Crab & Boar

Newbury, Berkshire

The pub is classy, the staff knowledgeable, the food wonderful, and the bedrooms cosy and handsome – some with hot tubs and patios


14 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Shooting and fishing breaks can be arranged; Newbury Races are a short gallop away. Originally small and thatched, the Crab & Boar has been extended over the years, and stands alone in a rural spot alongside the fast road to Newbury (pick up a cab at the station!). Inside: a recent refurbishment has injected a relaxed feel and although the inn is large it still feels cosy. Contemporary but classy is their style: club chairs by the wood-burner, feature wallpapers, warm earthy colours, chocolate banquette seating. For wine by the glass or a pint of the best from local microbreweries there’s a copper-topped, cream-panelled bar, then a big intimate restaurant for fine elegant food. Try seared haunch of venison or roast cod loin with chorizo pommes Anna, tomato and chickpeas. Behind: a marvellous garden furnished with oak tables that’s abuzz on warm nights. If you stay, choose a room away from the road (ideally with a hot tub and a patio – a rare treat). Some have far-reaching views, some welcome dogs, all are comfortable, cosy and handsome.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Starters £7-£8. Mains £16-26.


Nightly price
from £110
14 Doubles
From £110


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Local points of interest from Fiona Moucq

  • 2 AA Rosettes and 4 Stars Gold.
  • Part of Pub group of the year 2016 by The Good Pub Guide.
  • Something to celebrate? Our private dining room is the perfect space for special occasions and get-togethers.