Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club

Address

  • Grove Road
  • Newbury
  • Berks
  • RG14 2LA

Contact

  • 01635 581000
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About us

Situated in the heart of Berkshire, Donnington Grove Hotel is a stunning country hotel nestled in the tranquil countryside near Newbury. Set in 500 acres of gorgeous countryside, the hotel boasts unrivalled views of Donnington Castle, the beautiful River Lambourn and all the wildlife that calls it home.

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.

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Features

Set in 500 pristine acres of glorious Berkshire
countryside threaded by the River Lambourne. 
Fabulous Gothic architecture overlooked by Donnington Castle

Beautiful and prestigious wedding venue licensed for wedding services
The only championship golf course in the Newbury area 3 Star Hotel with a selection of rooms from doubles to suites
Restaurant and Bar for meals, snacks and afternoon tea Spa and wellbeing centre soon opening
Fly fishing and clay pigeon shooting Business and conference facilities

Rooms

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Our luxury hotel accommodation retains the character and features that epitomise Donnington Grove’s grand setting and offers all the comfort and convenience you could want from a 3-star hotel. The hotel accommodation at Donnington Grove offers rooms in a number of different styles to meet your needs, from our standard Classic rooms to our superior rooms and luxurious, spacious suite.

Every room at Donnington Grove has its own en-suite shower and/or bath, as well as a high quality hospitality tray to welcome you. Every room has a digital Flatscreen TV, high-speed Wi-Fi, hairdryer and Donnington Grove’s very own bottled spring water. To complete you experience, much of our luxury hotel accommodation in the main house and our lodges command fine views over our beautiful grounds and the River Lambourn.

You’ll find a range of room types offered at our country hotel to meet all your needs throughout your stay. For more information about the types of hotel accommodation we offer, simply call 01635 581000 or get in touch online. Check in is from 14:30, please let us know if you require an earlier check in and will endeavour to make this possible. Check out is 10:30, later check outs can be arranged at £10 for each hour.

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Dining

 

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Delicious Food, Idyllic Location

Dining out in Newbury can become an occasion if the venue is Donnington Grove. The River Restaurant is a delightful place to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine. Set amidst beautiful parkland with the River Lambourn winding through the grounds, this Newbury restaurant has large picture windows to make the most of the picturesque river views. The generous patio area is perfect for al-fresco dining or Afternoon Tea on a delightful, British summer day.

For those not wishing the formality of dinner with several courses, there is the option of the bar that has an extensive menu of light meals and snacks guaranteed to keep hunger pangs at bay.

Whether a traditional breakfast, Afternoon Tea or a three-course evening meal, Donnington Grove's menus provide tasty dishes that make the most of locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients. A speciality of the House is the classic English Afternoon Tea, a delicious treat as well as a lovely gift idea - gift vouchers for Afternoon Tea are available from the hotel.

Non residents are welcome. Reservations for the River Restaurant are preferred but not essential.

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Weddings

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A beautiful and prestigious wedding venue

You only get one chance to make your wedding day shine, so why settle for average? With stunning grounds, enchanting views and a quirky, unique character, Donnington Grove provides a truly magical setting for that very Special Day. But this is only part of the reason why so many couples choose Donnington Grove as their wedding venue in Newbury.

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Everything at Donnington is aimed towards making your big day run without a hitch. From picking the ideal function space to choice of room for the Ceremony; to arranging menus, table settings and the finer details, providing a bespoke wedding service is what the hotel excels at. A highly experienced Wedding Coordinator is with you at every stage from your first visit to the venue until the last guest leaves.

Charm Your Guests

The function rooms can be set out and laid according to your needs and desires. All of the House rooms have superb views over the grounds and lake as well as beautiful room features. It provides a wonderful situation for the Wedding Breakfast. It goes without saying that Donnington Grove is a perfect backdrop for

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gorgeous wedding photographs, with its attractive exterior, romantic bridge over the River Lambourn, ducks and swans, willow tree by the river bank, Japanese ornamental garden - it is everything you would want and more for the WOW factor in wedding pictures. There is the benefit too of ample parking for guests and a choice of room rates for the wedding party that are generously reduced in rate for couples holding their Wedding at Donnington Grove.

