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 Selected Comments in Berkshire

 Got to take the Good with The Band
My Lasagna was a bit Runny
But strawberries and Devon Clotted cream
Were superb.
Monday, April 30, 2018Rating: rosettes

Old Lady
 Have these people opened the doors.
As a female well into her 60's ,I can't recognise the pub I know and frequent,I assume the people giving it bad press,were either trying to cause trouble;or have just listened to out dated rumours.
By the way as well as being well over 60,I am a non-drinker and the staff happily make me coffee!
Monday, April 25, 2016Rating: rosettes

Mark Sibthorp
 Fantastic Sunday Lunch
Looked this place up to find a place to eat after visiting Cliveden House. What a great choice! One of the best Sunday Roasts I have had. Perfect end to a fantastic weekend. I wish it was my local, I would definitely be there more often.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016Rating: rosettes

 Demolished 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Brian Frewin.
In 1958/59/60 the landlord was Tom Jones (not the singer} and his wife Kath. I worked there part time. Saturday and Sunday evenings there was a sing-along with Vi on the piano. Then it was a Friery Meux tenanted pub. The sign by the toilets said yer tis.
Sunday, August 30, 2015Rating: rosettes

 Great Local
Great Local but can be very quiet during the afternoons. Lunchtime food is excellent with very good selection of mains and snacks. The evenings tend to get busier. If you like sport there are three TV's, showing all live sports with a (regrettably) preponderance of football but others ARE shown. Give it a try.
Friday, August 21, 2015Rating: rosettes

Under new management since May 2014.
Having read a few of the previous comments i felt it wise to add ours
We pride ourselves on running a warm friendly welcoming pub.
We currently have customers of all age groups who enjoy the friendly atmosphere here at The Cock Inn.
We are dog and family friendly.
We stock 2 real cask ales which we change on a regular basis.
The bar area has been made to look fresher and welcoming refurbished on our entry.
We have regular live music and djs events.
Our food is good home-cooked pub food.
P.S please note our telephone number has also changed 01635 622203.
Come in and give us a try. You wont be disappointed.
Kirsty & Deborah
Thursday, February 12, 2015Rating: No rosettes

Local resident.
 Great Pub.
Fantastic, family run pub. Atmosphere is warm and welcoming. After visiting only a couple of times, I was made to feel like family despite being a stranger. I'm a woman and I feel safe at The William Twigg.

They put on a lot of charity events involving the local community and raise a lot of money. This in hand, proves what a lovely bunch of people they are.

The Twigg have lots of live music and had a twelve week long 'Battle of the Bands' which was awesome! They hold quiz nights and coffee mornings occasionally, so there is something to suit everyone.

The William Twigg is also home to the BPAL and has impeccable pool tables.

The people that give it negative reviews have obviously not spent any longer than an hour in there and perhaps they came with a cagey attitude which puts others on edge and makes them in turn, unapproachable. You get back what you put in. It's 10/10 from me.
Sunday, August 17, 2014Rating: rosettes

 A long dead pub
The Captain's Cabin changed name in the 1990s to Uncle Henry's. In 2006 a fire destroyed the place.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013Rating: No rosettes

Caroline Ohare
Kadansky that was his name he was also drunk.
Thursday, August 16, 2012Rating: No rosettes

Jon & Jean
In reply to caroline's comment she obviously has the wrong pub, as no polish guy has ever worked here in the five and a half years that we have run the cock Inn.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012Rating: rosettes

Caroline Ohare
 not good enough
The place is an absolute shambles
over 20 minutes to get served and the Polish guy behind the bar had egg on his shirt and could not even give the right change.
not good enough
Monday, July 9, 2012Rating: No rosettes

nigel furlong-king
 lovely friendly, welcoming pub, good entertianmen
Thursday, April 12, 2012Rating: rosettes

Did J. Peebles give a talk at Jabes Peebles? (A cmenomt about two nice typos of yours.) Is Jabes Peebles the same place where James Peebles was talking, after a nice introduction by a fun Nobel prize winner?It's an entertaining talk, thanks. Cosmologists are often close to many religious and philosophical discussions it's kind of mysteriously shivering although I was never buying the cultural part of it.
Friday, February 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

That's just too much to ask of Lothian Buses. They oertape with the attitude that the customer is an inconvienence. Look at the need for the exact fair. Do they let you know you can have credit? Have they a system of easy weekly/monthly ticket purchases in local shops? Will I go on?
Friday, February 17, 2012Rating: No rosettes

 Fantastic pub, great food and helpful staff
We have visited this pub several times over the past for months - from a drink on a summers evening, to a romantic dinner for two, to my birthday party! We have never been disappointed. The food is excellent (and I mean REALLY excellent!), the staff are so friendly and helpful, there is a lovely atmosphere, and the drinks are great. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Friday, February 3, 2012Rating: rosettes

Jon Kadansky
In answer to the customers who have made some of the comments below.
To a customer, I am suprised you visit a pub several times without bringing your complaints to the manager's notice. Sandwiches are only provided if requested and paid for by the customer.

