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“Lovely rustic watering hole”
Review of The Bunk Inn

The Bunk Inn
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Ranked #29 of 191 Restaurants in Newbury
Price range: US$13 - US$33
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Bunk Inn, a traditional village pub full of charm and character situated just moments from Newbury Racecourse, minutes from Highclere Castle and just over an hour from London. Set in the beautiful village of Curridge, the 9 warm and stylish rooms are each equipped with flat-screen TVs, tea/coffee facilities, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms. Head Chef Lewis Spreadbury is earning rave reviews for his carefully crafted seasonal lunch and dinner menus offering traditional pub classics and more refined dining. A full breakfast menu is also available daily. A superb selection of real ales from nearby Upham Brewery are on offer alongside a fine choice of wines and champagnes. The pub itself is easily accessible from the M4 and is ever-popular with locals, holidaying couples and families, business travellers and, of course, race goers. Both Reading and Oxford are a short drive and the pub offers ample free on-site parking.
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Had lunch here - the menu looked fab but we only had a light bite but very nicely done. Recently refurbed it was delightful. Will definitely be back probably to stay overnight.

1  Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

We visited one sunny Sunday and enjoyed an excellent Roast Beef sunday lunch. One of the best I've ever had.

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

Me and my partner have visited the Bunk Inn on various occasions as he is based nearby and the food is fantastic - one of my best meals was here ! Every bite was a sensation of flavour!! I have to say the service / food has gone slightly downhill since previous visits but it is somewhere I would specifically drive to visit still as the food is still that good - can't wait to visit again!

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Slow service. Tasteless bruschetta. Tiny warm salad starters. Dried up fish and chips.
On arrival we thought we had found a gem in Newbury area. However we received a frosty reception for being 15 minutes late for which we profusely apologised (we got lost en route) and were then informed that our meals would take a long time as a result. Absolutely true - we arrived and 7.30pm and received our starters at 8.45! We weren't the only unhappy diners, others were asking why they had been waiting 45 minutes without any sign of a starter.
We eat out frequently and have not been as unimpressed as this in many years.

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1  Thank Ali S
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AmandaRG189DS, General Manager at The Bunk Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2014

Dear Ali,

I would like to begin by firstly apologising for your recent experience here at The bunk Inn, It upsets us that you feel you received a frosty reception upon your arrival as we pride ourselves on our service and its consistency, the evening you dined with us we were unfortunate to experience sudden altercations with staff levels effecting the pace of service we were able to deliver, this is by no means an excuse but please allow me to justify your unacceptable experience with us. I would also like to offer the opportunity for you to re-visit us to get the experience you deserve and reinstate your confidence with us as a Gem in the Newbury area. Please do not hesitate in contacting us at the pub so we can make arrangements for a table at your convenience. Look forward to speaking to you soon



Kind Regards



Amanda J’Bair

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

wonderful food and great service, really intimate so good for romantic occasions or just a get together.

Thank Deborah H
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