Civil Wedding Licence

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Donnington Grove has a Full Licence for Civil Ceremonies. There are three beautiful rooms in the Manor that can host a small ceremony for up to 45 people up to one that can host 100. A Japanese pagoda tucked away in a private walled garden can accommodate up to 50 guests for an intimate ceremony. For all Civil Ceremonies, arrangements have to be made separately with the Newbury Registry Office so it is recommended that you check their availability at the same time as the hotel's. The contact telephone number for the Registry Office is 01635 279230 . This can be done up to 12 months before your required date.

Golf

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The Donnington Grove Estate is set in 500 acres of beautiful country side and is the perfect location if you're looking for the ultimate golf experience in Berkshire. The River Lambourn runs through our golf course, making it one of the UK's most relaxing and scenic golfing destinations.

Overlooked by the historic Donnington Castle, this exceptional golf course was designed by Ryder Cup legend Dave Thomas in 1993 and has since delighted and challenged hundreds of visitors, from the enthusiastic amateur to the travelling professional. It's hardly surprising, then, that our Berkshire golf course has hosted two European Pro Tour events, as well as featuring on Sky Sports.

Our course is beautifully maintained and open all year round with no temporary Green or Tee in sight. Full of challenges designed by one of the course building greats, be assured you will thoroughly enjoy the Donnington Grove golfing experience.

Our excellent facilities add to the perfect golfing day. In addition to our friendly clubhouse we offer incredible accommodation and dining – all within the majestic confines of the Donnington Grove Hotel. Whether you're looking for golf club membership, a golf break, a day of championship standard golf look no further.

A great golfing destination?

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    • With all this why wouldn't you pick Donnington Grove as you golfing destination in West Berkshire?
    • Championship standard course, where it is incredibly easy to book a round of golf.
    • Superbly maintained, Dave Thomas design with first rate greens and excellent drainage for play every month of the year.
    • A friendly club with a range of memberships to suit all interests and pockets.
    • Well stocked golf shop with professional tuition on-site.
    • An ideal destination for corporate golf days, family rounds and society outings.

Events and Conference

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Donnington Grove is the ideal venue for both business and social gatherings, with a wide choice of suites and function spaces to accommodate meetings and events of a variety of sizes and type. Whether you’re planning a small and intimate party or a grand assembly of guests, we treat every event as a one-off, tailoring our services to meet your individual needs.

Corporate venue hire

The peaceful and relaxed setting of Donnington Grove provides a highly productive environment to our corporate clients to successfully carry out their meetings and workshops. Our breakout rooms, interconnecting rooms and ballroom will give your company the space you need to ensure a successful conclusion to your business. Our function room hire is often used for:

  • Exhibitions
  • Training sessions
  • Seminars
  • Board meetings
  • Conferences

Corporate days out at Donnington Grove offer fun and excitement, with delegates being able to indulge in a number of activities such as golf, clay pigeon shooting, fly fishing and more.

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A very conveninet location

Donnington Grove is ideally situated close to the M4, M5 and major road networks, making it a highly convenient location to reach from any direction. Our Newbury hotel offers a highly convenient conference venue near:

  • Reading
  • Basingstoke
  • Oxford
  • Swindon
  • London

Room hire for events and occasions

Donnington Grove is an extremely versatile social event venue, offering flexible solutions and an excellent level of personalised service for events such as:

  • Wedding anniversaries
  • Dinner dances
  • Birthday parties

 

Free river school this summer
Keep their minds curious this summer with a series of educational events run by ARK (Action for the River Kennet) in the middle of Marlborough. These fun, educational events will run all day on Tuesday the 14th and Saturday the 18th

Donnington Grove Wedding Fair exhibitors preview part 3
The third part in our series featuring wedding suppliers who will be exhibiting at the Donningtone Grove Country Club Wedding Fair on Sunday 2nd September, 2018 at 11:00am.

Impress with this business venue
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Freedom of the town awards
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Luxury honeymoon on a budget
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Those of us who live here don't have to think twice, we love it and, you've had a job to persuade us to go elsewhere.

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Enjoy your visit and don't foget to let us know how it went