Martin. I think you have got us confused with another pub. We serve Good food, Have Nice staff and also No problem with the beer so our customers tell us.

With regards to Mrs Janet Wood's Comments.
We do not tolerate abuse off anyone of any age to any member of staff this is why you were asked to leave for a SECOND time.
We do not remember serving you with food at any time.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012Rating: rosettes

 obnoxious bar staff
Went for a drink after the races on saturday one guy who serve mne was superb very friendly and then a female member of staff was very arrogant and had a bit of an attitude, not very good when i'd spent nearly 100.00 in the bar. will swerve this place next time i go to ascot races
Monday, December 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

Monday, October 31, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 what a dive
alot of money has obiously been spent (wasted) on this pub to make it look nice, the only thing worse than the food is the staff.

To sum up rubbish food, flat beer and very poor service!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Rating: rosettes

this pub is a mazing a new theme each nigt even if you live in scotland it is worth coming down for the day to see this place.
Monday, September 12, 2011Rating: No rosettes

Alan Kermarrec
My wife and I called in for a drink and a meal. We enjoyed both. Will try Sunday lunch next. Looking forward to it. Great pub.
Saturday, September 3, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Great Pub
We have been going to the Cock Inn once a week for the last 6 months or so. Before we start our Pub Pentathlon of games, a few of us enjoy a meal. The half pound bacon cheese burger is highly recommended as is the Chili con carne. There is always a warm & friendly atmosphere whether there's football on the TV or music on the Jukebox. It's a perfect Local pub.
Friday, July 15, 2011Rating: rosettes

 A complete dump
Local dump for large louts, petty criminals and men in white vans. Flithy place run by a bitter ugly old bag!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

 Listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011Rating: No rosettes

A Customer
 Clicky pub, short on a welcome
Over the last few weeks I have visited the pub several times, initially putting bad experiences down to bad luck - but no, this pub has really gone downhil. The website promises a really good pub - the reality falls short;
poorly kept beer - sub standard food - landlord and landlady really not as friendly as advertised. e.g. I put several pound in the juke box and then the TV was turned on and the juke box turned down, without even a 'sorry'. Sandwiches are out on the bar some evenings - but clearly for locals only. Whatever style of pub you are looking for ther are better close by.
Sunday, April 24, 2011Rating: rosettes

Fantastic friendly pub - (never judge a book by its cover) Always a warm welcoming atmosphere. Plenty of large flat screen tv's and Sky+ to watch all sports. Excellent live music every weekend. Poker every Thursday and Karaoke 1st Friday of every month which is amazing!!
The food is excellent here - all freshly prepared and homecooked - and there recent development of there Burger Board is amazing - trying to work through it myself!!! Yummy!
Nice clean pints and plenty of choice. Wicked drink promo's which make it even easier on the wallet!!
Try this pub out its awesome - Great for a quite drink and bite to eat during the day - and a real laugh and great atmosphere at weekends.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011Rating: rosettes

 Not nearly so good now ...
I used to go to The Crown before it was taken over by Heston - it was fantastic with superb food, just perfect for lunch with loads of atmosphere and great beer. Now, sadly, it has a limited and uninspiring menu which doesn't cater for lunchtimers. It has undergone a refurb which has ripped the character out of it. I ended up having a tuna sandwich expecting something amazing. I got a tuna sandwich which was less tasty than one from Spar on bread so thick I could bearly eat it. All the cosy pub bits and pieces have gone and the staff are largely untrained. It is a great pub no more.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010Rating: No rosettes

