The Halfway Inn


  • Bath Road
  • Hungerford
  • Berkshire
  • RG20 8NR


  • 01488 608 115
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About us

The Award Winning Halfway Inn restaurant is situated on the A4, between Newbury and Hungerford in West Berks, providing a fantastic atmosphere, friendly service and fabulous fresh food.

Whether you just want somewhere to stop for a bite of lunch, a quick coffee or even a delicious three course meal, the Halfway Inn’s attentive and welcoming team will make sure your time there is enjoyable and memorable.


James and Magda

James Callery and his wife Magda have been at the Halfway Inn since January 2010. With Magda’s eye for design, colour and detail she has created a beautiful and fitting homely environment in which to enjoy the freshly cooked food from James’s kitchen. Using fresh ingredients, wherever possible locally produced, James pushes the boundaries of his culinary passion in pursuit of individuality and excellence.

Award winning

The Hall and Woodhouse Best Food Pub award acknowledged James and his team’s specialism in combining great flavours to produce traditional dishes with their own distinct interpretation.

The Halfway Inn is a popular and successful restaurant so it is advisable to book early if you want your visit to be at peak times in the latter part of the week. Weekdays the restaurant is as enjoyable as at any other time and the menu and welcome is the same.

The Halfway Inn will soon be opening on Sunday evenings too.

Events and occasions

In the warmer months there is an impressive terrace garden for alfresco dining, events and even weddings. If there is an occasion you would like to mark at the Halfway Inn James, Magda and their team will always work with you to accommodate and create your own exclusive experience – be it a birthday dinner for a few or a wedding celebration for many.

From the visitor's book

"Stylish, comfortable yet quirky decor surrounds you and wraps you in a cosy hug. Lulling live piano music sets a sensual ambience, Fabulous, fresh, hot and tasty food, presented to you by the staff, and a personal visit from head chef and joint owner James. Overall a fantastic meal and experience, I will be back again in the New Year!"

Lorraine Goddard

"Outstanding food, staff and setting. Great night! We will be back soon!"

Liz Mabbatt

"Fantastic food with equally fantastic owners ! If you haven't already been ... It's a must !"

Richard Sanderson

Christmas Party Menu

Pre-Christmas Menu 2015


  • Homemade soup of the day
  • Classic gravlax on a salad of pickled fennel & pea shoots
  • Classic smooth chicken liver parfait with onion marmalade and brioche
  • Wild mushroom risotto balls with a gorgonzola dipping sauce


  • Pressed beef blade, pan roasted in butter and served with gratin potatoes & pickled carrots
  • Stuffed Poussin, chestnut & haggis stuffing, smoked pomme puree & sautéed cabbage Red snapper fillet on a bed of chilli, walnut sprouts &new potatoes with salsa Verdi
  • Roasted pumpkin & goat’s cheese parcel, sautéed potatoes with truffle cabbage


  • White chocolate, hazelnut and cranberry iced parfait
  • Chocolate tian of white, dark & milk chocolate mousse
  • Christmas pudding with brandy cream
  • Selection of French and English cheeses with onion marmalade and spiced walnuts

Coffee and mince pies

£29.95 per person

Christmas Day Menu

Christmas Day Menu 2015

Lobster bisque with sea food tortellini

(Vegetarian option beetroot soup with horseradish cream)

Classic beef carpaccio with mustard fruits, parmesan and capers

Soused herring with beetroot and fennel salsa

Roasted pumpkin risotto with goats cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds

Lemon grass and mint sorbet with blood orange jelly

Roast fore rib of beef with Yorkshire pudding and devils on horse back

Roast turkey, with homemade cranberry sauce and pigs in blankest (Both roasts are served with roast potatoes, carrots parsnips, Brussel sprouts and cauliflower cheese and red wine jus.)

Pan roasted sea bass on a bed of kale tossed with chestnuts and fresh chilli

Duo of parcels, spinach ricotta and wild mushroom and chestnut on kale and roasted root vegetables.

Classic flaming Christmas pudding with brandy cream

Christmas sherry trifle, extra sherry and lots of fresh fruits in jelly, homemade custard and vanilla cream

Dark rich chocolate fondant with carrot and caramel ice cream

Platter of English and French cheeses with oat cakes and homemade chutney and spiced walnuts.

Coffee served with a selection of petit fours and mince pies

All of the above for a cost of £75.00 per person

Children under 16 charged at £35.00 per child

Under 10’s charged at £20.00 per youngster

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