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Welcome to the Carnarvon Arms

An eclectically colourful former coaching inn that has catered to Highclere Castle travellers since way back when. We’re all about that traditional English vibe, complete with cosy fires for winter evenings and sun-soaked beer gardens for summer days. It’s the perfect spot to kick back, relax and soak in the atmosphere.

Our kitchen is all about serving up delicious seasonal dishes made with the best British ingredients. And trust us, our hospitality is top-notch. Good old-fashioned charm all the way.

Looking to relax, recharge, and explore the beautiful area around us? Well, you’re in luck, The Carnarvon Arms is the ideal place for just that. If you’re into country pursuits, we make a fantastic base and getting here is a breeze—we’re just minutes away from the A34, M4, A303, and Newbury Train Station.

Oh, and let’s not forget about the never-ending list of nearby attractions. You’ve got the famous Downton Abbey Highclere Castle right on our doorstep, the Bombay Sapphire distillery, Newbury Racecourse, a living rainforest, Newbury Showground, and the famous Avon & Kennet canal—all just a hop, skip, and a jump away. So much to see and do, you’ll never get bored.

Cosy Nights

Escape to Newbury for a two-night stay at our charming pub, where relaxation meets comfy-cosy quirks. Pick a night to treat yourselves to a delightful dinner for two, specially curated by our talented chefs. Start your getaway on a wonderfully wintery note with a welcome cocktail – your choice of either the Glenfiddich Winter Buck or the Hendrick’s Spiced G&T, perfectly paired with Fever-Tree Tonic.

Available from 1st October 2023 – 30th March 2024; subject to availability.

Dog-Friendly Stays

Our dog-friendly bedrooms provide everything you need to keep tails wagging this summer. Complete with their own doggy bed or blanket, bowl and tasty treats, plus a selection of scenic walks in and around Highclere just a bone’s throw away, there’s no need to leave anyone behind this holiday. Up to two pups can stay with you, where available, for an additional £15 each per stay.

Family Friendly Stays

We’ve got an exciting lineup of family-friendly activities right at our doorstep. Our pub has a warm and friendly vibe that’s perfect for all, no matter their age. When it comes to our child-friendly stays, we’ve got you covered. If you’ve got kiddos aged 2-14, we can set up an extra bed for just £15 per night (subject to availability), and little ones under two can stay for free! So pack your bags and get ready for an amazing family holiday with us.