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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%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (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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1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal with Puddings, both staff treated us all very well. Shame we live in Cumbria! Thank you.

Thank Lyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always have a great experience at the Red House so were delighted when we heard the Castle, our local, was going to be part of this family we were delighted but sadly our experience there was very disappointing. The pub looks terrific but the...More

Thank hezjNewburyUk
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. I'm very disappointed to read this review - the experience you describe does not reflect the level of service and quality we aim for and does not seem consistent with other customers' experiences. It's clear that some errors were made...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Castle this morning for breakfast. Excellent service and a warm welcome for our family and a reasonable price too. We enjoyed the 'hard worker' breakfast with unlimited coffee. It was cooked to order and the quality of the food was also excellent. Would...More

Thank Charlotte A
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Staff didn't know if they were coming or going, felt very sorry for the poor gentleman behind the bar didn't have any help from the other members of staff offered to help and he clearly needed it. we had to move tables as it was...More

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

Thank you for your review. I'm very sorry to hear of your experience which clearly fell short of our usual high standards. Regarding the children's menu, we welcome families and offer a range of small dishes and main courses that can be adapted for smaller...More

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I haven't been in The Castle for years. I've heard a lot of good things about it, since it's reopening. It is a sister pub/restaurant to The Red House, Marsh Benham, which also has a very good reputation. On arrival, I noticed that there were...More

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

Many thanks for your lovely review!

Reviewed 25 April 2018

We only popped in here for a drink after walking up to Donnington Castle. It seems very clean and tidy inside after the refurb with lots of tables. We sat in the garden which is very secluded and pleasant. Will go back and try the...More

Thank Corrinne C
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

Thank you. we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Had pre booked to stay in our Motor home in the car park. Expected and made very welcome. Table reserved. Fish and chips for two. Excellent. Very tasty. Not greasy. Batter lovely, light and crispy. Couldn't resist a Cheeky Monkey desert. Busy place. Lots of...More

Thank Jean P
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

A lovely review - many thanks!

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We’ve been a few times now. Food is usually very good especially the mix of starters. The Fish and chips were excellent. However, each visit I try a different white wine in attempt to find one that I like. I’ve tried them all now and...More

Thank kitsebUk
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This pub has recently been refurbished and under new management and very different indeed to the old pub. The decor is very nice looking modern without being OTT and a very good choice of beers and wine. Not an extensive menu but good enough and...More

Thank bluefoyle
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We had lunch hete yesterday and the food and service were both very good. However we felt that the place had no character and the top bit of the bar seemed more like a cafeteria. This may have been due to the style of tables...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Laurent L, Owner at The Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. We value your feedback and will take it on board, but it's worth pointing out that there are three distinct areas to the pub - each has a different feel, with the conservatory area being more...More

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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
US$7 - US$40
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
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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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