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Andover, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for drinks as we were passing and had some time to kill. We were greeted by friendly staff who took our order and dealt with us swiftly and professionally. The pub was packed with what appeared to be both locals and people outside of the area eating. We managed to find a table and consume our drinks. Even...

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights in a tiny room with unbelievably noisy plumbing!! The shower was large but took time to produce hot water and then would suddenly get very hot or very cold. Made a lot of noise it made when running. Every time you turned on the tap or flushed the loo the pipes vibrated noisily! When neighbouring rooms used...

Thank Morriefan
United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms are not above the pub but nearby and you hear little apart from smokers in the pub garden from the Inn itself. We got very good value by booking late. We had a large room which was generally clean with a grubby shower. Plenty of tea and coffee and a good sized TV. My score is lower due...

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a disappointing time at Highclere Castle, this lovely pub provided a welcome break. Cheery atmosphere with what appeared to be lots of locals enjoying a regular lunch visit, we were able to have a filling, hot meal from a good range of options. It was served prompty and happily, with a degree of imagination. We were able to enjoy...

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to review us, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Very helpful, friendly staff; spotless, comfortable room, decorated to a high standard (ours had a beautiful walk-in shower); good choice of delicious meals for dinner - I just wish we could have stayed more than one night! We hope to go back again next year.

Thank cidella2016
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Just thank you is all I can say. It means a lot to us at The carpenters knowing that you enjoyed your stay

Reviewed December 2, 2016

Rooms are in a building adjacent to the pub. It's quite a way out of Newbury, but located in quaint countryside. The room was clean and comfortable. Bathroom was clean and had the necessary amenities. Tea and coffee making facilities, and decent wifi. The bed ...... the most comfortable I've slept in.

Thank Kalaharigeorge
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay and our secret for the beds is forever full hotel bed topper from dunhelm, they really make such a difference

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 29, 2016

Stayd for one night, bed and breakfast. Guest rooms are being renovated - probably finished by now A really comfokrtable room, though mine was on the small side and the double bed almost filled it. Bed was really comfortable; the shower was excellent and everything altogether was good. I liked the family atmosphere of the pub and the food was...

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Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review us, all the rooms are done now so we hope to see you again, if you do come back try booking room 8

Reviewed November 22, 2016

Friendly , nice setting, good food , clean accommodation . Would not hesitate in recommending this lovely place would most definitely return . I would imagine in the warm summer evenings it would be idyllic .

Thank DebraSwansea
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

In the summer overlooking the downs it brings the garden alive. Really pleased you enjoyed the saty and hope to see you again

Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Booked this room through a search on booking.com as was coming away to a course and did the know the area very well . Very comfortable spacious rooms.Good menu ! Lovely food & great value. Friendly Staff & locals .Really enjoyable stay. Would definitely visit again !

Thank Sara M
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Great to meet you and hope the course went well and you found the racecourse ok with my directions

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 9, 2016

My partner and stayed at The Carpenters Arms a couple of weekends ago as we fancied a last minute break in the countryside. The room was very comfortable and nicely decorated. We had Room 6 which was really lovely and was huge! We spotted a couple of other double rooms and certainly think this might be one of the biggest...

Thank Anna R
Andrew M, Manager at The Carpenters Arms, responded to this review

Thank you, thank you, thank you is all there is to say really, great review it really makes our jobs worthwhile knowing it is appreciated. Thank you again and hope we see you again

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Address: Harts Lane | Burghclere, Newbury RG20 9JY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range: $55 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carpenters Arms 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Rooms 8 and 4 were the last to be refurbished, I think. But if they're all like this then they're OK.”
 of 5 bubbles AbuelaLOU, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnaR545, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“ground floor if you have trouble getting up a few steep stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles phillipcogdell, Oct 23, 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs might have been quieter as only negative was noisy quests above us!”
 of 5 bubbles cher186466, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“don't book room 5”
 of 5 bubbles grahamh284, Jul 28, 2016 | Read review
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