Tom west
 Changed owners
Just to let everybody the grumpy old landlord has left the crooked billet Wokingham to be replaced by a relaxed new owner. And his efficient team of staff will not let you down. A brilliant new atmosphere!! A new menu which consists of homemade burgers and pies or whether you fancy slightly better food we offer evening specials like Cajun salmon fillet with an aribiatta sauce or a tantalising fillet rosini this is the place for you please if you have an evening of spare time please don't overlook this pub by the previous damage that has been caused. Everywhere deserves a second chance!
Monday, August 9, 2010Rating: rosettes

 not what it was!
We were looking forward to having a family lunch to celebrate our 44th wedding anniversary,having been several times in the past. The lasagne was,on our last visit, to-die-for, and other dishes just as good. However, despite the website yesterday 29th july,showing the same super menu, we were very disappointed to find the whole place had gone 'up-market' and was no longer the place we remembered. The staff were very nice, but the food, while very good,was not the expected excellent pub food. Now, it is trying to be a posh eaterie in a 14th century pub, and it does not work.
Friday, July 30, 2010Rating: rosettes

Michael Bolton
 A lost gem
Went today for Lunch, God Awful is all I can say. Unwelcoming staff that hung around like an unpleasent smell constantly topping up your drink!! Menu very limited and poor chice - I don't want three courses I want a nice selection of single courses!!! Service dreadful - incorrect food, badly cooked, took 40 minutes and we were the first in - forgot parts of order and a manager who's only comment is You'r entitled to your opinion. I loved this place but I've already emailed my colleagues to tell them not to take customers there. Disappoiniting more atmosphere and welcome at a Weatherspoons.
Friday, July 23, 2010Rating: No rosettes

 Truely diabolical !
Classic plebs pub no real ale or any cenent drinks but plenty of lager , lager and more lager , fruit machines ,flashing lights and disinterested dullard staff . If all pubs wer like this one I would become teetotal .
Monday, June 14, 2010Rating: No rosettes

hi my name is rachel atkins i applied for a job and you still have not been in touch so i was wondering if you would like me to work for you at all as i really need to know a.s.a.p please.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010Rating: rosettes

 Grow up..
I actually work behind the bar at the Twigg and LOVE IT.

Up until a year ago I probably would not have stepped foot in there due to the rough reputation... I ended up in there one night with a few friends and we were made to feel very welcome by Micky (Big Boss) and his family. I can honestly say that I have never seen a fight or anything kick off in there and the customers will give you a bit of banter - but it's all harmless fun.

I think people should give it a go.. if you don't like it, fine! But don't slag it off until you have given it a chance.
Friday, February 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

Disgusted of Bracknell
 You must be joking!
Obviously whoever put this pub on the 'best pub' list has never visited it. The most godawful pub in the UK!
Friday, October 2, 2009Rating: No rosettes

jack thatcher
while having a short holiday on the canals i stopped of to visit the pubs of hungerford on the recommendation of a local shopkeeper i went to the John o gaunt and can only say that the ale in this pub ranks among some of the best kept around for miles on the canal
Monday, August 10, 2009Rating: rosettes

Monday, April 13, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 great british pub
Food was fab, beer was great and staff friendly and welcoming. Pub garden seems to be getting a spruce up. I will back in the summer with the kids!!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

Good food

Rude and grumpy landlord
Saturday, February 21, 2009Rating: No rosettes

 the best pub in newbury
great food, great choice of drink, great staff
Saturday, February 14, 2009Rating: rosettes

victoria Harris
 sunday roast
The best sunday roast I have ever had.
Sunday, January 25, 2009Rating: rosettes

It was a fantastic night out with a friendly lively atmosphere.
Monday, November 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Excellent Garden Pub
Stumbled on this pub the other day - daimond find hidden in the residential area of Windsor and it has a Garden too which is a little hard to find these days.
Great food!
Really lovely atmosphere bet it's lovevy in the winter with it's log fires and beams - I'll be back when the nights draw in for sure!
Friday, September 26, 2008Rating: rosettes

This a lovely English pub with good food and lovely friendly service. I went for dinner in the evening with my family and we all throughly enjoyed ourselves.
Friday, August 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

stephanie o'flaherty
 Wonderful food & accomodation
What a wonderful pub, fantastic food and a warm welcoming atmosphere. We stayed here whilst walking in the local area they made us feel so welcome. Food was superb, and the rooms were totally unexpected luxury. Would definately recommend this venue to our friends
Wednesday, August 6, 2008Rating: rosettes

Dean Lewis
 Nice Familay Pub, great food and a garden for kids
I've been going to the Craven off and on for the past 20 years, never a regular as I live overseas. Its under new management and I can say its one of the best pubs I've been to in recent years. The Landlord Andy is a lovely fellow that makes all welcome, his wife Kimberly runs the resturant. highly reccomended.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008Rating: rosettes

dave denbury
 roughest of rough!
The Twigg has to rank among the roughest pubs i've ever visited...
there's such an atmosphere, i didn't even buy a drink!!
Monday, July 14, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 why bother...
if your unlucky enough to have found yorself here then ....
Sunday, July 13, 2008Rating: No rosettes

