Donnington Castle

The striking twin-towered gatehouse is all that remains of the once glorious 14th-century Donnington Castle. Renowned for its role in the English Civil War, this English Heritage site is just a short 6 minute drive away. Make a pitstop for a dose of British history during your country escape.

Make a full day of it by exploring some of the other beautiful and historic sites in the area including the walls of a Roman settlement at Silchester Roman City.

Marvel at the beauty of these historical ruins

Slow things down and leave the daily grind behind you with a stay in one of our cosy rooms. 

Whether you’re catching up with friends in our cosy bar, enjoying a delicious Sunday roast, or relaxing in our beer garden – The Crab & Boar is a stunning rural retreat for all occasions. The pub is ideally located for some local exploration.

Directions to the Crab & Boar from Donnigton Castle

The Crab & Boar is just a 14 minute car journey from Donnington Castle

Head east towards Castle Lane

Continue onto Castle Lane

Turn left onto Shop Lane

Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Oxford Road/B4494

At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wantage Rd/B4494

Continue to follow B4494 for approximately 4 miles and the Crab & Boar is on the right.