Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead, Sussex

Jeremy and Elizabeth Hosking’s beloved and beautiful Elizabethan manor house stands in glorious gardens, amid 1,000 acres of woodland. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

Jeremy and Elizabeth Hosking’s beloved and beautiful Elizabethan manor house stands in glorious gardens, amid 1,000 acres of woodland. ‘It is absolutely exceptional,’ runs a typical report of this Relais & Châteaux country house hotel. ‘The professionalism of the staff, the high quality of the rooms, the extraordinary garden, the paintings and the delicious dinner.’ Bedrooms have fine antiques, original features and views of those gardens, created by former resident William Robinson, which are Gravetye’s great glory. Public rooms have blazing log fires, oak-panelled walls, portraits and fresh flowers. A smart-casual dress code in the glass-walled dining room reflects the hotel’s relaxed, spoiling ethos. Michelin-starred chef George Blogg uses produce from the kitchen gardens and orchard in such dishes as tasting of Creedy Carver duck with young parsnip, honey and Gravetye lavender. ‘The passion fruit soufflé was to die for,’ writes one reader, and the service continues to win high praise. ‘Gravetye is certainly expensive but it appears to have a very satisfied clientele.’ (Bill Bennett, Jonathan Rose, F and IW, and others). Gravetye Manor is a member of Pride of Britain hotels.

Hotel details

Address

Vowels Lane
West Hoathly
East Grinstead
Sussex
RH19 4LJ
England

Telephone

01342 810567

Bedrooms

17.

Open

all year.

Facilities

2 lounges, bar, restaurant, 2 private dining rooms, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 1,000-acre grounds (woodland, ornamental and kitchen gardens, meadow, orchard, lake, croquet lawn, glasshouses), restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in bar.

Children

not under 7 in dining room.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £295–£950. Set dinner £80, tasting menu £95 (plus discretionary service). 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.

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