Jill Hemming
 Meal June 7th
First visit - Waiters were very good but food overpriced. Steak was very plain no trimmings on plate just a bowl of chips.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008Rating: rosettes

Henry bustamente
Many years ago!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 its wicked man
Saturday, February 24, 2007Rating: rosettes

 A warm and cheerful ambience.
A warm and friendly atmosphere thanks to Jon and Jean,who serve excellent beer ,food and conviviality in equal portions.
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

 I got BURNED!!!
Went here with my Mum and Uncle several months ago for lunch. I ordered Lasagne for 7 thinking it would be good at that price. Imagine my disappointment when a small starter size portion turned up with one slice of garlic bread and a sprig or parsley. No salad garnish no chips to make it look bigger, nothing. I was left to scrounge chips off my mother who had ordered fish and chips. I have decided never to go back to this pub or if I do then I wont be ordering Lasagne. This used to be one of the best pubs in the area sadly since the management changed and it was done up the place has lost its atmosphere and good food.
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Jon Kadansky
The Cock Inn has had a change of management. Jon and Jean welcome you to the new and improved Cock Inn. We ask that you ignore previous comment made by customers prior to our arrival. Come in and see for yourself. All are welcome.
Saturday, February 17, 2007Rating: rosettes

 It's gone
This pu shut down and was demolished last year sometime
Monday, February 12, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Maria O'Brien
 Our favourite pub!
We have been going to tje Crown for many years and have never had a bad meal! The staff are lovely and the 12th century pub oozes atmosphere and charm. Definately worth seeking out.
Saturday, February 10, 2007Rating: rosettes

 great atmosphere and food
I have just read the bad reviews and am glad we didn't meet the manager. Had a great meal in a very nice atmosphere in January. Not bad prices considering the food. Very good wine list.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007Rating: rosettes

Used to be a great pub. Now a very expensive cafe, poor choice of beer, and a prat of a manager cum cook who has no manners, He has ruined what was once a great pub.
Monday, February 5, 2007Rating: No rosettes

The new owners have given this place a new lease of life. food was excellent. beer superb and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Try it yourself

Tuesday, January 16, 2007Rating: rosettes

 What a pub
Nice people, wicked staff, cool tunes, just what Newbury needs and no attitude, whoever knows how to run a pub.....Thank you
Wednesday, January 10, 2007Rating: rosettes

 like the look of it
I also visited the pub shortly after Baz and was invited to an after hours game of hide the sausage. The beer was good but the no trouser policy leaves me baffled? The Cock INN? A bit rude eh?
Wednesday, January 3, 2007Rating: rosettes

T Timberlake
 Beer not great but ....
Nice Charlie
Tuesday, January 2, 2007Rating: rosettes

I think this pub was knocked down about 10 years + ago. Now a launderette and offie.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Fighting in the Cock Inn, I don't think so! Landlady swearing, er you sure you got the right pub! Probably just stirring.......still sour grapes don't taste all that good do they?! I'm glad she made it a non-smoking pub.
Thursday, December 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

 As a local.....
to Shaw residents (and passers through) the Cock Inn is a warm and welcoming pub. Great atmosphere which after the recent refurbishment was almost ruined by the previous landlady. Come in and check it out for yourself, don't believe all the rumours from previous tennants.
Sunday, December 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Steve Provis
 Great Pub
The previous comments are more than likely added by a past landlord or friend of. The pub is now a very well refitted local pub with an airy atmosphere. Good food is supplied at value for money prices. It now has quite a good following from Vodaphone HQ just round the corner for lunch and early evening meals
Sunday, December 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

Really good pub, down to earth customers, friendly customers and atmospher. huge space to dance the night away!
Monday, December 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Hairy pub
Went in for a drink of a Friday night and was cornered in the Gents by a group of guys dressed in American police uniform, with sunglasses and sporting bushy moustaches. I was understandably concerned for my well being and asked what kind of place is this? One of the larger uniformed men said with a smile, This is the Cock Inn. I don't remember much after that but I know that I haven't been able to sit down for a week. The beer is alright though!
Thursday, November 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

Rachel Shaw
 Best pub food in Newbury
Recently moved to the area for work and trundled around the Town of Newbury from mediocre to mediocre establishment. Then we stumbled upon this absolute gem of a pub. Great Beers & Ales and supurb food all served by really great staff
Saturday, November 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

