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Bacon Arms, Newbury

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Has been refurbished recently and almost looks like a continuation of the Oxford Street Kitchen next door. Perhaps they've had to do it up to compete. Something of a locals pub (no bad thing) with a very nice pint of Pedigree on sale. Brakspears Oxford Gold was the other ale option (the Youngs Bitter having gone).
paul_d102 - 2 Dec 2018 19:44
Amazing staff rich the bar supper viser is amazing and a good laugh food was 5* will defo be returning much love and respect the hole bar and kitche staff keep up the good work. Xxx
Nightingale85 - 21 Nov 2013 21:05
if you can look past the decor (which is bad and need of serious re-decorating) the beer and food are very good and the staff very pleasant and friendly.

skippy13 - 8 Apr 2013 16:58
Brilliant hotel, superb rooms, friendly staff, great breakfast.
kathryntyne - 18 Oct 2010 09:42
Good beer, fast friendly service and good food.

The same group owns the Queen's Hotel in the Market Place and the Plough-on-the-Green by the Racecourse, but all round this is by far the best of the three.
Dan137 - 15 Aug 2009 09:07
Spent two weeks with a colleague staying here and we both agreed it's the nicest pub-hotel we've ever stayed at. Both aspects were being done to a high standard.

The pub is on the ground floor as one might expect. Friendly staff and plenty of equally friendly regulars. Ringwood ales and the usual lager/cider suspects as well as a well stocked spirit selection - for instance they had two single malts behind the counter. Decorated with victorian antiques and posters. There was a games room but it was never in use when we were there.

On the Inn side there are around ten rooms across the two floors above the pub. All were laid out differently due to it being an old building. Decorated to a high standard - certainly superior to all but the most overpriced of chains. There were duvets instead of dodgy blankets, and more pillows than my colleague or I knew what to do with. They were aware that being next to a main road might be too noisy for some, so earbuds were provided. Surprisingly good cooked breakfasts included in the rate, all of which were eaten with relish.

The rest: Plenty of parking, a popular quiz night on Tuesdays. Free wireless internet requires a free cloud login: was fast once logged in.

If you don't fancy eating here, there are some great restaurants nearby (Gurkha Chef, Art of Siam).

Wish there was a place like this in all towns I have to overnight in.
alext - 3 Aug 2009 17:52

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