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Sophisticated town-centre dining-pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Dog friendly

Formerly the Bricklayers Arms, this popular 19th-century Newbury pub was renovated in 2012 by licensee Pete Lumber, who has stamped his identity on the place. Downstairs there is a spacious and relaxing bar area with stitched Chesterfield seating and an open brick fire. Through the elegant portico from the street there’s a spacious bar showcasing local breweries and five cask ales on tap at any time including Two Cocks Roundhead, West Berkshire Good Old Boy and Mr Swift’s Pale Ale. The pub also offers a large choice of wines, which are proudly displayed in racks around the restaurant, and 26 of which are offered by the glass. Beyond the bar is a lounge and dining areas, and there’s a heated roof terrace where you can enjoy pizza from the oven. The kitchen sticks to the seasons and offers a broad choice including classics such as steaks from the grill, burgers and beer-battered fish and chips with crushed peas and tartar sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: 12-3
  • Dinner: 5.30-10

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Two Cocks Cavalier and Roundhead, West Berkshire Good Old Boy and Mr Swift's Pale Ale
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

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