2 lounges, bar, restaurant, 2 private dining rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky), civil wedding licence, 1,000-acre grounds (woodland, ornamental and kitchen gardens, meadow, orchard, lake, croquet lawn, glasshouses), only restaurant suitable for disabled.
not under 7.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £260–£550. Set dinner £30–£40, tasting menu £75–£85, à la carte £70. 1-night bookings sometimes refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Every comfort is anticipated’ at this ‘classy, tasteful’ Elizabethan manor house, from the garden flowers in the public rooms to ‘the most extensive cheese trolley we’ve ever seen’. ‘It’s like being in a private home,’ says a Guide reader this year. ‘In the morning, Andrew Thomason, the manager, greeted us; at evening turn-down, a hot-water bottle was left on our enormous bed, along with the Radio Times and the TV remote control.’ The stone-built mansion is the former home of ‘wild gardener’ William Robinson; ‘impeccably maintained’, his gardens are ‘colourful, stunning’. Inside, where ‘huge log fires’ burn in the sitting rooms, ‘everything is generously sized: lounges, rooms, beds’. From May 2018, the hotel will reveal its new restaurant, in a garden-facing glass extension – a fitting backdrop for chef George Blogg’s Michelin-starred, potager-to-plate cooking. Using produce from the orchards and ‘the best kitchen garden ever’, his dishes might include terrine of heritage beetroot, smoked cow’s curd, puffed grains, wild sorrel – ‘each plate a joy to look at’. (Nigel Barton, Zara Elliot, F and IW). Gravetye Manor is a member of Pride of Britain hotels. The hotel will be closed from January to April 2017 while the new restaurant is built.
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Classic British Escape
May to September: Experience the quintessential beauty of Gravetye’s gardens looking at their best as well as the inspiring seasonal menus of Michelin starred Head Chef George Blogg. This overnight stay includes accommodation, three course dinner for two people and full English breakfast. Prices are per room per night based on two people sharing. A minimum booking of two nights may be applicable on certain weekends. £470 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Classic Room. Subject to availability. Sunday to Thursday in May, August & September. £485 per room per night, based on two people sharing. Classic Room. Subject to availability. Friday & Saturday in May, August & September and Monday to Sunday in June & July.To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.
10% discount voucher
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.
Guide Book Vouchers
This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.Buy the guide