Hotels near Highclere Castle
Crown & Anchor Inn
Hungerford - 8 miles away
When you've browsed the antique shops of Hungerford, it is a short drive to this pub-with-rooms in a photogenic village.
The Wellington Arms
Baughurst - 9 miles away
Beyond massed ranks of pots and planters, a former hunting lodge on the Duke of Wellington’s estate is now a dog-friendly gastropub of immense charm, with its own Welli deli.
The Greyhound Inn
Wantage - 18 miles away
A proper village inn with locals enjoying pints in the bar, scrubbed tables, robust food, and light, creaky-floored bedrooms.
The Old Vine
Winchester - 18 miles away
A vine does indeed scramble up the wall of this Georgian house by the cathedral, in the historic heart of the city.
The Red Lion Freehouse - Complimentary Glass of Bubbly Special Offer
East Chisenbury - 19 miles away
A ‘laid-back, fire-in-the hearth, village pub atmosphere’ prevails at this thatched gastropub with riverside guesthouse on the edge of Salisbury Plain.
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Hotels near Highclere Castle
The New Inn
Reading - 20 miles away
In a picturesque village, five miles north of Reading, a welcoming olde worlde country inn with an open fire and Brakspear real ales in the traditional bar. Comfortable, mellow-toned bedrooms are named after types of wine. Satisfying pub dishes are served in a cosy restaurant. Outside there is a patio and garden with a children’s play area.
The Old Forge
Marlborough - 21 miles away
Once the village blacksmiths, the 16th-century building is now a peaceful B&B with a TV, fridge, hairdryer, radio alarm, and tea- and coffee-making facilities in contemporary bedrooms. For breakfast, local and homemade produce is served in a large open-plan kitchen. A picnic area at the front is set beside the river bank where the Kennet flows past. In a small village, 5 miles W of Marlborough.
The Great House Sonning
Reading - 22 miles away
By the river, a modern hotel in Sonning-on-Thames, 3½ miles E of Reading. Stylish, with a retro edge, bedrooms are in separate buildings – some in a converted coach house and clock tower. Open from breakfast until late at night, Coppa Club bar/restaurant features a long, curved pewter bar, original fireplaces, velvet sofas and separate workspace. Large gardens, and a covered terrace overlooks lawns going down to the water.
Swindon - 22 miles away
Within its own lovely garden and grounds, an immaculate B&B in a Grade II listed house, where arriving guests are greeted with tempting tea-time treats. Part of a working farm, much of the food for breakfast (home-made granola, banana bread, jams and marmalade, fresh fruit salad, honey) comes from just a few steps away. A full English Wiltshire breakfast is cooked on the Aga. Supper trays may be pre-ordered; local pubs and restaurants are nearby. Cookery workshops are held. In a little hamlet, 2 miles from Swindon.
Swindon - 26 miles away
Inside a Georgian town house, an elegant bar, restaurant and hotel, overlooking the high street of a charming market town. Some of the ‘high’-dubbed bedrooms retain an antique fireplace and have an eye-catching feature wall. Evening menus in the modern restaurant include European dishes such as chicken and mushroom Stroganoff or king prawn and crayfish risotto. A wide choice of light bites, sharing boards, burgers is available at lunchtime; roasts on Sundays. An enclosed, sunny courtyard has tables, chairs and parasols. Six miles N-E of Swindon town centre.
The Winning Post
Ascot - 30 miles away
Ten minutes from Ascot Racecourse, this 18th-century red-brick pub is a cert for equine devotees and rural inn-seekers alike. There are nooks and crannies, tweedy fabrics. original stone floors and a welcoming open fire in cooler months. Some of the comfortable bedrooms have views over the peaceful garden which has plenty of seating and a cosy Cabana for the ultimate outdoor dining experience. Traditional pub fare is supplemented with dishes such as Wild Boar sausages, mash, lentils and savoy cabbage or braised rabbit, mustard root vegetables and tarragon.
Southampton Harbour Hotel
Southampton - 30 miles away
Jutting out over a private marina, this ocean liner-like hotel is ship-shape inside, with porthole-shaped mirrors, vintage glass fish floats and nautical bits and pieces. Bedrooms and suites, several with a Juliet balcony, are cheerily decorated with some retro touches, and supplied with decanters of gin and sherry. The buzzy sixth-floor bar has harbour views. Jetty restaurant pairs locally caught seafood with seasonal produce, eaten on the terrace in welcoming weather.
Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
Chippenham - 31 miles away
Within the Bowood Estate, a purpose-built country house with adjacent golf facilities and an award-winning spa (infinity swimming pool, gym, rock sauna, crystal steam room, aromatherapy shower and relaxation room, and treatments. The Shelburne Restaurant, Bar & Library have all-day dining and parkland views. Guests receive complimentary access to Bowood House & Gardens (April to October). Chippenham is a 6-mile drive away.
Royal Berkshire Hotel
Ascot - 32 miles away
In fifteen acres of landscaped grounds, a red-brick Queen Anne mansion that was originally built for the Churchill family. Afternoon tea is served in The Polo Bar and Lounge or outside on the terrace. FORK restaurant (casual dining), and some of the modern bedrooms have views over the lovely garden, where outdoor activities include a croquet lawn, tennis courts, shooting hoops and giant snakes and ladders. Part of Exclusive Collection.
The George Inn
Windsor - 34 miles away
Just across the bridge in Eton, this refurbished Georgian inn is on a corner of the high street. Simply furnished bedrooms have wood furniture, comfortable beds and crisp bedlinen; some rooms have a view of Windsor Castle or the river. The pub dishes and daily blackboard specials are cooked using local, seasonal produce, much of it sourced from the royal farm estate. At the rear, the inn’s owners (Windsor and Eton Brewery) have created a smart decked garden for eating and drinking outside in warmer months.
Guildford Harbour Hotel,
GUILDFORD - 35 miles away
In the thick of things, a large, modern hotel on the cobbled high street. Public spaces are vibrantly furnished or bright with colourful prints. Food and drink is available throughout the day; HarSpa has a whirlpool, sauna, steam room and small open-air heated pool.
Stanton Manor Hotel
Chippenham - 36 miles away
Set in seven acres of beautiful grounds, a historic house listed in the Domesday Book, and once owned by Elizabeth I’s Lord Treasurer, Lord Burghley. Rebuilt in 1840, it still features an original fireplace in the galleried hall. Casual dining, snacks and afternoon tea are served in the Restaurant and on the large terrace overlooking the garden. The hotel is in the village of Stanton Saint Quintin, four miles from Chippenham.
Barnett Hill Hotel
GUILDFORD - 37 miles away
An elegantly updated Queen Anne-style mansion in lovely gardens. Lavish afternoon teas are served on the terrace, fine dinners in an oak-panelled room. Soothing treatments for face, body and nails can be booked. Guildford Station is a 10 minutes’ drive.
PORTSMOUTH - 40 miles away
Small and personal, with a stylish interior, this hotel (part of the Mercer Collection) is in a restored Edwardian house retaining many of its original features. A short stroll from the seafront and the group’s gastropub, The Florence Arms (home-cooked food, ales, ciders, gins and fine wines).
G! Boutique Hotel
PORTSMOUTH - 40 miles away
In an unassuming house on a quiet Southsea street close to the beach and amenities, this hotel is unexpectedly funky inside. There is a bar and room service for drinks, light meals and snacks.
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