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Submitted on Sunday, 16th December 2018
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The Castle, Newbury

Oxford Road
Donnington
Donnington
Postal town: Newbury
RG14 3AA
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Quinno _ left this review about The Castle

After a period of closure, this has had a good going-over, a brightening-up internally and an external facelift. Three ales on, 2x West Berks and Bonds Bengal – beer quality was fair-to-good. An improvement.

December 2013
Almost drove past this one as it looked closed from the outside and not immediately inviting. Nicer inside than I expected (the mustard yellow walls excepted). Three pumps, Fullers West Berks GOB and one unused. My GOB was in good shape and reasonably priced. A chap who we unkindly christened Hermann Munster did the serving and my guilt about the moniker was doubled when he graciously returned my wallet that I had managed to leave at the bar. Pretty quiet, just a young couple canoodling who seemed irritated at no longer having the entire pub to themselves when we sat down. Items of note included giant Connect 4 and a pool table. Smallish rear smoking garden. Food offered and it looks like the kind of place that specialises in large parties. As a drinking establishment it’s not exactly a destination venue but does a fair job. They should make the outside a bit nicer though. Rated 5.5

On 15th December 2018 - rating: 6
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Anneliese Meissner left this review about The Castle

what a lovely place for a quick pint after work to a full on 3-course meal. I love this pub, always welcoming and happy to help. My family and I always chose this location for a birthday dinner...

On 20th December 2006 - rating: 10
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Newbury, 1.72 miles, 33 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for The Castle, Donnington
17th Nov 2022, 14:22
Request to mark pub as closed by hondo . approved
 
17th Nov 2022, 13:44
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by hondo ., with included notes: Other: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/other/west-berkshire-pub-closes-as-cost-of-living-and-rising-prices-too-difficult/ar-AA14dsTR

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
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