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4 handpumps. Only Good Old Boy and Speckled Hen available on wednesday. The other 2 pumps seemed to have GK clips turned around whilst there were several GK products on fizz pumps so I wonder if there is a tie here? GOB was in excellent condition and cost 3.40.

Quite large and tidy pub which has had some money spent on it recently, B&B available and the food that was coming out of the kitchen looked good.

Open all day every day (except, according to the gent serving, Xmas day evening and the 1st Wednesday in January).

Worth the trip.
cheshirecat - 12 Oct 2012 09:23
I was in there last week and had a nice pint with good service and none of the mucking about Newbury Drinker had.
Dan137 - 21 Jan 2012 13:42
I tried it out recently, weekday lunchtime. Walked in, asked the pleasant young barmaid for a beer. "Do you want to start a tab?" she asked. I said "no" and she went round the back for half a minute or so (opening a tap in the pipes somewhere?) then came back and pulled a quite acceptable pint (West Berks Good Old Boy). "I'll just get your bill" she said and went off again, then came back with a piece of paper which she gave, with my money to a man who was standing by the till. He rang it up and gave me my change. There were a fair sprinkling of other customers, most of whom appeared to be eating.

All this is to illustrate it seems not really to be a pub, but more a restaurant which happens to sell (quite good) beer as well. They were perfectly friendly and I wasn't made to feel unwelcome. I might drop in again if passing to see if they have streamlined their procedures at all. And after all, if it can survive as a restaurant with beer, but not as a proper pub, then that's better than nothing.
newbury_drinker - 9 Sep 2011 21:49
This place appears to be open again, though I haven't been in.

mcroyal - this pub is definitely in Hamstead Marshall which is not too far from Newbury. There is another White Hart in Hamstead Norreys which is indeed quite a bit further out, in pretty much the opposite direction.
newbury_drinker - 2 Sep 2011 11:40
and just to add - I think this should be Hampstead Norreys? which is a long way out of Newbury town.
mcroyal - 21 Jul 2011 23:52
This pub is currently closed and for sale as a "pub/restaurant" so hopefully won't become someone's house. Estate Agent's board now says "Sold"
newbury_drinker - 22 Aug 2010 21:55
Called in today for lunch and a pint whilst on a walk. Are Mondays always as quiet as this? No-one else there! Nice pint of Youngs, very pleasant service, and a good ham, egg and chips. Hope the pub has lots of busier days and survives as a traditional rural pub, and doesn't get converted into an oriental restaurant or a gastro pub.
Coveselfemployedbloke60 - 10 Aug 2009 19:14
this is a traditional local pub with ale from local breweries. There's a lovely garden, accommodation and a restaurant (you can also eat in the bar) - the food is wonderful. Friendly atmosphere and a blazing fire in the autumn and winter. Great place - can't recommend it enough!
nella - 14 Sep 2005 11:46

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