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The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

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North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stayed at The Canarvon Arms when we visited Highclere Castle this summer. The rooms were newly renovated and the food was great. Simon and Hanna could not have been more helpful. The hotel is only a couple of miles from The Castle and is a great base to visit the area. We are anxiously waiting for the final series...

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Driffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We stayed over night on a trip to relatives. We were delighted, we had a clean,comfortable room.A good night sleep a very nice meal. so everything we needed we got. Staff were friendly and helpful.We would return.

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1Thank moo234
Inverness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Fantastic value for money ( Marco Pierre Whites') restuarant along the road and probably on Highclere Castle ( Downton Abbey) estate land. Overall lovely day out took some lovely photos of Highclere Castle.

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1Thank Joyce W
Frampton on Severn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 September 2015

What an amazing place!! The staff, the chef, the manager the food and the rooms were all absolutely superb. The whole feel of the place was totally geared to the customer. I would recommend this one to everyone!! Thanks guys for an excellent stay, home from home....see you again soon.

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4Thank Justin T
Tallebudgera, Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Fantastic newly renovated hotel. Decor just stunning. Rooms small but has everything you need. Staff super friendly. Food amazing and something for everyone.It is well worth the trip to The Carnarvon Arms

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4Thank coral417
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

We went to the Carnarvon Arms Hotel for the first time last week. Lovely atmosphere and a great menu. We were met by friendly bar staff and waiters who looked after us exceptionally well throughout the evening. Will definitely be returning!!!!

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2Thank Katie O
Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2015

After finding the pub online we were pleasantly surprised by the whole experience we had here. The bar staff and waiters/waitresses were highly attentive as well as friendly and polite, this combined with the delicious food and buzzy gastro pub feel made for a very enjoyable experience. We will definitely be returning, thank you!

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3Thank Kate S
Reviewed 13 September 2015

I went here for a nice meal and that's exactly what i got. The service was great and the food lived up to expectations. The atmosphere was very friendly. Would definitely return and recommend to all my friends!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

This was the first time I have visited the Cararvon arms since it has been taken over by Red Comb Inn - the refit was wonderful and very tasteful decorated. I particularly like the wine storage separating the dining rooms which creates a level of privacy and intimacy. After a day out at Highclere Castle, we were all pretty hungry...

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1Thank Danielle J
Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The Carnarvon Arms has a lovely atmosphere, and has been very tastefully refurbished. We were warmly welcome and the staff were lovely and very attentive. My roast beef was excellent, roast potatoes were delicious and crispy (I'm very picky about good roast potatoes!), and the kids loved their "awesome" puddings (I would definitely recommend the sticky toffee pudding and Eton...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just a few miles from Newbury town centre, next door to Highclere Castle, on the route of The Wayfarers Walk and close to many other attractions such as Newbury Race Course and the beautiful North Wessex Downs, this cosy inn offers an ideal retreat for business travellers and leisure visitors alike. The 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 restored and renovated, offering a stunning dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a thriving friendly bar and 19 stylish bedrooms. With the focus on high quality, locally sourced produce, our food menu offers a choice of modern British a la carte dishes, traditional pub classics and a mouth-watering array of bar snacks. The bedrooms offer home from home comforts such as comfy duvets, thick fluffy towels, luxury toiletries, flat screen TVs with Freeview and free wi-fi. Not to mention a hearty 1st class traditional English Breakfast. The inviting surroundings and great service provided by our very friendly team, make this the perfect choice for a romantic weekend away. The Carnarvon Arms is perfect for a glass of champagne with the girls, a pint at the bar or a relaxed yet impressive lunch or dinner. Its the perfect spot for a weekend break in the country, or for private dining, offers bespoke meals and accommodation for shoot parties, ideal wedding accommodation and simply the best Sunday roast for miles.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

Address: Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range: $140 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carnarvon Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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