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The Catherine Wheel, Newbury - pub details

Address: 35 Cheap Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5DB [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Newbury (0.2 miles), Newbury Racecourse (0.5 miles), Thatcham (3.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 8 users)
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Reasonable enough town pub with a few ales on plus a fridge with a varied bottle selection. had the West berks Good Old Boy (a nice clear pint unlike the unadulterated filth masquerading as said same beer from the Scotch Stores at Kings Cross).
Snarling_Mallard - 10 Feb 2019 00:53
I hadn't planned on coming here. But I was drawn by a mention of the place in the local CAMRA magazine, where it mentioned that there were 12 ciders. There were a fair few ciders polycasks and boxes behind the bar. But only 2 had any cider in them - Westons Hand Brake & Orchard Pig Philosopher. The ale range was better - Loddon Hullabaloo, Hook Norton Hooky, West Berkshire Good Old Boy, Binghams The Warmer & Wild Weather Hubcap Halo. The place was fairly packed and it was lively. So despite the false hope for ciders, it's clearly a popular place and one to look out for.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Dec 2016 19:58
As a previous reviewer indicated, this used to be a very uncomfortable pub to visit (for various reasons). What a difference! Smart and clean, friendly guv'nor, and with 9 real ales (mainly from local and/or independant breweries), 5 still ciders - it's a pub "crawl" all on its own! Huge selection of pies with good choice of accompaniments but be warned, the "Spicy Slaw" IS spicy!! Having totally transformed this pub, I hope it's a great success for you, Warwick.
ecksact - 2 Oct 2015 15:25
Amazing selection not only of draft ales but also of bottles from all over Europe. Wonderful food too (and not expensive) - mainly pies. Delicious. The food service is a bit slow, requiring you to order an extra round of drinks, but maybe that's the intention?!
Trev - 8 Aug 2015 10:24
This used to be a dark and dingy and slightly disreputable boozer in the Market Place. In the last year it has been transformed into a smart modern real ale pub. At least 5 real ales were on handpump including Green Bullet and TBA from the Sherfield brewery. I started with a pint of the latter but it was too earthy for my taste, so I moved on to the Roundhead bitter from the local Two Cocks brewery which was excellent. Friendly landlord and a nice mixed clientele. This pub is a must for any real ale tour of the town.
Number11 - 21 Mar 2015 22:40

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