Located next door to Highclere Castle, home to the real Downton Abbey set and just a few miles from Newbury town centre, The Carnarvon Arms is a modern day country inn offering a great atmosphere alongside wonderful food and stylish bedrooms at sensible prices. We’re also within easy reach of some of the regions other main landmarks and attractions, including Newbury Race Course, the beautiful North Wessex Downs and The Wayfarers Walk, making us the ideal retreat for business or pleasure.
Originally a coaching inn serving travellers to nearby Highclere Castle, Grade II listed Carnarvon Arms has recently been lovingly restored to its former glory, offering a stunning dining room with a high vaulted ceiling, a thriving friendly bar and 19 individually styled boutique bedrooms. Crowned Historic Luxury Hotel of the Year 2016, we focus on offering a menu that includes a choice of modern British a la carte dishes and traditional pub classics, along with a mouth-watering array of bar snacks and a show-stopping Sunday roast, all using the highest quality ingredients, locally sourced and produced.
From hunting, fishing and walking to cycling, horse racing and golf you can experience amazing short breaks in Highclere.
Take a look at our castles, chapels and parks or even walk to the rabbits homeland from the classic novel “Watership Down”
Then come and experience our amazing, comfortable and newly refurbished bar, restaurant and rooms at The Carnarvon Arms