Good Hotel Guide Review
In ‘a lovely location’, with riverside terraces, just across the road from Hampton Court, launch venture for Hector Ross’s Signet Collection (see The Retreat at Elcot Park; The Barnsdale) received our inspectors’ full endorsement. The 18th-century building, on the site of the Toy Inn (built 1665), has been revamped with no loss of character. Bedrooms have ‘a classic feel with a modern twist’, bold and subtle paint finishes, exuberant lamps and wallpapers, regatta stripes and ginghams. The Henry VIII suite has a four-poster, a copper roll-top bath with a view of the palace the king swiped off poor old Wolsey. Our inspectors’ room had Ottoline’s Chintz Constance green and lilac wallpaper, a coffee machine, homemade cookies, vintage books, Bramley toiletries in a ‘simple, clean bathroom’ with ‘powerful shower’. In the circular, river-view 1665, ‘good brasserie fare’ included ‘perfectly cooked chicken Milanese’. The signature cauliflower popcorn was ‘tasty, with perhaps too much teriyaki sauce’. A ‘really excellent’ breakfast brought smoothies, ‘coconut and chia-seed compote, croissant, pain au chocolate’; among cooked dishes, ’perfect eggs Florentine’.
Hampton Court Road
020 8979 9988
40. 3 above café at Hampton Court gates. 1 room semi-accessible to wheelchair.
brasserie, bar, meeting/private dining rooms, library, pamper room, café, in-room TV, civil wedding licence, EV charging, limited free parking, riverside terraces, electric-powered boats, partially accessible to wheelchair.
ambient, 'suited to location'.
all ages welcome, family rooms. Children's menu, high chairs.
allowed in 8 ground-floor rooms, café, bar, orangery, not in brasserie (max 2, £30 a night, bed, bowl, treats, toy).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £150. À la carte £50.
'Two Festive Nights' Special Offer
THE MITRE, CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR: THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR. It’s the season to be jolly! Christmas will be magical at The Mitre, as the famous packages and parties return for 2023…There’s no better place for a magical Christmas than The Mitre – cosy and welcoming, full of history, charm and perfectly located for a crisp, Boxing Day ramble along the Thames.
Immerse yourself in festive traditions at a beautiful location…the drinks will flow, the food will be sensational and a magical time will be had by all. Come for the most wonderful time of the year – an idyllic escape at a quintessentially Christmassy home-from-home. MINIBREAKS. CHRISTMAS ESCAPE. TWO FESTIVE NIGHTS: An indulgent, traditional festive break, with lots included:
Christmas Eve: Settle in at The Mitre, soak up the festive atmosphere or explore the local area. Supper in the 1665 Brasserie is included. Christmas Day: Start your day with Breakfast & Bubbles, maybe go for a walk along the Thames or stay at this cosy home-from-home hotel to open your presents, before a traditional Christmas lunch. For supper, the hotel will give you a hamper full of delicious goodies, to enjoy wherever you like in the hotel. Followed by breakfast the next morning. From £825 (single occupancy) and £1095 (double occupancy). Click here for more information
Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer
3 nights for the price of 2. With complimentary Hampton Court Palace tickets and lots more local adventures to discover, take an extra day to enjoy everything The Mitre has to offer; stunning riverside views and terraces, the 1665 Brasserie, soulful bedrooms and centuries of history. Arrive from Sunday to Tuesday, for a unique midweek minibreak on the banks of the Thames. See here to book: https://themitre.onejourney.travel/rates/GHG342