Get a taste of Berkshire country life at The Crab & Boar, an affordable inn serving up great British fare and rustic-chic quarters – some with outdoor hot tubs.
Outdoor hot tubs at a budget price. • Tasty gastro fare. • Dog-friendly rooms so your four-legged friend can stay too.
Hit the spot
Ten minutes from Newbury – under an hour from London.
There's an enormous garden for al fresco dining, and a relaxed restaurant perfect for Sunday roasts.
Good to know
As one contented Crab & Boar guest noted, it's not a place to feel crabby or boared!
ParkingThere is free guest parking.
AirportLondon Heathrow – 42 miles
TrainNewbury station – ten minutes by taxi. Direct links to London Paddington.
PetsYour four-footed pal will be welcome in the dog-friendly rooms.
LocationWantage Road, Newbury, Chieveley, Berkshire, RG20 8UE, United Kingdom
14 rooms and suites
Stylish country-chic rooms are bright and appealing with a helping of rustic charm. They come with wood floors, shabby-chic furnishings, cosy lamps and plaid wallcoverings and cushions.
If it's a special celebration, it probably has to be a hot tub room!
Eat & Drink
The Crab & Boar prides itself on serving up a taste of the great British outdoors, with seasonal game, fresh-off-the-boat oysters and crab, or real ales. The kitchen majors on using local produce with more than a nod to the seasons. Favourite tipples include Sipsmith artisan gin and Nyetimber British bubbly. Start with seared scallops or charred octopus salad, followed perhaps by Cornish game hen or pork loin served with hispi cabbage and chorizo.
Served until 10am. Naturally this is a great place to start the day with a full English.
See & Do
Tee off in the Berkshire countryside at the 18-hole Donnington Valley golf course, a short drive away, or get the thrill of the chase at nearby Newbury racecourse, home of the Hennessey Gold Cup. Downton Abbey fans can make a trip to Highclere Castle (pre-booking essential), where the famous TV series was filmed. For those keen to bag a pheasant – or trout – during their stay, there are plenty of fishing spots and shooting estates in the vicinity.