• Donnington Grove

Popular Local Pub Re-opens

The Castle Pub, Oxford Road, Newbury, has re-opened after being closed since February 2017. Ideally located for residents of Donnington, Speen and Shaw and just a stone’s throw from the town centre, The Castle looks set to become a firm favourite with both locals and tourists.

The refurbished interior creates an ambience that is light and airy during the day, and cosy and welcoming at night, with three distinct areas providing a choice of seating for drinkers and diners. The menu includes a tempting range of “small dishes” as well as lots of choice for classic main courses and tempting desserts. The Castle serves breakfast from 7:30 every day and offers a delicious homemade afternoon tea. A reasonably-priced Christmas party menu and 3-course Christmas Day lunch are also available.

The team behind the reinvention of this popular local have a wealth of experience, having built their reputation with their other Newbury pub, The Red House at Marsh Benham.

“We love great British food and the great British pub, so we are thrilled to bring The Castle back to life and make it the heart of the local community.” says Chef Patron Laurent Lebeau. ‘It’s a great pub and the locals have missed it. Everyone's been incredibly encouraging – we’ve been quite overwhelmed.

We are looking forward to welcoming all our new neighbours.’ Local MP Richard Benyon was delighted to hear about the re-opening. ‘I am always keen to support local pubs and have backed campaigns to keep as many of them open as possible. It’s really good news to see The Castle opening its doors again and I wish the team all the very best for the future.’

To mark the opening, local singer Sophy McGivern will be accompanying Sunday lunch with live music on December 10th, and the pub plans to host quizzes, open-mic nights and theme nights from January.