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The Furze Bush Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Furze Bush Hatt Common | Hatt Common, Ball Hill, Newbury RG20 0NQ, England (Formerly Furze Bush Inn)
+44 1635 253228
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Today
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Bath, England
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220 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met here recently to have lunch with family from as far afield as Bristol and Brisbane, Australia. A good menu choice of starters, mains, pub classics and a kids menu. Everyone had varied meals and everyone, without exception, commented on how enjoyable their meals were. A warm sunny day added to the enjoyment. We ate in the restaurant which has... More 

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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great gathering of friends, food was simple but delicious and staff friendly. Will definitely recommend this pub as a warm welcoming place to visit x

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Thank Julie J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place for a family meal. The tables are set up for large parties (there was 10 in ours) and it's a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere on a Saturday afternoon. Our food also came at the same time (no delays or misunderstandings) and the staff we're friendly and attentive. The portions are very generous and it's all... More 

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Thank David W
Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review, we hope to see you again soon! More 

Petersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Ate here on Saturday with my wife and two friends. Ordered the scampi and chips. Scampi was sort of OK - its difficult to cook scampi badly but the chips - over cooked in old oil. Some of the chips were peeled and some were not. Looked and tasted like some of them had been re-heated and combined with some... More 

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Thank SteveHodgey
Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, I am sorry you weren't entirely happy with your visit. We take great pride in the chips we serve and have many customers who come especially! Unfortunately on this occasion the ones you were served were not up to standard for which I can only apologise. Steps have been... More 

Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

As there isn't an in between grade and I had to choose either 'Average' or 'Very Good', I decided that, as the food at The Furze Bush is usually very nice, I would choose the higher grade. The first time we visited, I chose the Penne Arrabbiata. I am vegetarian and I like spicy, tasty food. The dish arrived, it... More 

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Thank Fiona B
Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your last visit as much as we'd hope, we have taken your comments on board and will look to improve where we can. I was the young-ish chap with the beard you mentioned in your review, and I can only apologise if I came... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was the second time we had eaten at The Furze Bush and again we were not disappointed. There was a large family group of us and two young children. The staff could not have done enough to make sure all were catered for. The food was excellent and a good selection of ales too. Will be visiting again and... More 

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Thank David E
Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Bodmin, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I did not feel uncomfortable or out of place by being on my own. I slightly adjusted an item on the menu which was not a problem. The bar/restaurant was clean,warm and comfy. The choice of food good as was the different ciders,wines and beers. The bedroom I had was "chilly", the heating was from high up on the wall... More 

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Thank 57margaret1957
Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay - regarding the heating, in addition to the climate unit on the wall you have mentioned, there are also heating units in all of our rooms which I'm sorry you didn't manage to find! If we see you again we'll be sure to point out where it... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Unusually we visited the Furze Bush twice in one week (early November). It is a lovely country pub (with accommodation), friendly staff. Our first visit was for a meal late of an evening. Nothing was too much trouble. We chose the Duck Stir Fry. Portions were more than ample, certainly not stingy on the meat, or anything else. Our second... More 

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Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely meal here on Friday night. The staff were really friendly, the pub is beautiful and felt really cosy and a dark November evening. The only negative I have and it's far from a negative, is that the menu undersold the burger which I had. It was a fantastic handmade double cheeseburger on a... More 

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Thank Jon B
Jules R, Manager at The Furze Bush Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Good food, good ale, excellent, friendly service, delightful beer garden. Especially nice on a sunny summer day! The Furze Bush is set back from the road in a lovely rural location and does not disappoint in any way. Disabled friendly, child friendly.

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Validated Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Furze Bush Hatt Common | Hatt Common, Ball Hill, Newbury RG20 0NQ, England (Formerly Furze Bush Inn)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 253228
Description
Traditional English Country Pub and Hotel, with extensive gardens and large restaurant.

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