If you are looking for a B&B in Andover, Newbury or the surrounding area, you will be pleasantly surprised by the choice and standard of accommodation on offer. With iconic Stonehenge nearby, this well-travelled route is used by many people stopping off for one or more nights to enjoy the great hospitality, food, and sights of the region.
There is plenty to see and do in Andover, Newbury and the surrounds, and this location near the border of Hampshire and West Berkshire is a popular and beautiful area enjoyed by many. The North Wessex Downs attract walkers along the beautiful Test Way, campers enjoy staying on the area’s many farms, and sightseers and other holiday-makers enjoy exploring the culture and history so rich to this area. Finding a B&B in Newbury is easy, with several good-quality accommodations to choose from. Explore the historic city of Winchester or visit picturesque villages such as Abbotts Ann and Enham Alamein. The area is dotted with farms and cottages that offer B&B accommodation.
The George and Dragon Inn
The George and Dragon is one of the best for bed and breakfast in Andover. This old coaching inn has been established since the 16th century and has recently undergone a comprehensive restoration and refurbishment which took over a year to complete. The result is a wonderful old building with an interior in keeping with its heritage, whilst its updated décor has a modern twist. The rooms are fresh, clean and beautifully furnished, providing a comfortable stay in relaxing surroundings. Modern bathrooms with contemporary designs in bright and light colours exude luxury and elegance.
For bed and breakfast in Newbury, there is a wide selection of choices, but with the George and Dragon being situated conveniently between Newbury and Andover in the pretty village of Hurstbourne Tarrant, why stay anywhere else?
Besides being in an excellent location, with the A303, A34 and M4 all being within easy reach (but not too close), we also serve an excellent breakfast, and pride ourselves on delicious seasonal food, locally sourced and expertly cooked. It is not just a B&B but a pub that serves modern tasty dishes at lunch and dinner time too.
Fabulous Food and Accommodation
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this B&B offers more than many of others in the surrounding area, providing a superb dining experience that is available at each meal time in our fantastic restaurant. Begin your day with a cup of freshly ground coffee (or a selection of teas) with bread and pastries hot out the oven. Breathe in the delicious mouth-watering aromas – what better way to start your day?
Then again, if you are staying in self-catering accommodation in the area, why not pop in to the George and Dragon for a full English breakfast, served with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or croissants. Choose from loose-leaf teas, wonderful coffee or fresh fruit juices. Take your time and relax with one of the available daily newspapers. This delicious, filling and relaxing breakfast is sure to put a smile on your face.
With many other B&Bs in the area, you really are spoilt for choice. With one of the most famous landmarks in the UK – Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site – a mere 30-minute drive away, this is a superb location to explore not just Hampshire but Wiltshire and West Berkshire too. The prehistoric monument consists of the world-famous Stone Circle, an extraordinary feat of engineering and building for its time. A place of inspiration and spirituality, this iconic symbol of the UK is the centrepiece of any visit to the World Heritage Site. Wander around the Neolithic houses situated outside the visitor centre, and step back in time, over 4,500 years ago, and imagine how people used to live.
Situated in the Test Valley on the River Anton, Andover is a picturesque market town in the English county of Hampshire. Wander down the narrow walkways dating back to Saxon times, and enjoy the town’s attractive high street. Many buildings date back to the 18th century, when Andover was an important stop-over destination for stagecoaches on their way from Exeter and Salisbury to Oxford, Southampton and London. For this reason, there were many coach houses and inns, and many of these are still operational today, welcoming guests in for warm hospitality, good food and accommodation.
Located in southern West Berkshire near the Hampshire border, Newbury is a small town boasting a number of attractions, including Highclere Castle, home of Downton Abbey, and the top-class Newbury Racecourse. Well known also for its art venues, Newbury is home to the Watermill Theatre, Arlington Arts and the Corn Exchange. This is a perfect place to explore the heart of southern England or simply take a short break. The fresh rural atmosphere of Newbury comes from its position set on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal and the River Kennet. In the heart of the town is an open street development boasting independent shops as well as many well-known high street names. Full of hotels, B&Bs, and self-catering options, there is something to suit every taste and budget.
The Great Outdoors
The area around Andover and Newbury is fantastic for walking and cycling as well as horse-riding. Explore the stimulating scenery at whatever pace you like. Meander through open vistas, green meadows, across chalk downs and along ancient rivers, paths and canals. Those who love a bit of culture can enjoy seeking out the ancient hill forts, medieval castles, Roman villas and grand houses hidden amongst the alluring countryside.
A Great B&B
When it comes to choosing a bed and breakfast, most people will welcome a warm atmosphere, great food, comfy rooms and excellent customer service. At the George and Dragon, you can expect to experience all of this while staying in a historic coaching inn. What better way is there to enjoy this picturesque region full of stunning scenery, historic market towns and ancient ruins? Relax in the cosy and friendly atmosphere, and indulge in the superb taste of delicious fresh ingredients, cleverly combined to create mouth-watering dishes.