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WinePress at the Donnington Valley

Oxford Road, Donnington, Newbury, RG14 3AG +44 1635246088

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  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire
  • WinePress at the Donnington Valley - Berkshire

Lovely afternoon tea very well presented. Waitress excellent very polite and helpful.

Dora Sells 09 August 2017
from Speen Newbury

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Awarded 2 AA Rosettes, The WinePress restaurant at Donnington Valley Hotel serves a diverse range of seasonal British cuisine complemented by over 400 wines by the glass. Amongst Berkshire’s green hills, Donnington Valley’s landscaped gardens are a delightful setting for al fresco dining, afternoon tea, or enjoying after-dinner cocktails.

At the heart of the kitchen is Head Chef Kevin Barrett. Having spent 4 years at Le Manoir aux Quat' Saisons under Raymond Blanc, Kevin has created some exciting seasonal menus. Dishes include mouth-watering venison with smoked potato, red cabbage and almond crumble, and Newlyn plaice with Devon crab and potato risotto. To finish you can enjoy bitter chocolate pave with salted almond caramel and clotted cream.

WinePress dining takes place in an informal, bright space with vaulted beams straddling the spacious balcony-lined dining room.

A country location not far from town, WinePress Restaurant at Donnington Valley Hotel is a 7-minute drive from Newbury Train Station.

WinePress at the Donnington Valley

Oxford Road, Donnington, Newbury, RG14 3AG

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Customer reviews for WinePress at the Donnington Valley

3.5 ((()* (based on 52 reviews)
75% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (28)
  • dinner (10)
  • value (8)
  • lunch (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • private dining (6)
  • views (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • breakfast (4)
  • business (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • trendy (2)
  • ((*** 11 January 2018 by Juanita Hunt from Newbury

    I was rather disappointed. The bread had bits of crusts on and were not very fresh. The scones were lovely, but then given another small one in the cake selection?
    The staff were pleasant but not very attentive at all. We were only asked once if we wanted a drink once our food came. Lots of staff, but lots of talking amongst themselves, not customers.

  • ((((* 16 October 2017 by Alan Pooles from Lambourn

    We only attended for Sunday afternoon tea which was fine, did just feel that a little more could be made of the "event", we chose Tea rather than a celebratory meal in the evening, quality was fine the Birthday greetings plate for my wife a nice thought, just felt with a little extra thought the Hotel could make more of Afternoon Tea than it did, not just for us but for all guests.

  • (**** 30 August 2017 by T A from Codmore Hill

    For unexplained reasons, the " Special tea " I had ordered for two was a real shambles, late, poor food with crumbling stale sandwiches, and numerous attempts by foreign staff to rectify poor and late service. The Hotel knows it did very badly; if I had'nt had other reasons for being there, I would have cancelled my booking and demanded my so-called ' Tea " was free'

  • ((*** 28 August 2017 by William Blake from Bexhill on sea

    We dined on 2 evenings and would point out the following which I also advised reception on checking out:
    The wine waiter Chris, would not open the wine at the table and instead opened it out of view and tasted the wine. Something we found very odd, his attitude was poor.
    We had to send back several meals either because they were wrong, not cooked or not what was asked for.
    The service was slow and we were not asked if everything was ok at any time despite the problems.
    The charging and supplements were very confusing and so when the bill arrived it was so vague it was not possible to be sure that we had been credited for the wrong or poorly cooked meals.

  • ((((( 9 August 2017 by Dora Sells from Speen Newbury

    Lovely afternoon tea very well presented. Waitress excellent very polite and helpful.

  • ((((* 5 August 2017 by Kathryn Lugg from Southampton

    This is a lovely locations. From first to last the staff were friendly, helpful and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble and the afternoon tea was Delicious. They were quite happy to wrap up what was left too so we could take it home. Would highly recommend this hotel.

  • ((((( 2 August 2017 by Pat Belcher from Didcot

    Had afternoon tea here. Everything was delicious, especially the scones

  • ((((* 31 July 2017 by Becky Brookes from Kingston upon Thames

    The room was lovely and light, well set out, our table was by the window. The food was lovely, quite quick from when we ordered to when we received our starters. A couple of my guests didn't like the beef, it was too pink for them, so maybe they could have been told that it was on the rare side, but overall the food was really nice. The Sea Bream was probably the best main dish. It was cooked to perfection, with a crispy skin. I think the White Chocolate Brulee was one of the stand out puddings. We did have to get up and ask for condiments, horseradish and more gravy, when the waiting staff didn't come back to us, but again overall the staff were friendly and polite.

  • ((((( 30 July 2017 by Laura Jones from Newbury

    Excellent staff. My booking hadn't been sent through to see the restaurant but the staff were very professional and sorted everything out for me. Service was outstanding, well presented and well mannered staff and a very quick service. The resultant itself was nice and afternoon tea was delicious!

  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Zara Rosewarne from Newbury

    The afternoon tea was lovely and very reasonably priced - I was expecting to pay more. The scones and petit fours were pefect and so well made, and there was plenty of clotted cream and jam for us to use without having to ask for more. My personal favourite was the lemon curd pastry that they made.

    The tea and the coffee were perfect too, not over brewed, not cold, and plenty of it. My son would recommend the sparkling apple fruit juice they have, he absolutely loved it, and it was really thirst quenching on a hot day.

    The only thing i would say is that the finger sandwiches could have had a bit more taste, but the bread they were in was lovely and they were still enjoyable.

    The service was attentive without being pushy, everything arrived quickly, and after a check back that everything was ok we were left to enjoy the food and the afternoon. There was no rush to get us out ready for the next people or anything like that, so we were able to enjoy our afternoon tea at a leisurely pace.

    I would definitely recommend this hotel for both service and food.

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