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The Carpenters Arms

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Harts Lane | Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JY, England
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Ranked #5 of 19 Newbury B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hampshiremum_9 Fleet, Hants
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Fleet, Hants
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch half way round a circular walk from Beacon Hill. (The pub welcomes walkers and provides overshoes for muddy boots.) We sat in the small main bar. There is also a lovely looking conservatory area. The menu is comprehensive with a wide range of specials and sandwiches. We had brie and bacon and fish finger sandwiches.... More

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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped of at the Carpenters Arms for Sunday lunch with friends as recommended by friends. Sunday lunch menu was not extensive, so made the decision of what to choose so much easier. I had Homemade Fish & Seafood Pie, absolutely gorgeous, despite not being able to eat Mussels! Sunday Roast looked inviting too, with "proper" gravy. Everyone in our group... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you leave a board on a road offering food served all day, then one would hope to be fed once you get there. Instead, we were informed there wasnt any. Conclusion. Dont ever go here. From the 29 seconds i was in there looked very run down and needs painting. And some chalk to amend their road sign

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Ian and christi... C, Owner at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

We're sorry you feel that our sign was misleading but what it says is that we are OPEN ALL DAY (which we are from 11am until midnight) and that we serve food. There is another board immediately outside the pub and clearly on display that gives the opening hours of the kitchen - we fail to see how that is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stopped here for a night after visiting highclere castle and were not disappointed! What a wonderful place. All the staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was amazing. The room was superb aswell. We stayed in room 2 which had an ensuite bathroom. Complimentary continental breakfast was a nice touch too. The pub was just fantastic and... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have been here on number of occasions - excellent choices, good food and friendly service. What more could one need?! There was veal on the 'specials' yesterday together with venison pie - the puddings were great, fruit crumble went down a treat! A really good country pub with friendly service.

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Fish Hoek, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Returned to Newbury after a year and a must was coming back to The Carpenters Arms. Booked a table for four and when we arrived we were welcomed by Christine. The warmth was great, the food was excellent and the company cracking. We were well looked after and nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait to return again.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Wow! What an amazing stay here. We had two nights in room six which had so much character very rustic yet quirky room. Well the meal on the first night again fantastic me and my sister enjoyed the steak cooked to our likening and was then persuaded in having a pudding and wow what a treat. We had breakfast both... More

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Frome, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Recently met friends here at lunchtime, easy to find off the A34 Newbury Rd in the small village of Burghclere, with a nice relaxed atmosphere with a lot of locals, chatting and passing the time. We had lunch,,2 persons ordered from the main menu, myself from the specials board. All reasonable priced Service was really quick and good wholesome portions... More

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

meet up with a group of friends for lunch. it was a very endearing location and the food very pleasing.. great lunch offers too.. no rush put on our party of 6 to leave and we sat drinking hot drinks for a couple of hours as they were quiet mid afternoon it was ok. Good parking and would highly recommend... More

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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I & my boyfriend stayed here for two nights end December (27th-29th) as we were off to Newbury Races on the Saturday. After reading the reviews i decided it was just what we were looking for & to my delight it was. We chose the Double En-suit room and it was perfect. It has old features & decor which i... More

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Address: Harts Lane | Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carpenters Arms 3*
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