Welcome to the Carnarvon
Steeped in history and a favourite amongst those looking to indulge in country pursuits, the Carnarvon has a rich heritage of noble service. Originally a coaching inn built some 200 years ago to provide a pit-stop for travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, the stunning set of ITV’s blockbuster drama, Downton Abbey, the Carnarvon continues to offer a warm welcome for those looking to explore this beautiful area of Berkshire.
With the North Wessex Downs right on our doorstep, we’re the ideal starting point to enjoy all that this stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer, including ancient woodland and downs, famed as the inspiration for the classic novel, Watership Down.
Make a weekend of it with us and cosy down in one of our 18 boutique style, ensuite bedrooms. Plus fill up on all that the region has to offer with a range of locally inspired dishes to satisfy any appetite. Serving all your favourite pub classics, show-stopping roasts and a range of sinful puds, you’ll find our menus are bursting with tasty and freshly prepared dishes that you’ll be dying to dive straight into.
For those who love the sport match day pub atmosphere, come down to the Carnarvon Arms, Newbury during the rugby world cup, where BBC matches will be shown on our screens. It will be hard to find a better rugby world cup match day atmosphere than at this stylish country pub!
Grab a front row seat with your rugby loving friends and even the dog! Watch the match alongside our fantastic range of British food and drink all day long. Book a table for you and 3 friends for; brunch, lunch or dinner and get a Guinness, bloody Mary or virgin Mary on us to enjoy whilst watching the game.