The Blackbird

Bagnor , Newbury , United Kingdom, RG20 8AQ
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Opening Information

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 2.30pm | 7pm - 9pm
Sunday: 12pm - 3pm

Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Car Parking
  • Bar

About The Blackbird

The Blackbird is a small restaurant awarded one Michelin Star, situated in the beautiful hamlet of Bagnor in west Berkshire. The Blackbird was built in the 1950s to replace a previous thatched pub that burned down, although the building has been an inn since the 17th century. Chef/Owner Dom Robinson took the Blackbird over in 2017 and has been awarded a Michelin Star in 2018. The menu is classically French based but also draws on other international cuisines and makes use of the best of local produce and also ingredients from further afield.'


You can book online for tables up to 4 people maximum, for tables of 5 or more, please call the restaurant on 0163540005 or email [email protected]


*Please note that we are not able to cater for any serious food allergies & restrictions due to our intimate kitchen size and the risk of cross contamination.

Cuisine: British, Fine Dining, French
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Top class food, superb value, excellent & friendly staff, can't wait to return.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Top food. Top service. Not my type of interiors but I have been told the building is something like 200 years old and it has its charm and quirkiness.

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Really enjoyed our visit. Tasting menu was superb. Friendly atmosphere. The interiors Is rather quirky I love the the concrete floor its been repaired over the years but you can see the decades in it!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 January 2020

From the outside you might be expecting a simple pub lunch but the food served here is more then worthy of its Michelin star. I have to say we found every aspect of our meal most enjoyable. The food was delicious. The service was spot on. Relaxed but precise. Overall perfect.

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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Gin and tonic without garnish, warm wine flight, poor information about the food. Over charged (this was rectified with ease) happy to discuss but very disappointing

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Hi Nicola, I'm very sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us. I'm sure it's of little consolation but we had some issues which were out of our control on Friday which meant we had to rely on staff who weren't adequately trained to serve more customers than we usually have at one time slot. We'd like to try and make amends, perhaps you could email me directly on [email protected] Best regards Dom

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Excellent experience and very friendly service. They may have been less staff than normal (as it was quiet for a Saturday lunchtime) so I wouldn't say it was a completely smooth experience. But still excellent and would still recommend.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 January 2019

We had a fantastic meal and really enjoyed the food.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

Really good food. Tasty and prepared with flair (some unusual dishes on the menu). All beautifully presented. I'd definitely go back.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Newbury is very lucky to have such an excellent restaurant nearby. The staff are very attentive, with a good knowledge of the wine list, and put us at ease. The atmosphere is relaxed. However, there was a fairly considerable wait for the main course to arrive.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Absolutely beautiful food, quirky setting and great service. If the fire had been lit, it would have been perfect!

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Excellent lunch for 7 ... would highly recommend a visit!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

A wonderful Sunday lunch. Service and food was perfect. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Uncomfortable chairs! Lovely food. Haphazard service.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Food just perfect

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

We loved the welcome from everyone. The atmosphere was welcoming and very true to the character of the pub! The food was divine- a very memorable and enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 November 2018

Delightful, delicious food served with warmth in a cosy atmosphere!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

We had an excellent meal at the Blackbird. All of the food was superb. We also thought the fixed lunch menu was great value. The staff too were very welcoming, friendly and informative. It was very quiet being a Wednesday lunchtime - but that was fine by us. We’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Excellent food and very friendly service.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 October 2018

Food was excellent and a great varied menu. Definately a lovely place to visit for a special occasion, as it is a little expensive but well worth it.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Food was excellent. Service wasn’t up to standard, welcome was far from warm. Had to chase up waiting staff on everything.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 October 2018

Very good - thank you

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Fantastic food and service

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Visited On Sunday, 19 August 2018

A pub we haven't visited for 15 years so it was a speculative booking but it didn't disappoint. Interesting menu choices but they were all excellent. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Thank you for providing an enjoyable meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 June 2018

Lovely Sunday lunch. Thank you. Liked the family dining style of serving the veg.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 June 2018

Great food and service as always. Lovely evening thank you.

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