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Lock Stock & Barrel, Newbury Central, Newbury

104 Northbrook Street
Newbury
RG14 1AA
Phone: 01635580550
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Quinno _ left this review about Lock Stock & Barrel

The place continues to tick along, although beer quality doesn’t seem as consistently good as once was, although Dark Star now seems to be a fixture on the bar. Still popular though, and is often very busy. But it’s not the Newbury ‘must visit’ it once was, the Catherine Wheel, King Charles and (I kid not) Spoons have really sewn up the ale drinking market, especially as this place is the most expensive drinking spot!

September 2015
Has had a refit but nothing too drastic. Drink options pretty similar, my Gales Seafarers was decent though overpriced. It’s worth dropping in during a crawl but it’s no longer top dog in RG14. Rated 7

September 2013
Newbury’s most obviously ‘nice’ pub, situated down a small alleyway and boasting and impressive outside terrace overlooking the canal and lock side. Six ale pumps with most of the Fuller’s branded range plus West Berks GOB. The beer in my experience is generally good though I'm less convinced that they really know what they're doing behind the bar (eg having a clipped ale on that hadn't been available since the previous night). As noted, it is expensive for Newbury but that has more to do with Fuller’s pricing policy. Bar usually well-staffed though a good number of punters pay for everything by card slowing service to a crawl. The interior is done in various shades of brown bar a narrow but larger dining area at the rear. Some nice small paned frosted glass work along the top of the bar plus a sit-down arcade machine that appears to be in working order. Probably (just) my favourite in town. Rated 7

On 15th December 2018 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Lock Stock & Barrel

This is a difficult pub to find,tucked away from a shopping street but it's position along the banks of the fast flowing Kennet and with views over the canal make it an iconic watering hole.The interior is quite unremarkable but the outside patio is great in good weather and attracts a wide range of customers including some all female groups.The ale choice is all from Fullers and my Olivers Island was acceptable if not memorable.
This was a nostalgic revisit after 20 years to a pub know to the crew as The Lock,Stock & Brawl and it was a pleasant feeling to leave the premises voluntarily this time.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Thuck Phat left this review about Lock Stock & Barrel

The Lock, Stock and Barrel seems little changed from when I first visited in the early/mid '90's.
It's nicely situated - tucked off the High Street with attractive terraces overlooking the Kennet and Avon canal and it's feeders.
The emphasis seems to be a little more on food than it once was, a sign of the times, with tables all equipped for potential diners. There were certainly plenty partaking at lunchtime and several were still there when we visited in the evening.
The service was fairly sterile and the clientele mixed. I'd guess that it's popular with nearby Vodafone employees although I didn't spot any plastic Yorkshire engineers.
Beers were all from the Fullers stable: Oliver's Island, London Pride, Ninety and ESB. I plumped for a Wild River from the keg selection which was as expected. It doesn't feature in the 2016 GBG and with good reason as Newbury has better options.
A nice spot for lunch on a sunny day overlooking the canal or perhaps an ESB in the winter.

On 12th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Newbury, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Newbury Racecourse, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 4.15 miles, 1 hr 20 min walk (show)
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15th Dec 2018, 22:04
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16th Sep 2017, 17:31
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 01 September 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 September 2014 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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