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“Come here if you are hungry”
Review of The Halfway Inn

The Halfway Inn
Ranked #19 of 191 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: US$20 - US$47
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 27 March 2012

We signed up for a Sunday lunch - granny, children and grandchildren. Sunday lunch was quite basic with just three choices of each course, and this suited me as choices were much more quickly made. The price was was very reasonable and the portions enormous. Generally, we all agreed that the food was adequate, but could have had a bit more finesse. The vegetables, although a good selection, were overcooked, and the beef that I had was cut in slabs rather than slices. But it was all very tasty. What made it for me was the ambience. They have made a great effort with their refurbishment and it had a nice atmosphere, very welcoming and with an expert pianist playing a wide selection of music. The Maitre d'Hotel made every effort to please and accommodated our token vegetarian despite there not being any provision officially made. The evening menu appears to be much more extensive. We might try it at a future date.

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Reviewed 18 March 2012

I took my family here for Mother’s Day and had a really nice meal. The staff were very welcoming and the piano playing in the background is a really nice touch. There is some small building work going on out the front but don’t be put off by this. Once you’re inside it’s a really warm and cosy place (log fire etc) and beautifully presented. All of our meals we’re excellent, roast beef, guinea fowl and roast pork. The bill was also surprising modest given the standard of food.
I’ll definitely be returning to the Half Way!

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

I stopped in at 1.30pm today with a friend whilst out for a bike ride. The interior decoration was beautiful with many original features, Sinatra and Buble music subtly playing, and true home cooked food. Definitely not "pub grub" but more "bistro" or "gastro". My Toad-in-the-hole was cooked from scratch and not a reheated frozen product and my friends Shepherds pie was to die for!

The chef came out to check we were happy with our food and then came and chatted with us after - turns out his wife and him are the owners. Great customer service and a really personal touch.

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1  Thank James P
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Just stopped for a bite for lunch with a friend of mine on a couple of Honda Fireblades. We were welcomed by the staff including the Chef. Totally friendly people, lovely atmosphere and the best shepherds pie I have ever had. Totally recommended for a meal and a great place to relax amid some Michael Buble music and pictures of Hollywood greats. Less than £30 for two lunches including drinks. You have to try it! On the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford with loads of parking.

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1  Thank John G
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

Recommended to visit by a friend,turned up for Sunday lunch it was nearly 2pm without booking but this was no problem,staff v.welcoming,nothing was a problem. Asked to be seated a little away from live music as wanted to talk...no problem.Asked for slight changes to menu...no problem.Altogether lovely place to spend a Sunday lunch...will be back to experience the evening food and atmosphere with friends even though it's a half hour drive!Worth the effort!
Food was delicious and freshly prepared..thank-you Chef!
Thank-You Magda & Marcin for the welcome!

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Thank MaggiePlatek
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