a dog-friendly pub that allow diners and their pooches to eat in the bar lounge and Saddle Room. We have some comfortable beds for your best friend and some treats as long as they are good ...

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01488 508080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 193 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Berkshire

    Best Service

  • Berkshire

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  1. GH

    GHarper

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was an excellent meal, with very friendly service. Will visit again soon!

  2. JK

    JulieK

    Berkshire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We came here for lunch and we were greeted in such a friendly manner straight away. The Inn was beautifully decorated for Christmas, very cheery but not over the top. The staff were very attentive, our drinks and food were quick to the table, and all very tasty. Nice choice on the menu. We will be coming back.

  3. A

    Artful

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The new ownership here are doing a good job, super staff and service, interesting menu and very good food. The four of us enjoyed ourselves very much - thank you.

  4. GE

    GlennE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent service. Good, hearty food (big portions!). Relaxed atmosphere.

  5. SM

    SuzanneM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A lovely, clean, cosy and charming pub with a great menu. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive. The perfect spot to meet our family from Oxford half way, as we're from Basingstoke.

  6. PT

    PeterT

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Nice place good food and service excellent will go back again

  7. TH

    ToniH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, lovely food and a good time had by all.

  8. B

    Bedwynboy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had not been to the Halfway House for approx 12 months and we were very pleasantly surprised at the changes which have taken place during that time. The decor is very neutral and creates a calm environment and the food and service were both exceptional. We had booked in advance to take an elderly relative in a wheelhair and the staff opened the side doors to make our access as easy as possible. We will undoubtedly return very soon and would wholeheartedly recommend the Halfway Inn to anyone that enjoys great food and good old fashioned service.

  9. BL

    BeverleyL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time since it reopened and was very impressed - will definitely be returning

  10. BW

    BarryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and service, and very good value. The restaurant has a homely feel and very engaged and interested staff. The place where I met my wife to be 30 years ago and the return did not disappoint at all. We will return again in the near future....

  11. H

    Howard

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Hadn't been here in about 1.5yrs when the food was good. I don't have an issue paying for good food but this was very average.

  12. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal, service with a smile and a nice atmosphere as always.

  13. j

    joyce

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Very welcoming and excellent service and good decor and cleanliness. Good carpark and garden. Tasty and well cooked food, but would welcome larger choice of lowER calorie items. Dining area noise levels quite high when trying to converse.

  14. e

    emmah

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Will definitely be back, great food, fab service and dog friendly! Can’t complain!

  15. FC

    FannyCraddock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a fabulous visit, with delicious food. Everything was perfectly cooked, well presented, and good value. The service was excellent from all members of staff. The only two niggles would be a fire exit door slamming open and shut with staff members doing something outside during our meal, and a staff member loudly announcing that another was an imbecile for doing something with a table. A slight ambience killer, but rather amusing.

  16. M

    Maryonl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Bit chilly - noisy with chairs in wooden floors. Chair leg pads would eleviate this.

  17. C

    Chris

    Berkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Enjoyed our visit again. The staff are very attentive and delightful. The food is very good. Well worth repeated visits.

  18. E

    Ethel

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have eaten here many times lunchtime and evening and we have never been disappointed. The staff are particularly lovely.

  19. PG

    PamG

    Berkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Four of us ate here last night, sadly my choice of beef burger was awful, the meat was of poor quality and obviously not home made..the only reason I ate it was because the others all had their food and were happy with theirs! We found the service very slow although the staff were very pleasant. Also with it being so quiet and almost empty I would have thought they would have put us in the Bar area where there was a bit more atmosphere and a few more people. Sadly we won’t be returning in a hurry!!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great find! The service was great, attentive but not imposing. The food was very well presented and priced at pre-pandemic levels (as opposed to many pubs who have understandably hiked their prices). My wife told the waitress it was the best fish and chips she could remember having. Unfortunately I am on a diet so couldn’t try some of the mouth watering meals coming out, especially the pie, but my Caesar Salad was big, tasty and filling so couldn’t ask for more. Our friends ham eggs and chips ticked all the boxes for him especially as the game was proper carved ham and not precut supermarket offering. We will definitely be back when visiting our friend and hopefully the diet will be a thing of the past

  21. SS

    SamS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely evening with friends , great service , great food , would recommend.

