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The Five Bells Restaurant

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Baydon Road, Wickham, Newbury RG20 8HH, England
+44 1488 657300
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first visit to this pub, the staff were wonderful, helpful and polite. The food was incredible - we had a wonderful time and will definitely be visiting again.

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Thank Trisha W
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this pub after viewing snowdrops at Welford Park - what a lovely surprise. Traditional pub with tasty food. Wonderful range of beer. A treat.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This feels like a proper pub! Friendly staff, real ales, and great piping hot, generous helpings of home made food. The pies are particularly good, served with plenty of fresh veggies and triple cooked chips.

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Swindon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited based on previous reviews, very busy but we had booked, plenty of staff to cope. Attentive, warm, professionals. Menu choices as well as Sunday lunch. Would recommend to others and we would come again.

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1 Thank AlisonSwindon
Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in the area and chanced upon this friendly gem of a pub. Hearty and wholesome food where the staff really want please. Great selection of local ales and to top things off they have their own micro brewery. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stumbled upon the Five Bells the other day while we were killing time before checking into a nearby hotel. It was 2.25pm when we arrived and we noticed on the board that lunch finished at 2.30pm. But no bother at all! The friendly barman put our order in and within minutes two huge platters of chips, salad and sandwiches... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped off at this roadside pub for lunch on a Saturday. It was pretty full - we shared a table with a couple already eating their meal. Service was friendly and efficient, if operating to be hectic. Menu is reasonably long and varied. We both had the fish and chips, which came with peas and tartare sauce, and a sprig... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A cyclical return to the most consistently excellent pub/restaurant. Always met by AJ and his keen and friendly staff. The regulars at the bar, the place is always busy yet relaxed. Regular changes to the nine Ales on offer, yes 'nine', then the Ciders etc. Then the food. Everything is always freshly prepared, proper Pizza ovens, best Rib-eye around, glorious... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Called here for Sunday lunch whilst in the area and were lucky to get a table as a very busy and popular place. It's popularity is well justified as the quality of the food and the quantity was outstanding. The Five Bells also has its own micro-brewery so just a shame I was driving but managed to acquire some bottles... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and another couple and I had dinner at the Five Bells. It is incredible. The food - pies, a pizza and burger plus scotch eggs - beautifully cooked. Fresh ingredients, balanced portions, tasty. The service is exemplary. Just the right balance of attentiveness without being omnipresent. Very hospitable, accommodating and friendly. Will def recommend and hopefully be back.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baydon Road, Wickham, Newbury RG20 8HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Newbury  >  Wickham
  • Phone Number: +44 1488 657300
Description
Finalist National Pub of the Year 2014
A chocolate box free house serving the finest ales, ciders and locally sourced home cooked food.
Berkshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014
West Berkshire CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2014
Many peoples idea of the perfect country pub

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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