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Even though this pub is just a stones throw from the A34 and only a couple of miles outside Newbury,this pub has great beer(Butts), stream flowing by, nearby Watermill theatre and believe it or not a quiet rural spec.From here it's only a short walk to Donnington castle and yet another pub!! Unfortunately it got new owners and it was goodbye good food, hello egg and chips, good bye sexy barstaff and good bye from me!...Don't know how long they would last though

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Pete and I did a tour of the local pubs summer 2002
The Blackbird was the starting and finishing point
The sexy barstaff kept me going back
Enjoying a pint with a guy called Rob who I used to work with at the AA
click on one of the fine pub pages
The Old BootThe BullThe PloughThe Red LionThe Cricketers
The BlackboyThe WhitehorseThe Pot KilnThe BlackbirdThe Ibex
The Crazy BearThe Fox and HoundsHomepage