We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 19 Newbury B&Bs / inns

The Carpenters Arms

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Harts Lane | Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JY, England
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added The Carpenters Arms to your Saves list
The Carpenters Arms
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #5 of 19 Newbury B&B and Inns
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Karin Y Nanaimo, Canada
Write a Review

35 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Nanaimo, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here after touring Highclere Castle because of the close proximity. We stayed in unit 1. It is a large unit and has a large ensuite, but it is at best, tired and lacking. It is does not feel clean like....do I really want to take my shoes off in this bathroom? We stayed one night and played 65... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
barrow in furness
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been working in the area for the last 18 months and staying at the Carpenters Arms during the week all this time. I have now just retired. I have to say I have worked all over the country but these are best lodging I have ever had. The rooms are spacious 1 attached to the pub 6 across... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

If you want honest home cooked proper pub grub, then this is definitely the place to go. The Carpenters Arms in Burghclere is a real credit to themselves, they offer great food at a great price, the staff are extremely welcoming and attentive but not in your face. They keep an excellent cellar and no matter what time of day... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

3 of us stopped by this pub for lunch after a nearby tour of Highclere Castle. We were looking for a reasonable priced simple but tasty pub lunch, and that is exactly what we got! The staff were welcoming and friendly, you had a fantastic choice of seating, from inside the main pub, to a large conservatory or large pub... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fleet, Hants
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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

2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fish Hoek, South Africa
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage The Carpenters Arms, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to The Carpenters Arms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Carpenters Arms

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*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Tingo and Venere so you can book your The Carpenters Arms reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Carpenters Arms Newbury, England

7 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (8)
Room/suite (4)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Newbury with
any amenities