 The Runner
This pub smells and needs decorating.
Friday, November 10, 2006Rating: rosettes

David Jones
 Excellent Pub
Great food, excellent service, well keep beer and good wine list, reasonable prices, Very enjoyable time will be returning (often).
Monday, November 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

 just not the same
This pub used to be one of a kine - well two of a kind if you include the Bell at Aldworth. since the new guy has taken it over, it is now just another gatropub serving pretentious overpriced food. Yes he and his wife are nice enough but us locals liked it the way it was UNIQUE!
Thursday, October 26, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Adam Pearce
 The Woodcutters
Very friendly atmosphere. Landlady very welcoming.
Serves a very clean and crisp pint..In a frosted glass!
Monday, October 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

 From Italy with love
I'm Italian and everytime a visit Berkshire I go there. It's a lovely place; beer and food are great!
Good food for an Italian means an high rate for this pub!! :-)

Thursday, October 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

MC Hammer
 Awight Mate
I loik dollar chains
Thursday, September 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Benjamin Horan
 Not some where to go for a nice relaxed drink
Went in for a drink the Land Lady was swearing and getting incredibly aggressive towards customers and staff. Nicely fitted pub but wouldn't advise going in for a drink unless your the aggressive sort!
Wednesday, September 20, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Tom Wallace
 Cock Inn
Went in here and within approx. 3 minutes was offered outside for a fight. Obviously a locals pub only.

Beer was OK but didn't have long enough to drink it as made a hasty exit. An OK pub if you like fighting I guess.
Saturday, September 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

The Local
 What i think of the Long Barn
The Long Barn is a very nice local pub. A good place to go for a quick drink, a start-up place for a night out, or a meet up after work. Cheap priced, especially for a pint of Fosters.
Wednesday, September 6, 2006Rating: rosettes

 In Chilton Foliat
Great little friendly country pub, located on the main road to Swindon from Hungerford. We enjoyed a warm welcome from Nick and Tracy the landlords.
The food was great and reasonably priced, clearly freshly cooked to order. Would strongly recommend
Friday, September 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Definitely one to avoid!
Having visited this pub 12 times over the past 5 years I am appalled at how it has been run into the ground over the past 18 months. They boast that the food is Home Cooked - Reheated Yes Home Made - Definitely NO. My Wife had the Beef Sunday Lunch that was tougher than my leather belt, My 3yr old had Chicken Nuggets that were dreadful! My Lasagne was oily, burnt and had an awful aftertaste. Surely you say the Beer must have been better but I'm afraid it was only as good as the food. The Cola was flat and the juices poor quality. I will not be going back ever again as I'm not sure they know how to run a pub or kitchen. There are much better pubs in Newbury but not many worse.
Sunday, August 27, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Carlo B
 Good Beer
A Cracking pint of Gales HSB
Wednesday, August 16, 2006Rating: rosettes

sylvia +ernie rea
 great pub great food
we went to newbury races on sat22nd july on the way we called in to the king charles we enjoyed it so much we went back for sunday lunch which was excellent the the staff were great and well worth a visit for great food +drink we will be back asap
Thursday, July 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

sylvia + ernie rea
 worth the trip from belfast
sylvia +ernie
mike is not only a great chef but a great guy made us so welcome on our visit from belfast the food
was wonderful staff charming
cannot wait to go back
Thursday, July 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

brian crambac
Mediocre food. Average service.
If given the choice go elsewhere
Saturday, July 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Woop Woop
I think I'll come to your leaving do there. i have been before and it's a nice place for a shin dig. I'll Drink enough to kill a small family of whales.
Thursday, June 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Rupert's Leaving Do
Cor blimey this pub is so great I can hardly express it in words. I think I'll have my leaving do there.
Monday, June 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jan Moncrieff
 Great little pub, really warm atmosphere!
Two bars, one for the young ones who like loud music and sport and the other for the more laid back drinkers who prefer peace and good company
Thursday, May 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Friendly with fantastic food
This place is a real gem, especially since they've given it a bit of a makeover. The food is outstanding - a constantly changing menu, and all freshly produced, locally sourced and mostly organic. Very reasonably priced too. The staff are great and it makes a real change from chain pubs. Try the Sunday lunch - we counted 15 different things on our plate last time!
Sunday, May 14, 2006Rating: rosettes

fiona perkins
what an almighty change! From dingy ( sorry!) to swank1
Light, airy, contemporary and relaxed. Nice winebar feel with seperate dining area. Tub chairs and stripped wooden floors. Well done.
Friday, April 21, 2006Rating: rosettes

