Marco Pierre White Restaurants


The Carnarvon Arms Hotel is no longer trading under the name Downton Inns Ltd nor associated with Marco Pierre White or The Wheelers Inns Group. We will be going through an extensive refurbishment period of around 10 weeks from the 30th of march. For general enquiries for rooms or restaurant bookings please contact the hotel on 01635 278222 or email us at We look forward to seeing you soon!

The Carnarvon Arms is the former coach house to neighbouring Highclere Castle, better known as TV’s Downton Abbey.

Following a restoration by Marco Pierre White and his team, the Grade II listed Carnarvon Arms is now a modern day country inn offering outstanding food, a private dining room and stylish accommodation.

The interior is stunningly decorated with an eclectic mix of artefacts and art, all personally chosen by Marco and many from his own collection. The bell taking centre stage in the vaulted ceiling is a particular head-turner.

The kitchen team use locally sourced ingredients where possible to prepare the dishes on the lunch and dinner menus created by Marco. The Carnarvon Arms is available to book for weddings and functions.