Stroude Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR (view map)
Immaculately preserved, this stately historic hotel 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.
Since it first opened its doors as a hotel in 1930, this magnificent residence has played host to royalty, film stars, emperors and literary icons.
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.
Great Fosters welcomes guests for private events in a variety of private dining rooms, serving gourmet dishes inspired by Head Chef Simon Bolsover. Likewise, the hotel is a wonderful setting for a wedding, christening or private celebration, and has excellent facilities for business meetings and functions – all of which our professional staff can advise on and help to organise.
Guests have full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool (open from May to September) and a hard tennis court. The extensive gardens alone inspire guests to visit from all corners of the world and have been listed as ‘of outstanding merit’.
Accommodation All the suites and bedrooms 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 contemporary suites and double rooms which were refurbished in May 2001. In addition The Coach House will provide newly refurbished accommodation in a choice of executive double rooms and suites.
Dining Specialising in modern English cuisine using the finest ingredients, Great Fosters offers an inspired menu of gourmet food. The hotel is equally popular with resident guests as well as those seeking a top restaurant and unique evenings out within the Wentworth, Windsor, Hampton Court and Heathrow area. Guests can 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. An impressive selection of vintage wines is also available to accompany the fine dining.