Dundas Arms

Kintbury, Berkshire

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

53 Station Road, Kintbury, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 9UT

(01488) 658263

www.dundasarms.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Directions

Village signposted off A4 Newbury--Hungerford about a mile W of Halfway; Station Road - pub just over hump-back canal bridge, at start of village itself

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Carefully updated inn with relaxed informal bar, good two-level restaurant and lovely waterside garden; comfortable bedrooms

Early in the 19th c, this handsome pub was erected for the canal builders - it stands between the River Kennet and the Kennet & Avon Canal. As well as picnic-sets on decking, the large, pretty back garden (with water on each side) has plenty of well spaced tables on grass among shrubs and trees. The big windows of the smart two-level restaurant overlook this scene. At the other end is a smallish bar, taking its relaxed informal mood from the cheerful helpful staff. Here, there are sporting prints above a high oak dado, neat little cushioned arts-and-crafts chairs around a few stripped or polished tables on broad floorboards, and high chairs by the counter (decorated with highly polished old penny pieces), which serves Tutts Clump farm cider on handpump, as well as Battledown Sunbeam, Ramsbury Gold and West Berkshire Good Old Boy, and 14 wines by the glass; background music. Between the bar and restaurant is a cosy,tartan-carpeted sitting room with wing chairs and a splendid leather and mahogany settee, daily papers, a good winter log fire flanked by glass-fronted bookcases, and big silhouette portraits on topiary-print wallpaper. Pleasant nearby walks.

Licensee Information

James Waterhouse

What the licensee says

The Dundas Arms is a lovely country pub set on the Kennet and Avon canal in the charming historic village of Kintbury.Our menus make the most of the local flavours available from the surrounding rivers, farms and fields and you'll always find traditional pub classics alongside creative seasonal dishes.Nestled between the Kennet River and the Kennet & Avon Canal, our idyllic garden is the perfect place to soak up the sunshine and enjoy the finer things in life. The bar offers a great selection of aged whiskies and cognacs, several local real ales on tap and an extensive wine list.Visit www.dundasarms.co.uk for more informationThe Dundas Arms is part of The Epicurean Collection, a selection of Britain's most iconic pubs and inns who are passionate about creating the ultimate countryside experience. www.epicureantimes.com/epicurean-collectionWe are really proud to be part of 'Pub Group of the Year 2016' by The Good Pub Guide.

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Garden

Garden

Waterside

Waterside

Background Music

Background Music

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dogs in the bedrooms

Dogs in the bedrooms

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 50 votes cast



Previous Reviews


I got the impression that unless you were a regular you were not welcome. That is what we were made to feel. Our friends phoned to say they were help up on the M4 through a major accident, and the land lord curtly told us food finished at 2pm and they were not there all afternoon (saturday). Fortunately they arrived before 2pm so we did order but we were rushed, plates nearly taken away before we finished and not offered a dessert or coffee. We apologised for holding them up but did not get a reply and the door locked behind us. For a canalside pub they are missing a huge opportunity or just cannot be bothered. The food is pub standard and was the same price as the 4* Marriot hotel down the road where we went for coffee and were made very welcome. I would not recommend the Dundas Arms if you are looking for a pleasant relaxed lunch. The pub looks tired inside and the ketchup bottles on every table summed it up. The Beer may be good but nothing else.


we visited today for lunch....the belly pork was delicious , the so-called chips in the little bucket were disgusting.... over-fried scraps of hard pieces that in no way resembled chips...that we all know and love...what a let-down...


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