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The Foinavon, Newbury

Pub added by jean-marc bidegain
High Street
Compton
Postal town: Newbury
RG20 6NJ
Phone: 01635579400
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Quinno _ left this review about Compton Swan

Exterior is fairly nice with a lot of red flora from hanging baskets. Interior is a lacking charm – modern flagstone floor, beige colour scheme (yuck) and RSJ-heavy; the result of multiple botched refurbs? Overgrown beer garden didn’t help the ambience. More of a plus point was the bar selection - four ales, GK-heavy but a more interesting one (a very good GK Sun Dance) alongside a rebadge ‘house ale’ (probably H&H Bitter), Hydes Finest (if my notes are to be believed) and OSH. The fridge also had a decent selection of stuff too. Needs a bit more imagination to make it stand out, I see elsewhere it seems that this place goes through licensees like socks. There are plenty of decent little boozers in the surrounds and this one didn’t really measure up as a destination though at least the beer drank well. A 5.5 sort of place.

On 5th September 2014 - rating: 5
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jean-marc bidegain left this review about Compton Swan

conveniently located with easy access to Newbury, Reading or Oxford, the ideal stop for a walk across the Ridge way or to attend races in Newbury. The Compton Swan has been fully refurbished in September 2008, and offer a warm welcome with quality rooms, excellent food and beverages. please browse our website, we are looking forward to welcome you. Penelope and Jean-Marc

On 7th July 2009 - no rating submitted
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Map location corrected by jean-marc bidegain
Goring & Streatley, 6.05 miles, 1 hr 56 min walk (show)
Cholsey, 6.28 miles, 2 hr 1 min walk (show)
Didcot Parkway, 7.76 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Foinavon, Compton
13th Apr 2021, 08:49
Web Link submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
13th Apr 2021, 08:49
Web Link submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 09 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 August 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 September 2014 by Quinno _
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