A Newbury man has been jailed for two years after he was convicted of knocking out a man at the Diamond Tap pub last summer.
Thomas Britzman, 22, of Avon Way, pleaded guilty to one count of grievous bodily harm and was sentenced at Reading Crown Court on February 3.
The attack happened at around 12.40am on June 4 in the smoking area of the pub in Cheap Street.
Britzman punched the victim, a 29-year-old man, and knocked him unconscious, as well as suffering a fractured eye socket, fractured cheekbone and damage to his teeth.
Investigating officer Det Con Claire Midwinter, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a nasty, unprovoked attack, which left the victim with lasting injuries.
“The sentence he has received should serve as a warning to others, and demonstrates the seriousness with which offences of this nature are treated.
“We will investigate these crimes and look to secure convictions against those who commit them.”