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Carnarvon Arms

Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
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Ranked #15 of 19 Newbury B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We disembarked the QM2 at Southampton and went directly to Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey). We asked our driver to suggest somewhere close by for Sunday lunch and he brought us to the Carnarvon Inn located very nearby the exit drive from the castle. The inn has all the charm one would hope for. The dining room has vaulted ceilings... More

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Middleham, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In 25 years of coming to the Newbury area on business i have yet to find a truly excellent hotel. However, if this lot keep their prices down, they will continue to flourish. Marco PW is the 5th management that I have enjoyed/endured. I use plenty of other places but do keep coming back - on price and convenience. There... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for the Highclere country fair in May. We stayed 2 nights. Both dinners were delicious & well presented. Beef, chicken, fish, & fresh carrots, cress & peas (which were good & not mushy at all). I agree the endive salad was weird & not tasty. Everything else we ate inc both breakfasts was good. Dining room was... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For our 39th wedding anniversary, my dear sister treated us to our stay. The visit was made so special for us by the staff,especially Sam and Nigel. From our arrival, nothing was too much trouble, Nigel and Sam assisted us in many ways, always with a smile. Katy too, gave us a warm welcome Marco has an excellent team.The food... More

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28 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

6 of us had a management meeting (discussion) over dinner. Reception was good. starters excellent, we had halved avocados. Not something I've had before as a starter but really nice, especially with the delicious bread. We had a lovely well priced Italian white wine with our starters. For main I had Lamb cooked pink with dauphinoise potatoes. Quite possibly the... More

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 2 night stay at the Carnarvon Arms with a Living Social deal and it was great. The hotel is set in a very picturesque part of the world, very peaceful and pretty. It’s pretty much next to Highclere Castle (the house in Downtown Abbey) but you should check whether it’s open first as it’s often closed for... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were unable to find anywhere close to Goodwood for our visit to the Festival of Speed and my wife spotted a 2 night offer through living social, 2 nights accommodation, 3 course meal for 2 on both nights and breakfast included for £200, bit of a bargain we thought. I have to say overall we could not really complain... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant at Carnarvon Arms was defiantly a treat for two Americans on a British countryside weekend. We were doing the typical Downton off season touring when we stumbled upon this restaurant/pub. The greeting was nonexistent as we arrived at 1 for lunch on a Sunday but the food definitely made up for it. The seasonal salad of halved avocados... More

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Suffolk UK
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We did an overnighter to meet our daughter who works nearby. The welcome was excellent and yes some of decor is a little worn and there was an over sight with the loo but otherwise all was fine. The dinner and drinks were excellent and the quality of the ingredients was the noticeable difference. I tried the swordfish, my wife's... More

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192 reviews 192 reviews
59 hotel reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Booked thru late rooms, taken to 2 rooms both of which had not been cleaned as there were dirty towels inside. I went to the restaurant while they sorted out a room. Dinner was a joke. It was a set menu or nothing, but 2 starters, 2 mains and 3 desserts were all sold out. My substitute rib eye was... More

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Address: Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
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Our Grade II listed building was built in the 1800s as a coaching inn providing a stop off for travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, home to the present Lord and Lady Carnarvon. It is now beautifully renovated offering a stunning dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a thriving friendly bar, 23 stylish bedrooms and private meeting room facilities. With our focus on great service and quality food in stunning but informal surroundings, the Carnarvon Arms is the perfect place to meet whether for a quick lunch, a delicious evening meal, private party, conference, meeting, wedding or a relaxing weekend away. ... more   less 
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