Donnington Grove – a historic hotel in Newbury

Donnington – a country house hotel in Newbury that's supremely unstuffy. Despite the gargoyles and grandeur, Donnington has a family feel.

Donnington is a destination. Foodies savour our exceptional meals. Couples fall in love with our romantic wedding venue. Golfers relish our challenging championship course.

Our 500 acres are delightful year-round. Fish our chalk stream, try clay pigeon shooting, indulge in a Swedish massage. Visit Highclere Castle, the setting for Downton Abbey, just 8 miles away.

Set on the outskirts of Newbury, we offer extraordinary value when you book direct.

Donnington is more than a little magical. We’re a friendly country house hotel in Newbury where you'll feel right at home.


A hotel in Newbury with character

Donnington is distinctive. A Strawberry Hill Gothic mansion with more than a hint of Hogwarts. Guests love the personalised service, characterful rooms and expansive views of the grounds.

From fairytale weddings, family gatherings and breaks with friends to golfing holidays and corporate events – Donnington is more than just a hotel in Newbury. It’s your very own country retreat.

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An elegant restaurant in Newbury

At Beau's Restaurant, Donnington's chefs turn prime local, seasonal produce into exceptional meals.

With a smart new look and picture windows overlooking the grounds, this is relaxed dining in picturesque surrounds.

We’re one of the finest restaurants in Berkshire. And if you book Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, you’ll only have to navigate as far as your gorgeous room upstairs.

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For someone who has it all, there's nothing more special than a gifted overnight stay, golfing experience, relaxing treatment or delicious afternoon tea. 

Make memories at our wonderful country house hotel in Newbury with an array of experience available to buy as Gift Vouchers. 

Our wonderful selection of Gift Vouchers can be purchased as physical vouchers, presented in beautiful gift boxes or wallets,  or emailed straight into your loved ones inbox (perfect for last-minute gifting).

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The food and service in Beau's was fabulous and the grounds are very pretty.

Google Review - 18/02/2024

Very charming location with beautiful views and surroundings for country walks. The Donnington castle is only 20 mins walk.
We stayed in the summer house as we had a small dog with us. Very spacious room with all comforts including a little conservatory with armchairs and side table for afternoon tea. Wonderful bathroom with powerful shower. Will definitely come back and highly recommend to friends


From the arrival to the check-in, the experience at Donnington Grove was 5-star.

My friend and I stayed in the Summer House, which was quiet and spacious; the room offered a gorgeous view of the golf course. I want to thank Manuel for his hospitality upon us checking in and being so kind to us.

The Bar and Restaurant was a great place to gather after a fun day. If you want food from the city, I recommend ordering from Deliveroo or UberEats as taking a taxi can get quite expensive, however, bus line 4 will take you to the station in 11 minutes.

I will ensure all my friends and family visit Donnington Grove if they are ever in the area.

Thanks again, Manuel and the team for a lovely stay.


Donnington Grove is a beautiful old country house. I was also very impressed with the room they gave me. I would definitely recommend Donnington Grove and will stay here again the next time I'm in this area.


Super hotel with excellent staff, restaurant and surroundings. Highly recommend this hotel. A first class experience. The hotel was warm and very clean and the menu was varied and not overly expensive.


Booked as we were visiting my daughter who flew back from the USA ,we found out that she worked here as a waitress a few years ago, very impressive grounds, lovely building, excellent service, and tasty food, will recommend and hope to return again.


We booked last minute as we needed somewhere after a long flight and before a long drive home. Booked Donnington Grove as we had visited the area before and knew roughly where it was. Pleasantly surprised with location - although very wet weather stopped us enjoying it fully. Very comfortable sleep. Excellent breakfast, including a takeaway as my partner felt too poorly to attend the restaurant (the staff provided a box and were very helpful). Would be happy to stay again.


