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The Red House

$$ - $$$, British,
Marsh Benham, Newbury RG20 8LY, England
+44 1635 582017
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Marsh Benham, Newbury RG20 8LY, England
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1 - 10 of 706 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We have just visited the Red House for a meal and a beer which was very nice and good value BUT our evening was spoilt by the arrival of a number of dogs (6 in total) in the bar one of which was a smelly...More

Thank WiltshireRob
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review, and we are glad that you enjoyed your food. As a rural pub we do have customers who like to take their dogs to the pub and in general they cause no problems, however it's worth noting that we only allow...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We visit the Red House for our monthly meetings over lunch and every month without fail the food is excellent. The staff are polite and friendly , and while they don't always get the service 100% right - they are suitably apologetic and it's either...More

Thank Debbie Miles A
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ive been to this resturant a few times in the past and have had a lovely meal. On this occasion we sat in the bar area, 1st they told my father in law they didn't have a beer on tap which they did! 2nd the...More

Thank _kellytibbs1
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm sorry to hear of your disappointment. There must have been a simple miscommunication regarding beer on tap, as all of our staff know that we have a range of lagers and local ales on draught. The soup changes daily and is sometimes cheaper than...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great and the service friendly. And if you forget your glasses, they will post them on to you without a murmur!

Thank Kathryn M
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your visit, and for your kind review - glad your glasses arrived safely, and we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a lovely evening with friends. lovely surroundings and great food. Three had the cheese soufle and it was delicious, i hadvthe scollops and my husband had the cilli prawns. I could have had the 3 starters as a main meal as they were all...More

Thank 23Maggie1947
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to leave this kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take the scenic route home and for a change, deciding not to lunch at the tried and tested excellent Vineyard, a big favourite, just a mile away, but look for a country pub. Nice idea but in all honesty a little bit...More

Thank rkyme
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review - we are very glad that you enjoyed your impromptu visit and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love our local pub. Super spot to catch up over a local pint or a delicious Gin and Tonic from the super range available. Unfortunately we have never eaten here but our friends all say it's a great meal.

Thank Kathryn G
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for you lovely comments and continued custom - we hope you get chance to eat with us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited and eaten here plenty of times and the food and service are generally fair to good so when planning to eat out for my birthday with my family, I had a look at menus locally and chose The Red House. There was...More

Thank ReesTravel
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and we are very sorry to hear of your experience. As you note, Curry Night is the last Friday of every month and on those nights we offer a slightly different a la carte menu. You should have been advised...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the dining room is quite old fashioned, the service was very good, and the food delicious. I had fish and chips which was tasty, and had strawberry and shortcake biscuits for dessert - lovely!!

1  Thank laurenkelsey21
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit and for your review - please come again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2017

We've had meals at the Red House over a number of years now. It's changed a bit recently - possibly coming slightly down market - as the menu choices are not plentiful and are in the gastropub category rather than out and out posh restaurant...More

1  Thank psnowling
Laurent L, Owner at The Red House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your ongoing custom and for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback on the menu, and we look forward to seeing you again.

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steffi_bean2212
27 May 2017|
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Response from Joan D | Reviewed this property |
Visited The Red House, Marsh Benham, In March 2017 for afternoon tea. Excellent tea and lovely location.
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KazzieJ
13 October 2016|
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Mandy200447
29 August 2015|
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Response from laurentlebeau7 | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, however we do not have rooms here at The Red House, might I suggest The Hare and Hound which is 5 minutes from us. We are a pub/restaurant renown for our exceptional quality of food and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$47
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Marsh Benham, Newbury RG20 8LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1635 582017
  • E-mail
Description
The Red House is a traditional thatched pub set in the beautiful West Berkshire countryside. We pride ourselves on offering Great British Food, complemented by a well-stocked bar full of local beers and and a hand-picked wine list. Chef Patron Laurent has been cooking for over 25 years in brasseries, bars and Michelin-starred restaurants.

The pub has a lovely snug bar, a charming restaurant and a beautiful private dining room overlooking the marshes. In the summer our sunny patio and meadow garden provide a perfect opportunity for al-fresco dining or afternoon tea. We look forward to welcoming you to The Red House for a drink, a meal or one of our special events.

We open at midday and serve food all day, every day of the year.
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