Great Fosters


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Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR

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Exterior of Great Fosters in summertime


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 an endlessly charming Tudor estate steeped in royal history, located just 7 miles from the centre of Windsor.  Set in 50 acres of stunning gardens and parkland, which include a listed topiary garden, Saxon moat with Japanese bridge the instantly recognisable red-brick facade and chimney tops are a sight to behold as you drive up to the front door.  

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 Coach House and The Cloisters, which are reached across a courtyard, offer more contemporary rooms and suites.  There are five new bedrooms in The Coach House, including another pair of interconnecting rooms and some new very cute teepees for our younger guests too.

The Dower House (opened September 2021) includes seven generous rooms and suites, all rich in original details bearing the patina of time, juxtaposed with signature fabrics and furnishings. Rooms are spread over two floors and enjoy views over the ornamental gardens or magnolia lawn. Designed for indulgent weekends, get-togethers with friends and family, and perfect too for longer stays, the Dower House is once again a grand yet understated residence, for those in the know.

Great Fosters is justifiably proud of its food and specialises in modern English and European cuisine using the finest ingredients.  The Tudor Pass is an intimate gastronomic restaurant open Wednesday to Saturday.  The reimagining of an icon, The Tudor Pass is a new chapter in the storied history of this special restaurant, named so to celebrate the unique interactive service style diners can expect – without the noise of an open kitchen - and it is led by new Executive Head Chef, Alex Payne.  The Estate Grill is a contemporary restaurant offering a Modern British grill style menu.  Along the eastern side of the hotel you will find stunning terraces, intimate gardens and nooks & crannies, which come alive in the summer months and offer some perfect spots for some delicious dining al fresco. 

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

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 visitors from all corners of the world and have been listed as ‘of outstanding merit’. The gardens at the hotel are exceptional and include formal parterres, framed on three sides by a saxon moat. They 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.

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

Rated and awarded by the AA’s professional inspectors Great Fosters is currently the only five star hotel in Surrey accredited by the AA and one of only 30 five star hotels in England outside London.

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

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
1 Cosy Double Roomfrom £225.00 to £275.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
2 Comfy King Roomfrom £245.00 to £300.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
3 Luxury King Roomfrom £325.00 to £450.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
4 Spacious Super King Suitesfrom £450.00 to £595.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
5 Splendid Historic Suitesfrom £495.00 to £650.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
6 Named Historic Suitesfrom £850.00 to £1,200.00 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 - Bedrooms with en suite bathroom suitable for guests who use a wheelchair available
  • Disabled Parking


  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Meals served all day
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Cot
  • Facilities for children
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Currency exchange service
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Hot Tub
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Night porter
  • Open Christmas
  • Open Fire
  • Open New Year
  • Pets welcome - Dogs are welcome to stay in our spacious super king bedded suites or luxury king rooms in The Cloisters and Dower House. Four legged friends are greeted with their own luxurious dog bed, food & drink bowls and a little welcome gift to ensure they too experience the full Great Fosters hospitality. The hotel provides a special dog menu, which even includes two specially adapted dishes from the menu in The Estate Grill and drinks from Woof & Brew, perhaps a ‘pawsecco’ or a bottle of ‘bottom sniffer beer’? Dogs can relax with their owners in the Cocktail Bar overlooking the terrace.
  • Pre-school children welcome (0-4yrs)
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Wireless Internet Access - Complimentary throughout the hotel.

Leisure Facilities

  • Attraction package(s) available
  • Bar
  • Cycle Hire
  • Golf Course close by
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Other sporting facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Point
  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - On application.
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Country house
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Room / Unit Features

  • Air conditioning some rooms
  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Ironing facilities in most rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Mini bar some rooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms - Some rooms, but complimentary Wi Fi in all rooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Queen sized beds some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Safe all rooms
  • Showers all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms
  • Trouser press some rooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Short breaks available

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Wi-fi available

Special Offers

  • The Gift of Great Fosters

    At Great Fosters, you can purchase anything from a monetary voucher - allowing the recipient to choose their own gift or experience - to a food and drink experience or an overnight stay.  Experiences include a Horticulture Heritage Tour with Lunch and a Meet the Bees Lunch where you'll tour the hives with Great Fosters' very own beekeeper!

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  • Picnics at Great Fosters

    Make the most of the Summer and the 50 acres of glorious grounds at Great Fosters with a scrumptious picnic in one of their gorgeous picnic spots scattered through the estate.

