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Great Fosters

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Address/Location

Stroude Road
Egham
Surrey
TW20 9UR

Contact

Tel: +44 01784 433822

Fax: +44 01784 472455

Probably built as a Royal Hunting lodge and gracing an estate of more than fifty acres in what was once the heart of Royal Windsor Forest in Surrey, Great Fosters is the most distinguished of hotels.

A Grade One listed building blessed with the grandeur of 16th-century England and luxurious modern facilities.

Immaculately preserved, this stately historic monument also boasts a highly sought-after location, being near Heathrow airport, the M25 and M4, and also near Windsor, Wentworth and many of London’s leading attractions.

Great Fosters’ many reception rooms are richly adorned with oak beams and panelling, Jacobean chimneypieces, fine furnishings and exceptional works of art.

Reflecting centuries of history, art and architecture, the rooms are nevertheless immaculately maintained and offer every modern comfort in the most charming of settings.

All the bedrooms and suites at Great Fosters are individually decorated, some with four-poster beds, Persian rugs, gilt furnishings and damask walls, many with tapestries, antiques and artefacts dating back hundreds of years.

Guests are accommodated in three separate buildings. The Main House, which dates from 1550, offers a choice of historic suites and bedrooms. The Cloisters, which is reached across a courtyard, offers more contemporary suites and double rooms. The Coach House offers 11 junior suites and double rooms, which were refurbished in the summer of 2008.

Guests may relax with pre-dinner drinks in the Cocktail Bar overlooking the Japanese bridge, beside the open fireplace in the Main Hall, or on the Terrace in fine weather.

Dining

Great Fosters is justifiably proud of its food and specialises in modern English and European cuisine using the finest ingredients.  There are two restaurants:

The Tudor Room was awarded a Michelin Star in October 2016 and offers a truly fine dining experience in an intimate setting of only 24 diners. 

The Estate Grill is a contemporary restaurant offering a simpler style of food with many dishes made using produce from the hotel’s gardens and cooked on a Josper grill. 

Guests may relax with pre-dinner drinks in the Cocktail Bar overlooking the Japanese bridge, beside the open fireplace in the Main Hall, or on the Terrace in fine weather. 

Great Fosters has an unrivalled reputation for afternoon tea, which is served in the Anne Boleyn and Cocktail Bar and in warm weather on the terrace and by the saxon moat.

Gardens

Guests have full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool (open from May to September), a hard tennis court and a croquet lawn.

The extensive gardens alone inspire guests to visit from all corners of the world and have been listed as ‘of outstanding merit’.

The gardens at the hotel are exceptional include formal parterres, framed on three sides by a saxon moat.

The gardens were originally designed by W H Romaine Walker and Gilbert Jenkins and are among the finest Arts and Crafts gardens in Europe.

Designed to reflect the intricate beauty of a Persian rug, the knot garden is embellished with fragrant beds of flowers and herbs bordered by manicured hedges and topiary.

At the heart of it all is the Drake sundial, which belongs to the immediate family of Sir Francis Drake and is believed to date back to 1585. 

Wander further in this magnificent fifty-acre estate and you will discover a vast lake, a grand lawn leading to an avenue of lime trees and grassed amphitheatre and an enchanting Wisteria-draped Japanese bridge linking to a sunken rose garden and tranquil lily pond.

The hotel also has an apiary, which provides honey for the restaurants and a large glasshouse and kitchen garden, which provide vegetables and salad ingredients. 

In addition, the hotel rears pigs on the estate, which provide the pork for The Estate Grill’s Butcher’s Block dish. 

Needless to say, Great Fosters has become a celebrated pilgrimage for horticultural enthusiasts from across the world.

This hotel is part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Scheme.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours prior to arrival.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

Awards

  • AA Awards -3 AA Rosettes 3 AA Rosettes 2016
  • Group Establishments -Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Scheme Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Scheme 2017

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