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Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
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Carnarvon Arms
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this was a business night stop and I booked before I read the reviews, I am glad I stayed, yes it is a bit in need of investment, but in my opinion damaged by the 'Marco Pierre White' association because it raises an expectation this place does not deliver. but the price is not MPW either! My meal was quickly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wish to start by saying I have given this place a 'poor' marking literally due to my experience in the service. I booked this accommodation as it was a treat to myself and my sister on my first birthday after I had completed my cancer treatment. We were visiting Highclere Castle and booked this along with the hotel in... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an hotel that needs a lot of money spending on it as the decor in the rooms is old and sad and the furniture ancient. Our room was very small and that also applied to the ensuite shower room.It would have been fine as a single but not as a double. The generous hospitality tray was welcome after... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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22 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A group of 4 of us booked a 2 night stay to celebrate our wedding anniversaries arriving 1st December. Our two rooms 122 and 124 were dirty and dusty, with badly stained carpets, broken and missing light bulbs and the corridors were a hazard with rugs with upturned edges over carpets. I returned to the bar\reception but was told that... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

How a famous chef can put his name to such an amateur establishment is beyond me.On booking and paying up front for Dinner Bed and Breakfast and then to turn up to find the place in total darkness is beyond words.Then on contacting the General Manager to be told I will feel better in the cold light of day leaves... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My partner and I stayed here a month ago due to a groupon voucher for a stay and two three course meals for £99. The room was clean and comfortable, the meal was very nice (potted pork starter, steak main and Creme brûlée dessert) and the staff were very helpful and relaxed. I did not see any of these 'glaring'... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Strange pub/restaurant - the dining area seems unfinished - a barn conversion maybe - but just lacked atmosphere. Ordered the fish and triple cooked chips and have to say it was very good - good portion of fish - delicious batter and really good chips, with fresh lemon, and marrowfat peas. Its very reasonably priced - most dishes are 12.50.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Basic menu your kids could make, no cheese in the whole place, No sweeteners, Boiled eggs on menu but not egg cups. Something very confusing here. Marco? Ham egg and chips, run out of fish. Really??????????

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Overnight stay with dinner booked via Groupon. Room was far too hot as a heater had been left on in the room for some hours. We appreciate the thought of not allowing guests to check into a cold room but a sauna? The room was very small and unfortunately the location of the hotel /pub on a road parallel to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Arrived for Sunday lunch , no vegetarian option, was offered two choices ... Usual boring option rissoto or tart, opted for the tart. Arrived burnt , no flavour and just disintegrated into a crumbled mess. It was served with peas and red cabbage very odd choice. Ice cream was a meagre portion and served with a teaspoon I would expect... More 

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Address: Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 23
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Carnarvon Arms Hotel Newbury
Carnarvon Arms Newbury, England

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