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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO NEWBURY’S PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

NEWBURY’S PUBS AND RESTAURANTS HAVE REOPENED THEIR DOORS, AND THOSE RUSHING OUT TO ENJOY A PINT OR A SPOT OF DINNER WILL FIND A VERY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE TO THE NORM WAITING FOR THEM.

Newbury’s landlords and restaurateurs have put in a huge amount of effort behind the scenes to prepare for their long-awaited reopening, meticulously following guidelines to ensure their customers stay safe and can adhere to social distancing requirements. They are delighted to welcome back their regulars and newcomers, whilst being mindful of managing customers’ expectations with regards to what to expect. 

Planning ahead will be key, with many pubs taking advance bookings. Pre-booking will be particularly important at weekends, when venues are expecting demand to be high. Capacity will be limited in all venues and customers will only be able to enter the premises once a table is available for them, so they are advised to be prepared to queue if they don’t have a reservation. Instead of being served at the bar, drinks will be ordered from tables via an app or waiter service, and there may be a time limit on how long tables can be reserved for. Additional outdoor seating will be available at some venues and, in most cases, contactless payment will be necessary. Venues will be required to record customers’ contact details to assist with track and trace, and systems will be in place to enable this. 

Social distancing guidelines will be enforced, with all venues maintaining 2 metres between tables where possible, or 1 metre plus other mitigating factors such as Perspex screens or back-to-back seating where 2 metres isn’t possible. Toilets will be managed, with many operating a one-in, one-out system, and additional hygiene measures will be in place. To ensure the safety of all customers, a zero tolerance view will be taken towards any customers breaching the guidelines. Anyone planning to head out in Newbury this weekend is encouraged to read the latest guidance on social distancing and mixing with other households: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing-after-4-july  

Opening hours will be shorter than the public are used to, with most pubs in Newbury town centre closing no later than midnight initially, and some choosing not to open at all yet. Events such as live music are off the agenda for now, but fun and togetherness are most certainly on the agenda, and it is hoped the reopening of the hospitality sector will bring our community together in a way that’s been sorely missed in recent months.

View shops and other businesses now open in Newbury

View town centre eateries offering the ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme

