World's End, Beedon, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8SD
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Monday - Thursday: Noon - 3pm 'ish/ 6pm - 10pm 'ish
Friday & Saturday: Noon - 9pm 'ish
16 Charnham Street, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 0ES
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5 reviews of The Coach in English
Four of us cycled and arrived shortly before last orders, varied and
appetising menus including set 2 or 3 course lunch which was very
reasonably priced. All had an excellent meal. The tasting pudding to
share couldn`t be faulted.
Attentive and helpful staff and comfortable surroundings.
We will make a point of going back.
I visited this pub in early Feb with my family, there were 16 of us and we had booked for my cousins birthday. The staff were very accomadating and friendly, we sat in the restaurant area but as we were a bit early we had a drink in the bar first which was had a lovely sunday afternoon atmosphere!! We all thought the food was outstanding and very good value for the standard we all had. Since this time, I have eaten and drank at the coach a few times, every time being just as good as the first, with the last time I went there on a Sunday night, there was a Quiz which we all thoroughly enjoyed, within the price for the quiz, we got homemade pizzas and chips at half time. Yum!
I would recommend this pub/restaurant to any families and couples and I am looking forward to trying out their beer garden now it is getting warmer!!
The previous correspondent makes some interesting comments regarding "The Coach", previously "The Coach & Horses", and before then "The Horse & Jockey". (Poor pub has lost first its jockey and now the horse, too!) The £3.20 per pint beer (actually GoB is £3.15, but the criticism is basically justified) is too expensive, but it is well-kept and prices in that range are regrettably not just London territory. The sandwiches (actually £5.95) are freshly-made and come with a bowl of excellent chips, making them perhaps not such bad value. The general prices for the food are not cheap; but it's not hideously over- or disproportionaly-priced; and there are numerous special offers, too.
I can understand why this might be seen as a "Yuppie Pub" by some, particularly if one studies the range of cars outside (!) but in fact it's very genuine and is frequented by locals from all walks of life as well as some who have travelled from further afield. The staff is young, but to level that as a critisism is rather peculiar; it's experience and attitude that matter, and on that front all the members of staff are hard to fault.
The pub will survive in "that backwater" for as long as they continue to do well and to serve their customers with care and consideration; and for as long as the pub is busy with paying customers -- which it most certainly is at this time.
My advice would be not to judge too fast, and to return, try the food before judging value for money, talk to the others there, and get a better feel for the place. For initial impressions can be decieving.
I got a shock! I had not been in the former Coach and Horses since it was a typical village local, with Public and Lounge bars, and a menu specialising in curries! The new Coach has been greatly changed inside to 'Contemporary comfortable' decor, and fancies itself as a restaurant/hostelry for the yuppie class. This is clear from the prices it charges - beer at £3.20/pint, crisps at 90p/packet (organic and tasteless), and sandwiches starting at £4.95! Thank God I never got to see the restaurant prices - I might have had heart failure. There is an uninteresting selection of real ales: Greene King IPA, Morlands Speckled Hen, and West Berks Good Old Boy (which I tried, and was of very indifferent quality). While I was in there a woman came in and complained about the fish and chip meal they had there last time - "all wet and soggy". Could the staff assure her that it would be better this time? The staff - all three of them, I estimate, in their twenties - seemed quite unconcerned, but eventually responded to her attempts for reassurance by rather unconvincingly agreeing with her that yes, it would be better, which is obviously what she wanted to hear. Why she came back to that place astonishes me! And how long they expect to survive in that backwater serving inferior food and beer at central London prices is also a conundrum.
Just opened, Saturday 24th October (2009) - still has that fresh look, like a new Christmas toy - but with the new owners' obvious attention to detail, surely this will be for life and not just for Christmas.
Original and interesting decor, mix of bar stools and high tables, lounge tables and comfy chairs and even a window bench, the lounge area is 'smart-casual', sharp, stylish and swanky.
Nice out door area for those naughty smokers or for those wanting healthy option alfresco (ironic these types share the same space in our modern times).
The bar menu has variety, is original and the food is tasty, very well presented and good value.
There is a full dining menu too, in a separate dining room if wanted.
Plenty of ales, lagers and wines to choose from to wash it all down.
Welcoming and attentive service.
This is not your traditional local, no arrows flying here, but a warm and friendly, sophisticated atmosphere.
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