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The Top Wedding Trends of 2022

Published by: Belinda Dixon

Perhaps you delayed a wedding until 2022. Or perhaps 2022 was always going to be your year. Either way, the style and type of wedding you’ll have this year is influenced by everything from fashion and finances to viruses and environmental concerns. So even if you’re only just beginning to think about getting married, it’s time to get ahead of the curve with Donnington Grove’s look at 2022 wedding trends...

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A three-day winter break at Donnington Grove

Published by: Belinda Dixon

After the sparkle of Christmas, the New Year feels like its ushering in duller days. The key to combating the gloom is having something special to look forward to. Time then to book your very own country house escape. With beauty treatments and golf, afternoon teas and clay pigeon shooting, theatre shows and fine foods - not to mention a dash of Downton Abbey - here’s how your three-day break in Berkshire could look at Donnington Grove...


Gift a Donnington Grove Experience This Christmas

Christmas is a time for memories and sharing with others, so why not make it last even longer by gifting someone an experience to look forward to. From afternoon tea vouchers, to clay pigeon shooting and golf lessons, you can gift your loved ones a truly unique experience this Christmas...


Top Five Walks Near Donnington and Newbury

Published by: Donnington Grove

Getting out in nature is one of the best things you can do for your body and mind. As well as the physical benefits of taking a stroll in the countryside, the gentle exercise helps release mood-boosting endorphins. According to studies, being in nature reduces anger, fear and stress, to help you feel better emotionally. So if you're looking for things to do in Berkshire, be sure to tick these walks near Donnington Grove off first!

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Celebrate Christmas and the New Year at Donnington Grove

Published by: Donnington Grove

It’s that time of year! This festive season, Donnington Grove is transforming our stunning country hotel into the ultimate Winter Wonderland. From Christmas parties to New Year’s Eve events, there is something here for everyone...


5 Reasons to Try Beau’s Bar & Restaurant at Donnington Grove

Just in time for the New Year, Donnington Grove we opened our new and beautifully renovated Beau’s Bar and Restaurant. Taking inspiration from Beau Brummel, the iconic fashion figure and Dandy who lived at Donnington Hall in the 18th century, we give a nod to his Great British style. We’re really excited to share Beau’s Bar and Restaurant with local Newbury residents and visitors alike. To give you a flavour of what to expect, we want to share 5 reasons to come and join us at Beau’s...


Simple Tips for Autumn Grayling Fishing

Published by: Donnington Grove

Donnington Grove is in the extremely lucky position to offer river fly fishing all year round. In the summer months, we’re a popular destination for guests looking to catch river trout, but if you’re staying with us in the cooler autumn and winter, you can have plenty of fun on the river fishing for grayling...

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The Golden Temple

Published by: Donnington Grove

Kinkaku-ji is one of Kyoto’s leading temples. Its formal name is Rokuon-ji. It was built at the end of the 14th century originally as a villa for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the shogun at the time. After Yoshimitsu’s death, as indicated in his will, the building was converted into a temple of the Zen sect of Buddhism, which is famous for the practice of zazen, or religious meditation (a major method of Buddhist training, and method of meditation for establishing one’s foundation in Zen Buddhism).


Five of the Best Golf Courses in Berkshire

Berkshire may be best-known as the home of Windsor Castle, Stonehenge and Downton Abbey but the county is also home to some of the best golf courses the UK has to offer. Whilst you may wish to stay at the luxury Donnington Grove Hotel & Country Club, and take advantage of our challenging golf course overlooked by beautiful Donnington Castle, we are aware that the county also offers different Golf Courses, that upon your stay with us, you could visit...


Your superb summer three-day stay at Donnington Grove Hotel

Published by: Belinda Dixon

Long summer days are just made for being outdoors. Especially in beautiful scenery with exciting things to do. This is why Donnington Grove Hotel is perfect for a three-day summer break.

It’ll see you exploring exquisite grounds and relaxing in gorgeous gardens. Trying your hand at clay pigeon shooting, fishing or golf. Heading out to nearby Highclere Castle and the racecourse at Newbury. Or wandering back from a night at the Watermill Theatre through our grounds. Donnington has all the ingredients for an idyllic summer-time country house stay.