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Right in the heart of the Newbury, home to Downton Abbey, our Francis Druett House serviced apartments enable you to embrace this thriving commercial hub set against the beautiful backdrop of Berkshire countryside. Our stylish serviced apartments, named after a local legend, benefit from easy access to local amenities and fast transport links to London.
One and two bedroom apartments are available. Each serviced apartment features a fully-fitted kitchen, spacious living areas and ample bedrooms.
The ideal alternative to hotels in Newbury - you can take advantage of extra space on offer with serviced apartments and free Wi-Fi. Even pets are allowed (please chat to our reservations team to check-in). Tailor-made for your convenience, Francis Druett House is perfect for extended stays, relocation, or a great base to explore this charming location.
Parking: spaces can be booked via our reservations team (subject to availability) Email: email@example.com
Newbury is a quaint town nestled in the heart of West Berkshire. The top class racecourse or Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey, are a must-visit, but there’s plenty more to explore in and around town. Shaw House is a fantastic Elizabethan manor house dating back to 1581, often described as a hidden gem, while Donnington Castle offers 14th-century ruins near the River Lambourn. While by the river, walk down a country lane to Watermill Theatre, a lovely little performance venue in a converted mill, where you can enjoy amazing productions. Or take an 11-minute drive from our serviced apartments to the Sandham Memorial Chapel, a little-known treasure of a building which houses the magnificent paintings of visionary artist Stanley Spencer. Not far from Newbury, you’ll also find beautiful walking and cycling trails, making a stay perfect for families to have a day out and enjoy the scenery. The North Wessex Downs, one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, offer remote rolling downland and picture postcard villages to explore.
Shopping local is easy to do in Newbury, with markets taking place regularly in the historic square – there’s a bi-weekly charter market, a monthly farmers market, a monthly artisan market and even a quarterly vegan market! There are also plenty of independent shops to enjoy around town. Between the Lines specialises in beautiful gifts, cards, and books. Quaint J Lawrence has been selling jewellery since 1923. And for boutique fashion, try Fifi and Moose for womenswear.
In the quirky interior of Coffee#1, you’ll find a relaxed atmosphere and plenty of lunch and brunch options – we have it on good authority that the Portuguese tarts are a must. Fusion Deli specialises in burritos and sandwiches using locally-sourced seasonal produce and family-run The Goan Caff is great for baguettes. At Ugly Duckling Pottery Coffee House you can try your hand at pottery painting while enjoying a hot or cold drink. Newbury may not come straight to mind when you think Cornish pasties but The Baker’s Lounge Bar specialises in these delicious handmade treats. With our serviced apartments being well-located, there are plenty of dinner options in short walking distance. Ghurkha Chef serves up delicious Nepalese curries, while at Indigo Bay you’ll find classic Indian curries. Lebanese House is a popular place for Middle Eastern specialties in an elegant setting, Turkuaz combines traditional Anatolian cooking with a modern twist, and over at Lusso you can dine on gourmet pizzas and homemade gelato.
In the heart of town, Corn Exchange houses a 400-seat theatre and an independent cinema in a Grade II listed 19th-century building. It’s a great place to enjoy an evening’s performance before you head to the popular kitchen and bar for a drink. You’re never far from a pub at Newbury, where you can enjoy a beer, wine or cocktail. Pull up a stool at the Gin Yard at The Catherine Wheel, where a vast array of gins can be enjoyed in a beautiful courtyard garden. For a “good old-fashioned drinking pub”, head to The Cooper’s Arms, which also occasionally has live music. Whatever the weather, the beer garden at The Dolphin is a great place to meet friends – enjoy the sunshine or snag one of the heated huts and pergolas if you need to keep cosy.