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Great Fosters

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Why We Love It

  • "Nothing short of magnificent", says Red
  • Grade I-listed former hunting lodge dating back to 1550
  • Just 40 minutes from London
  • There's a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant on-site

"Nothing short of magnificent" -- Red
Enjoyed This
(47 Member Ratings)
"historic building and gardens and excellent food"
Apr 29, 2018
Malvern, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is in Egham, Surrey. It is close to Windsor Castle, Eton, Ascot and Virginia Water and is only seven miles from London Heathrow Airport. Parking on site is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The stately Great Fosters hotel is set in a quiet pocket of Surrey and was thought to have been built as a royal hunting lodge for Henry VIII. The Elizabethan manor house has a 50-acre estate with manicured hedges, rose gardens and a lake, plus an award-winning restaurant. Easy Living magazine describes it as a “destination for serious foodies” and Red agrees, calling it "nothing short of magnificent".

The grand property has maintained its period features,including a Jacobean fireplace, mullioned windows, and rich oak panelling. The Estate Grill has received 2-AA-Rosettes and showcases regional produce -- the chickens come from Essex, the lamb hails from Cumbria, and the pigs are reared on the hotel's grounds itself.

For more relaxed dining, the Tudor Room serves modern English food in a lavish dining room with silk-lined walls and a 17th-century tapestry. There is also a cocktail bar that overlooks the Japanese bridge in the gardens.

Rooms are spread across three buildings -- The Main House (dating from 1550) offers historic suites and bedrooms while The Cloisters & Coach House are contemporary in design. All are individually decorated. Upgrade to the Tapestry room in the Main House for a real treat -- it has a 4-poster bed, massive tub and lovely views of the property.

Other highlights include four secret gardens, a grassed amphitheatre, a heated outdoor pool, a tennis court and a croquet lawn. London, the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, Windsor Castle and Hampton Court palace are all within easy reach.

From the press:

  • It is "magnificently well preserved, with original features abounding both inside and out" -- The AA Restaurant Guide

  • "Spectacular gardens add much to the dining experience at this stunning and historic Elizabethan mansion" -- Hardens

  • "The stables and cloisters provide particularly stylish and luxurious accommodation" -- The AA Hotel Guide



  • Bar
  • Outdoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary valet service


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 19.5 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: GBP 45.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: GBP 45.00 (one-way), (up to 12 years old)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: GBP 15 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: GBP 35 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(47 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Great Fosters Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.7 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
historic building and gardens and excellent food
Simon Apr 29, 2018 Malvern, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Love the grounds and lovely staff.
Other Comments
They do lots of weddings in the season.
Sheila Apr 13, 2018 Bradford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff, the ambiance and the food. Outstanding service throughout our stay, nothing was too much trouble!! Defo returning in the future. Thanks to all of the staff that made our stay a very enjoyable one.
Laura Mar 15, 2018 Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The service was terrific. The whole place was dripping in history.
Other Comments
I thought that alcoholic drinks were somewhat on the pricey side.
Daniel Mar 15, 2018 Eastleigh, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great food
Elsie Mar 06, 2018 Esher, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Friendly helpful staff, amazing rooms, fabulous setting - when can I go back?
Terri Feb 20, 2018 Hampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff, the food and the hotel grounds were beautiful
Emily Feb 20, 2018 London, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance, history, attentiveness of staff
Clive Jan 16, 2018 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The lovely building.
Other Comments
Didn't like the fact that they added 10% service charge on your dinner spend . I expect this if I am a non resident or I go out to a restaurant , but not when I am a resident in a hotel, I don't recall having to do this anywhere else
tony Jan 16, 2018 fetcham leatherhead, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful location and wonderful old house.
LYNDA Oct 02, 2017 St Albans, United Kingdom

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