Mike Spellman
 Good as they get
British Raj is without a doubt one of the nicest Indian restaurants in Berkshire. The staff are incredibly friendly, the menu very varied and the prices are good.
I would strongly recommend a visit - and try the stuffed paratha - its the best!
Monday, April 3, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Great food
try the halibut or the steaks and sit outside in the summer, its fab!
Thursday, March 23, 2006Rating: rosettes

Gerry B, Holyport
 Excellent food - good service
Well worth a visit. Thoroughly enoyed our meal. We didn't book and were welcomed very nicely. We were asked if we would like a drink at the bar before sitting or did we prefer to have our drinks taken to the table or see the wine list. The food was the best we've had in a long time. We will take my wife's mum there for Mothers Day next week as well.
Saturday, March 18, 2006Rating: rosettes

 friendly & appealing
looking very promising under new management. well worth a look for a nice pint and a friendly reception. soon doing food. can't wait!
Thursday, March 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

Stephen Waites
We stopped in here last week but not for long.
The carpet was sticky, the tables were much the same and the beer was like a rough effort of a home brew. Staff seemed like they had never been in a pub before, let alone worked in one. Yuk!
Saturday, February 11, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Leni Eves
 Please help....
I think my grandmother played the piano at your pub in the 1920's. Her name was Jessie Townsend and her partner was Charles Shepherd. I know it's a long shot, but do you have any info and/or pictures of these days? My mother is 83 now and never knew Jessie (her mother). I would love to be able to show her something.
Wednesday, February 8, 2006Rating: No rosettes

Mike Spellman
 Surprisingly good
Well tucked-away, the 2B's is on par with the very best of London backstreet pubs. Great beers and wines, and a super menu at sensible prices (if you can get a table). Well worth a visit.
Saturday, January 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Great Pub, Great Food
yes very good
Saturday, December 31, 2005Rating: rosettes

Phil P
Terrific value for Sunday Lunch but you do need to book as they get very busy
Monday, December 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Has been demolished for a few years now!
Sunday, November 27, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Martin Spence
I forgot to mention their informative website with menus and a map!


The proprieters are father and son, Peter and David Hancock. The son is an excellent chef. We can't wait to go back. We suggest you book a table but you can just walk in.
Sunday, November 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

Martin Spence
 Beautiful food yet again
A wonderful experience. Fridays a Saturdays have some wonderful special dishes in the table clothed restaurant. The new menu started last week (early Nov 05). We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and will return again and again. Highly recommended but check the location before going there as you wouldn't know it was there in a small road near Ascot race course. But well worth the visit. Extensive wine list oo. Much more than last time we went. Even pink champagne on offer.
Highly recommended.
Sunday, November 13, 2005Rating: rosettes

paul styles
 village pub
great little pub about to undergo a face lift gtood music nights and great food
Sunday, November 6, 2005Rating: rosettes

Neil Holmes
 Best Ale Pub in Slough?
Well I think so. A friendly atmoshphere with excellent ale served along with good food. There is even an 'antique' Bar Billiards table!

Oh, and the ales have the Cask Marque too.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

A great place to meet with friends and have a good time. Everyone is really friendly and the service is fantastic. The food is lovely and wouldn't hesitate in recommending it to everyone I know. The KC is certainly the best pub in Newbury.
Saturday, September 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

 A Pub-Goers Dream!
This has got to be the best pub in town. The ambience is great, the music out of this world, the bar staff exceptionally welcoming and the service second to non. And the food....what can I say! All freshly prepared, home-cooked and outstanding. Go King Charles!
Saturday, September 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Now called Snooty Fox
This has been the Snooty Fox for many years
Tuesday, August 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

The food is the best in the town, plus is all home made! The bar-staff are very friendly - the music is cool too.

The best pub in newbury by far!
Wednesday, August 3, 2005Rating: rosettes

Libby Gent
 changes at the PK
I hope that all the reports about the pub aren't true! I am Libby Gent, Linda and Phils youngest daughter and am currently in australia. My parents sold the pub a couple of months after i left to travel and so i have not seen any of the changes that has happened since i left the only home i have ever lived in. Please dont say its all bad!!!
Sunday, July 17, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Cool as
What a great pub, very friendly and the food and service are wicked
Sunday, July 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

 New people have turned this back into a great pub
New management. Very friendly. Turned it back into a family pub which is nice to see. Beautiful rear garden. music on Saturdays and quiz nights on Thursday.
Great new menu.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005Rating: rosettes

Steve H
 out of town / country pub restaurant
Recent Refurb - Good beer, Good food, Good service, pleaseant relaxed atmosphere.
well worth a trip.
Saturday, June 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

Simon Chivers
 Featured in AA Good Pub guide 2005!
Situated in the heart of Berkshire, The Royal Oak at Paley Street is owned by TV presenter Michael Parkinson and his son Nick.

