Top hotels in Newbury
The Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel is an exceptional 4-star country retreat. This stunning eighteenth-century Georgian Manor house sits among 16 acres of scenic landscaped gardens within a parkland estate of outstanding natural beauty. With 73 elegant bedrooms dotted throughout and outstanding views of nearby Kennet Velley, this hotel is ideal for couples looking for a weekend escape. The Orangery Restaurant focuses on home-made Great British favourites, using locally sourced ingredients.
Cheap Hotels in Newbury
Welcome to DoubleTree by Hilton Newbury North, set in the beautiful countryside just outside of the market town of Newbury. Conveniently located near the M4 motorway, our newly refurbished hotel is just 10 minutes from Highclere Castle (home of TV’s 'Downton Abbey'), Newbury Racecourse and Newbury Showground. Count on a pleasant stay and a wealth of amenities, starting with a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in.Our fresh and modern guest rooms offer WiFi access, a 32-inch LCD TV, desk, USB charging ports, in-room safe, tea/coffee making facilities, and air-conditioning. Here a few days? Upgrade to a deluxe room with extras like a welcome plate, sparkling mineral water, cozy bathrobe and slippers, and late check-out.Gather with friends and clients in our all-day dining area, The Space, featuring a menu of favorites that are expertly prepared with locally sourced ingredients. Lounge seating, charging stations, Bluetooth connectivity and complimentary WiFi add to the warm and inviting atmosphere. Take a dip in our heated indoor pool and whirlpool, or unwind in the sauna and steam room. Work out in the fully equipped fitness center, or relax in the hotel lounge and charming courtyard.Our hotel in Newbury has stylish function space for up to 80 people – perfect for small events and intimate weddings. Exclusive use of The Space restaurant is also an option for private dinners and special occasions.Highlights:-Hotel in Newbury just off the M4 with on-site car parking-Newly renovated guest rooms and deluxe rooms-All-day dining at The Space plus 24-hour room service-15m pool, fitness center, steam room, sauna and whirlpool-Elegant event space and private dining for up to 80 guests
Near Newbury Racecourse
Explore Berkshire from the contemporary Hilton Newbury Centre hotel, located a half mile south of the historic market town of Newbury, UK. The hotel is close to the M3 and M4 motorways, with easy access to London and within 20 miles of Basingstoke and Reading. Visit the Newbury Racecourse during your stay or explore the historic Highclere Castle, also nearby. Host an important meeting or special social event at this Newbury hotel in one of 14 flexible meeting rooms catering to 2–220 people. Make use of the professional business center and print important documents, or prepare for your meeting or presentation with a host of high-tech equipment. From high-speed internet access to courier services, find all the facilities and technical support you need to do business. Savor delicious classic dishes or a traditional British roast at Stubbs Restaurant, open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This stylish restaurant features elegant mahogany wood paneling and timeless decor, creating a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere. Choose classic cocktails and have the expert bar staff mix you new favorites at the Piano Bar.
Near Donnington Castle
Situated in the picturesque village of Curridge, The Bunk Inn offers a traditional pub, free WiFi throughout, and free onsite parking. It is just 15 minutes’ drive from Newbury Racecourse and 19 miles from Reading. With character and charm, the 9 rooms include a flat-screen TV and a work desk. Guests can also enjoy tea and coffee making facilities. Each room benefits from an en suite bath or shower room. A continental breakfast is included and guests can upgrade to a Full English breakfast including smoked salmon and scrambled eggs. Pub classics, along with more varied cuisine, are prepared using locally sourced produce where possible. The Bunk Inn is just 27 miles from Swindon and a 35-minute drive from Oxford. London can be reached in just over an hour by car and there is easy access to the M4 Motorway. The inn offers onsite parking and hosts barbecues during the summer. Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed, is 10 miles away.
Near Highclere Castle
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.
Near Donnington Castle
Near Newbury Showground
Centrally located in historic Newbury, The Elephant at the Market is just 6 minutes’ walk from Newbury Train Station, and offers en-suite rooms with free WiFi. With an on-site bar and restaurant, it’s 3 minutes' walk from a cinema and moments from the Corn Exchange and town centre. The boutique rooms feature a stylish design and an en-suite bathroom with a shower or bath. Each room has luxury bed linen, towels, bathrobes, a Smart TV, Nespresso coffee maker and White Company toiletries. The property serves fresh homemade food, including Josper-oven-cooked steaks and wood-fired pizzas, as well as Sunday roasts. Newbury Racecourse is just a 5-minute drive from The Elephant at the Market and the town is within easy reach of many of the south’s major towns. Reading, Basingstoke, Swindon and historic Oxford are all around 35 minutes' drive away. Highclere Castle, where Downton Abbey is filmed, is just 15 minutes' drive from the property. There is also easy access to the Ridgeway National Trail across the North Wessex Downs.
Hotels in Newbury
Castles, racecourses and areas of outstanding natural beauty surround Newbury. Whether you're looking to explore Berkshire or simply relax in Newbury town, Newbury hotels are an excellent choice.
The history of Newbury can be traced back to the 11th century, when it was founded as a new borough following the Norman Conquest. The town boasts a number of striking 17th-century buildings while the surrounding area was the site of two battles during the period of the English Civil War. The second of these, the Second Battle of Newbury, left Donnington Castle in ruins. Travel north from the town and you'll find the castle, originally founded by Sir Richard Abberbury the Elder in 1386 and taken under royal control during the Tudor period. Only the gatehouse of the castle survives but the site is definitely worth a visit if you're interested in the area's history.
Also of interest to history buffs are nearby Grimsbury Castle, an Iron Age hillfort that overlooks the Kennet and Pang valley, and Shaw House, built in 1581 by Thomas Dolman who had connections to Newbury's affluent cloth industry. During the Second Battle of Newbury the house was used as the headquarters of Charles I while a battle raged in the gardens. Highclere Castle is also within driving distance of Newbury, a Jacobethan country house that serves as the main filming location for the TV show Downton Abbey.
Several areas of outstanding natural beauty, including the vast North Wessex Downs, surround Newbury town. If you're travelling with kids in town, 4 Kingdom's Adventure Park has plenty of outdoor activities to keep them occupied. Bucklebury Farm Park also has plenty for family trips, including indoor and outdoor play areas, daily tractor safari rides and a number of nature trails to follow. Animal lovers should head to The UK Wolf Conservation Trust, featuring 10 wolves and a number of events and talks including regular Wolf Keeper Days and Wolf Walks.
Food and drink
Newbury is home to a selection of traditional English teashops, pubs and restaurants. Teashop By The Canal is housed in a Grade II listed building and serves an indulgent range of teas and scones. The Hoggit & Hoof is a friendly restaurant in the centre of town that serves some excellent cuts of steak, and The White Horse is a traditional English pub and a great place to try some of the local ales.
One of the main attractions in Newbury is Newbury Racecourse, a popular racecourse with a history of over 100 years. As well as horseracing, the course has a number of luxury restaurants including the award-winning Hennessy and The Racegoers Restaurant, featuring panoramic views of the final furlong.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Newbury
What are the best hotels to stay in Newbury?According to our booking data, one of the most booked hotels in Newbury is Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel.
What hotels are in the central Newbury neighborhood?If you want to stay near the center of Newbury, you can consider staying at The Elephant at the Market, The Chequers Hotel and The Lodge.
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