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The King Charles Tavern, Newbury Central, Newbury

54 Cheap Street
Newbury
RG14 5BX
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Thuck Phat left this review about The King Charles Tavern

A traditional town boozer which has undergone the Greene King refurb leaving it reaching for the modern and clad with varying shades of grey on the walls.
No shades of grey on the GK ale and that was studiously avoided which was perfectly possible as they stock a decent number of guests. Available on our visit were: Greene King Doosra and Back of the Net, King Charles Finest Ale, possibly GK again, Skinners Cornish Knocker, WBB Good Old Boy, Tring Pale +Four and Black Wolf ROK, which was ok.
Service was friendly and efficient but there isn't enough of interest to make the place a destination although worth stopping by to see what they have on.

On 4th August 2016 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The King Charles Tavern

A modest sized Greene King house that thankfully offers a wide variety of guest ales.The front door leads you straight up to the smallest serving part of the three sided bar,but step to the left and examine the selection chalk board,or wander around clocking the 8 handpumps dotted around the bar.The interior has modern decor,with a jumble of furniture ,possibly too may sofas and pooves with much cheap pine along with some fine sturdy older furniture.It's trying hard to be hip without succeeding,but there is a decent fireplace in the largest section.
On my trip the GK dross was Doosra,King Charles house beer and Back of the Net,while the guests consisted of Black Wolf Rok,West Berks Good Old Boy,Skinners Cornish Knocker,Penpoint Creation and a decent Tring Pale+ Four which seemed the best option.
We were discussing the demerits of West Berks Brewery ales when a gentleman described as the village idiot after he left felt duty bound to intervene in our discussion in an aggressive manner,indicating we were dissing his area of birth.He claimed not to be a beer drinker,or maybe too many pints of Good Old Boy had put him off ale permanently,which was the nub of our discussion.
A lot of real ale doesn't always add up to a quality selection ,although this is a safe bet in town I wasn't inspired.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 7
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moby duck left this review about The King Charles Tavern

A nice old pub given a modern but sympathetic makeover,a good range of beer was available,Wolf Golden Jackal, West Berks Good Old Boy, Oakham Citra,St Austel Tribute and HSD along with Camerons A-hop-alypse now leaving one pump with a turned round St Austell Proper Job clip , not a bad Sunday lunchtime lineup. Well worth a look in here.

On 5th June 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Newbury, 0.35 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 3.82 miles, 1 hr 13 min walk (show)
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30th Jul 2018, 17:20
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30th Jul 2018, 17:17
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 01 December 2017 by Komakino .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes - Not Monday - last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 13 May 2018 by Komakino .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 07 August 2017 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - Midnight
Monday11:30am - Midnight
Tuesday11:30am - Midnight
Wednesday11:30am - Midnight
Thursday11:30am - 1am
Friday11:30am - 1am
Saturday11:30am - 1am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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