KC Tavern – complete turnaround, fab

I love a pub run by passionate people and the owners, Josh and Inna Khan, have it in heaps. In fact if you get a chance to chat to them they have the most amazing story of how they came to be running the KC. They could have a whole radio programme to themselves and you would be riveted. Tony and I were lucky enough to be invited to their open evening and wow what a change since last time I visited several years earlier. The decor was lovely, beautiful shabby chic with the emphasis on chic. I loved the beautiful fresh flowers dotted around the pub.

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Cocktail List

2015-06-15 20.34.21 roast beef in yorkshires, they are not mean with the portions

  2015-06-15 20.27.19    beautifully presented chicken siders

    2015-06-15 20.22.07     not just burgers, these are KC burgers, superb, a tang of pickle and hard to eat just one

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ok how cute are these fish and chip cones, fresh fish with a big fat chip at the bottom

2015-06-15 20.03.30 These chicken pies were astounding, home made pastry with a rich bechamel sauce and very big bits of chicken

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2015-06-15 19.30.38 Taste sensations, a Greek salad with an amazing vinaigrette which hit the spot perfectly

  2015-06-15 19.24.29       Tony was in heaven, these were fat fresh crispy whitebait with the most wonderful home made tartare sauce. Hard to prize the bowl from his hand!

2015-06-15 19.13.47 Fresh crunchy bread-crumbed large prawns with that fantastic home made tartare sauce

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Ooh these were truly yummy, home made sausage and pickle rolls that were incredibly moreish

2015-06-15 18.39.50 New and very talented chef John Brye who has some good references and who we are lucky to have in Newbury

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 2015-06-15 18.35.44 Dogs welcome

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   2015-06-15 18.35.16 Josh and Inna Khan the proprietors

2015-06-15 18.57.15 What a great idea, a 3 thirds of pints to try

 2015-06-15 18.47.13 Beauty

 2015-06-15 21.07.32home made truffles, what not to like!

2015-06-15 20.50.21I loved this, sticky toffee pudding on sticks with a dip!! Brilliant

They have an amazing menu that includes scallops with chorizo, walnut and saffron beurre blanc or gnocchi with honey roasted figs .

They have a great range of ales and wines, anyone who hasn’t been to the KC for a while will be very pleasantly surprised by the positive changes that have taken place particularly to the decor, the food and the welcome.

When I can I will review the evening menu which looks pretty tantalising but in the meantime do go and try it,

2015-06-15 19.30.17One happy husband, Good Old Boy, the most delicious whitebait and Camra. Perfect

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