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“The Dundas Arms is a grade II listed Georgian inn on the banks of the Kennet, in picturesque Kintbury. Eight rooms are decorated in classic country house style, with feature wallpapers & luxurious bathrooms - river rooms with private terraces. Formal & pub style dining ensure something for all.”

“The Dundas Arms is a grade II listed Georgian inn on the banks of the Kennet, in picturesque Kintbury. Eight rooms are decorated in classic country house style, with feature wallpapers & luxurious bathrooms - river rooms with private terraces. Formal & pub style dining ensure something for all.”

Hotel Review

The Dundas Arms is named after James Dundas, the hydro engineer who helped design the Kennet and Avon canal which splits from the River Kennet just upstream of the inn. This grade II listed Georgian beauty has been lovingly brought up to date. All rooms enjoy superb views and boast huge sleigh beds; the river rooms have private terraces overlooking the Kennet - perfect for afternoon tea or glass of something stronger. Downstairs in the main house there's an antique penny bar, where wholesome snacks are served all day long, a cozy sitting room with log fire and a well stocked library with plenty of board games, magazines and of course books! The main restaurant overlooks the river Kennet and outside, at the confluence of the canal and river, there is the famous Secret Garden, with a table for 12 beneath a sweeping willow tree. A delightful village inn with plenty of quirks and welcome surprises, and a good choice for those who love the great outdoors with fantastic walking on the doorstep.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape
  • Nestled between the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Kennet, the Dundas Arms is rural bliss.
  • Foodies
  • Beautifully presented, locally sourced, gourmet dishes that foodies will love.
  • Families
  • Family suites plus dog friendly rooms mean no-one needs to be left at home.
 

Written by Malcolm Orr-Ewing

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Nestled between the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Kennet, the Dundas Arms is rural bliss.
  • Foodies
  • Beautifully presented, locally sourced, gourmet dishes that foodies will love.
  • Local markets
  • The nearby market town of Newbury has plenty of shops selling local produce.
  • Families
  • Family suites plus dog friendly rooms mean no-one needs to be left at home.
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing on the River Kennet is popular in the summer months.
  • Great walks
  • Traverse the Ridgeway National Trail.
  • Child friendly
  • One child under four years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
  • Riverside
  • The Dundas Arms is locate right next to the River Kennet.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Restaurant
  • Good wine list
  • Village
  • Gourmet
  • Free wifi
  • Romantic
  • Charming
  • Traditional
  • Disabled access
  • Inn

Facilities

  • Child friendly
  • One child under four years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
  • Pet friendly
  • Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Good wine list
  • Garden
  • Cots available
  • Outdoor dining
  • In room DVD
  • Fireplace
  • Bar
  • Free wifi
  • Wifi
  • Suites
  • Disabled access

Activities

  • Local markets
  • The nearby market town of Newbury has plenty of shops selling local produce.
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing on the River Kennet is popular in the summer months.
  • Great walks
  • Traverse the Ridgeway National Trail.

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The Dundas Arms

Sandwiched by the River Kennet and Avon canal, this Georgian pub is run by a cheerful team of staff which oversees a good, unpretentious kitchen and newly-decorated rooms, including family options. A convivial bar attracts local cyclists and walkers, plus weekenders from London and the west country.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)