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The Diamond Tap

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42 Cheap Street, Newbury, England
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good size pub of the Wetherspoons chain. Really nice upstairs section when it is open. Good range of different seating depending on your mood and company. Standard great value WS food menu and a good selection of drinks. I have visited the Tap multiple times in the past 6 months and every time the service has been excellent though I... More 

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Thank Anthony B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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313 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Tap looking to check out real ales. A bit disappointed as only one decent one worth trying. Off to the next pub!

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Thank ijmark
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We all had the managers offer of a 14 oz rump steak and it was tasty a great meal and only £8.99 great choice of real ale and a fantastic interior what a great place to eat relax and unwind great place

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Thank Ian G
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

My hubby and I had breakfast at the Diamond Tap on Sunday morning before travelling in to London on our visit down south from Newcastle. We had two big breakfasts. Took a little while for our food to come but to be fair the place was really busy!! Our breakfasts came and all be it missing a mushroom, we got... More 

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Thank Katrina A
Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Tried this as an alternative to the Hatchet just down the road. This pub is still very dingy, but perhaps not as bad as the Hatchet. Layout is a little less cluttered. Service very friendly and prompt. Food nice and hot, delivered quickly.

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Thank 37TC37
Manchester, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went their for breakfast when we are going home from Bognor Regis. The service was very nice with spot on breakfast

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Thank John M
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my daughter. Breakfast was ok but little cold. We both had all day breakfast my toast was burnt, beans cold tomatoes burnt, fried egg was more like a boiled egg. For the money can't expect it to be like The Savoy.

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Thank Ditzydo
Alan S, Manager at The Diamond Tap, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your response. We always aim to send out all meals hot and well presented so I'm sorry to hear that it was cold with some items not up to scratch. We hope to see you again soon so that we can serve you a nice hot meal. More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We used to come to this place every week. They have never been too kind to us but after what happened on Thursday 30/09/2016 we could just not take it anymore. Here is what happened: we ordered two Paninis, one with salad and the other one with chips. When they brought the dishes to the table, both plates came with... More 

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Thank haizeaprieto10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Highly recommanded, the food is fantastic, fabaolus starter and main course and finally icecream. Its very cheap for its portions.

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1 Thank Clifton C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The waitress was absolutely rude. She threw the plates down. One of our orders were wrong so she tutted at us and walked off with the plate. She didnt smile once and was extremely arrogant . Wont be visiting again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Cheap Street, Newbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
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Also available on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Diamond-Tap-Newbury/115036458547369

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