Pubs in Newbury

The Bacon ArmsNow open Tuesdays-Thursdays 4pm-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-9pm, Sundays 12 noon-6pm.
Canal BarDate of opening to be confirmed.
The Catherine WheelNow open Mondays-Thursdays 4pm-11pm, Fridays 4pm-midnight, Saturdays 2pm-midnight, & Sundays 12 noon-10pm. Table service only; pre-booking is advised. Email info@thecatherinewheel.com or visit their Facebook page to book. A one-way system will be in operation inside the pub.
Cobrizo LoungeNow open Sundays-Wednesdays 9am-11pm, Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-midnight.
Coopers ArmsNow open 12 noon-midnight, 7 days a week.
Cow & CaskNow open Tuesdays & Wednesdays 5pm-9pm, Thursdays 12 noon-2pm & 5pm-10pm, Fridays 12 noon-2pm & 4:30pm-10pm, Saturdays 12 noon-9pm. Takeout sales will still be available at discounted prices during these hours. To book a table indoors (maximum capacity 8 people) call Ian on 07517 658071. 3 outdoor tables with 2 chairs also available on a first come first served basis. Cash payment only.
The Cross KeysNo current plans to reopen.
Document HouseProvisional opening date 1st September.
The DolphinNow open Mondays-Thursdays 4pm-10pm, Fridays 3pm-midnight, Saturdays 12 noon-midnight, Sundays 12pm-8pm, with bookings highly advised. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Elephant At The MarketNow open Mondays-Thursdays 11:30am-11pm, Fridays & Saturday 11:30am-midnight, Sundays 11:30am-10:30pm. Food and drinks reservations being taken for a maximum of 6 people for 2 hours inside. Please visit website for further details.
The GlobeThe Globe Tuck Shop open for takeaway drinks and Fink Street Food mezze boxes Fridays-Saturdays, 12 noon-6pm. Date of full opening to be confirmed at a later date. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The HatchetNow open until 11pm Sundays-Thursdays and until midnight Fridays & Saturdays.
The King Charles TavernDate of opening to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The LionNow open Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 2pm-10pm, Fridays 2pm-midnight, Saturdays 12 noon-midnight, Sundays 12 noon-10pm. No bookings will be taken. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Lock, Stock & BarrelNow open Sundays-Fridays 11am-11pm, Saturdays 11am-midnight. Please visit website for further details.
The MonumentNow open daily from 11am-11pm. All customers must be seated at tables, with orders placed via mobile app. Strictly over 18’s only. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Nag’s HeadNow open Mondays-Thursdays 12 noon-9pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-11pm, Sundays 12 noon-6pm. Temperature checks, hand sanitiser on arrival, and one-in, one-out toilet systems will be in place, plus a one-way system. Customers must be seated at tables, with orders taken from tables or at dedicated order and collection points. Contactless payment preferred. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The NewburyNow open Wednesdays-Saturdays 12 noon-midnight (food until 10pm), Sundays 12 noon-6pm (food until 5pm). Table service only, walk-ins welcome. Advance bookings require a £10 per person deposit. Call 01635 49000 or email bar@thenewburypub.co.uk to book. New pub rules will be displayed throughout the pub to help keep everyone safe. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Newbury Royal British Legion ClubNow open. Please visit their Facebook page for further details.
The Old London ApprenticeNow open Tuesdays-Fridays 3pm-10pm, Saturdays 12 noon-10pm, Sundays 12 noon-9pm. Bookings required for indoor seating on Saturdays & Sundays; no booking required for outdoor spaces. One way system will be in operation in the main bar and seating will be set up for a maximum of 6 people per group. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Old Waggon & HorsesNow open. Please visit their Facebook page for further details.
The Plough On The GreenNow open Sundays-Thursdays 12 noon-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-11pm. Table bookings being taken for indoor and outdoor areas. A one-way system will be in operation and the kitchen will be temporarily closed. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Slug and LettuceNow open Sundays-Thursdays 12 noon-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-midnight. Tables can be booked in advance and an ordering app is being introduced. Designated ordering areas are available for customers who do not have a smart phone. Please visit website for further details.
The Spare WheelNow open for business. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for opening times, as these are changing each week for now. Book via email to info@thesparewheel.com or send a message via Facebook.
WalkaboutNow open Sundays-Thursdays 12 noon-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-1am. An ordering app is being introduced and the kitchen will be temporarily closed. Contactless payment preferred. Please visit the website for further details.

Pubs in Surrounding Areas

Bear Hotel – HungerfordNow open Sundays-Wednesdays 11am-10pm, Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-11pm. Advanced bookings are encouraged via their website and a Greene King ordering app is available. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Crown & Garter – InkpenNow open for breakfast through to dinner, with a brand new food menu available for dine in and takeaway (when pre-ordered). Bookings essential, with tables limited to 4 people inside and 6 outside.
The Hare & Hounds – SpeenNow open 12 noon-11pm (food until 9pm), 7 days a week. Table service only, with booking highly recommended. Offering a brand new menu. Please visit their website for further details.
The Swan – Station Road, ThatchamNow open Sundays-Thursdays 12 noon-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-11pm. Food will not be served for the first few weeks. A one way system will be in place and there will be dedicated ordering and collection points at the bar. Garden area will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.