A lovely place to stay. Clean and comfortable. Friendly staff, Monmel on reception gave us a warm welcome.
The food in the restaurant was delicious, hats off to the chef. Lilly the waitress was really helpful.
The grounds were lovely to wander around, even in February. We were lucky to stay in a suite, which so spacious. A real stately home experience.
They may have parties being held, so it can be a bit noisy in the evening. It didn’t really bother us though and I would gladly return.


We had a lovely time staying at this hotel while in town to see a show at the Watermill Theater. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is incredibly kind. We had a great experience and highly recommend this hotel to anyone.


What a fantastic venue and fabulous team you all are! We cannot thank Jo (Wedding Planner) and all the staff enough!

Rachael Williams - 04/09/2022

Held a celebration wedding reception for our daughter and new son in law here last weekend. Communications all through the planning stages were good and the events manager Adam, was very helpful and easy to talk to. We had a wonderfully happy and memorable day using the Chinese and Kennet rooms. I would definitely recommend this venue and we would come back.

Karen Walker - 16/08/2022

We have been staying at this hotel every January for the past few years and it is always a delight. The staff are super-friendly and helpful without exception. You feel like you are being welcomed as family. Service and food at the Saturday night banquet for 60 people was excellent. 

Trip Advisor Review - 05/01/2023

Such a stunning venue and amazing team. Thank you so much Jo (Wedding Planner) for making it all so easy and stress free. 

Sarah Louise Williams - 30/06/2022

Thank you for another fantastic stay! We've stayed at lots of different golf hotels and this is the only one we keep coming back to. This is our third visit and we brought my parents this time and they loved it too, they're already talking about coming back next year.

The staff are all so welcoming and friendly, especially Eva in the restaurant; her customer service skills are second to none and she was so cheerful and professional. She mentioned she was on an agency placement, but it would be a real benefit for the hotel team if it were possible to make her a permanent member of staff.

Ruth and Rob - 11/02/2024

I would highly recommend Donnington Grove for a wedding venue. The organisation and information provided was second to none. All guests were accommodated and looked after well. Top marks for this venue


My husband and I stayed in the Manor House Suite the night of our wedding and it was absolutely lovely. Really comfy bed and clean spacious rooms. The complimentary bottle of champagne was a really kind gesture. It was the perfect way to end our wedding day.


Brilliant venue had a fantastic time celebrating a friends wedding stunning food amazing food wonderfully comfy hotel room and a superb breakfast well worth a visit highly recommended would definitely stay here again 1st class service and stunning views


Thank you Jo & the amazing team at Donnington Grove. The day was absolutely faultless, phenomenal service right from when we arrived on Friday, food was superb, all of the staff were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for you and your team. We are so happy to have chosen to have our day at Donnington Grove. Thank you again.

Louise Trott

Donnington Grove was delightful and characterful, with a large bedroom, bathroom and wonderful views. Staff and services were all top class and we had a wonderful visit. Hotel also close to Highclere Castle which we visited and was pretty fab too.

Tripadvisor Review - 02/07/2021

Set in a vast wooded Golf course this Gothic Manor House themed in a tasteful bygone time has lovely rooms & comfortable beds.The restaurant food & service was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxed & informal allowing guests to come & go as they please.

Tripadvisor Review, - 25/07/2021

We were visiting Highclere Castle and wanted to stay somewhere ‘lovely’ . Searched the internet and found this. So glad we did! Amazing hotel, beautiful grounds, food amazing! As you can see we really did enjoy it!

Tripadvisor Review - 17/07/2021

We were a large group visiting end of July, we booked total of 8 rooms. Check In was smooth and over all experience was wonderful. There is a nice hike to Donnington Castle from hotel. Golf courses are beautiful as well, I highly recommend this place.

Tripadvisor Review - 22/08/2021

We enjoyed a delightful stay in beautiful surroundings. Our executive room was spacious and spotlessly clean. The meals were delicious and well cooked. All the staff were welcoming and helpful and went out of their way to help us feel comfortable and safe. Highly Recommended.

Tripadvisor Review - 06/08/2021