The Carnarvon Arms

Winchester RoadRG20 9LEBurghclereUnited Kingdom
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About The Carnarvon Arms

Situated near Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was filmed, The Carnarvon Arms is housed in a Grade II listed building that dates back to the 18th-century. This country inn offers 18 letting rooms and free parking.

Recently refurbished en-suite rooms offer premium bedding and towels, Freeview TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Guests also benefit from free Wi-Fi.

Facilities at this non-smoking hotel include a pick-up service from local transport hubs, a guest lounge and meeting spaces. Check-in is from 3 pm and the property welcomes children and dogs.

A full English breakfast is included and crafted from locally-sourced produce. Plus, the on-site restaurant offers a variety of menus including afternoon teas and children’s dishes.

The Carnarvon Arms lies five miles from Newbury, 14 miles from the Living Rainforest and a 60-minute drive from Stonehenge and Windsor Castle.


Winchester Road, RG20 9LE, Burghclere, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1635)278222 | Fax: +44(1635)278444 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Comfortable and nicely decorated rooms

Although a few previous guests have found the rooms at the Carnarvon Arms a little on the small side, they have almost exclusively found the accommodation to be nicely decorated and comfortable regardless. The choice of amenities is good and the Wi-Fi seems like it can be relied on.

Nice atmosphere in the pub

Guests often mention that they enjoyed the atmosphere in the pub, describing how there are plenty of nooks and crannies where you can enjoy a spot of privacy. Plus, guests find that staff is cheerful and friendly.

Decent value for money

Overall, guests tend to be of the opinion that the Carnarvon Arms offers good value for money, with both the room rates and the cost of meals considered competitive. Freebies like breakfast, parking and Internet access help you save money on essentials.

Negative Reviews

Cramped en-suite facilities

Guests do find the rooms are small but not especially so. The bathrooms, however, are consistently described as too cramped. One guest describes how it was impossible for them to use the sink without sitting or kneeling on the toilet.

Menu items not available

Several reviews indicate that there are occasional disappointments because menu items, particularly certain desserts, are not available. This had led to some frustration from guests who had come to enjoy a specific meal.

Traffic noise from A34

Although situated in a rural area, the hotel doesn't appear to completely escape traffic noise. The nearby A34 is a busy road, so you can reasonably expect to suffer some disturbance, even if only minor.

Rating Overview

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8.6 /10
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8.6 out of 10 based on 489 reviews