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Harts Lane, Burghclere

Newbury, 

Berkshire, 


RG20 9JY,  United Kingdom
The Carpenters Arms is a welcoming kind of place all year round with an open fire ensuring that it has a cosy, friendly feel, whatever the season. Pubs don’t come in settings much better than that of The Carpenters Arms, which overlooks Watership Down, the inspiration for the famous story (by Richard Adams) and film. PLEASE NOTE LATEST CHECK IN TIME IS 11PMPLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR RESTAURANT DOES NOT OPEN ON A SUNDAY EVENING
  • Free Parking
  • Good Beer Guide Certified
  • Good Homecooked Food
  • Family Friendly
  • Close to Highclere Castle
  • Cask Marque Real Ales
  • Friendly Staff and Locals
  • Great for Walkers
  • Close to Newbury Races
  • Just off the A34
Check Prices and Availability
Double-EnsuiteDouble-Ensuite
from£65.00
Double-Shared BathroomDouble-Shared Bathroom
from£55.00
Single-Shared BathroomSingle-Shared Bathroom
from£55.00
Family-EnsuiteFamily-Ensuite
from£75.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.0
Value:
4.4
Friendliness:
4.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Facilities:
3.9
Staff service:
4.4
Location:
4.6
Breakfast:
3.8
Guest Rating: 4.2
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Chloe
Young Couple
Stayed: Apr '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
3
"Great pub with rooms and warm welcome"
We stay here often for work in Newbury, and enjoy the friendly welcome and being able to have a drink and often a meal at the pub in the evening too. Rooms and food are both good quality and reasonabl… Read more
"Great pub with rooms and warm welcome"
We stay here often for work in Newbury, and enjoy the friendly welcome and being able to have a drink and often a meal at the pub in the evening too. Rooms and food are both good quality and reasonably priced. The location is very convenient for the A34 whilst being in the quiet of the countryside with no traffic noise. Read less
Likes:
Staff friendly and welcoming, room comfortable and good value for money. Great peaceful location. Other guests have mentioned the wifi being problematic but we have not had any problems.
Dislikes:
Unfortunately the building was locked up when we went for breakfast at 7:30am the next morning which was disappointing. However overall a great place to stay and we'll be returning again.
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
Paul
Young Couple
Stayed: Mar '17
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
5
Location
4
Breakfast:
4
"Pleasant stay in the countryside"
Short break with our dog.… Read more
"Pleasant stay in the countryside"
Short break with our dog. Read less
Likes:
Bed very comfy
Very hospitable staff
Excellent field out back and wonderful surrounding countryside
Dislikes:
Accommodation could do with refreshing but serviceable. Kitchenette lacking any facilities except kettle.
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
Alan
Mature Couple
Stayed: Apr '17
1
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
1
Value:
1
Friendliness:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
2
Staff service:
1
Location
4
Breakfast:
2
"Don't expect to be looked after"
The room was in a run down state and the bathroom had a huge hole in the floor by the shower and the wood underneath was rotten and the entire area was soft to walk on.
There was no shaver point anyw… Read more
"Don't expect to be looked after"
The room was in a run down state and the bathroom had a huge hole in the floor by the shower and the wood underneath was rotten and the entire area was soft to walk on.
There was no shaver point anywhere and i had to buy a separate socket to use.
Breakfast time was not very enjoyable at all, One day we waited 25 minutes to be asked if we wanted a cooked breakfast and even getting a coffee seemed to be a chore. On another day we were turned away because of a pre booked coffee morning. Read less
Likes:
leaving
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
More Information
3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at The Carpenters Arms
Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
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Check-in: 2:00 PM till 9:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Dogs
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
English
The Carpenters Arms has 7 comfortable bedrooms which are located in the adjoining period property and offer quality accommodation to suit a variety of budgets. Our rates are inclusive of tea, coffee, cereals and toast for breakfast available daily from 8.00 am weekdays and 9.00 am weekends served in the pub where we offer cooked breakfasts alongside for an extra charge. Our family room is pet friendly so if you want to bring man's best friend please make sure you book this room only to avoid disappointment. Located just four miles from Newbury and quarter of a mile from the Newbury bypass (A34, Tothill Services), in the village of Burghclere, The Carpenters Arms is also a country pub with a big reputation for its food.

The Newbury area has a wealth of great days out for all the family to enjoy. Experience fun times for families at Beale Park, Bucklebury Farm Park and Krazy Klub Activity Center. Feel history brought alive at Basildon Park, Shaw House The Sandham Memorial Chapel and Highclere Castle. Be entertained at one of three theatres in and around the town or watch the latest movies at the seven screen cinema in the town center.

The area offers superb fishing on the River Kennet, inspiring walks across the Berkshire Downs or relaxing trips on the Kennet and Avon Canal. At no cost at all you can explore Donnington Castle, Greenham Common and the Thatcham Nature Discovery Centre.
PLEASE NOTE LATEST CHECK IN TIME IS 11PM

Please be aware if booking room 7 that is situated seperate to the main cottage next to the bar and smoking shelter
Environmental Statement
Every day tons of detergent and millions of gallons of water are used to wash towels that have been used only once. Please decide for yourself! A towel on the rack means “I’ll use it again.” A towel in the bath or shower means “Please exchange.” Thank you
Style of property
Comfortable, Homely, Rustic, Secluded, Traditional
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