Since it's opening in July 2001 it has built a fine reputation for quality food at a reasonable price. It caters for the discerning diner as well as the person looking for just a snack .

It also has a reputation for holding Jazz nights with acts such as Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal, Kenny Lynch, Bobby Davro and Judith Dankworth all playing at The Oak.

For further information please browse www.theroyaloakpaleystreet.com and for bookings please call 01628 620541.
Tuesday, June 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great Location, Great Food, Great Find
it was worth getting lost twice to find this gem of a pub-restaurant. here's a place that cares about food and booze in equal measure. It is set in the most idyllic location in the middle of nowhere. Both food and alchohol are inspired by the locality, with wild muntjac on the menu and beer brewed specially for them by the local brewery which is barely a stone's throw away. This is an enterprise which deserves success and it looks like it has already found it. Charm, enthusiasm and a passion for local produce. Ten out of ten, and don't pay any attention to any one who says otherwise.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005Rating: rosettes

 A crying shame!
The Pot Kiln is no longer a traditional English Pub. It was sold in Februray and turned into a restaurant.
The area for beer drinking has been reduced by some 80% and it is clearly the new owners' intention to focus on the food aspect of their business.
Thank God The Bell at Aldworth is reasonably close.
Thursday, May 26, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Stuart Kinner
 Rose & Crown Ascot, excellent dining and ambience
The Rose & Crown at Woodside, Winkfield/Ascot, boasts a wonderful location and country pub ambience whilst offering an award winning al-a-carte menu as well as a varied bar menu.
We are regular customers and have always enjoyed the meals we have had. I feel loyal to the pub restaurant and think they deserve a mention on the Best Pubs website. Check out their website www.roseandcrownascot.com where you can download menus and learn more about their offerings. There is also a handy map to show how to get there. The pub is loacted just 1/2 mile from Ascot race course.
Thursday, May 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mrs Susan Keen
 Family (14)meal 40th birthday
Having booked the pub on hearsay for my Husbands 40th Birthday family bash, which had to cater for my children youngest 7 to their great Nan 94 and my disabled brother in law (wheelchair bound). We had the most fantastic evening, the food was delicious (huge helpings), the staff were more than happy to help, the service was fantastic really could not complain at all, a very welcoming pub/restaurant.weI will definitely go back again well done... children made to feel very welcome by landlady/landlord and staff..
Sunday, May 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

Chris Muller
 Great friendly Irish pub w/great music
I lived across the road from the Huntercombe Pub for 3 years. As an American living in the UK, as soon as I began to speak during my first time there, I was amazed by the friendly atmosphere and genuine interest in how and why I came to be there. The proprietors, Pat & Trish, and their adult children ran the place as a family friendly neighborhood local. Although some food was served, the pub was mainly a drinking and social gathering place. I made a lot of friends there and got to know all of the irregulars on a first name basis. On weekends during the fall and winter months, live music was playing, ranging from traditional Irish songs on Sunday afternoons, to loud American-style rock-n-roll. One of the best neighborhood blues bands, Brock and the Badgers, played there often. One of their classic numbers was a cover of Jimi Hendrix's version of Red House. I used to harass them when I walked in on a Saturday night by yelling Red House as my request, never to be disapointed.
Sunday, May 8, 2005Rating: rosettes

Philip Graceman
 fantastic pub
An absolutly fantastic stay! Rooms are comfortable and functional with great attentive and welcoming staff. The food was second to none, easily some of the best I have experienced on one of many trils to Newbury since my daughter moved here. Highly recommended, a must for anyone planing a trip to this town be it buisness or pleasure.
Thursday, May 5, 2005Rating: rosettes

Ian Rae (Brother)
 New at the Wheatsheaf
Fortunately the new licencee Mr T Rae has now got rid of the marque and in doing so has now returned the Wheatsheaf back to its origin as a proper public house where drugs are now eliminated, and the garden should reopen for the summer. He has been thanked by the locals on numerous occasions for giving back their pub. (watch out for live music on the weekends)
Monday, April 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Martin Harrison
 Top pub for beer and food
Really had some fun in the pub on the 3-4 visits and you get good food although its isnt cheap it still seemed good value for money.
Monday, April 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Storming pub especially Saturday for gordioke
Saturday has the landlord doing his karaoke. He regularly has competitions and it is also the best pub for Sport with the brilliant invention of the Directors Box
Friday, April 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

