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Self Assessed 3 Stars Guest House
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Guest Rating: 4.4
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Harts Lane, Burghclere

Newbury, 

Berkshire, 


RG20 9JY,  England
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.
  • 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
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from£65.00
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from£55.00
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from£55.00
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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:
4.2
Value:
4.3
Friendliness:
4.8
Cleanliness:
4.2
Facilities:
3.9
Staff service:
4.5
Location:
4.7
Breakfast:
4.2
Guest Rating: 4.4
See all 13 reviews
Craig
Alone
Stayed: Sep '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
"Everything a visiting American wants in an English Pub & Guesthouse"
I arrived late due to travel mishaps and found the owners had stayed up late to welcome me. The pub was kept open and several village locals were still there and actually greeted me. Very friendly.… Read more
"Everything a visiting American wants in an English Pub & Guesthouse"
I arrived late due to travel mishaps and found the owners had stayed up late to welcome me. The pub was kept open and several village locals were still there and actually greeted me. Very friendly. I had a loose sightseeing plan and was given several additional ideas that were not in the guide books. Room was clean, the night was quiet and the water was warm. Add in the good English beer and you have a great place to stay. Was traveling alone, but my family would love it Read less
Likes:
Owners were exceptionally friendly and helpful. As an American visiting the English countryside, the addition of friendly village locals was almost a cliche - but none the less real.
Dislikes:
Hard to believe, but absolutely NO problems
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
Marilyn
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '14
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"We were made very welcome"
Very relaxing and the location was excellent… Read more
"We were made very welcome"
Very relaxing and the location was excellent Read less
Likes:
The food was especially good and value for money
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for The Carpenters Arms, Newbury
Linda
Mature Couple
Stayed: Sep '14
4
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
4
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Facilities:
4
Staff service:
5
Location
5
"Highclere Castle"
The first stop after our flight in from Canada, it was easy to find and provided a good location to get to Highclere Castle for mid morning.… Read more
"Highclere Castle"
The first stop after our flight in from Canada, it was easy to find and provided a good location to get to Highclere Castle for mid morning. Read less
Likes:
We did not do hot breakfast but good selection for cereal etc. Had both lunch and dinner at the pub and it was very good. Rooms have nice collection of old furniture.
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 6 comfortable bedrooms which are located in the adjoining period property and offer quality accommodation to suit a variety of budgets. Our rates are room only but include complimentary cereals, cereal bars, bagels and pastries available from the cottage kitchen. A full cooked English breakfast is available in the pub from 8am (bookable locally at an extra charge) for those wishing a heartier start to the day! 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.
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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