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Old London Apprentice, Newbury

Hambridge Road
Newbury
RG14 5SS
Phone: 0163541483
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Steve C left this review about Old London Apprentice

I popped into the Old London Apprentice on a recent sunny Wednesday afternoon. There was one person in the pub and two were sat outside on the front decked seating area shielded from the sunlight by a jumbrella. There is more outside seating in the form of picnic tables on a tarmacked area to the left of the pub. Without the picnic tables I would have thought this was a large car park.
Inside the pub there is a bar area with seating is to the right with bar counter on the rear wall facing the entrance. To the left is more seating and a dartboard. Being over the road from Newbury Racecourse I wasn’t surprised to see the television airing a horse racing channel, although I noted that Sky Sports is also available. There is a jukebox that was silent. The bar supports four handpumps, two of which were unused which left Timothy Taylor’s Boltmaker and Fuller’s London Pride as the cask ale options. There was also a standard and premium keg range alongside plenty of gins. Through the back of the bar a covered pool table and a second dartboard are visible in the rear bar which is available for hire. The governor was polite, but I got the feeling he doesn’t put up with any funny business. I don’t see a return visit on the cards.

On 23rd June 2022 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3932 recommendations about 3908 pubs]


Quinno _ left this review about Old London Apprentice

The local CAMRA branch give off the impression that things have much improved here since my previous visit, so off I went to see. It hasn’t, really; a dirty and dusty floor, a naff knocked-through interior in beige and snot colours, plus horse racing on for the benefit of the local gambling addict. Two cask available, the dullest pairing imaginable round here of Doom Bar and Pride, the latter of which was poor (NBSS 1.5) and served in a Guinness glass. That’ll teach me.

September 2013
Unkempt knocked-through boozer. Karaoke already in full swing at 5.30pm on Sunday. Pride and 6X; the Pride was excruciatingly terrible. An Enterprise pub up ‘to let’ and it showed. Rated 2

On 12th April 2022 - rating: 3
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hondo . left this review about Old London Apprentice

A plain interior served 2 real ales. Located a short walk from Newbury racecourse.

On 21st March 2014 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 2824 recommendations about 2766 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Newbury Racecourse, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Newbury, 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Thatcham, 3.42 miles, 1 hr 5 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Old London Apprentice, Newbury
23rd Jun 2022, 15:01
Review submitted by Steve C
 
12th Apr 2022, 19:05
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - amount not stated by WB CAMRA - last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by hondo .
  • Karaoke : Yes - Sunday - last updated 04 September 2013 by David McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 29 April 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Pride & Doom - last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 21 March 2014 by hondo .
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