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Hog's Head, Newbury - pub details

Address: 1 - 3 Wharf Street, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5AN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13355) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Newbury (0.3 miles), Newbury Racecourse (0.5 miles), Thatcham (3.6 miles)

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This place is now a Slug & Lettuce. I don't think I've ever been in a decent pub from this chain. The one in Leicester is probably closest to average. This branch has no real ales at all. The keg selection was Peroni, Thatchers Gold, Guinness, Amstel, Estrella Damm, Hop House 13 Lager, Rekorderlig Strawberry & Lime, Westons Mortimers Orchard, Meantime London Pale & Heineken. At £5.10 a pint, I wasn't about to stick around for a session. The gents toilets were one of the worst I've ever seen. You had to literally wade through whatever was on the floor to do your business. The barman that had served me had just come out of there when I entered. I'm surprised he hadn't closed them until they were cleaned. Appalling.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Dec 2016 19:47
Not many people in but a queue to get served - might be acceptable if you are eating here (is the food that good?) but not for someone who wants apinton a hot day - couldn't be bothered and went elsewhere.
Snarling_Mallard - 16 Jul 2013 18:31
just been for the weekend at the races, pub was ok but was disgusted, and i mean disgusted at the state of the toilets,for the amount of money that gets spent behind the bar the manager really needs to get their act together as wont go there again until its sorted ,in fact i am going to report it as its so bad!!!!
mattyboy42 - 18 Sep 2011 18:26
From the signange this venue looks like it caters for the football/lager crowd but inside it is a smart looking pub. Surprised and pleased to see West Berkshire beers on tap and my pint was very good. Staff were pleasant enough although they need better training and some decent management. Food is mediocre but a nice canal-side location and would go again if only for the beer.
mark1631 - 29 Jun 2011 09:08
I enjoyed a nice pint of West Berkshire brewery's "Good Old Boy" for 1.95 a pint (Monday lunchtime). A couple of pleasant young ladies behind the bar; nice views over the canal; TV screens for sport and music (only one had the sound on). Food available most times of the days with special offers (a lot of pubs these days seem to be doing the Wetherspoons thing - cheap beer and food in huge pubs).
Anyway the Hogs Head (used to be The Hogshead!!!) is worth a visit but when the new Wetherspoons opens next door (The Hatchet Inn) we will see what the competition brings!!
mcroyal - 21 Jun 2011 09:55

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