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The Halfway Inn reopens doors to customers





A country pub has reopened.

The Halfway Inn, on the A4 between Newbury and Hungerford, recently reopened to customers under new management after closing its doors in October.

Head Chef, Gary Lavish, and new owners Richard Popplewell and Rachel Cook
Head Chef, Gary Lavish, and new owners Richard Popplewell and Rachel Cook

Running the dog-friendly, 18th-century pub – built on the site of a former toll house – is Rachel Cook, from Thatcham, and Richard Popplewell, previously a general manager at the Mercure Newbury West Grange Hotel in Midgham.

The Halfway Inn
The Halfway Inn

After its first week of opening, staff posted online: “We couldn't do it without your support and we can't thank you enough for choosing us.

The Halfway Inn, by the A4
The Halfway Inn, by the A4

“You are the heartbeat of our establishment and each interaction on social media, each booking, recommendation and review makes a significant positive impact on our business.

New owners Richard Popplewell, Rachel Cook and Head Chef, Gary Lavish
New owners Richard Popplewell, Rachel Cook and Head Chef, Gary Lavish

“We are hopeful with the love and support we are receiving that The Halfway Inn will be a great success.”

Bar service times are 11.30am till 10pm; lunch service from noon till 2.30pm; and dinner service from 5pm till 8.30pm.



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