The Retreat is a newly re-imagined 18th-century country house hotel & spa set in magnificent grounds, with two stunning restaurants, located between historic Hungerford and Newbury in the heart of the beautiful West Berkshire countryside. 

Please contact the venue or organiser for bookings, cancellations or further information 

The Retreat experience is all about enjoying exceptional food and drink. We have two stunning restaurants, 1772 our all-day Brasserie and Yu, pan-Asian Restaurant, as well as a number of fabulous spaces for private parties.

To avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended. Book online here, call 01635 800520or e-mail

1772 at the Retreat is named after the year the original house was built, and is our relaxed all-day dining brasserie.

With a timeless environment and an exquisite menu, 1772 is the place to enjoy good times and exceptional food with friends and family.

The restaurant features a large central bar, banquette seating, bay windows and cosy dining corners, all positioned to make the most of the great views overlooking the North Wessex Downs. 

1772 is open to residents and non-residents. To avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended. Book online here, or call 01635 800520 or e-mail

For bookings of over 10 adults, please e-mail 

Indulge in a 2 hour dining experience with our tasting menus, or choose from our mouthwatering a la carte and sushi menu.

Yu is open to both residents and non-residents; to avoid disappointment, pre-booking is recommended. Book online here, or call 01635 800520 or e-mail

For bookings of over 12 adults, please e-mail 

The Signet Spa is open to residents and members, and there's a great range of treatments which are available to everyone, including non-residents. 

Heated outdoor pool
Hydrotherapy indoor pool
Himalayan salt Finnish sauna
Aroma essence steam room
State of the art Matrix gym
Tennis court
Treatment rooms
Hair and Nail Salon
Salt flotation chamber
Fitness studio

For a unique and unforgettable party or event,The Retreat is the perfect spot. The countryside setting, the décor, the food and drink, and your friendly and experienced hosts make for a winning combinationWhether it is a big birthday, the annual company retreat or your special day, we have it covered.

Exclusive use weddings at The Retreat in 2022 and 2023. The perfect venue for your big day. 

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. 


Dog Friendly Stays at The Retreat.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed at The Retreat. We have dog-friendly rooms with external access and plenty of grounds to run around in and explore.

There is a £20 per night charge per dog. A maximum of 2 dogs per room. We provide a dog welcome pack on arrival. No dogs can be left in the room unattended.

You can dine with your dog in The Atlas Room and the Orangery, dining off the 1772 Brasserie menu. We do not allow dogs in 1772 or Yu Pan Asian Restaurant.

Great walks for you and your dog from the front door of the hotel in the grounds and locally.


Afternoon Tea at the Retreat is an experience not to be missed. 

Their quintessentially English Afternoon Tea is served in the Orangery, or - weather permitting - on the terrace, with spectacular views of the North Wessex Downs.

The Highclere Afternoon Tea: £32

Champagne Afternoon Tea: £45

Please note they request 24 hours' notice for Afternoon Tea bookings and ask that dietary requirements are stated in advance, and reservations are for 2 hours.

Cancellations within 24 hours prior of the reservation result in a £10 per person fee. 

Book online or call 01635 800520 or e-mail

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The Retreat at Elcot Park


West Berkshire

RG20 8NJ

01635 800520

The Retreat at Elcot Park

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