RestaurantsBerkshireNewburyRG20

Breaking news

December 2020:  John Campbell has announced he is selling his stake in the establishment to look for another opportunity.

survey result

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in rural Berkshire with stunning views”, John Campbell’s accoladed venue “sounds like it should be a pub, but is in reality a skilled and soignée restaurant”: “thoughtfully designed”, with an “airy”, “modern” interior that “opens onto a large terrace”. “The cooking is very good” from an “interesting and changing menu” of “original yet reassuring dishes”, “beautifully presented, and skilfully and charmingly served”. Top Tip – “good for a sophisticated supper before the theatre at the nearby Watermill”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Set in rural Berkshire with stunning views”, John Campbell’s accoladed venue “sounds like it should be a pub, but is in reality a skilled and soignée restaurant”: “thoughtfully designed”, with an “airy”, “modern” interior that “opens onto a large terrace”. “The cooking is very good” from an “interesting and changing menu” of “original yet reassuring dishes”, “beautifully presented, and skilfully and charmingly served”. Top Tip – “good for a sophisticated supper before the theatre at the nearby Watermill”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

John Campbell’s “open and airy” modernised ex-pub not far from Newbury “has great interior design”, sits in a “delightful countryside location” and is establishing itself as a major destination, especially considering that “it’s in the middle of nowhere”. It offers “an excellent all-round experience” with “clever, but not too clever food that’s skilfully cooked and good value”; “outstanding cocktails (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic)”; and “superb wine” (with “unusual options from countries such as Turkey”).

Summary

£72
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Exceptional cuisine from John Campbell and his team” (“their passion shines through”) wins the highest praise for this modernised ex-pub “tucked-away a few miles from Newbury” and “certainly worth the drive”. “Service is very effective and charming too – everyone smiles! – and the unique design of the building (with its striking high ceiling) and the surroundings make for a very elegant and pleasant experience”.

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Entertainments,Highchair,Menu,Portions
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No dress code

The Woodspeen Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Woodspeen Restaurant in RG20, Newbury by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Woodspeen restaurant.
Maurice S
Eat outside for the first time, food was as...
Reviewed 5 months, 13 days ago

"Eat outside for the first time, food was as fantastic as normal. Attentive service, a delightful lunch"

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £26.00 £30.00

Traditional European menu

Main Veggies Pudding
£29.00 £19.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £19.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Lambourn Rd, Newbury, RG20 8BN
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:45 pm, 6 pm‑9:45 pm
Sunday12 pm‑4:15pm

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