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Cow and Cask, Newbury - pub details

Address: 1 Inchs Yard, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5DP [map] [gmap]

Nearest train stations Newbury (0.2 miles), Newbury Racecourse (0.5 miles), Thatcham (3.7 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 5 users)
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user reviews of Cow and Cask, Newbury

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I was back in Newbury last night and the Cow & Cask was my first stop. It's easily the town's best pub in my opinion. It's a typical micropub, located in what was presumably a shop previously. There is no music, TV or fruit machines. Conversation is encouraged. Ales are served on stillage behind the bar, with 2 boxes of cider on the bar itself. The 4 ales on during my visit were Andwell Porter, Arkells Sir Noel, Hermitage Frost Bite & Indigenous Double Wharp. Ciders were Lilleys Strawberry Cider & Tutts Clump Berkshire Diamond. The landlord is fairly friendly and joins in the conversation. A CAMRA discount of 10p per half or 20p per pint is offered. All 4 halves I sampled were in good condition. The blackboard records how many ales have been served since the place opened. It currently reads 299 and locals were looking forward to the 300th cask, which should be on tomorrow. Well worth a visit and not too far to walk from the station. Note it is closed on Sunday and Monday.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Dec 2016 19:37
Small convivial micropub with a welcoming landlord. Unfortunately on my visit only 3 very dull best bitter type beers were on offer and served at too high a temp. From a micropub I do expect a more interesting and varied choice of beer and for them to be served at the correct temp.Maybe I was just unlucky.
baxterfish - 29 Aug 2016 12:38
Wonderful friendly pub. The landlord chatted and even stayed on beyond his normal finishing time (2 PM) to continue doing so. Great range of ales, well kept.
Trev - 8 Aug 2015 10:28

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