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The Blackbird

$$ - $$$, British,
Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AQ, England
+44 1635 40005
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible22%
Travellers talk about
“roast venison” (2 reviews)
“onion tart” (2 reviews)
“crawfish” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was really excellent, attentive, friendly and helpful. The starters were delicious but the mains were seriously oversalted (although the halibut and the sea bass were beautifully cooked). As the prices are quite steep, this was disappointing. Also, the poached rhubarb with the pistachio...More

Thank M B
Reviewed 1 week ago

After so many years of having to endure such a horrific pub landlord (who despised all visitors), the new management at the blackbird have given us something to come back for, time and time again. This was my second visit, after just popping in for...More

Thank groovychicken
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick but thoroughly enjoyable return to this pub which we have lived nearby for 36 years but only occasionally visited with varied results. Dominic efficiently provided all that we needed and we both ate and drank well from a well balanced menu and varied...More

Thank hunger4d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was gorgeous. Excellent quality food with superb flavours. Would highly recommend The Blackbird as a place for a special meal. Service was excellent, food was wonderful and cost was appropriate for the standard and quality of food.

Thank _didgeoku
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely one of the best restaurants in the Newbury area. The owners are a breath of fresh air they have transformed the place . Congratulations to Dom and his family looking forward to eating there again.

Thank PC19782014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is in a fantastic location. I really recommend parking in the pub car park and then going for a walk up to Donnington Castle then drinks in the pub afterwards. We did this in the holiday between Xmas and New Year. We ate...More

1  Thank nickspain2017
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch yesterday and can honestly say this was actually THE most delicious food I’ve ever eaten.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

What a transformation! Having had a horrendous experience at this pub under its previous ownership I was delighted to hear it had changed hands. It is now run as a family business and you won’t get a warmer welcome in the area. Great atmosphere, friendly...More

Thank textlad
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Outstanding Christmas lunch - the environment was good, the food was excellant and it represented really good value for money

Thank idmills
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Having been for a few beer-drinking visits in the last couple of months, today our office Christmas lunch was a 3-course lunch, a total of 16 of us - testing the throughout in the kitchen (although we did choose in advance). My Steak Tartare was...More

Thank J_mcc74
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Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bagnor, Newbury RG20 8AQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 40005
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