 What a find!
Not what you'd expect by the name but The Stag offers a great atmosphere and wonderful food. The decor is worth mentioning with a very London wine bar feel right in the heart of Ascot!!! The management are very friendly and make you want to go back and try somwthing new on the menu.
Tuesday, April 12, 2005Rating: rosettes

Peter Mc Donald
 Fantastic!Great food, great staff, thoroughly rela
The Phesant Inn provides a thoroughly relaxed atmosphere withsuperb food, friendly and helpful staff. Only thirty seconds from J14 of the M4, set in beautiful countryside. The menu changes daily both lunchtime and evening and features a wide range of fish and meat- vegetartians should best avoid it! Filled with locals and visitors alike,I thoroughly reccommend this fantastic berkshire wateringhole.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Good beer and friendly
Very well kept Abbot Ale. Haven't tried the wine yet, but the list was impressive. Food was ample, though don't know where the wilted spinach on my scrambled eggs and smoked salmon went ! A fine local.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Brilliant! Friendly, great beer and food
A very nice little pub overlooking Hungerford Common. Open all day and serving good helplings of reasonalby priced food. Veggie sausages in yorkshire pudding with mash, peas and gravy -yum! At last the vegetarians get a chance of a good scoff. Kingsdown Ale is superb and very well kept. Friendly staff - will go back again and again!
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mark Hil
 Change of use
This is now an Indian Resturant called the British Raj.
Friday, March 18, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Bar very very smokey but restaurant excellent
Although the food here is excellent the noise levels in the restaurant are very high, lots of clanking of chairs and footsteps. The bar is so smokey that i would never choose to 'have a drink first'! Overall the food (value, taste and presentation) outweigh the negatives
Wednesday, March 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

Local boy
 Wonderful in the day time
This is truely wonderful pub in the day time with excellent homemade food and perfect beer. Unfortunatly during the evening the atmosphere can become quite aggressive. It also has an unfortunate and unfortunatly deserved reputation for the marquee in the beer garden being used by large groups of people to smoke the more ahem herbal sort of cigarrettes if you catch my drift.
Wednesday, March 2, 2005Rating: rosettes

 One of the most popular pubs in town
Cosy traditional pub with a reputation for great food. New owners have upgraded the food and the pub is having a major refurb to add a restaurant and ensuite hotel rooms
Thursday, February 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Paul Moore
Superb food, good buzz - just like being in the city and some swanky wine bar. loved it.
Thursday, February 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Great pub and lovely food
Brilliant pub to go to and great atmosphere. Food is excellent and Bev and Kathie, the landlaides are freindly people. Beer is nice with a great selection. Accommodation outside is superb.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005Rating: rosettes

A great little pub. cosy & welcoming. The food is good & plentiful. We had excellent cod & chips but the whole menu looked delicious. We will be regulars here in summer
Wednesday, February 9, 2005Rating: rosettes

Michael Bennett
 Nice pub
Spacious pub with a a few bitters etc.
Octgonal pool table.
Dart board with regular players and a team (Weds).
Sunday, January 23, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Excellent pub!!
Wonderful atmosphere, landladies are delightful, and the beer is lovely. Very clean, excellent accommodation at the back of the pub in converted Victorian cottages. Excellent food.
Tuesday, December 28, 2004Rating: rosettes

Christina Mitchell
 The John O'Gaunt Hungerford
As a mixed group of seven men and women of various ages, and one large and one small dog, we went into the John O'Gaunt this weekend from a canal boat trip and were so pleased by the decor and friendly bar staff, that I felt I had to make a comment.

We were all treated extremely well as non-locals and the beer and wine we were treated to was fantastic.

Thank you once again and I will recommend you to anyone else I know taking a trip through Hungerford
Tuesday, October 5, 2004Rating: rosettes

Maurice Walrave
 Visit to Cricketers
I did stay at The Cricketers for 4 days and it was absolutely fabulous. The people who own this place are family and it was the first time we did visit them (we are dutch to who it may concern) The surroundings are very nice, lots of green areas, nearby Maidenhead Central Station (by train it will take you only 40 minutes to arrive at London Paddington).
Wednesday, June 30, 2004Rating: rosettes

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