We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Supper was just fair.”

The Highclere Red House
Ranked #36 of 187 Restaurants in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$31
Cuisines: British, Bar, Pub
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a pub restaurant offering delicious freshly prepared food using quality ingredients. Whether you are looking for a light snack or a three course feast there is plenty to tempt you. Our well-kept local ales and carefully selected wine list offer plenty of variety for drinkers and diners alike. A cosy meal for two, family gatherings, lunch with friends or a simple drink at the end of the day, our relaxed bar and comfortable restaurant will suit any occasion. Our younger guests are always welcome and we will do our utmost to prepare something tasty to suit their needs. We welcome our four legged friends in the bar area. The area offers a host of local attractions to visit nearby, Highclere Castle - the home of the award winning TV show Downton Abbey is on our doorstep. Just a few miles down the road in Newbury you can enjoy a day at the races or take in a show at the wonderful Watermill Theatre or Corn Exchange or enjoy a relaxing boat trip on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The local countryside is fabulous for walkers with Watership Down and Beacon Hill just a few miles away.
Green Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Supper was just fair.”
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This review may not be exactly fair as our group had a late supper at The Red House following a posh fundraiser at Highclere Castle.
However, we were able to change our reservation and that was of great benefit to our group. We really appreciated their flexibility.
The pheasant dinner was fine; the wine okay, but the "crumble" for dessert was dry. Atmosphere was delightfully intimate.

Visited December 2013
2 Thank Simpsononthego
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

130 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent and I have very demanding taste buds”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

I am very particular where I choose to eat and I was happily surprised at the culinary standard provided as were my guests. Well done.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Gram P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“How did I miss this all these years?”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Was taken here by Highclere Thoroughbred Racing who apparently often eat here. We were a group of racehorse owners and it was lunch time. Everyone's lunch looked amazing and hot and generous and delicious. I have lived in Newbury for many years and I cannot believe I have never been here before.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank Gollychika
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cracking local!”
Reviewed 8 November 2013 via mobile

As a regular visitor at the Red House in Highclere, we take for granted the super hospitality and great food. We visit restaurants and pubs as we love to explore new places, but strangely neglect the place we love to frequent the most. We return because we know we will never be disappointed. It's a welcoming traditional pub, with well kept real ales. Try the Chilli and Lime Batter fish, the Duck Noodles, or their house Burger - it's consistently excellent! Worth a trip! Love it!

Visited November 2013
1 Thank Anyhinh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Newbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Long time admirer first time reviewer ”
Reviewed 20 October 2013 via mobile

I've been to the Red House to eat more times than I care to remember and the food is always great! A varied menu that changes regularly. Ideal for a cosy meal for two or slap-up Sunday lunch with the whole family. Sit in the bar to at the heart of the action or opt for the restaurant for a more relaxed experience. Good value for money and good services.

1 Thank TheBerkshireBelly
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Highclere Red House also viewed

Newbury, Berkshire
Newbury, Berkshire

Been to The Highclere Red House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing