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The Bacon Arms

10 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB, England
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Ranked #17 of 19 Newbury B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
DaveW_Stafford Stafford, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Stafford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel because of the poor reviews. If you are expecting a faceless vanilla hotel where all the rooms look the same and the staff don't actually care about your stay then this is NOT the hotel for you. This is a 400+ year old converted coaching inn, the floors and ceilings aren't level but the building is... More 

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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never stayed in such a disgustingly filthy room as the one I stayed in at the Bacon Arms. I appreciate that it's a 400 year old hotel but that is no excuse for not cleaning! The bathroom smelt so bad I could hardly use it. Mould up the tiles, and dirt around the toilet made me feel ill.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't recommend this place as the staff were pretty unfriendly and not very helpful. The room I was in (Room 12) is right by the car park and could only have once been a store room. The door was flimsy like the door from a garden shed and the wind howled underneath it. The heating didn't work and the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An all round poor hotel. The staff were surly, the wifi didn't work, there was no hot water when I tried to shower in the afternoon, the radiator in my room didn't work, they left me a half drunk bottle of water in my room and there was an around coating of grime. Plus my room was right outside the... More 

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Berkshire
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after checking their web site regarding afternoon food availability, which I quote "Pub food is served all day with a choice of a main or snack menu." For late on a Friday afternoon we were quite surprised to find a town centre pub, with just one customer! The barmaid wasn't too interested in serving us, and despite the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stayed here because there were no rooms elswhere in newbury. This is an old pub with rooms last refurb 20 years aro. Low ceilings, sloping floors, narrow corridors and stairs. My room was big but very basic. Comfortable bed. Some traffic noise. Bathroom was tired, i had to crouch under fixed showerhead over the bath. Welcoming staff and fast... More 

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For £12.50 for 3 courses, it really was pretty good. Loads of hot vegetables as well! Normal bar prices and fair and prompt service, with people that actually smiled! For the price, really excellent value for money! I'm not saying that the food was fantastic but certainly worth it!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The friendly faces,the great atmosphere, my friends who own it are a great bunch of people to have a chat, laugh and having a good catch up with. Food is great, service is excellent. And a very friendly atmosphere in the bar area. Good place to work as well.

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Stayed here with friends for a couple of nights as we were going to the races. I would say that the hotel could do with a makeover but it's not nearly as bad as some say. I was told that the hotel is being refurbished within the next 12 months. The bedding was clean and the food was really nice.... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Booked in for two nights, staff were friendly, lunch was nice, room cleanish (could have been cleaner!) had the worst nights sleep of my life!! Bed was hard and uncomfortable, pillows were hard, traffic noise really bad, and the shower didn't work properly, booked out after one night. Only stay here if there is nowhere else to stay! Wish we... More 

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