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PLAN YOUR VISIT TO NEWBURY’S PUBS AND RESTAURANTS

FROM SATURDAY 4TH JULY, NEWBURY’S PUBS AND RESTURANTS WILL BEGIN TO REOPEN 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 can’t wait 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 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.

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Pubs in Newbury

The Bacon ArmsDate of opening to be confirmed at a later date; will not be opening on 4th July.
Canal BarDate of opening to be confirmed; will not be opening on 4th July.
The Catherine WheelOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours Wednesdays, Thursdays & Sundays 12 noon-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-midnight. 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. Pieminster pies will also be offered for takeaway and delivery; details to be confirmed soon.
Cobrizo LoungeOpening on 4th July from 9am for sit down and takeaway. Hours thereafter Sundays-Wednesdays 9am-11pm, Thursdays-Saturdays 11am-midnight.
Coopers ArmsOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 12 noon-midnight, 7 days a week.
Cow & CaskOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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. Takeaway food and drinks service available this Thursday 2nd July-Sunday 5th July. Order by phone on 01635 582000 or via their Facebook page or website and choose your collection slot.
The DolphinOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours Saturday 4th 4pm-11pm, Sunday 5th 12 noon-8pm. Pre-booking essential this weekend. Hours thereafter Mondays-Thursdays 5pm-11pm, Fridays 4pm-midnight, Saturdays 12 noon-midnight, Sundays 12 noon-8pm, with bookings highly advised. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Elephant At The MarketOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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 Thursdays-Sundays, 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 HatchetOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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 LionOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours will be 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 & BarrelDate of opening to be confirmed at a later date; will not be opening on 4th July. Please visit website for further details.
The MonumentOpening on 4th July. Will be 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 HeadOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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 NewburyOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours Wednesdays-Saturdays 12 noon-midnight (food until 10pm), Sundays 12 noon-6pm (food until 5pm). Table service only and booking is advisable. Call 01635 49000 or email bar@thenewburypub.co.uk to book. Last minute bookings will be taken if tables become available throughout the day. 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 ClubOpening on 4th July. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Old London ApprenticeOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours Tuesdays-Thursdays 3pm-9pm, 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 & HorsesOpening on 4th July. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
The Plough On The GreenOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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.
Pop-Up ‘Pub in the Paddock’‘Pop-up’ pub launching at Newbury Racecourse on 4th & 5th July with capacity for up to 300 people. Free entry with socially distanced seating pods and deck chair areas available to reserve in advance. Gates open Saturday 1pm-10pm, and Sunday 12 noon-7pm. Enjoy coverage of the Epsom Derby and Premier League football live on the big screen, free Wi-Fi, and a variety of food and drinks at friendly prices. The outdoor bar will be operating with a strict COVID-friendly queuing system. Cashless payments only and Challenge 25 policy in place, so ID will be required. Please visit website for further information and booking.
The Slug and LettuceOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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 WheelDate of opening to be confirmed at a later date; will not be opening on 4th July. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
WalkaboutOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours Sundays-Thursdays 12 noon-10pm, Fridays & Saturdays 12 noon-midnight. 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 – HungerfordOpening on Monday 6th July. Initial opening hours 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 – InkpenOpening on 4th July 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 – SpeenOpening on 4th July. Opening hours 12 noon-11pm (food until 9pm), 7 days a week. Table service only, with booking highly recommended. Offering a brand new menu.
The Swan – Station Road, ThatchamOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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 CoPhased reopening of 7Bone restaurants to start from ‪9th July; opening date for Newbury to be confirmed‬. Initial opening times Thursday & Friday evenings and all day Saturday & Sunday. Bookings will be essential (no walk-ins). A booking request form will soon be live on their website (no bookings taken over the phone). Bookings will be taken up to 4 weeks in advance. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details. Click and collect will continue in the meantime.
ArigatoOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours 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 ItalianPhased reopening of restaurants will be announced soon. Please see website for further details.
Bella ItaliaPhased reopening of restaurants will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Bill’sPhased reopening of restaurants will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Cafe RougeDate of reopening to be confirmed; will not be opening on 4th July. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Chequers HotelOpening on 4th July 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 BrasseriePhased reopening of restaurants will be announced soon. Please visit website for further details.
Gurkha ChefOpening on 4th July. Opening hours 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.
KFCDate of reopening to be confirmed; currently under refurbishment.
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 FuDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed; will not be opening on 4th July. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Lebanese HouseOpening on 4th July. Opening hours Saturdays & Sundays 11:30am-11pm, weekdays 11:30am-3pm & 5:30pm-11pm.
LussoOpening on 4th July. Opening hours Saturdays & Sundays 11am-late, weekdays 12 noon-late.
McDonald’sDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed. Currently open in Northbrook Street for McDelivery and walk-in takeaway, 11am–8pm daily.
Mio FioreOpening on 4th July. Initial opening hours Mondays-Fridays 5pm-11pm, Saturdays 12 noon-11pm, Sundays 12 noon-10pm. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
NandosDate of dine-in reopening to be confirmed. Delivery and collection currently available 12 noon-9pm daily. Visit website to order.
Pizza ExpressPhased reopening of restaurants will be announced soon. Please keep an eye on their Facebook page for further details.
Red PeppersDine-in reopening at a later date. Takeaway available; please visit website for further details.
SoyamiOpening on 4th July. Opening hours 12 noon-late, 7 days a week. Please visit website for further details.
The Sushi MakiOpening on 4th July from midday. Booking required as limited tables will be available. Please visit website for booking information.
Taj of IndiaOpening on 4th July from 5:30pm. Thereafter opening hours 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’oroOpening on Tuesday 7th July. Opening hours Tuesdays-Sundays 6pm-11pm, closed Mondays.

Cafes

Kings Cafe – The BroadwayOpen for table service and takeaway.
The Flower Pot Cafe – Inches YardOpen for table service and takeaway service.
Weavers Walk CafeOpen for table service and takeaway service.

Is your pub, restaurant or cafe missing from our list?

Please email info@newburybid.com with details of your opening times and we will add you to this page

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