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The Blackbird

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British
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Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AQ, England
+44 1635 40638
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Berkshire
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Set in beautiful Bangor right next door to the Watermill Theatre, great ambience of an old country pub, good beer and great service, the Sunday Roast was excellent and plentiful, looking forward to going back again.

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Thank Andrewkeel7
berkshire
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Rude barman. Got huffed and puffed at for paying by a card. Maybe only likes regulars! Never coming again!! Made us feel very unwelcome with flat coke

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Thank clairepasty
Newbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Thai cuisine in a quiet country pub, enjoyed the meal and have returned to also try the pub grunt too. I would love for the pub to have a bit of a makeover as visually it is a bit dated however don't let that put you off!

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Thank Sarah P
Newbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Arrived just before 2pm. Was told by irate manager I had EXACTLY 2 minutes to order or I wouldn't be served food. Pathetic customer service

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1 Thank dekockn
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Had the misfortune of stopping at this hovel on a charity marathon and quite frankly the sole barman was plannly rude and was upset atus disrupting his afternoon drinking with his mate. Interior looked old and dirty, didn't try the food daresay we wouldn't have got any! Service with a snarle, UTTER DISGRACE

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5 Thank Nick D
reading
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My partner brought me here for a drink on a nice sunny Sunday afternoon on our way home. We ordered a pint of Coors Light and a pint of Doom Bar. Being told that there would be a charge to pay by card was a bit off putting in this day and age but we had no change so went... More 

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1 Thank tinajodie
Newbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Went here with just under an hour to eat our dinner before going to the Watermill. The Thai menu was on offer as was the more traditional pub menu which is the option we chose due to time constraints. Between us we had scampi & chips and gammon & chips. Lovely friendly atmosphere in the pub, food was good -... More 

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Thank Coyleyk
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

we had a lovely walk from Manor park all the way to the Blackbird as always a great lunch very friendly staff great weather as well

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Thank Ashley V
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

I read the reviews and I checked the web site to and this place seems it should be avoided. However I was passing so I thought I would call in and check it out. Turns out the Blackbird has been under new management and the ew owners are lovely. Very helpfully. Also it transpires that the web site is still... More 

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Thank Alan P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We drove to this pub despite negative reviews to complete a recommended walk, beginning and ending at the pub. We parked and changed shoes and checked our route before heading out on the walk. We had gone less than 20 yards when the landlord hailed us aggressively, telling us parking was only for patrons of the pub. We pointed out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 40638

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