    The View is a special spot available to specifically reserve, with commanding views (ergo the name!) of the Estate. Reached through the Secret Gardens, The View is an ideal spot for a special occasion, or just because. The picnic menu at The View is priced at £99 per couple, and includes your choice of a bottle of House Champagne or Whispering Angel rosé, in addition to the sumptuous picnic spread.  Your picnic will come beautifully wrapped in a traditional hamper with blanket to match so all we need to arrange is the sunshine!

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  • The Great Fosters Weekender – Online Exclusive

    Stay for free on Sunday nights!

    Three night weekends with Sunday absolutely free - stay from £790 per room, for three nights in a Luxury King Room

    This promotion is ONLY available to book online.

    At Great Fosters, there's more than enough to fill your weekend - with two restaurants, our heated pool*, fabulous listed gardens, afternoon teas, treatments and more - without mentioning Windsor - there's scant chance to enjoy everything at Great Fosters in just 48 hours. So why not do 72?

    Throughout the year, subject to rate availability, when you stay on Friday & Saturday night, we'll include Sunday night for free. Quite the invitation we think, to enjoy the splendour of Fosters in full - so let's see what you can get up to, with  your 72 hours of regal relaxation...

    *Heated pool & hot tub open from May - September, weather dependant

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  • Day in the Country

    No need to get on a plane this Summer - hop on a train (or car) for A Day in the Country instead... it's much nearer than you might think.

    Our gorgeous Tudor estate near Egham steeped in royal history & only 30 minutes by train from Clapham or 40 minutes from Reading is the perfect escape from the city this Summer. Pack your bag (hand luggage only required), hop on a SWR train and join us for a relaxing day on our estate.

    When the sun is shining there's surely no better place to be than our glorious estate - outdoor (heated) pool, tennis court, terraces, gardens and more are all waiting for you just a hop, skip & a jump away.

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  • Pool Days at Great Fosters

    Discover a much-loved selection of pool days at Great Fosters, including Pool & Picnic and Pool & Pamper!

    Built in the 1920s, the pool resonates art deco glamour, complete with charming original stalls for changing, bathrooms and outdoor showers.  Refurbished in 2021, guests can expect an even more indulgent experience with our signature AHC flourishes, Temple Spa amenities and more. In the event of poor weather your Pool Day can be rescheduled providing that you give us at least 7 days notice.  We carefully restrict the number of pool days sold each day to ensure that Utopia Retreat doesn't become too crowded.  Flexi cover can be purchased, which will allow you to reschedule your pool day providing you give at least 24 hours notice.  At the weekend, Pool Day bookings are only available with treatments.

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  • The Christmas Holidays at Great Fosters - parties, feasts and stays near Windsor

    Where we ask you could be lovelier, or more charming, or even more perfect for the best Christmas holiday than Great Fosters? The original destination for laughter & good humour, (which we say with some authority as a 16th Century mansion) you can be assured of the most marvellous holiday with your loved ones.

    Our Christmas Holiday package from the 24th to the 27th of December is positively packed with all the essential ingredients (and a few more exotic ones too!) for a sensational seasonal stay. And let us not forget the balls, the parties and the splendour of December. From the cosiness of the exquisite Anne Boleyn drawing room, to the magnificence of the ancient Tithe Barn, there are umpteen historic, charming and luxurious spaces to choose from for your festive celebrations, and gatherings of friends and family.

    Our Christmas Package
    Great Fosters is aglow during the holidays, dressed top to toe in seasonal splendour with every detail thought of. Our Christmas Package is the crowning glory of the season, with guests arriving for two or three nights from Sunday, 24th December, ready for a most luxurious Christmas. Great Fosters will become your home for Christmas - what could be more indulgent and special? Fear not however if you cannot join us for the full break - 1-night bed & breakfast stays are available too.

    Our New Year's Eve Package
    If Great Fosters is glowing at Christmas it's positively sparkling for New Year's Eve. Our incredible Tithe Barn plays host to the most glamorous occasion of the festive season, which you can enjoy as a resident with our one or two-night package or as an evening guest.

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  • The Party Season at Great Fosters - Christmas parties, feasts and stays near Windsor

    From the cosiness of the vaulted Mowbray and adjacent Mandeville Suites, to the magnificence of the ancient Tithe Barn, there are umpteen historic, charming and luxurious spaces to choose from for your festive celebrations at Great Fosters.

    Festive Private Dining
    The Great Fosters Estate stretches for acre after acre, with cosy nooks, grand halls and elegant drawing rooms, one after another after another.

    Picking the perfect place to host your festive gathering is essential, and whether your gathering  is for 4 or 180 we have a suitably historic and luxurious spot reserved especially for you.

