The Carnarvon Arms is a country inn, located next door to Highclere Castle, on the route of The Wayfarers Walk. This Grade II listed building offers guests free onsite parking and free WiFi throughout.

The 18 bedrooms each have tea/coffee-making facilities, a flat-screen TV with Freeview, and a hairdryer.

The property boasts a dining room with a high-vaulted ceiling, and a thriving friendly bar with a modern British menu. A traditional full English is available each morning, made using locally sourced produce. The property can cater for, and accommodate, parties and weddings.

The inn is 5 miles from Newbury town centre and Newbury Race Course is 5.5 miles away. The Carnarvon Arms was built as a coaching inn in the 1800s. It provided a stop-off for travellers to Highclere Castle, now the setting for TV drama Downton Abbey.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

The Carnarvon Arms has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 23 Jul 2009.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.9)

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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About The Carnarvon Arms

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  • Can you please tell me if you charge extra to have a dog stay?

    We love to have dogs stay with us however we do charge £10 for them


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    Answered on 10 August 2020
  • My partner and I would like to bring our 2 small well behaved dogs,is that allowed?

    We would love to have your dogs stay with us! However there is a £10 charge per dog.


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    Asked about: Superior Double Room • Answered on 11 September 2020
  • Can I please request one room has a walk in shower and is reasonably accessible,as my Mum has mobility issues walks with the aid of a stick or walker?

    All our shower rooms are walk in with a slight step over the threshold x Mum should be fine x


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    Answered on 23 March 2021
  • We plan to stay on 26/11 for 1 night but we are holding an AGM 6-8 people and eat following the meeting .Is there a private area we could do this ?

    Yes there is, can you email the pub carnarvonarms@youngs.co.uk, and we can book the private dining room for you Kind Regards Ruthie Bowers


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    Answered on 15 November 2021
  • I’m planning a trip to London with a side trip to Highclere castle in September 2021. When will you be accepting reservations and what are the rates?

    Best to call direct to the Carnarvon, where we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Kind Regards Ruthie Bowers General Manager


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    Answered on 13 December 2020
  • Do you offer afternoon tea Thanks

    Good afternoon, Unfortunately we don't do afternoon just yet but we will be starting them soon. Regards Nicola


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    Answered on 11 June 2021
  • is Highclere Castle walking distance from The Carnarvon Arms ? If we travelled by train to Newbury how easy is it to reach The Carnarvon Arms ? maybe taxi ?

    Dear guest, To the gates of Highclere castle the walk takes about 5 minutes, however from the gates to the house it is a further 15-20 minutes from there, so we do advise our guests to book a taxi, the company we recommend is AVE Cabs on 0163531212


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    Answered on 28 May 2021
  • Hello, We are arriving in Newbury on April 4 and need two nights accommodations but I have a question. What is the difference of a attached bathroom and a private bathroom? We need a private bath and would like to reserve a superior room if the bathroom is private for our use.

    Hi, all bathrooms are en-suite x


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    Answered on 4 August 2021
  • Is there a bathroom attached to the room?

    All of our rooms have an en-suite bathroom


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    Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Good evening. May we leave our bags with you prior to checking in before we head onto the tour on March 3rd at 1pm?

    Of course you may leave your bags with us, however if your room is ready when you arrive we can check you in early.


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    Answered on 17 February 2020
  • How far from train station? Taxi? Restaurant for dinner nearby? Thank you.

    Newbury train station is roughly a 10 minute drive away. Our Hotel has a pub and restaurant


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on 6 November 2019
  • Do you have a room for 3 adults sharing on Sunday August 15th?

    Unfortunately, all our rooms are just double occupancy, with rooms available for Z-beds for under 12 years of age, or travel cots


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    Answered on 23 March 2021
  • Hi, please can you tell me if the Carnarvon Arms is accessible by public transport and how far is it from Newbury train station? Many thanks

    Newbury train station is approximately 10 minute drive away and is our closest form of public transport


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    Asked about: Double Room • Answered on 17 August 2020
  • do you have a twin bedded room

    Yes we have 1 twin room, this is very popular x


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    Answered on 13 May 2021
  • do you have 2 twin rooms for 11th -13th of sept 2021

    We have one twin room in our hotel, it is also our disability access room with a wet room bathroom.


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    Asked about: Superior Double Room • Answered on 21 September 2020
  • We are visiting family over Christmas with our dog. I see that you can allow dogs. Are your rooms on the ground floor or do you have any on the ground floor. Was wondering if our dog needed a toilet break in the night if it is easy to get outside. Are dogs allowed in bar / restaurant?

    The answer is we are extremely dog friendly, there's an enclosed garden directly outside the hotel itself, especially for our furry friends, and dogs are certainly allowed in the bar areas :)


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    Answered on 15 November 2021
  • good morning, i will be travelling with a family member who has restricted mobility, do you have twin rooms have a shower and do you have any ground floor room? kindest Regards Inez

    We have one twin room, it is located on the ground floor and has a disabled access bathroom


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    Answered on 27 August 2020
  • How does one get from your property to Highclere Castle? Approximate cost?

    Highclere Castle is a short drive away from The Carnarvon Arms - Our proffered taxi company is Ave Cabs.


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    Answered on 8 October 2020
  • Hi, do you have any double rooms with a walk in shower on the ground floor? My Mum cannot climb stairs and needs a walk in shower as she cannot get into a bath. Many thanks

    All our rooms, except two on the top floor, are ground floor & our showers are walk in with a slight step over the shower threshold, so Mum should be fine x


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    Answered on 23 March 2021
  • Do you have a disabled access bath room?

    We do, we have one on site and is in our only Twin Room.


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    Answered on 13 August 2020
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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What's nearby
  • Highclere Castle
    1 miles
  • Newbury Library
    4.8 miles
  • Donnington Grove Country Club
    5.2 miles
  • West Berkshire Community Hospital
    5.5 miles
  • Donnington Castle
    5.9 miles
  • Bombay Sapphire Distillery
    7.2 miles
  • Bishopwood Golf Club
    8.1 miles
  • Chieveley Services M4
    8.2 miles
  • Wickham House
    8.4 miles
Natural beauty
  • Lake Dune Mere
    1.5 miles
Public transport
  • Train Newbury Racecourse
    4.7 miles
Closest airports
  • Southampton Airport
    26.7 miles
  • London Heathrow Airport
    39.6 miles
  • Bournemouth Airport
    43.8 miles
How to get to The Carnarvon Arms from Southampton Airport
    Car
    Free parking is available.
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2 restaurants on site

    Restaurant #1

    Cuisine: British

    Restaurant #2

    Cuisine: British

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

Facilities of The Carnarvon Arms
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
General
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
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Sustainable initiatives

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House rules
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Check-in

15:00 - 23:00

Check-out

07:00 - 11:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
Free

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

The maximum number of cots allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

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The fine print

Please note, guests requiring extra beds must contact the property ahead of time to determine if they will be available.

Please note that this property no longer accepts cash payments.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

FAQs about The Carnarvon Arms

  • Check-in at The Carnarvon Arms is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Carnarvon Arms has 2 restaurants:

    • Restaurant
    • Restaurant

  • The prices at The Carnarvon Arms may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Carnarvon Arms by:

    • Car 35min

  • The Carnarvon Arms is 4.3 miles from the centre of Newbury.

  • The Carnarvon Arms offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Horse riding

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Carnarvon Arms (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • Room options at The Carnarvon Arms include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Guests staying at The Carnarvon Arms can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.6).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte