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Whether you are joining us for business or leisure, we can cater for every occasion. Take advantage of our location, situated a 5 minute drive from Highclere Castle, the pub itself was part of the original Downton Abbey set, with our dining room still featuring the original stone walls.

Relax in one of our 18 beautiful boutique bedrooms after a walk around the beautiful grounds, or if you are a lover of long walks, explore the North Wessex Downs right on our doorstep, a national Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with ancient woodlands and downs to explore, famed as the inspiration for the classic novel, Watership Down.

Highclere Castle

Experience the grounds where the famous Downton Abbey was filmed (our pub was also a filming location!)  and learn about all of its history and connections to the First World War.

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

One of the top gin distilleries in England, Laverstoke Mill is home to Bombay Sapphire. Spend the day taking a tour round the grounds, making a famous gin cocktail and learning how the distillery operates.

Newbury Racecourse

A fun day out for the family is on our doorstep. Join us for lunch before the races begin, and enjoy your day knowing you can come back after and recharge in comfort.

North Wessex Downs

With the North Wessex Downs surrounding us, 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.

Laverstoke Park Farm

The feature farm for an ITV programme and the home to Car Fest, our neighbouring farm is a great day out for animal lovers, classic car lovers and music lovers alike!

Special Occasions

Our charming spaces are perfect whatever the occasion, from intimate dinners to Christmas parties and weddings. Get the invites out and grab your gladrags to make this festive season one to remember!

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Beat the boredom of your boardroom and host your meeting in the most unique place in Berkshire, your favourite local pub.

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Sunday Roasts

Beefed up roasts, boat sized yorkies and oh-so crispy goose fat roast potatoes, there’s no messing when it comes to a Sunday roast at the Carnarvon Arms. Bring on the weekend!

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Escape the ordinary with us this Winter and enjoy a 2-night stay including a choice of continental or full English breakfast, a complimentary Spiced Gin & Tonic or Glenfiddich Winter Buck on arrival and a 2-course dinner on either night for two people.

Available from 1st October 2022 – 31st March 2023. Subject to availability.

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The Carnarvon Arms
Whitway, Winchester Road
RG20 9LE


Train Newbury Train Station
Car Complimentary parking available onsite