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Summary

Renamed and expensively refurbed, this country pub-with-rooms (fka The Crab at Chieveley) now offers a “very pleasant interior”, including an “excellent pub grub area”; “the menu (as the name) espouses both fish and meat now”, with the fish in particular “restoring the high standards” achieved in the past.

£57
Good
Average
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

In a “lovely” setting, this “seafood gastropub” wins applause for its “excellent, fresh fish, imaginatively presented”. Not for the first time however, some reporters found “the experience a let down” on account of “chaotic” and “uncaring” service.

£56
Good
Poor
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This nautical-themed restaurant may be “a long way from the sea”, but it still serves up some “gorgeous” fish dishes; indeed, many reporters are delighted by its all-round standards, but there was the occasional incident this year when service was “spectacularly bad”.

£56
Very Good
Poor
Average
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Menu, Portions
Yes
35, 14
9.30 pm and 8.30pm on Sun
120
Wantage Rd, Newbury, RG20 8UE
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Opening hours

12 - 2pm & 6.30 - 9.30pm (Mon to Sat) 12 - 3pm & 6.30 - 8.30pm (Sun)
Last orders: 9.30 pm and 8.30pm on Sun

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