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The Catherine Wheel, Newbury

35 Cheap Street
Newbury
RG14 5DB
Phone: 01635569897
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Catherine Wheel

A good beer guide 2021 tick and one that I would have loved to get to know better.

Efficient service and provided with an extensive menu, detailing 6x cask, several keg and a long list of exotic Belgian Beers.

A nice little courtyard - chatty locals.

I went for an Otter Ale - which wasn't quite in the condition that I would expect. A bit thin and lifeless by the time I got half way down.

I would certainly have loved to have stayed and tried others - but time and trains wait for no man.

On 1st June 2021 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Catherine Wheel

The Cath, under Warwick’s management, has really become the premier ale and pub destination in Newbury. The ale range remains heavily local and invariably in good-to-excellent condition. There is now a tidy range of proper cider and large collection of craft beers and bottles, from the UK and overseas. There is latterly an impressive gin offering too. The latter means the pub tends to maintain a good balance of the genders and ages. This is now a pub that is not just the best in Newbury, but is up there with the very best in Berkshire.

September 2015
Six local ales on the go usually and good quality is the norm in here. CAMRA discount available as stated below. Also an increasingly exciting bottled range from overseas in addition. Worth alighting the train for. Rated 8

September 2014
Now re-refurbished and re-opened under the guidance of Warwick who had the Maiden Over in Reading. Has been opened-out a little inside but still retains distinct areas. There’s a working fireplace which looks a good bet for the winter months. Interior décor is a sort of bluey version of battleship grey, which worked fairly well but not sure if the pub gets enough natural light to stop it looking slightly gloomy? Nice little garden off to the rear as well. Food currently limited to Pieminister pies. Five local ales and thirds are available (to a pint). My West Berks Chubbs was in good shape. Lots of potential here and in a town lacking a really good alehouse, this could turn into a winner. I’ll be back. Rated 7

Sept 2013 (as Jack O' Newbury)
Closed on my Sunday sojourn. Intriguing castle-esque battlement façade. Couple of handpulls on the bar. Previously called Gordon's Bar.

On 15th November 2018 - rating: 9
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Thuck Phat left this review about The Catherine Wheel

Another traditional town pub which has recently undergone refurbishment, in this case done with some sympathy.
The result is an area which feels like a pub, albeit a with a tidy and modern take, with wood floors, grey and white walls and a very plush smoking courtyard with all the essential fixtures including inset televisions and heaters.
There is an enormous selection of 'craft' beer available both bottled - at least fifty across many nationalities - and on keg.
Cask choices on our visit were: Red Cat Prowler, Loddon Hoppit, WBB Good Old Boy, Catherine Wheel Ale (from the Longdog Brewery), Wild Weather Skadoosh Double IPA and a real cider. All standard, low strength beers apart from the Skadoosh at a knockout 11%. It really was very good.
I don't know if the inclusion of one strong ale is policy, I'd hope so, but the Skadoosh and the friendly service would more than enough to tempt me into a revisit.

On 4th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Old Boots
Newbury, 0.45 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 0.77 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 3.86 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - side courtyard - last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 16 February 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 December 2018 by Quinno _
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