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The Catherine Wheel

35 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DB, England
+44 1635 569897
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Finally! A pub that stands out from the crowd!

This pub has been transformed and the clever addition of the gin bar is inspired, making it unique... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah C
Newbury, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good beer, good pies (but they're not home-made).

This is a very old pub that was modernised a few years ago. It's a pleasant place to drink good... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Reading, United Kingdom
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“pies” (13 reviews)
“real ale” (3 reviews)
“gin bar” (2 reviews)
35 Cheap Street, Newbury RG14 5DB, England
+44 1635 569897
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has been transformed and the clever addition of the gin bar is inspired, making it unique among the extensive collection of pubs in Newbury. It doesn’t just have a well-stocked gin bar, it has a very knowledgeable barman who works with you to...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This is a very old pub that was modernised a few years ago. It's a pleasant place to drink good reasonably-priced ales (often from fairly local breweries). Pies are good, but they're from Pieminister, so you can't really credit the pub for that. Staff mostly...More

Thank mildaledrinker
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Husband loved his "proper" pie with cauliflower cheese. Ordering a cheese ploughman's for me, we were warned that they were out of leaves, but as this photo should show (if it uploads) they compensated by giving me my own weight in bread and cheese. A...More

Thank hammarskjold
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch, wonderful service, food was good but not amazing, all in all a lovely lunch!

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

How many different gins can one place have? Amazing gin bar....great guy out there serving and advising on gin. Rhubarb and custard gin was to die for. The gin bar is outside in their covered courtyard. Great buzzy bar, whole mix of age ranges. The...More

Thank BerkshireDolly
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Popped in here on one of my visits to Newbury, i remember years ago this place was a bit of a dive, but those days are long gone . First thing you notice is how helpfull and friendly the staff are, im not a real...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was so excited to find the Catherine Wheel open. I had visited Newbury over 50 years ago ( Gosh over half a century ago!!!!) I stayed in the Catherine Wheel with my parents. I guess the place had registered in my child brain because...More

Thank Jenny D
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

At last a place with a fab selection of beers/ales/cider and a nice wine list. Now imagine this with fab serving staff who know there stuff, relaxed atmosphere and then WOW amazing menu of pies for all tastes and out of this world sides. Amazing,...More

Thank R_J_Newbury
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Called in for a sneaky pint on my way home from a trip to London. This is a lovely real ale pub. There is a great selection of local ales. The decoration is really nice inside. They do an excellent selection of pies to eat...More

Thank Matt C
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Loved it. No pretentious attitudes, love the open fire, decent atmospheric pub without the pretence of people trying to make a statement. Can't wait to eat the pies 😊

Thank Steve D
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