The Halfway Inn
The Halfway Inn
Situated in the heart of West Berkshire on the Bath Road, Halfway is given its name as it is halfway between Bristol and London on the historic coaching route between the two major cities.
The Halfway Inn dates back to the 1800’s as a historic coaching inn where the horses were given a well-deserved rest during their long journey. No doubt the coach masters may have had a drink or two at the same time!
History has it that the pub may have had a number of names before it ended up as The Halfway Inn. The Old Green Man is amongst the names given and there may be some reference to him today in the pub.
Halfway is just four miles from the market town of Newbury. Hungerford and its plethora of antiquities is just five miles away and the beautiful town of Marlborough is a further eight miles to the west.
To this day, the pub sits near the heart of The Valley of The Racehorse and nestled neatly between Lambourn and Newbury. So, it is with no surprise that our logo and brand reflects that of a horse.
The pub is independently owned and run by Nick & Jo Moreton, who have lived locally for 25 years and both have a proven track record in hospitality. Nick, Jo and their team want you to experience nothing more than that of a simple goal... great food and drink, served by great people!
There are comfy sofa-like chairs in the bar area along with bar snacks served alongside their own Halfway ale and lager. Premuim brand lagers are also available with draught cider and Guinness.
The Halfway Inn has also created it's unique blend of coffee that offers a smooth, rich and great tasting coffee to complement the other high quality products on offer.
In the summer months there is a large patio and garden area, where a special outside menu will be on offer during certain days. Grilled meats, shawarmas and exquisite salads will be on offer along with gourmet pizzas cooked in the outdoor wood-fired oven.
The team are also on-hand to talk about any 'Private Function' you may have in mind such as a birthday or anniversary.
They are a dog-friendly pub that allow diners and their pooches to eat in the bar lounge and Saddle Room. They have some comfortable beds for your best friend and some treats as long as they are good ... When booking please notify them if you are bringing your pooch so they can allocate your table in the right area.
Treat someone with their gift vouchers.
Offering the perfect present - from relaxing brunches, to romantic dinners for two, family Sunday Roasts to cosy pubs drinks - they have it covered. Speak to a member of the team to purchase a Gift Voucher.
Head Chef, Clarke Oldfield and his team look to bring you some amazing dishes with some pub classics served with flair. You may also see some unusual dishes from around the world.
Vision, Ethos & Sustainability
Their vision is simple. Great, honest, local food and drink served by great people.
They will use locally sourced food where possible. They will (spring/summer 2021) also grow their own produce by having their own garden for herbs, vegetables and fruit.
They serve the pub classics, but also want to produce some amazing dishes from around the world. They also want to bring you some great seafood and game. In the Summer of 2021, they will open their outdoor kitchen and Pizza Oven where they will hold ‘Pizza & Bubbles’ events with freshly made gourmet pizzas, served with Champagne along with some live music.
They also make most of their own products and bake their own bread and pastries.
Simply put, we want to be as self-sufficient and sustainable as we can.
We are a dog-friendly pub that allow diners and their pooches to eat in the bar lounge and Saddle Room. We have some comfortable beds for your best friend and some treats as long as they are good ... When booking please notify us if you are bringing your pooch so we can allocate your table in the right area.
The venue is a very old and quirky building that makes wheelchair/disabled access extremely limited. Whilst access can be obtained through the restaurant via our patio, this is gravel and can add to the challenge, but it is possible. The toilets are accessed through changes of levels and tight corridors and would be extremely difficult to access. There are plans to refurbish the entire venue within the next couple of years and we will ensure this is addressed during this phase. If you have any concerns or questions, please speak to us before your planned visit.
- The Halfway House