Big enough to impress - small enough to be friendly!
From the moment we drove towards the magnificent entrance we were impressed and first impressions were to last for our entire stay. I was our wedding anniversary and we were given a room upgrade and a glass of champagne each.
The room (Moat 2) had a wonderful view of the wonderfully restored gardens - hence the number of weddings. The 8 course tasting menu in the Tudor Room was excellent and each course was explained in detail by a very knowledgeable young waitress - well done!
The only downside was that the wine list in the Tudor Room is pretty pricey - think the starting price for white wine was £36 a bottle!
If you stay in the old house be prepared for noisy floor boards and plumbing - unfortunately, the people directly above our room got up at 04.30 presumably to catch an early plane at nearby Heathrow and ran a bath in to the bargain!
But that didn't spoil our stay and we both commented to the General Manager as we left that we thought the staff at this hotel were the best we have come across - anywhere!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Probably built as a Royal Hunting lodge and very much a stately home since the 16th century, Great Fosters is now a prestigious hotel, awarded 4 red stars by the AA. Set amongst 50 acres of gardens and parkland, the hotel is a Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th century England and luxurious modern facilities. Its past is evident in the mullioned windows, tall chimneys, fireplaces and brick finials, while the Saxon moat, crossed by a Japanese bridge, surrounds three sides of the formal garden. All the suites and bedrooms are individually decorated. The bedrooms in the Main House are adorned with tapestries and antiques, whilst the bedrooms in The Cloisters are more contemporary in style. The refurbished Coach House offers luxurious accommodation with the latest plasma screens, i-pod docking stations and fabulous bathrooms. The hotel has two restaurants - The Estate Grill has been awarded two rosettes by the AA and serves a simple and seasonal menu with many of the dishes using produce grown on the estate and cooked on a Josper grill. The Tudor Room was awarded a Michelin star and three rosettes by the AA in October 2016 and is an intimate sophisticated restaurant open for lunch on a Thursday & Friday and for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday inclusive. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Fosters Egham, Surrey
- Great Fosters Hotel Egham