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The Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
+44 1635 283098
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“suet pudding” (2 reviews)
“lemon tart” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Delicious meal, reasonable price, four of us each chose something different from the menu and all enjoyed our selection.. Efficient friendly service, rather quiet midweek evening. Had made booking on line and the reservation had been successfully received.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Sunday evening. The service was a little off-hand, to put it politely. There was only one vegetarian option still available, a so-called mushroom fricasse which consisted of a few vegetables and half a small potato in a tiny dish with a...More

Thank kengr60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit to the Castle was for an early dinner with the young family. The barman others have referred to is a character but in my view clearly cares about his customers - and helped to make a non-bland experience of it. The kids...More

Thank 0778EdBw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few days ago visited The Castle for weekday lunch. Since myself and the rest of the party have diet requirements looked at the menu first but were shown a table we could use. A member of my party wanted ordinary chips but told only...More

2  Thank radburn2014
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi. I'm very sorry to hear of your experience which clearly fell short of our usual high standards. We do offer only fries and sweet potato fries, due t the space and facilities available to us, however they should of course have been served hot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called on way to stay at Donnington valley lunch was lovely sat outside on a lovely terrace food was lovely service was good not cheep but worth the money good experience

Thank TracyCannockstaffs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked for Sunday lunch and the place was busy We should have sussed issues as the chap on the next table was complaining that he had been waiting a considerable amount of time and other tables after his had been served We ordered...More

Thank cromwellhoward
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm very sorry to hear of your experience. This is not the level of service we aim to provide. Please call the manager Holly on (01635) 582017 who will be happy to compensate you for your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went to the castle at short notice for Sunday Lunch on the reccomendation of someone. We had been there before about 18months ago and it was decidely average. It is now under new managment and what a difference it has made. The resturant...More

Thank Vinnyboy99
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Good service, food arrived hot - exactly what is wanted at breakfast time. Slightly unusual to serve french fries with an English breakfast and there was a bit of a grumble from 1 of the party - 'no hash browns'. Well, there was everything else!...More

Thank 2crumblies
Reviewed 8 August 2018

We've been here a couple of times now and each time the service at the bar is terrible. There is no organisation to who is serving and when they do serve, they don't serve people in order! There is one particular barman is always very...More

1  Thank Madeline L
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Passed by because it smelt so good outside... service was exceptional and the breakfast was five star!!!

Thank Sittin P
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Henry F
1 March 2017|
Response from Josh S | Property representative |
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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 39
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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