Hotel Review: The Vineyard, Newbury, Berkshire, UK

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The Vineyard is one of a excellent hotels in Berkshire, a nation residence incited gastronomic centre usually outward a ancestral city of Newbury. It’s partial of a prestigious Relais Chateaux group.

Wine facilities heavily, not usually on a menus though also in moving a interior design and decoration, and a hotel has an enviable private art collection that adorns a walls.

The building is an moving multiple of aged and new features. Stepping by a categorical opening by a classical masquerade brings we face to face with a strikingly illuminated booze attic and a immeasurable oil portrayal depicting The Judgement of Paris, a now barbarous blind tasting foe when Californian wines initial triumphed over their French rivals. Award certificates line a stairs, and around each dilemma is another strange design or wine-themed oddity to locate your eye.

Award certificates line a stairs during The Vineyard Hotel
Award certificates line a stairs during The Vineyard Hotel (c) Maximum Exposure

Who for

The Vineyard is, as a name implies, a ideal getaway for booze lovers. Owner Peter Michael’s winery is, in fact, half a universe divided in California, though as many people’s priority is celebration excellent wines, not examination a grapes grow, that’s no worry. There are some 2,500 opposite wines on a menu, 30,000 bottles in a cellars, and Head Somelier, Romain Bourger, is a walking catalogue of booze knowledge. He won a UK Young Sommelier of a Year 2016, and a fame is good deserved.


Spa during The Vineyard Hotel
Spa (c) The Vineyard Hotel

The Vineyard is an endless skill set in a possess appealing grounds. The 5* sauna boasts a round pool, jacuzzi, steam room, and sauna, and a extended operation of relaxing treatments. The Elemental Herbology Facial, is quite good.


Guest room during The Vineyard Hotel
Guest room (c) The Vineyard Hotel

Guest bedrooms and suites during The Vineyard are in a modern, purpose-built building alongside a categorical house, and all of them are oriented so as to disremember a well-kept gardens or subsequent doorway golf course. Mine was a outrageous space with huge windows, stylish contemporary furniture, and an unblemished lavatory incomparable than my flat. The seat was organised so as to emanate graphic sleeping and sitting areas, that is a good hold if you’re formulation to spend a few days during a hotel or competence need to do some work while we are there. The Nespresso coffee appurtenance allows we to kickstart your day with caffeine during a time of your choosing, and teas and vegetable H2O are also supposing for free.

Food and drink

Dining Room during The Vineyard Hotel
Dining Room (c) The Vineyard Hotel

The food and splash is a prominence of any stay during The Vineyard, and indeed many guest come usually for a dusk to be wined and dined in a restaurant. we began my gastronomic journey with a potion of English stimulating booze in a bar, afterwards changed by to a categorical dining room for a mouthwatering Discovery tasting menu.

Food - C. The Vineyard Hotel
Food (c) The Vineyard Hotel

Each march was interconnected with wines, and a sommelier went to good lengths to explain about a wine, where it came from, and a characteristics that done it a ideal accompaniment for a plate we was eating. we attempted a sum of 6 opposite wines during a march of a evening, including a Cintila Rose Castelao (2015), Mac Forbes Chenin Blanc (2015)m and a Schloss Gobelsburg GV Eiswein (2013).

Is WiFi available

WiFi is accessible to guest for giveaway via a hotel.

What’s nearby

There’s a surprisingly vast series of things to see and do in and around Newbury, starting with a revisit to Highclere Castle, a home of Downton Abbey. Set on a 5,000 hactare estate, we can try this Jacobean palace and walk, cycle, and cruise in a grounds. Newbury Racecourse creates for a good day out, generally when events such as a Hennessy Gold Cup are on, and families with immature children will adore a 4 Kingdoms Adventure Park and Farm.

How much

Luxury Double bedrooms during The Vineyard start from £175 per night. The six-course Discovery tasting menu is £85, and a booze pairing is £55.

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