Multi-purpose renovated 18th Century coaching inn
Originally built in the 18th Century as a coaching inn, the Chequers Hotel Newbury is currently an independent based hotel in the heart of the West Berkshire town.
Only moments from Newbury town centre and with quick connections to the M4 motorway, the 3-star stopover caters for a number of different functions. Firstly, the hotel is a fine place of rest for those visiting the historical yet quiet town. Secondly, facilities exist that make it a popular venue for business meetings, training events, and private luncheons. Finally, the setup of the hotel makes it particularly suitable for staging private events such as weddings, christenings, and wakes.
Having recently undergone a full round of renovations, including the fitting of brand new windows, the Chequers Hotel Newbury consists of 56 en-suite rooms. Each one of these includes a work desk, direct dial telephone, modem point, trouser press and iron, perfect for the business traveller. Visitors will also find a television, hairdryer, complimentary toiletries, and tea and coffee making facilities. A 24 hour room service is provided.
JPs Bistro at the Chequers Hotel offers gourmet cooking morning, noon, and night. The Gordon Ramsey trained chef and his kitchen staff aim to provide visitors with fresh seasonal food. The hotel bar also provides the opportunity to relax with a drink whilst enjoying a choice of snacks.
Guests are also provided the opportunity to use of a nearby local gym. This is subject to availability so its recommended you check before you stay. Free car parking is available at all times.
The town of Newbury is your typical English countryside town, made up of pedestrianized town centre and a large number of 18th Century buildings. For those interested in finding out a little about the location, the West Berkshire Museum is a good place to check out. Unfortunately the building is currently closed ahead of a restoration project worth close to 1 million. Be sure to ask at the hotel or Tourist Information services of where you can go to see the exhibits in the interim.
Like many others of its sort, the Corn Exchange building in the town centre is now used as a performance and entertainments venue. You can expect to see dance troops, comedians, musicians, and (during December and January) pantomime performances. The theatre also doubles as a cinema where you can watch a variety of different films.
In nearby Greenham youll find the Newbury Racecourse. This is one of the major horse racing courses in the UK and is host to both flat and jump races. The key race of the season is the Hennessy Gold Cup, which takes place in November or December. The racecourse was shrouded in controversy recently when two horses unexpected collapsed and died in the paddock. The unfortunate event is believed to have been caused by a leaking underground electrical line.
With its unhurried atmosphere, the town and the Chequers Hotel Newbury prove to be a gentle step away from it all, promoting a peaceful and relaxed stay.