Classic Lodges - Grovefield House Hotel, Windsor
Why We Love This Hotel
- Edwardian country retreat near Burnham Beeches, 15 minutes from Windsor
- Afternoon tea is served every day, from 2-5pm
- There's free internet & the hotel is dog friendly
Grovefield House Hotel is an Edwardian manor surrounded by seven acres of well-kept gardens in the Buckinghamshire countryside. The property was once the country retreat of John Fuller, the head of the Fuller brewing family, and it brims with historic character. Woodland walks in Burnham Beeches are nearby, as is the National Trust's house and gardens at Cliveden in Taplow (tours of the house are available on Thursday and Sunday, April-October).
The hotel is a quarter of an hour by car from Windsor, where you'll find Windsor Castle and its "spellbinding" dolls' house (Lonely Planet), and 20 minutes' drive from Legoland. Guests can also visit 35 acres of ornamental gardens, including a "magnificent collection" of rhododendrons (The Daily Mail), at The Savill Garden in Windsor Great Park, a half-hour drive from the hotel. The riverside towns of Cookham, Marlow and Henley are all within a half-hour drive.
Hamilton's Restaurant serves classic British dishes and specialties include homemade pies and Sunday roasts. The hotel also serves afternoon tea, including a range of sandwiches, homemade cakes and fruit scones. It's available daily from 2-5pm and can be served in the gardens in good weather. The Paddocks Bar and Lounge offers casual dining and well-priced drinks.
The bedrooms are elegant and a good size, and many have views of the gardens. Free internet access is available. Dogs are welcome at the hotel for an extra charge (£10 per night) and a special breakfast is provided for pets.