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Purple Lounge, Newbury - pub details

Previously called: The Bricklayers

Purple Lounge
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Address: 137 Bartholomew Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5HB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28054) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Newbury (0.2 miles), Newbury Racecourse (0.6 miles), Thatcham (3.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.8/10 (rated by 11 users)
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This place is now called the Newbury. It had obviously been busy during the day yesterday, as there were glasses strewn everywhere. There is a bar area to the left as you enter and a larger dining area to the right. The clientele appeared to be mainly local office workers, many of whom had obviously had a few too many. Ales on were Ramsbury Gold & Bitter, Greene King The Newbury Best Bitter, Upham Punter & Timothy Taylor Landlord.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Dec 2016 19:41
Correction. Guinness is 4.20 a pint. I've now tried the food which is very good. I'd try this place, particularly if you're in Newbury on business or trying to impress your date. It's got more class than any other 2 boozers in the town centre combined.
Dan137 - 29 Jul 2012 14:26
The Purple Lounge is no more. It had an appaling reputation as a result of the purple paint fiasco and basically punters voted with their feet.

Now re-opened as "The Newbury" (there's original for you!) it's a smart up-market aiming place with an emphasis on food - but not so much that you'd call it a gastropub.

Beer on pump is Doom Bar and Otter Bitter (nice to see Otter in town again) and the service is good and friendly.

Now the downside. It ain't cheap. Guinness was 4.40 a pint (ouch!) and bitters in proportion. Still it is a very noce pub and, for once, I don't mind paying over the odds for a pleasant place to drink. The guv'nor of the Lock Stock & Barrel could get a few lessons from this place.
Dan137 - 20 Jul 2012 21:03
Anything positive I could say about this place went out the door when the Polish people who now own it decided to pain the facade purple- despite it being a grade 2 listed building.

Soo good you can't see through the windows as to what is happening inside- probably because it's empty.
pirate400 - 21 Mar 2011 16:01
Got to agree with Chelsea _ Greg,went in there back in november with a mate ,backs to the wall quick drink then scarper!!!
whippet123 - 21 Dec 2010 16:56

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