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The Foinavon

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Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Foinavon

The Foinavon

3.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
High Street, Newbury, England, RG20 6NJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLiving Rainforest7 min drive
  • Popular LocationLardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down7 min drive
  • Popular LocationBasildon Park12 min drive
  • AirportOxford (OXF)31 min drive

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About this area


The Foinavon is located in Newbury. Basildon Park and Milton Manor House are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at North Wessex Downs and Chiltern Hills. Beale Park and UK Wolf Centre are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Living Rainforest - 7 min drive
  • Lardon Chase - the Holies and Lough Down - 7 min drive
  • Basildon Park - 12 min drive
  • Didcot Railway Centre - 15 min drive
  • Bucklebury Farm Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Reading Goring and Streatley Station - 11 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 31 min drive


  • The Compton Swan — 1 min walk
  • The Compton Swan Bar — 1 min walk
  • The Bell Inn - 5 min drive
  • The Bull - 9 min drive
  • The Swan - 9 min drive

About this property

The Foinavon

3.5-star bed & breakfast with free breakfast and restaurant
This bed & breakfast features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free cooked-to-order breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, conference space and a garden are on-site. All 6 rooms provide in-room free WiFi, electric kettles and LCD TVs. Hairdryers, desks and free toiletries are among the other amenities that guests will find.
The Foinavon offers 6 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and free toiletries. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Newbury bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels


  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from noon - 10:30 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 11:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 11:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Compton Swan B&B Newbury
Compton Swan B&B
Compton Swan Newbury
Compton Swan
The Compton Swan
The Foinavon Newbury
The Foinavon Bed & breakfast
The Foinavon Bed & breakfast Newbury

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 23%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely little hotel
As it was wintertime, the hotel didn't open until 5:30, which was the only downside. Otherwise a lovely hotel in a lovely tiny village, with small but good rooms. The pub/restaurant served excellent food (I had fajitas, which was very tasty) and breakfast (scrambled eggs with smoked salmon in my case) was lovely. I was there for work at RAL and this is much much much better than Ridgeway House!!!
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Okay, but not brilliant
Service was fine and breakfast was okay. Bedroom was fairly basic. Bed was comfortable enough, and radiator was able to get the room nice and cosy although it was cold outside. The wardrobe was free-standing and a bit shonky though - the whole thing wobbled when the wardrobe door was slid shut. Biggest issue for us was the shower. It was a corner shower without its own light and the nearest ceiling light was not right outside the shower door but a few feet away so the shower was very dark, and also had no shelf or ledge for soap. My husband warned me it took a while to warm up for his morning shower so I turned it on in the evening and waited. After 10 minutes the water had only reach tepid for my evening shower and once I was in it took another ten to achieve any degree of something that could almost be called warming. The shower drain also didn’t drain properly and the stall, while clean at first glance, didn’t seem very clean on closer inspection - presumably because there’s not enough light in the shower cubicle to see to get it pristine. Pictures of other rooms look better on the website so maybe we were just unlucky. It was fine for a couple of nights and the pub is nice, but it could have been better.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019