County, IG6 1BE

The County was a decent pub not too far from Newbury Park Station. As of spring 2011, Pubs Galore reports that it is closed and boarded up.

The information below is retained for people who want to know what it used to be like.

A decent pub not too far from Newbury Park Station.

This pub shows signs of having been refurbished in a more modern style, with bare wooden floors, chocolate-brown walls and ceiling, and a number of large leatherette couches with low tables, arrayed over several levels. However, it remains friendly, with a smattering of locals watching football on a large screen TV on Ewan's Saturday afternoon visit in November 2009, and a similar number in at 3pm on the Thursday afternoon of Kake's March 2010 visit (though this time the TV was showing Sky News at a slightly-too-loud sound level).

There are three handpulls for ale. Only Spitfire was available on our November 2009 visit, though it was perfectly fine. In March 2010 there were two on; Ruddles County (£1.45/half) and Greene King IPA. There's also the standard range of draught lagers as well as a few premium ones.

A room off to the side has a few more couches and a pool table. There's also a few picnic tables out the front of the pub.

As of March 2010, food is served noon-9pm. It's a fairly standard pub menu (though it doesn't appear to be a corporate one, given the absence of small-print disclaimers), with mains priced around £7. They also do a £5 meal deal noon-5pm Mon-Sat; a bowl of "home-made soup of the day", a sandwich on crusty bloomer (seven filling choices including two vegetarian), and half a pint of pop.

Signs seen in March 2010 advertised a quiz night on Thursdays from 8pm, karaoke every Friday evening, and jazz every Sunday evening.

Accessibility: Three steps up to get in, and two more to get to the ladies'. There may be a side entrance with fewer or even no steps, though; not sure.

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Last visited by Kake, 11 March 2010.

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