A newly re-imagined 18th-century country house hotel & spa set in magnificent grounds and located between historic Hungerford and Newbury in the heart of the beautiful West Berkshire countryside.
They have spent the last 12-months painstakingly updating this country classic piece by piece, and they simply cannot wait to show you the results.
They look forward to welcoming you to their new and exciting corner of West Berkshire
Eating & Drinking
The Retreat experience is all about enjoying exceptional food and drink. They have two stunning restaurants, 1772 their all-day Brasserie and Yu, Pan-Asian Restaurant. They also have a number of fabulous spaces for private parties.
1772 @ The Retreat
Now taking bookings from 2nd April 2022
1772 at the Retreat is named after the date of the original house and is our relaxed all-day dining brasserie.
Serving classic favourites such as Crispy Devon Squid, Hampshire Watercress and Spinach Soup, Whole Cornish Brill on the Bone and Chicken Milanese & Truffle Crème Fraîche, 1772 is a place to enjoy good times with friends and family.
The restaurant features a large central bar, banquette seating and cosy dining corners, all positioned to make the most of the great views overlooking the Wessex Downs.
Yu Pan-Asian Restaurant
Now taking bookings from 29th April 2022
Yu, meaning sharing in Japanese, is their Pan Asian fine-dining restaurant.
Experience two different tasting menus featuring dishes such as Chawanmushi (Touch of Dashi, Mirin & Soy flavour Steamed Custard with Shitake & Shimeji Mushroom served in a beautiful Japanese steam bowl served cold), Sushi (Classic Dragon Rolls & Spicy Tuna Rolls), Sashimi (Prime slices of Tuna Tataki, Salmon Belly Sashimi with Ikura (Salmon Roe), Yellowtail Sashimi with Truffle Ponzu dressing served in dry ice bowl) and Waktori (baby Chicken marinated in ginger miso, pan roasted with Teriyaki tender stem Broccoli).
Afternoon Tea in The Atlas Room
Afternoon Tea at the Retreat is an experience not to be missed. Included is a hot drink from our exclusive Birchall Tea range, a selection of sandwiches including; Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese, Chicken Coronation and Prawn Marie Rose. Alongside pastries including/; Vanilla Cream Fruit Tart, Gluten Free White Chocolate Chip Brownies and freshly baked Sultana Scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream & Strawberry Jam.
Our quintessential Afternoon Tea is Served in the beautiful Atlas Room.
The Retreat Full Afternoon Tea: £30
Bollinger Champagne Afternoon Tea: £40
£30 per person, excluding discretionary 12.5% service charge. Bollinger upgrade available in advance or on the day for £10 per person.
Opening 29TH APRIL 2022
The Courtyard is a retail and relaxing experience at the Retreat.
Consisting of a bakery, coffee house, hair and nail salon, wine store and monthly farmers’ market, The Courtyard is a place to drop in at any time to pick up a sourdough loaf, get your nails done, grab an artisan coffee or pick out a really nice bottle of red for dinner.
The Signet Spa
Opening 29th April 2022
Switch off and relax at theirspa retreat.
The Signet Spa facilities include an Indoor vitality pool, mud rasul, salt flotation room, steam & sauna, state-of-the-art gymnasium and three treatment rooms.
They also have an outdoor infinity pool with Whispering Angel poolside bar which will open in mid-May 2022.
Now taking bookings for stays from 29th April 2022
55 colourful, warm and inviting bedrooms and suites. Careful use of antiques mixes with playful use of textures and art to lend soulfulness and unique character to every bedroom.
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