Crab & Boar

Wantage Road, Newbury, RG20 8UE, United Kingdom
+44 163 524 7550

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Crab & Boar - Newbury, England, United Kingdom
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Distance to city centre 7,1 km
Location rating 8,6


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  • Good
    Feb 2020

    The food was very good. The service was quick and the staff were polite. The room was warm & included dressing robes. The bed was comfortable.

    We specifically went here for the Hot Tub. This outside hot tube was great in the evening after dinner, but in the afternoon it was only look warm, and we had to come out after five minutes to dry off & heat up. We expected it to be ready when we arrived around 3:30, but were disappointed when told it was just over 30 Deg, when it should have been 40 Deg. Next time we will remind the staff that we intend to use the facilities when we arrive, and don’t expect to wait until the evening before we can use the hot tub.

  • Okay
    Feb 2020

    The staff were lovely very attentive, The room just seemed a little rundown and the hot tub could’ve done with a little clean felt a bit scummy around the inside

    Didn’t have a great menu choice for vegetarians! Hot tub didn’t seem to clean

  • Excellent
    Feb 2020

    The staff were very accommodating and friendly; even though we were slightly demanding as guests! The dinner was excellent as was the range of wines.

  • Okay
    Feb 2020

    Nice Dining room and food goodd standard.

    Although bathroom nicely done and bedroom nicely done it could you with a really good clean.The rest of the property needed TLC.Im not sure either about pets in bedrooms my partner being bitten in the night by some type insect.

  • Good
    Feb 2020

    Location good for M4. Comfortable attractive accommodation. Food reasonable, mainly meat eaters menu. We enjoyed our evening meal. Breakfast was adequate, a bit corporate not individual or unique.

    Road traffic noise outside our bedroom. Some broken fittings in our room, small things that give a poor impression. i.e. light bulb not working, electric wall socket loose and broken window catches.

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Located in the heart of Berkshire countryside, Crab & Boar is a small 4-star inn surrounded by the great British outdoors. Eastleigh Airport is only 35 miles away from the property while Heathrow Airport is 38 miles away.

Crab & Boar features a total of 14 guest rooms. Accommodations are spacious and contain a rustic and regal design. Guests can find a flat-screen TV, iron, ironing board, coffee and tea maker, bathroom toiletries, and enjoy complimentary bottled water and free WiFi access. Select rooms feature a private courtyard with a hot tub. Daily housekeeping is provided, and dogs are welcomed in all rooms.

Guests staying at Crab & Boar can relax in its garden, or go out in the forest or valleys to shoot and fish. The staff at the hotel can arrange meetings or events on-site at the private dining room.

Complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Its award-winning restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and features a menu of seafood and wild game dishes made from fresh local produce. Al fresco dining is available in the summer. A wide selection of wines and spirits is offered at the bar. Local restaurants such as Fox and Hounds Donnington and The Fox At Peasemore are within 3 miles from the property.

The Newbury Racecourse is a 16-minute drive from the hotel. The breathtaking Highclere Castle is just 19 minutes away, and the Donnington Valley Golf Club is only 6 minutes away.

For travelers interested in a comfortable stay in the countryside, Crab & Boar provides a great location for them to explore.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8,5 Excellent

based on 708 reviews









Things to know

  • Comfortable beds
  • Great menu

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Policies vary by room type and provider.


Complimentary breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
Concierge service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
No smoking
Express check out
Free parking
Storage available
EV charging station
Room service

FAQs when booking at Crab & Boar

Where is Crab & Boar located?

Crab & Boar is located at Wantage Road, 7,1 km from the centre of Newbury. Watermill Theatre is the closest landmark to Crab & Boar.

When is check-in time and check-out time at Crab & Boar?

Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at Crab & Boar.

Does Crab & Boar offer free Wi-Fi?

Yes, Crab & Boar offers free Wi-Fi.

Does Crab & Boar offer free parking?

Yes, Crab & Boar offers free parking.

Does Crab & Boar offer free airport shuttle service?

No, Crab & Boar does not offer free airport shuttle service.

How far is Crab & Boar from the airport?

Crab & Boar is 35,8 km from Brize Norton. Crab & Boar is 41,4 km from Oxford Kidlington.

Can you bring pets to Crab & Boar?

Yes, Crab & Boar is a pet-friendly hotel.

Does Crab & Boar have a pool?

No, Crab & Boar does not have a pool on-site.


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Most popular landmarks

  • Watermill Theatre 4,7 km
  • Welford Park 4,8 km
  • West Berkshire Golf Club 4,9 km
  • Donnington Castle 4,9 km
  • Donnington Grove Country Club 5,7 km
  • Deanwood Park Golf Course 5,9 km

Getting around

Brize Norton 35,8 km
Oxford Kidlington 41,4 km
Newbury 7,5 km
Newbury Racecourse 7,8 km

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