Their Wine Cellar is now open!

The Retreat has partnered with fine wine merchants Lay & Wheeler to create a wonderful wine cellar in their Courtyard.

The wines have been carefully selected, with immediate enjoyment in mind.

You’ll find clarets like ‘06 Giscours and ‘10 L’Evangile alongside wines from the likes of Jacquesson, Nyetimber, Penfolds, and Comte Armand.

The Retreat’s wine cellar is open to all from 9am-7pm every day, perfect for picking up something special to go with dinner. Pop in for a browse!

Wine Cellar at The Retreat |Enjoy fine wine with Lay & Wheeler

Lay & Wheeler was founded in 1854, and remains one of Britain’s longest standing fine wine merchants.

Today, their dynamic team works with over 600 wine producers in fine wine regions around the world to bring their latest releases and library stock to their beloved customers.

Their buying team spends half the year on the road, tasting these wines and discovering new ones.

They sell wine in bond, for storage in  their bonded cellar, or duty paid, for delivery to you to drink or store at home.

Whether you intend to buy wines en primeur, on first release, to drink in the future, or intend to buy wines that are ready to drink now, they have many options available.

They specialise in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Loire, Champagne, Italy and South Africa, and also feature select wines from Austria, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, and the USA, amongst others.

Fundamental to their business is their approach to service.

They aim to offer the best experience of buying, storing, selling or enjoying fine wine, and do everything they can to ensure they make this as easy and enjoyable for their customers as possible.

Wine Cellar at The Retreat
Wine Cellar at The Retreat
 The Retreat at Elcot Park

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. 

The Retreat’s family events, monthly farmers markets, fashion shows, children’s entertainment, creative cooking classes, guest speaker lunches, wine and whisky tastings… they are busy creating a fabulous programme of events for West Berkshire locals and hotel guests alike. 

The Courtyard

The Courtyard is open to everyone. Locals, guests and members are welcome to pop in to discover this unique space at The Retreat, which is set to become a lively local hub, with a range of events planned, from live music to farmer’s markets.

Home to both Signet Stores and the Hair & Nail Salon, The Courtyard is a perfect sun-trap,  ideal for catching up with friends, refueling during a bike ride or simply enjoying your own company.

Signet Stores

Signet Stores is the heart The Courtyard, with hot drinks,  freshly made smoothies, wine by the glass and more, alongside a range of snacks, including our irresistible cake of the day, lovingly created by our expert pastry chefs.

There’s a great range of wines from Lay & Wheeler, so pop in to pick up a bottle of something special to go with dinner, and the shop sells a range of goodies, from fresh flowers to our tailor-made Signet toiletries and local honey. 

Signet stores is open from 9am – 7pm daily, and you can enjoy drinks from the bar in The Courtyard into the evening. 

Hair & Nail Salon

After 21 years at one of Chelsea’s most exclusive salons, Head Stylist Adam Russell brings his creative flair to The Retreat at Elcot Park and is supported by Lisa Beale, who has honed her skills in some of Berkshire and Oxfordshire’s top salons.

Offering free consultations and a range of treatments, the Hair & Nail Salon is open to all. 

Of Course there is also  the Wine Cellar at The Retreat!

Please call 01635 800520 to book an appointment.

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