  22. DS

    DiannaS

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing place The food and service is outstanding Love it here!

  23. PH

    PhoebeH

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was impeccable and they couldn't have been more attentive.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely pub, beautiful food, the staff are really friendly and happy. Service is very efficient.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Not a bad menu for a Saturday lunch time. Expensive for what it was. My husband had the salmon with a homemade rye role (£9.50) which was very good I had the crab macaroni cheese (£9.50) could have been hotter and a little dry (not a strong cheese or crab flavour I guess so one didn't overpower the other, something was missing and not worth the price). For mains my husband had the steak and mushroom pie which was over powered by pepper and gravy browning and I had the chicken schnitzel holstein. The chicken was moist but the bread crumb coating was greasy (hard to tell they started off as breadcrumbs) and need more seasoning, it was a bit oily and bland. The diet coke (even without ice) was flat and not a great taste and both fursty ferret had a bit of a head and thus a short measure. So for £61 for the above, I could have done better at home sadly. For some reason the quality of food in the Newbury area is not up to the prices charged which is not the case in other areas like Winchester, Reading, Oxford, Swindon....

  26. LW

    LanceW

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service and the food was excellent. Will definitely be returning

  27. RF

    RebeccaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding! We went for our anniversary, the table had a lovely sign to wish us a happy anniversary, then when we had desert (which was incredible) they had written it out on a large plate!! The food was insane, so tasty. The vibe to the restaurant is very fancy, but not pretentious. 100% will go again, in fact we have our Christmas dinner booked here!

  28. T

    Trapper

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    My chicken snitzeil was very nice but my wife’s fish cake disappointing. The egg was over cooked and the fish cake dry. In fairness we were given a discount but we would have preferred not to have had to complain. The waitress was very apologetic but it wasn’t her fault. We’ll probably return but my wife will chose something else.

  29. KB

    KateB

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would totally recommend this place. It’s location is marvellous, the staff were all friendly, particularly Hayley who waited on our table with great attention without being in any way obtrusive. Great menu, catering for all tastes & pockets. The food we ordered was top notch too.

  30. LO

    LOwen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience at the Halfway Inn; a good range of menu choices and very generous portions. A great atmosphere in a beautifully decorated restaurant, with attentive staff who greet you with a warm welcome. I love that it’s dog friendly too!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The pub were so welcoming and could not have been more accommodating of my dog Colin, even though he was really playing up for him! They were patient and kind and the service and food were both amazing. Best pub roast I’ve had! Roast potatoes in particular were next level.

  32. LM

    LindaM

    Berkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Very pleasant experience, food was very good, staff pleasant and helpful.

  33. LH

    LouiseH

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and presentation. Attentive and helpful staff. Lovely ambience. Great for that special dining experience.

  34. HM

    HannahM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came for a date night with my partner, food was lovely and the staff were attentive and friendly. Brilliant night overall

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    Food was lovely and we had a great evening. Only gripe- It was very cold seated right at the back & we could have done with some heating.

  36. W

    Wendyb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food in a beautiful inn with friendly staff. Good value meals to suit a variety of tastes. Can't wait to go again

  37. KS

    KirstyS

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food again at The Halfway Inn, friendly staff. Good range of food on menu and yummy desserts. Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

  38. F

    Fuzzipeg

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    We enjoyed our meal and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. We were disappointed not to see Nick and Jo.

  39. TS

    TracieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the best Sunday Roast!!! The food was fantastic, the staff were so friendly and extremley proffessional, a great asset to The Halfway, along with the chef of course!!

  40. MG

    MichaelG

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Yet again, a very enjoyable evening. Lovely food and a great wine recommendation.

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The Halfway Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 193 OpenTable diners

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for The Halfway Inn

Bath Road Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8NR

  • Neighborhood

    Newbury

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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