Hambleton Hall

Hambleton, Rutland

‘We have been staying at Hambleton Hall for over 20 years and have never been disappointed; the service is impeccable, the room immaculate, and the food outstanding. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘We have been staying at Hambleton Hall for over 20 years and have never been disappointed; the service is impeccable, the room immaculate, and the food outstanding.’ The praises keep on coming for Tim and Stefa Hart’s ‘star’ Relais & Châteaux hotel, a Victorian mansion which embodies the classic English country house style from its ‘stunning manicured gardens’ overlooking Rutland Water to its sweep of public rooms with panelled walls, deep sofas and open fires. On arrival, suitcases are whisked away while you settle down to tea and biscuits. Bedrooms are classic country house: rich fabrics and wallpapers, antiques, a roll-top bath, fresh flowers and home-made treats. All have ‘uplifting views’ of garden or lake and ‘exceptionally good’ housekeeping. With the UK’s longest-held Michelin star, the rich red dining room offers ‘magnificent food’, such as duck with peanut purée, roast venison with butternut squash and dark chocolate, and quince soufflé with almond ice cream. Service throughout the hotel is ‘consistently of a very high standard – it’s challenging to find anywhere else that comes near’. (Roderic Rennison, Frances Thomas, AB)

Hotel details

Address

Hambleton
Oakham
Rutland
LE15 8TH
England

Telephone

01572 756991

Bedrooms

17. 2-bedroom suite in cottage.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, hall, drawing room/bar, restaurant (vegetarian menu), 2 private dining rooms, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, 17-acre grounds (tennis, swimming pool, croquet, vegetable garden), EV charging, public rooms wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, cot £25, extra bed £35, no under-5s in restaurant.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£10 per night, not unattended), hall.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £295, singles from £210. Set dinner £83, tasting menu £98. 1-night bookings normally refused weekends.

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Comments about Hambleton Hall

Nearly full despite Covid but generally well managed in difficult circumstances. Stunning manicured gardens with uplifting views from a light and airy room (16) with good wardrobe space and no ubiquitous "earth tones". Housekeeping exceptionally good. Pretty menus that we could each keep. The wine list is impressive and reasonably priced especially so for wines by the glass and half bottles. Good, fairly gentle walks direct from the hotel. - Frances Thomas - September 2020
Yet again this remains an absolutely star hotel. Perhaps the secret lies in the number of staff. No one is ever too far away to happily deal with any reasonable request. Courtesy, helpfulness and a constant search for perfection remain the standards here. - Anthony Bradbury - February 2020
We have been staying and dining at Hambleton Hall for over 20 years and it never disappoints. The accommodation, food and above all the service are consistently of a very high standard - so much so, that it's challenging to find anywhere else that comes near. - Roderic Rennison - December 2019

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Last updated: April 18, 2020