Restaurants

7Bone Burger CoNow open for walk-ins only with tables currently limited to 4 people. Opening hours Mondays-Thursdays 5pm-10pm, Fridays-Sundays 12 noon-10pm (last orders at 9pm daily). From 1st August, hours will be 12 noon-10pm, 7 days a week (last orders at 9pm). Takeaway also available. Cash will not be accepted. Please see this video for the safety measures they’ll have in place.
ArigatoNow open Tuesdays-Saturdays 12 noon-2:30pm and 6pm-9:30pm. Tables can be booked via their Facebook page, website, Favourite Table, or by calling 01635 580015.
ASK ItalianNo plans to reopen.
Bella ItaliaNo plans to reopen.
Bill’sNow open Mondays & Tuesdays 8:30am-9:30pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 8:30am-10pm, Fridays 8am-11pm, Saturdays 8:30am-11pm, Sundays 9am-10pm. Visit their website to book.
Cafe RougeNo plans to reopen.
Chequers HotelNow open with a brand new Smoke House menu. Dinner served 6-9pm, 7 days a week. Afternoon tea served 3-5pm, 7 days a week. Call 01635 38000 to book for indoor or outdoor dining.
ChilisDine-in reopening at a later date. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details. Takeaway available 5pm-9pm daily for collection or delivery via Deliveroo and Uber Eats.
Corn Exchange Date of reopening to be confirmed at a later date.
Cote BrasserieNow open 12 noon-9pm daily. Please visit website for further details.
Gurkha ChefNow open Sundays 5:30pm-10pm, Mondays-Thursdays 5:30pm-10:30pm, Fridays & Saturdays 5:30pm-11pm. Takeaway also available; call 01635 37333 to order.
Henry & JoesDate of reopening to be confirmed. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Indigo BayDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed. Takeaway available; call 01635 33999 or 01635 35000 or email info@indigobayrestaurant.co.uk
Isham Indian DiningDate of reopening to be confirmed.
JaipurDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed. Takeaway and delivery available; please visit website for further details.
KFCNow open Mondays-Saturdays 10.30am-11pm, Sundays 11am-10:30pm.
Khonkaen Thai CuisineDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed. Takeaway available; Wednesdays-Sundays, 5pm-8:30pm. Free home delivery within 2 miles, additional charge within 2-5 mile radius. Call 01635 741234 to place an order.
Kung FuNo current plans to reopen. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Lebanese HouseNow open Saturdays & Sundays 11:30am-11pm, weekdays 11:30am-3pm & 5:30pm-11pm.
LussoNow open Saturdays & Sundays 11am-late, weekdays 12 noon-late.
McDonald’sNow open 7am–9pm daily for dine-in, takeaway and McDelivery.
Mio FioreNow open Mondays-Fridays 5pm-11pm, Saturdays 12 noon-11pm, Sundays 12 noon-10pm. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
NandosNow open 12 noon-9pm daily for dine-in and takeaway. Visit website to order.
Pizza ExpressNow open for business.
Red PeppersDine-in reopening at a later date. Takeaway available; please visit website for further details.
SoyamiNow open 12 noon-late, 7 days a week. Please visit website for further details.
The Sushi MakiNow open with booking required as limited tables will be available. Please visit website for booking information.
Taj of IndiaNow open Wednesdays-Mondays, 12 noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm. Takeaway also available; please visit website for further details and call 01635 226848 to order.
The Tasty PlaiceDine-in reopening at a later date. Takeaway available Mondays-Wednesdays 12 noon-2pm and 4pm-9pm, Thursdays-Saturdays 12 noon-9pm, Sundays 4pm-9pm. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Thai Golden HorseDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed. Takeaway available for collection and delivery. Please visit website for further details.
Valle D’oroNow open Tuesdays-Sundays 6pm-11pm, closed Mondays.

Cafes

Empire Cafe – Cheap StreetOpen Thursdays & Fridays 8am-4pm, and Saturdays 8am-5pm for eat-in and takeaway.
Fusion Deli – Northcroft LaneOpen for eat-in and takeaway, including burritos. Their Pay It Forward scheme is in full operation, giving you the opportunity to donate a meal for someone in need.
King’s Cafe – The BroadwayOpen for eat-in and takeaway.
The Flower Pot Cafe – Inches YardOpen for eat-in and takeaway.
Weavers Coffee ShopOpen for eat-in and takeaway.

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