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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. We’re 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.

Summer Nights

We’ve packaged up the best bits so you’ve everything you need for a two-night summer stay in the Hampshire-Berkshire countryside. There’ll be a Hugo Spritz waiting for you on arrival. A super-comfy bedroom mere moments away. A summer-inspired menu to tickle your tastebuds. And the best breakfast in Newbury just a snooze away.

Dog-Friendly Stays

Guests with 4 paws are most welcome. Up to two pups can stay with you (in one of our dog-friendly bedrooms) for an additional £20 per night. Your pup will get a VIP welcome with a doggy hamper full of tasty tail-wagging treats, a doggy bed or blanket and bowl.

Family Friendly Stays

We’ve got an exciting line-up of family-friendly activities right on our doorstep and 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 2-16, 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.