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The Carpenters Arms

3.0 of 5
Harts Lane | Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JY, England
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Ranked #3 of 20 Newbury B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Roger E Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friendly welcome and a good range of food. We stopped off for lunch and just needed something light. They had a full menu and daily specials to choose from but we went for their "doorstep" sandwiches of bacon and brie. Excellent, served with tortilla chips and salad. Watch out for the Tuesday Silver Saver "Two courses set menu £6.... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed here for one night after visiting Highclere Castle (Downton Abbey) on a girls day out. Three of us shared the family room (Room 1) which consists of one double, one twin, small kitchen and bathroom. We were exceedingly surprised and delighted with the quality of the room and facilities. A budget price but not a 'cheap' one. The food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like large portions, proper pastry and a mountain of chips then this is the place for you. A lovely steak and ale pie followed by a toffee crunch pudding and ice cream. ... my idea of heaven. And a very warm welcome as well. Can't praise enough.

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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43 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch on a Saturday while travelling on the A34 had a super lunch. Great food good beers and excellent service. We were so impressed we stopped for lunch on our return journey on Sunday. Will consider overnighting here in their B & B. A good old fashioned pub.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for 2 nights in room number 2 for a visit to newbury racecourse. A very friendly young girl took us to our room which looked lovely and clean but once in there were a few cobwebs in the bathroom and something all over the picture above the bed (not sure what it was) The kettle was nice and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Really good old fashioned hostelry,real ales,good food and service,comfortable and run by a very helpful and pleasant team,definitely be back again for a similar occasion.Even a place for children to run around,suspect rather nice in the warmer summer months as well

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Otley, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights in an annexe with a double bed, en suite, a kitchen area, and a seating area. It was very spacious and comfortable, and we would definately stay again, The staff were friendly, and the pub meal we had was quite nice...typical pub grub. The sandwiches at the bar were excellent, and great value. All in... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
5 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We meet our friends here from The Cotswolds as we live in Sussex its about halfway. Usually we meet mid week but this time it was on a Sunday after a trip around Highclere Castle or Downton Abbey to ITV series fans. It was very busy but service at the bar and restaurant was prompt and efficient as ever. It... More 

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Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

A lovely welcome ! Open fire, simple menu and really nice hot coffee .... My food was gorgeous ! So was the home made pork and apple pie ... Don't miss having lunch here as it was fab ! Also still in awe of how cheap the menu was ... Also it will now always be know as watership down... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Met up with family for Sunday lunch, 4 adults 1 child and the dog! Very welcoming and attentive service Couldn't fault the food, generous portions of meat. Veg not overcooked and gravy served separately so you could have as much or little as wanted. We all opted for 2 courses, main and puddings.Spoilt for choice with puds but all delicious... More 

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