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The Crab & Boar is a newly renovated rustic pub-meets-boutique bolthole featuring stylish décor, impeccable food and elegant rooms. Renowned as a dining destination, thanks to the restaurant, which, true to the name, offers fresh seafood alongside British game and beef dishes. In fact, most ingredients are sourced within a 25-mile radius of the inn, ensuring you get a true taste of the great British countryside.

With 14 generously sized and well appointed rooms, all are country charm personified and some even have their own private hot tub for extra indulgence. Located in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, the Crab & Boar is an ideal base for pursuing a wide range of outdoor sport including walking, cycling, fishing and shooting. Newbury Racecourse is nearby, too, but for those seeking a culture hit, Highclere Castle is nearby, alongside a myriad other heritage sites dotted across this beautiful county.

Rooms from

Classic Double: £85
Feature: £120
Indulgent: £150

Good to know

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Parking available
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs welcome in bar area and can stay overnight in any of the rooms for an additional £15 dog stay charge

Fine dining
The 2 AA rosette awarded restaurant showcases the very best in British fair, the menu featuring fresh, local produce and dishes that tip their hats to the seasons.

Scenic and serene
Located in the heart of the North Wessex Downs, The Crab & Boar is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding countryside and pursuing a wide range of outdoor sport.

Quiet romance
It's scenic location and rustic rooms make The Crab & Boar a lovely spot for a quiet getaway with someone special.

Crown collection
Part of the original Epicurean Collection, you can earn and redeem Crowns here if you are one of our Crown members.


A modern rustic makeover has transformed 14 rooms into beautiful countryside sanctums featuring mahogany four-poster beds, rich wool throws and sumptuous feather duvets. Four rooms also have their own private hot tubs, perfect for a long, relaxing soak after a day out in the countryside, and there are complimentary handmade Bramley bath products for extra pampering.

The team deliver fresh milk to your door, so you can brew a cuppa in the privacy of your room, giving you the chance for some downtime before heading out for the day or taking a seat in the restaurant, bar or beer garden.

Restaurant & bar

Making the most of local ingredients from both field and shore, the Crab & Boar's menu changes with the seasons, offering classic yet creative dishes. Whether you fancy indulging in rich local game, fresh-off-the-boat crab or kicking off your wellies and relaxing with a pint and a scotch egg, you'll get a true taste of the great British countryside in their elegant restaurant.

Or head out into the garden to enjoy your fare surrounded by sweeping views of Berkshire's finest scenery. Take time to sample the drinks menu, too. The bar stocks carefully selected local ales, award-winning British spirits and a wide range of fine wines. There is even Snuffle beer available for any canine companions.

Private dining

For intimate dinner parties or celebrations, get cosy at the long table in the private dining room, which can hold up to 14 guests. In fine weather, the garden makes an attractive venue for a summer soiree or outdoor party.

Getting here


Nearest train station: Newbury
Taxi from station: about 10min
Drive: 10min from Newbury, 36min from Oxford, 40min from Winchester, 1hr 20min from London


Wantage Road, Chieveley, Nr Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8UE

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