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Hartwell House

Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
+44 1296 747444
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (28 reviews)
“roast beef” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Stunning Setting
"For any special occasion think of Hartwell House"
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2. Lovely place
"It is a fantastic place to stay with all the charm of Downton Abbey!"
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3. Attentive Service
"Staff, service, food and accommodation all superb."
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just came for lunch, our second visit to a National Trust based hotel in a month. The service and food here were noticeably better than Cliveden. The staff were impeccable, from the front door being opened with a warm welcome to the friendly chat in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

I would like to keep this place a secret but it’s only fair to let fellow trip advisors experience this stunning building/grounds. Very clean Fresh linen tablecloths Staff in white shirts and black tails Food and service on par with the Ritz. I need say...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Celena L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent the New Years Holiday in this wonderful home. We stayed in the King Louis XVIII room. What a beautiful spacious room! We enjoyed our holiday here. We enjoyed the room, the grounds, and the wonderful dining experiences. The food was simply awesome. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tonypose
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Firstly I would like to point out I have both eaten and stayed here before writing this review. This review is based purely on my latest experience which I have got to admit is extremely similar to the previous times. The meet and greet at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DPJ-Travels
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Wifey and I had a midweek lunch here to celebrate a birthday. The house itself is imposing and surrounded by beautiful gardens and as you up to the house you walk back to a bygone era. Inside, the house, run by the National Trust, has...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jim04y
Reviewed 9 December 2018

Went here with my wife for dinner on out 20th anniversary. Traditional, regal, upmarket and perfect. The food was absolutely fabulous and the service excellent. We can’t wait to go back. Thoroughly recommended !

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sizzler B
Reviewed 1 December 2018

Went there for Afternoon tea. Beautiful Facade and lovely interior. Staff greeting us were really helpful and courteous. Things went downhill when we sat down for Afternoon tea. Initially waited a long time before Tea was served although we had pre-ordered. Table was too small...More

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MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2018

The General Manager replies: We thank the reviewer for their words about the Hartwell House and its staff, and we are pleased to learn that the food served with afternoon tea was enjoyed. A large round table was provided for the party of 6 guests,...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

Together with a couple of 70+ year old friends we booked on a National Trust garden tour and lunch today, joining a group that totalled thirty. The whole experience was memorable, from the warm reception, through the introductory talk and coffee, then a garden tour...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

My wife and I have dined at Hartwell House four times so far this year, twice under our own steam and twice as the guests of friends who are also regular patrons. It is our 'go to' venue when seeking somewhere within fairly easy reach...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

A group of us went for a special celebration dinner. The setting is glorious, the service was first rate: attentive but not intrusive and we were looked after perfectly. Dinner was beautifully presented and delicious with a great selection of wines by the glass, bottle...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah G
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31 March 2016|
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Response from Samia E | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact hotel directly as this is a large group booking and the restaurant gets booked up very quickly. I can assure you the meal will be delicious and the setting wonderful. Take time to stroll in the grounds. Top... More
1 September 2015|
Response from Guy B | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be asking about Silverstone hospitality tents rather than Hartwell House near Aylesbury?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Aylesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 747444
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  • This restaurant is at Hartwell House
Situated just forty miles north west of London, the house has both Jacobean and Georgian features with outstanding decorative ceilings and panelling, fine paintings and antique furniture in its elegant and spacious rooms. It has a remarkable history: its most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, for five years from 1809. In 1938 the house and estate were acquired by Ernest Cook, an early hero of the conservation movement. Hartwell House opened as an hotel in July 1989 and this famous stately home thus entered a new phase of its long and distinguished history. In 2008 Historic House Hotels, and the interests in all its properties, were donated to the National Trust.
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