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Guest Rating: 4.3
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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 FROM MONDAY 29TH AUGUST WE ARE BUILDING 2 NEW EN-SUITE ROOMS SO THERE WILL BE WORK GOING ON DURING THE WEEKDAY DAYTIMES
  • 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:
4.1
Value:
4.4
Friendliness:
4.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Facilities:
4.0
Staff service:
4.4
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
3.9
Guest Rating: 4.3
See all 69 reviews
Fiona
Family with older Children
Stayed: Aug '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
"Home from Home"
This was a spare of the moment room booking... I wasn't expecting much when comparing the cheap price to other hotels around, but this little gem came up for the family room and I couldn't say no! The… Read more
"Home from Home"
This was a spare of the moment room booking... I wasn't expecting much when comparing the cheap price to other hotels around, but this little gem came up for the family room and I couldn't say no! The room is like a mini cottage. Exposed beams, fire place, TV in both rooms, separate room for the kids, double size shower and a mini kitchen. It was also in the perfect place for where we needed to be the next day. Read less
Likes:
Everything!
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Carpenters Arms:
Glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again.
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
Mollianne
Alone
Stayed: Aug '16
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
3
Breakfast:
4
"A lovely place to stay!"
The staff and proprietor were friendly, helpful and efficient. The room was lovely and clean. Trickier to get to if you don't have a car, but manageable. The service and friendliness made the stay qui… Read more
"A lovely place to stay!"
The staff and proprietor were friendly, helpful and efficient. The room was lovely and clean. Trickier to get to if you don't have a car, but manageable. The service and friendliness made the stay quite enjoyable! Read less
Likes:
Staff, lovely quaint rooms, tidy, nice appearance and helpful proprietor.
Dislikes:
None
Response from The Carpenters Arms:
Really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
Ingrid
Family with young Children
Stayed: Aug '16
2
Would not recommend to others.
Rooms:
2
Value:
2
Friendliness:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Facilities:
3
Staff service:
3
Location
4
Breakfast:
3
"Overnight stay on the way to Heathrow"
Overnight stay on the way to Heathrow… Read more
"Overnight stay on the way to Heathrow"
Overnight stay on the way to Heathrow Read less
Likes:
Good for getting to Heathrow the next morning (just under 1 hour driving)
Dislikes:
The room served its purpose, but we felt a bit like being in the basement: dark with low ceilings.
Response from The Carpenters Arms:
Many thanks for leaving us a review, our rooms are in an old cottage hence the low ceilings. I am really sorry it wasn't what you were looking for and I will look into the lighting in the room you stayed to see if there is anything I can do to improve it
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 7.30 am weekdays and 8.30 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 Centre. 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 centre.

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
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, Traditional
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