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Great Fosters

Type:Hotel

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Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR

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Great Fosters: front of hotel with roses

About

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 Coach House and The Cloisters, which are reached across a courtyard, offer more contemporary junior suites and double rooms.

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 20 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 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 and a large glasshouse and kitchen garden, which provide vegetables and salad ingredients for the restaurants. 

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.

 

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Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
Sat , 22nd Sept 2018
Departure Date:
Sun , 23rd Sept 2018
No. of Nights:
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
31
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Classic Main House Roomfrom £135.00 to £180.00 per room per night (room only)
Coach House Double Roomfrom £135.00 to £180.00 per room per night (room only)
Deluxe Roomfrom £155.00 to £235.00 per room per night (room only)
Executive Roomfrom £165.00 to £315.00 per room per night (room only)
Historic Roomfrom £300.00 to £500.00 per room per night (room only)

*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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Bedrooms - One bedroom with en suite bathroom suitable for guests who use a wheelchair available
  • Disabled Parking

Catering

  • 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
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Night porter
  • Open Christmas
  • Open Fire
  • Open New Year
  • 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
  • Golf Course close by
  • Other sporting facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • 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 all 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

  • Pimm’s by the Pool

    Arrive anytime from 1pm & relax by our heated outdoor pool with a refreshing glass of Pimm's.

    Enjoy a three course dinner in The Estate Grill (up to £50 per person) and after a good night's rest full English breakfast awaits before you checkout.

    We ask that you vacated your bedroom by 11am but you are welcome to use the pool until 1pm. Based on 1 or 2 people sharing, it is not valid with any other offer.

    From £225 per couple sharing a cosy double room or from £275 in a more spacious double room or junior suite.

    More offers like this - Accommodation Offers

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    937
  • Very Good
    227
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    47
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • urangambler
    Elgin, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 19th September 2018
    We stayed here for one night in September and were accommodated in the Cloistes block. The room was nice and comfy and had a spacious bathroom with shower. The hotel is lovely and so interesting. We... Read full review
  • julia572018
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Primarily a wedding venue
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 12th September 2018
    Did not realize when booking that this is primarily a wedding venue. We were there 2 nights and there were 2 weddings and 2 conferences. We did not have a car and only Uber saved this portion of our... Read full review
  • Eleinthegarden
    Guildford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Dream Wedding at Great Fosters
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 6th September 2018
    We had a very small wedding in The Garden Room at Great Fosters and it couldn’t have been better. It was a very hot July & we were able to swim in the outdoor pool the afternoon before the wedding... 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 minutes 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.

Gradings

  • 4 AA Red Stars
  • 4 AA Stars
4 AA Stars

Awards

  • AA Awards -3 AA Rosettes 3 AA Rosettes 2017
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -One Michelin Star One Michelin Star 2017
  • Group Establishments -Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Scheme Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Scheme 2018

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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