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Gothic Splendour, Modern Comfort

Donnington Grove, a three star country-house hotel in Newbury, is situated in 500 acres of beautiful grounds that include an 18 hole championship golf course.  It is a fascinating destination with more than a whiff of English decadence. Built in "Strawberry Hill Gothic" style, this 250 year old, charming building has a unique heritage.  Bygone days have seen illustrious and eccentric inhabitants such as British Historian James Petit Andrews, Georgian trend setter Beau Brummell and 1920's femme fatale Daisy Fellowes. Indeed, of all Berkshire hotels, you will struggle to find another with a more curious and intriguing history.

Throughout the main house, guests will find a wealth of beautiful and original features including hand-painted wallpapers, decadent furniture and centuries old artwork and tapestries that will provoke any curious mind. These aspects contribute a lot to the appeal of Donnington-Grove, a quintessentially English hotel in the heart of Berkshire.

You can discover more on the hotel building, grounds and famous connections in our "History of Donnington Grove" section.

Secret Gardens, Secluded Lodges

Today, stylish lodges in the grounds and modern facilities complement the original house, forming a harmonious balance of old and new.  Preserving British Heritage is important so the house retains its authentic traditional feel while providing comfortable accommodation and facilities for leisure and business travellers alike.

Besides forming the backdrop to previous golf championships, Donnington Grove is also a haven of calm and relaxation, helped by the River Lambourn which meanders through the extensive grounds and is home to trout, ducks and swans. There is plenty of scope too for a variety of activities such as clay pigeon shooting and fishing.  Guests will delight in discovering various "secret" features such as the enchanting Japanese She-tennoji Temple and garden - the perfect place to take a deep breath and let the world drift by.

Character. Comfort. Elegance.

Donnington Grove has a range of facilities for our guests to enjoy throughout the duration of their stay, including:

En suite shower or bathroom with an overhead shower

A luxury hospitality tray

Donnington Grove’s own bottled spring water

High-speed Wi-Fi

Digital flat screen TV

Our bar and restaurant is open daily to our guests, serving the finest food and drinks. Donnington Grove is an idyllic wedding venue, with our banquet rooms all licensed for civil ceremonies. We regularly offer exclusive use of our hotel for celebrations, including anniversaries, birthday parties and proms.

Out of the Ordinary

Donnington Grove Hotel has a long and exciting history, with former inhabitants including style icon Beau Brummell and the famous fun-loving femme fatale Daisy Fellowes. The hotel’s original hand painted ornaments and antique furniture and artwork make Donnington a luxurious hotel with a sense of both history and style.

You’ll enjoy the romantic seclusion of the hotel, even during peak times, with plenty to explore and discover in the hotel and in the extensive grounds.

If you want a unique experience from your country hotel, why not experience one of our cosy lodges or the eco-friendly summerhouse? Our dedication to offering you an unparalleled experience makes us one of the most unique hotels in Berkshire.

A Peaceful Location

Donnington Grove Hotel is placed in a great location for access to the M4 and M5 motorways. When you stay at Donnington Grove Hotel, you’ll only be a short drive away from Highclere Castle (ITV’s Downton Abbey), Newbury Race Course and the Kennet and Avon canal. Donnington Grove is also home to one of Berkshire’s most renowned championship golf courses, hosting numerous Pro and televised golf events.


For more information about Donnington Grove Hotel, our hotel wedding packages, our corporate rates and the surrounding area, call 01635 581000 or contact us today. We’ll be more than happy to assist.