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    Festive Feasting at Lunchtime
    Our Festive Feasting at Lunchtime is available for groups of 15 - 180 - from gatherings of friends to the office outing.
    Available in all of our private dining spaces, our Festive Feasting Lunch menu is superb value at £95 per person, including hire of a private room from 12 noon until 5pm, a glass of Prosecco or cranberry fizz on arrival, a three course lunch, coffee & mince pies and half a bottle of wine & water per person.

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    Festive Parties
    Parties at Great Fosters are special. Our party package includes hire of the Tithe Barn, glass of Prosecco or cranberry fizz on arrival, a three course set menu chosen from our Festive Feasting Menu, coffee & mince pies, half a bottle of house wine, crackers and dancing to our House DJ until midnight.

    The Orangery & Conservatory - up to 80 guests
    The Tithe Barn & Painted Hall - up to 150 guests or up to 180 guests when combined with the Orangery for the DJ

    £120 per person

    Minimum number of guests:
    Monday - Wednesday ~ 50 guests
    Thursday - Saturday ~ 75 guests

    Find out more here.

    Festive Afternoon Tea
    Running from 1st - 23rd December, our Festive Afternoon Teas will be making their annual appearance. Featuring such seasonal treats that are pretty as a picture our festive afternoon tea is always incredibly popular and advance booking is highly recommended.

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    Guests enjoying our Festive Menu can benefit from a 30% discount from our B&B rates.  Just asking your event co-ordinator for your code.

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  • 30% off Autumn Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Stays at Great Fosters

    Join us on the Estate this Autumn for a warming escape. The estate looks beautiful in the Autumn months  and with 30% off Dinner, Bed and Breakfast stays prices start from just £304.50 (was £435) in a Luxury King Room or higher.

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4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Sandeep N
      Abdi and the hotel are the BEST!!
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 21st September 2023
      We had the best time at Great Fosters. What meant the most to us was the care shown by Abdi and team. He found my lost earring, a sentimental item gifted by my grandmother but also took care of me... Read full review
    • mrstraveller1
      York, United Kingdom
      Pleasant Stay, Stunning Gardens
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 23rd September 2023
      I had a very pleasant stay. My Comfy King Room was nothing to shout about, a bit worn & dated, but perfectly ok, with a comfortable bed, decent shower & no noise. Great Fosters has an array of rooms... Read full review
    • louisa s
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 24th September 2023
      The team are exceptional The rooms are clean and so comfortable The grounds are so beautiful and smell divine. The food is delicious. We also had a massage and spent the day at the swimming pool... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Travelling south (anti-clockwise) on the M25: Exit the M25 at junction 13. Go straight over the roundabout, as if re-joining the M25. Keep in the left hand lane, signposted A30 Egham. Travelling north (clockwise) on the M25: Exit the M25 at junction 13. Turn right at the roundabout, as if re-joining the M25 to go south. Keep in the left hand lane, signposted A30 Egham and continue towards Egham town centre. At the end of the slip road under the motorway bridge, turn first left at the large roundabout into The Avenue. Turn left at the mini roundabout (police station on the left) into Vicarage Road. Continue over the railway lines to the roundabout at the end. Turn right at the roundabout into New Wickham Lane and continue over the M25 motorway. Turn left at the next roundabout into Stroude Road and Great Fosters is approx 500 yards on the left handside. Directions from the A30: From Bagshot to Staines on the A30, turn right at the traffic lights by the Wheatsheaf Pub and Laithwaites into Christchurch Road. Continue over the roundabout and past 2 parades of shops on the right. Turn left at the traffic lights into Stroude Road. Great Fosters is approximately three quarters of a mile on the right hand side.

    Public Transport Directions

    The hotel is a 15 minute walk from Egham train station, although we advise you take a taxi. Please call Reception in advance and we will be happy to arrange this for you. Egham train station is a 40 minute direct train journey from London Waterloo. From London Heathrow From Terminals 1, 2 and 3 follow the signs onto the M4 at Junction 4b and travel west. Join the M25 at Junction 15 and travel around the M25 anti-clockwise to junction 13. From T4 follow the signs from the M25 (Gatwick). Join the M25 and follow the M25 south (anti clockwise and exit at Junction 13. From T5 join the M25 at Junction 14 and follow the M25 south (anti clockwise and exit at Junction 13. Alternatively please call Reception in advance and we will be happy to arrange a taxi to meet you in the terminal.


    • 5 AA Stars
    5 AA Stars


    • AA Awards -2 AA Rosettes 2 AA Rosettes 2019
    • AA Awards -3 AA Rosettes 3 AA Rosettes 2017
    • Group Establishments -Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Service Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Service 2022

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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