I have stayed here a few times in the past to visit a friend and each time I have been, there has been a deterioration in standards.
On my most recent visit, I stayed for two nights (bed and breakfast) and had dinner one night. The front of house bar area is still tidy and they serve a good range of real ales and wines, and the evening food served there was reasonable in both quality and price.
However, the rooms are now looking shabby. The bathroom had curling old linoleum, mould in the grout and the hot water took 10 minutes to arrive.
On the first night, there was a raucous party in the bar area that carried on until 2:30am. I appreciate this is a pub, but the staff made no effort to curtail the noise after we asked them to.
The breakfasts were poor, with value-style sausages and unprepared tables even at 9:00am.
Overall, not a disaster but I think this was my last visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Furze Bush Inn lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty just four miles from Newbury Town Centre, with the inns various dining areas , whatever the weather there’s a perfect place to eat either inside in the restaurant or bars or alfresco on the outside restaurant terrace or in the gardens.The menus are a mix of modern international cooking and traditional English pub food featuring authentic far eastern dishes which are a specialty of the inn's head chef. Prices at the Furze Bush Inn are very reasonable and there are no obligatory service charges it’s possible to get a three course meal for well under £20 and difficult to spend more than £30 on food. Their carefully chosen wine list features many well known winemakers but the House Wines are excellent Chilean Reds and Whites which at just £12.95 are superb value for money. For the beer drinker they’ve always a wide choice of draught lagers, stout, ciders and of course well kept real ales. The Furze Bush Inn is open for lunches and dinners every day from noon til 2.30pm and from 6pm until 9.30pm, they serve food all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays. The Bars are open all day every day. If you’ve imbibed slightly more than you intended or just don’t fancy driving home, they may have a room available in their 3 starred hotel with all rooms air conditioned and en-suite. They serve a delicious full English breakfast which is included in the room rate. If you’ve never visited The Furze Bush Inn, i'ts quite easy to find, signposted off the A343 Andover road just outside Newbury. If you're travelling from further afield take the Highclere and Wash Common exit from the A34, turn left towards Newbury and you’ll see the signpost just after the humpback bridge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Furze Bush Inn Newbury, Berkshire