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The Starting Gate, Newbury

75 Brummell Road
Newbury
RG14 1SG
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Punch Taverns

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Quinno _ left this review about The Starting Gate

Has had a bit of an upmarket refurb and they've done a fair job on it. The emphasis is still on the locals though and a very healthy attendance on Saturday afternoon a few weeks ago. A decent pint of Doom Bar was available.

March 2014
A big pub off the main road, serving the (seemingly boarded-up) estate. Not as rough as we expected. Corporate interior, no real charm bar a few prints in the left end of the room but at least well maintained, with double glazing etc. TVs showing Six Nations rugby plus two pool tables available. Very quiet, though it looks like a lot of the flats next door have been emptied and condemned which presumably has deprived the pub of a fair bit of local custom. Two ales, Wadworth 6X and Doombar (good nick). The solitary barman was doing a fair job, given that he was also processing kitchen orders. 30 different burgers (in reality, mainly different combinations of filling) listed on a blackboard as their USP. Surprisingly OK and more of an asset than liability to the local area. Rated 5.5

On 16th December 2018 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Newbury, 1.4 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 1.72 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 4.71 miles, 1 hr 30 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Starting Gate, Newbury
16th Dec 2018, 00:29
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
16th Dec 2018, 00:27
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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 : No 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 _
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 December 2018 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 01 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes 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 : Yes last updated 02 March 2014 by ROB Camra
  • 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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