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  • The following reviews contain errors. The Tap is now The Monument. (but still frequented by those with low or poor self-esteem)and seems to have permanent numbers of size 14-16 women smoking and trying to dance on the pavement outside. The Pig and Paper is gone. Bar Cuba is gone. Replaced by Avenue, but by the time you read this it's probably gone again. Gordons has gone. Uncle Henrys has burnt to the ground. Chicago Rock has gone. The Hatchet is closed Cafe Parisa has gone. The Clock Tower remains shut.
  • The Tap...what can you say? Boozers, losers, smokers, tokers, pokers, half-wits, fvck-wits, numb-nuts and looney tunes, all gather there.
  • The Pig and Paper offers it's very own comprehensive cocktail list, premium wines and a wide choice of draught beers as well as our "gastronomic menu" where we are commited to using quality local ingredients sourced from local suppliers where ever possible then prepared here on site.
  • There are loads of pubs in the town centre. It's normally pretty busy on a Fri / Sat night so if you want a quiet drink it's probably best to drink in some of the country pubs on the outskirts of the town. The Narrowboat is nice, it's under new management and has a vast menu of tasty food. In the town centre, the Hogs Head, Gordons, Lock Stock and Barrel (LSB) and Bar Cuba are probably the best pub. The Bricklayers (previously Rat and Parrot) has gone a bit down hill in the last few years.
  • Uncle Henry's is great because its not the usual old saggy men and their wives. Usually a young crowd of alternative people. decent music and great atmoshpere. Tap 'n Spille is also good... hehe they have a jukebox but its linked to the net so u can get any song you like. They have a rock night once a month (saturday) ...and also an rnb night and ..meh stuff like that..
  • plough on the green is a superb pub..not too far from town and really cosy
  • The Lock Stock and Barrel is over 21s only, but I'm not convinced they stick to it. Nice views of the canal, and a decent selection of beers. The Hogshead is another good pub with a lot of space (maybe not Friday/Saturday night).
  • Tap n Spile (a.k.a. The Monument)
  • the Canal bar, right next to, you guessed it, the canal! Hogs Head next door, not as good, can never get to the bar (takes about an hour)
  • The Bowler's Arms, Enborne Street, Wash Common. Unique popular community pub in the beautiful Falkland Cricket ground. Range of well kept cask ales (Cask Marque award) and serves good value traditional pub food. Non smoking restaurant.
  • Bar Cuba (tiny place, great atmosphere, good food) Last Chance Saloon (good food, promotions, excellent music on Fridays) Slug & Lettuce (not cheap!) Bricklayers (used to be Rat & Parrot) Hatchet (once one of the towns busiest fresh faced pub, now usually dead!!) Waggon & Horses (& The Canal Bar) Hogs Head Chicagos Catherine Wheel Uncle Henrys
  • Uncle henrys is a grungy pub down a grungy allyway, moshers/goth teenagers welcome!!
  • Lock stock and barrell but be careful which night you go in big boy
  • Wellington Arms has to be the smallest pub in Newbury & changes hands most often. Less claustraphobic are The Starting Gate @ Speen, & The Hogs Head in the Market Place
  • I like Bar Cuba - all the pubs in Newbury are far too expensive.
  • Hogshead doesn't get too crowded. Cafe Parisa is trendy-ish pub/bar on Northbrook Street.
  • tap and spiel is the'alternative'hangout. hippys ,bikers,tree protesters mixed with everyday locals
  • For that down at heal atmosphere, it has to be capital of the City - The Wellington Arms. Cheap beer, 70's decor.
  • The Hatchet, Rat & Parrat, Hog Heads and Chicagoo Rock are the only decent ones, Most are totally Packed ona Fri/Sat night,

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Last updated: 2010-04-22

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