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“THE best Sunday Roast :D”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bunk Inn

The Bunk Inn
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Ranked #36 of 187 Restaurants in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$32
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Reading
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“THE best Sunday Roast :D”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Booked a table on-line for Sunday lunch without having read any reviews as we were visiting family who live in the area.

Very impressed with everything - the service was courteous and timely, staff were friendly and approachable. The area of the restaurant we were sat in was quiet and we wondered why they weren't very busy, but when we left, we realised that there were actually many customers - a large party dining to an area at the front of the building.

The food was absolutely A M A Z I N G. Clearly they have some top people preparing the food here. This wasn't just a "roast dinner", it was beautifully presented with all the trimmings and very flavoursome. Fresh vegetables prepared to perfection and tasty, a beautiful parsnip puree.... even the apple sauce had been seasoned (tarragon?)

Surprisingly not too expensive either - main courses were between £9 and £16 roughly, which given the standard of the food was an added bonus.

Plenty of parking, loos were very clean and modern and all in all, a fantastic find! I am sure we will be back again in the future!

  • Visited August 2014
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Hermitage, United Kingdom
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“great local pub - restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2014

Always great service and good food and wine. Came here with a friend and had a lovely meal. No fuss or overly attentive service they get it just right. Recommended

  • Visited August 2014
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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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“Excellent service and fine food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

I visited the Bunk for a meal with a business colleague recently and I'm actually struggling to think of any negatives from that visit (quite uncommon for me).

Firstly, the service - despited looking like it was fairly busy, we were welcomed in and served pretty much straight away (but without feeling hurried) and the staff were all friendly and alreadys ready to offer suggestions re the ale and food selection.

The food was several levels about the usual pub fayre - I initially thought the prices looked a little high but the quality of the meal justified it.

I actually managed to fit three courses in - starting off with Chicken oyster, egg yolk, broad beans and hazelnut - an odd sounding combination but was extremely tasty and well presented.

I went with a steak for my main course and it was cooked to perfection accompanied by some garlic fires that I could probably eat all day. And to top it off, I squeezed in a small chocolate pudding (I ish I could remember the name of).

The atmosphere is great with an old pub feel and there's even a nice little outdoor seating area for the summer days.

Definitely top of my list when next in the area.

  • Visited August 2014
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely rustic watering hole”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited August 2014
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited May 2014
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