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The Bacon Arms

10 Oxford Street, Newbury RG14 1JB, England
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Ranked #19 of 21 Newbury B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
JSYSh466y Newcastle-under-Lyme, 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights in May. Walls were paper thin and I could hear conversations from guests in rooms each side of me. Breakfast was of poor quality and service was extremely slow. Staff were not very friendly. Location is the best asset of the bacon arms

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a room at bacon arms on weekend of 15th 16th of May, what a nightmare it was.we had a small room in the yard area of property, me and my partner went out for some drinks on the Friday evening and when we got back about 11.30 pm, we had no electric in room and the toilet was nearly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I arrived with no issues and found it easy to find using my satnav with plenty of free parking around the back - you need to enter your registration into a machine by reception to avoid fines (this can be done for the whole duration in one go). When I arrived I found my name had been taken wrong and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has handed over the management of the car park to a company called Parking Eye. This means that if you forget, just once, to key in the registration of your vehicle into a validation machine, then you will be given a £100 parking charge notice from Parking Eye. Don't bother pleading with the staff, they will just shrug... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I organised my birthday party with them and was great. They food was delicious, they made everything easy, staff were checking if we needed anything and making sure everything was ok. The room they accommodated us in was clean, spacious and with all we needed (including tv screen to connect the karaoke :)). Totally recommended.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Sad demise of a once good pub. The new car parking scameras mean all customers are guilty and fined unless after you go into the pub you then go somewhere else called 'reception', where ever that is, and enter your registration number into a machine of some kind. Seriously bad way to treat customers and I've been going there for... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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 March 12, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

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 February 25, 2015

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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