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Pub & Restaurant Guide 2017

Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club

Grove Road, Newbury, RG14 2LA

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Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club
Grove Road, Newbury, RG14 2LA
www.donnington-grove.com

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Contact:
Tel: 01635 581000
Email: enquiries@donnington-grove.com

About Us

The gothic spendour of Donnington Grove provides the perfect setting for a sumptuous three star hotel.

Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club

The history

Steeped in history, this former country-house sits within 500 acres of manicured grounds, providing stunning views over the River Lambourn from some of the rooms in the main house and in the lodges. The site is also home to an 18-hole championship golf course, which was designed by Ryder Cup legend Dave Thomas in 1993 and has hosted two European Pro Tour events. Tucked away in one corner of the extensive grounds guests will also find the tranquil She-tennoii temple and garden.

The rooms

The old meets the news at Donnington Grove, where all rooms benefit from mod-cons such as a digit flat screen TV and high-speed Wi-Fi. Wander around, however, and you will be able to admire the beautiful and original features including hand-painted wallpapers, decadent furniture and artwork and tapestries dating back centuries. The house was first built by historian James Petit Andrews in 1763 and inhabitants since then have included Edwardian style icon Beau Brummell and hell-raiser and fashionista Daisy Fellowes. It was also requisitioned by Allied Supplies Ltd during World War II.

The food

The restaurant uses the ingredients from reputable producers, sourced locally and regionally where possible, including Thatcham Butchers, Philip Dennis and John Ross Jnr.


Sample menu

Starters

Satay chicken skewers, with oriental salad Creamy garlic wild mushrooms, focaccia croute, balsamic reduction and dressed rocket Pan seared queen scallops, black pudding, apple puree and red amaranth

Main courses

Garlic and rosemary marinated leg of lamb, minted pea, broad bean and fine bean medley, butter braised new potatoes 28 day dry aged 8oz rib eye, basted in garlic butter, chunky potato wedges, grilled Cajun corn on the cob and Cajun slaw Chic pea and citrus couscous stuffed peppers, aubergine caviar and buttered new potatoes

Desserts

Lemon posset, white chocolate cookie crumb and raspberry sauce Strawberries and cream mille fuille Baileys and milk chocolate crème Brule with all butter shortbread


Events

Donnington Grove’s estate also provides the opportunity for fly fishing on both the River Lambourn and in the lake and offers the services of a resident guide to help guests get the best from their fishing break. Donnington Grove also boasts a shooting facility and offers clay pigeon shooting all year round. For more details on fishing and shooting breaks contact the hotel here.

Weddings

The beautiful setting of Donnington Grove also makes it one of the area’s leading wedding venues. It offers bespoke packages to suit your needs and can accommodate you and your guests in the period Honeymoon Suite and 38 additional bedrooms. The hotel holds a full licence for civil ceremonies, with three different rooms available. New for 2017 is the Japanese Pagoda, which is tucked away in a private walled garden and can now host ceremonies for up to 50 guests.

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