The Vineyard

West Berkshire


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Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8JU

Tel: 01635 528770

The Vineyard


Once an 18th Century hunting lodge, The Vineyard has more recently been described as a temple to Californian Wine. Just outside Newbury about an hour from London, it lives up to its reputation and more.

The cellar holds on 30,000 new and old wines, as well as the award winning estate wines of the owner, Sir Peter Michael. His world-class winery was established in 1982 on a square mile of rocky volcanic ridges, which form the western face of Mount St. Helena in Knights Valley, Sonoma County.

Hear Sommelier, Romain Bourger, and his team of ‘wine coaches’ are known for their warm and friendly approach. Wine and food pairing is a particular skill they delight in, and one more reason why The Vineyards’ restaurant, aka food heaven to those in the know, is well worth the trip.

At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef, Tom Scade, an inspirational chef that takes local and seasonal produce to create classical British dishes using modern techniques. The perfect opportunity to indulge the palate is the Judgement of Paris seven course tasting menu, derived from the iconic wine tasting that inspired the hotel’s journey.

A destination restaurant deserves a great hotel, and again The Vineyard doesn’t disappoint. Spacious contemporary suites and traditional bedrooms come with generous marble bathrooms and all the goodies you’d expect.

Each room is named after an iconic wine from around the world.

Put all this together with an award-winning spa and you’ve got the ideal venue for a weekend away or for special events.

Weddings of all sizes are easily accommodated within the elegant and flexible spaces, and for a real fairytale you can even book the whole hotel.

It also makes a welcome alternative for conferences and product launches. BMW and Rolls Royce are among those who have done just that.

Business meetings are easily accommodated, with a choice of four meeting rooms with breakout areas.

As an enthusiastic patron of the arts, Sir Peter Michael believes that music, painting and sculpture enrich the world we live in, which is why guest at The Vineyard can anticipate a feast for the eyes while enjoying fine wines and exquisite food.

Works by Henry Martin, Ronald Searle, Boris Smirnoff, Doris Zinkeisen, William Pye and Diane Maclean are part of Sir Peter’s superb private collection ‘After the Upset’, by Gary Myatt, was commissioned to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famous international Judgement of Paris tasting that finally put California wines firmly on the map beating France’s best.

The Michael Collection is as electric as The Vineyard’s cellar. Something for everyone and never disappointing.


Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Atrium or Deluxefrom £276.00 to £452.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Grand Suitefrom £526.00 to £702.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Luxury Double and Classics’from £226.00 to £302.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Luxury Suitefrom £326.00 to £502.00 per room per night (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Accessible Bedrooms
  • Disabled Parking


  • Banqueting
  • Early breakfast available
  • Evening meal available on request
  • Full liquor licence
  • Lunch available, table service
  • Meals served all day
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Private dining areas
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegans catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Cot(s) available
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available

Establishment Features

  • 24hr return laundry
  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Business Services
  • Conference facilities
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups welcome
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Lift
  • Meeting rooms
  • Night porter
  • No Pets
  • No smoking in dining area
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Patio/Terrace for guests use
  • Photocopier
  • Prior Booking Recommended
  • Public Telephone
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Residents lounge open all day
  • Single Sex groups welcome
  • Wireless Internet Access

Languages spoken

  • Czech spoken
  • Dutch spoken
  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Italian spoken
  • Spanish spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Beauty Spa
  • Golf Course close by
  • Gym
  • Health Spa
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Solarium
  • Spa Bath
  • Spa Bath

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Off-road parking
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • American Express
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners card
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Japanese Corporate Banking
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • No smoking
  • Non smoking establishment

Room / Unit Features

  • Balcony some rooms
  • Baths all rooms
  • Black out facilities some rooms
  • CD player some rooms
  • Colour Television all rooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Digital TV All Rooms
  • Drying facilities
  • Four poster bed some rooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer all rooms
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access point some rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Mini bar all rooms
  • Open Fire
  • Radio all rooms
  • Safe all rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Shaver Point/s
  • Showers all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Tea and coffee making all rooms
  • Telephone all rooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • Trouser press all rooms

Specialist Features

  • Baggage Storage
  • Short breaks available

Travel & Trade

  • Packed lunches available


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leave the M4 at J13. Follow the A34 towards Newbury/Winchester, take the 2nd exit, signed A4 Newbury/Hungerford. Take the 2nd exit at both next roundabouts. The Vineyard is located 500m on the right.

Public Transport Directions

The Vineyard is located five minutes away by taxi from Newbury Station.


  • 5 AA Red Stars
5 AA Red Stars


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Gold 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver Beautiful South Awards Winners 2017/18 - Silver 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Gold 2018
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022
  • Tourism South East Award -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Bronze Beautiful South Awards Winners 2023/24 - Bronze 2023

Opening Times

2024 (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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