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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Fancied a change so ordered the nut roast with goats cheese (no I am not a vegetarian), it was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent and even though we sat for a long time after lunch was finished the staff were very gracious.

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Shona Thank you for your great review on here, I am delighted you enjoyed the vegi option on Sunday, I have passed your comments on to all the team, And I look forward to seeing you soon Regards Dave Keogh

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Having visited this restaurant earlier this month and given a less than favourable review, we were invited by the manager to pay a second visit. He and his staff wanted to show us that our experience had not been of their normal standard. We were warmly greeted and shown to a pleasant table in the dining room. The service we...

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lindley Thank you for your time to review the Carnarvon Arms again. It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband on the day and I was delighted to show you what we do. I will pass on your comments to all the team. Happy new year Regards Dave Keogh

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Went to the Carnarvon with my Family for Christmas Lunch.Relaxed atmosphere,not over crowded,excellent food wine and Service .Very good Value for money 10/10. The new Manager Dave seems to have trained the Staff well and they all seem highly motivated and Happy.Christmas Menu was excellent and the Menu generally has something for everyone.

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sean Thank you for your very kind words, I am delighted that you and all your family had a great day and enjoyed everything. I will have the greatest pleasure in passing on your compliments to all my team Happy new year and I look forward to seeing you soon Regards Dave Keogh

Surrey
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We have visited this pub twice in the last couple of months and both meals were excellent. We have had the Sunday roast on both occasions and the meals cannot be faulted. The roast beef is the most tender and tasty we have tasted in a long time. The servings are generous with more than enough veg and roast potatoes...

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Antiguababe Thank you for your time to review The Carnarvon arms, I am delighted that you have enjoyed the food on all your visits, I will speak to the chef in regards to the Yorkies as this has to spot on. Again thank you and I look forward to seeing you in the new year Happy New year Regards...

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here prior to a visit to the nearby Highclere castle. A friendly welcome and a warm and cosy feel to the whole place and most of all a lovely chilled out feeling. The complimentary continental breakfast was something that I didn't expect when booking.

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Firedup9710 Thank you for your lovley review, Its always nice to here the compliments on how your stay was, I will be passing yopur comments on to all theb theam involved and I look forward to seeing you soon Regards Dave Keogh

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We stayed here while we attended an event at nearby Highclere Castle and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All of the staff were really friendly and helpful. The room was clean and tidy and had everything we needed...the bathroom layout was interesting but fun! Would definitely return if in the area

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NnJHants Thank you so much for your time to review The Carnarvon arms, It was a pleasure looking after you. I will pass all your positive comments on to all my team, And do not hesitate to call me direct the next time you wish to stay here on 01635278222. I look forward to seeing you in the future...

Kidwelly, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I called for lunch after visiting Highclere Castle. Lovely welcome and beautiful setting. Menu was plentiful and were were served within minutes of ordering. Food was fresh and plentiful. Would highly recommend.

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Liane W Thank you so much for your time to review The Carnarvon arms, It was a pleasure looking after that day. I will pass all your positive comments on to all my team, Once again I look forward to seeing you in the future Regards Dave Keogh

Brixham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Thank you guys for a brilliant stay for us and our friends and for letting us sing in the bar! We had a great stay, the 5 rooms we had were perfect and nicely decorated. The food was amazing and all the staff were really friendly. Ideally situated for visiting Highclere Castle as most of the guests seemed to be...

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear longbird77 Thank you for your review on here, We all really enjoyed your company on the night and the singing was amazing... I will pass your comments on to all the team that where hwere that night, And I look forward to seeing you soon Regards Dave Keogh

Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We came here for our wedding reception, it was amazing!! We really liked the venue when we visited previously. The manager David, was very accommodating, enthusiastic, easy to talk to and full of ideas. This gave us confidence that our day would run very smoothly. We'd eaten here before so we knew the food was excellent. We then had a...

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Moore... Tess and James it was a pleasure helping you organise your wedding reception her with us. From all of my team it was a pleasure looking after all your family and friends on the day. I will pass your great comments on to all the team Regards Dave Keogh

Newbury
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our son and his fiancé chose to have their wedding reception here, what a great choice, the pub and restaurant are really nicely decorated and set out, the staff are very friendly and it also welcomes dogs (apart from in the actual restaurant). The Manager was really accommodating and helpful. Everyone had a great time and those who stayed the...

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DOXFORDS, General Manager at The Carnarvon Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Dear sfc282d Thank you for your review of the Carnarvon arms, It was a pleasure to look after you and all your family, Tess and James are an adorable couple and we all wish them huge congratulations on the wedding day, I look forward to seeing you in the near future.... Maybe another wedding!!1 Regards Dave Keogh

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just a few miles from Newbury town centre, next door to Highclere Castle, on the route of The Wayfarers Walk and close to many other attractions such as Newbury Race Course and the beautiful North Wessex Downs, this cosy inn offers an ideal retreat for business travellers and leisure visitors alike. The Grade II listed building was built in the 1800s as a coaching inn providing a stop off for travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, home to the present Lord and Lady Carnarvon. It is now beautifully restored and renovated, offering a stunning dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a thriving friendly bar and 19 stylish bedrooms. With the focus on high quality, locally sourced produce, our food menu offers a choice of modern British a la carte dishes, traditional pub classics and a mouth-watering array of bar snacks. The bedrooms offer home from home comforts such as comfy duvets, thick fluffy towels, luxury toiletries, flat screen TVs with Freeview and free wi-fi. Not to mention a hearty 1st class traditional English Breakfast. The inviting surroundings and great service provided by our very friendly team, make this the perfect choice for a romantic weekend away. The Carnarvon Arms is perfect for a glass of champagne with the girls, a pint at the bar or a relaxed yet impressive lunch or dinner. Its the perfect spot for a weekend break in the country, or for private dining, offers bespoke meals and accommodation for shoot parties, ideal wedding accommodation and simply the best Sunday roast for miles.. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Carnarvon Arms Hotel

Address: Winchester Road | Whitway, Newbury RG20 9LE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Price Range: ₹ 5,073 - ₹ 10,063 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Carnarvon Arms Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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