Welcome to The Starting Gate A Local Pub Like No Other


Join us for the huge rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua, live on Saturday 20th August!

It promises to be a fantastic night of boxing, with Joshua looking to regain the WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles after his unanimous decision defeat to the Ukrainian last year.

We’ll be showing every minute of the entire card on our giant screens from 6pm, live and in HD – so what are you waiting for?

Our bar is well stocked with a great range of world beers, shots, bombs and cocktails; perfect for enjoying as the action unfolds!

We’ll see you ringside for the Rage on the Red Sea!

Welcome to The Starting Gate

The hub of the local community, The Starting Gate sits in the heart of Newbury. The perfect place to grab a pint with mates or get the whole family together.

With a great range of beers, ciders & refreshing gins amongst the action at the bar, and hearty pub classics on the menu, we look forward to welcoming you.

We’re also the best host for your sporting session, with an atmosphere to rival any match day and the go-to for late night entertainment! Not to forget our regular live music nights!

sports bar


Whether you’re wanting to watch the Football, Rugby, Horse Racing, Darts or Boxing; you can experience them all in HD on Sky Sports and BT Sport!

We think ourselves as experts in providing the second-best seat to the real thing, so if you can't be there, be here to watch the action unfold!


Good, honest pub food. Everything you’d expect from a proper local pub. We've got all the classics, tasty light bites and dirty burgers galore!


Our bar is kitted out with an amazing range of drinks! From world lagers to craft beers, gins to rums, ciders to wines – there’s something for everyone. Oh, and if you're feeling like you're in party mode, we've got a great selection of shots, bombs and cocktails to choose from!

Easy Ordering

Getting the round in has never been easier. Whether you’re watching the big game or just catching up with mates, don't miss a second of the action by ordering from your phone and it being delivered direct to your table. It's super quick and easy. There's no excuse for THAT mate to not get them in now...

So, what are you waiting for? Follow the link to get your order in.

Mobile Ordering