Are you thinking of visiting Henley for the Regatta this 3-7 July? Do you want to sip Champagne while watching the coxless pairs fly past, or enjoy a riverside cocktail from the Regatta Enclosure while cheering for the coxed fours?
Henley Royal Regatta is an annual event that attracts thousands of fans from across the globe, and it’s the place to be seen, especially if you want to hang out with the royals.
If you are planning a visit then you’re absolutely going to need somewhere to stay, check out #TeamCoco’s fave hotels below.
The Little Angel at Henley
Henley-on-Thames’ vibrant culinary scene has welcomed an exciting new addition with the all-new The Little Angel; a historic 19th Century inn just a stone’s throw from the river, with a rich heritage as one of Henley’s most popular drinking and dining destinations, opening its doors following a complete transformation of its interiors, outdoor spaces and food and drink offering earlier this year.
A stylish yet relaxed drinking and dining destination greets visitors when they walk through the doors thanks to a thoughtful blend of rustic-chic and contemporary touches. With tasteful nods to Henley’s rowing history throughout the inn, a light, bright colour scheme floods the interiors with light to create a spacious, comfortable feel for diners, with a gorgeous conservatory adorned with foliage taking centre stage. Boasting an extensive, brand-new all-day dining menu that puts a refined twist on classic pub dining, every dish is designed to offer a memorable mouthful from brunch right through until dinner, showcasing the very best in fresh, seasonal produce sourced locally wherever possible. Outside is a beautiful terrace adorned with al fresco dining furniture and comfortable deck chairs, where guests can sit back with a tipple and watch the cricket unfold on a warm summer’s day (thanks to its views overlooking Henley Cricket Club).
Visit www.thelittleangel.co.uk for more info
The Chequers at Marlow
Less than 20 minutes’ from Henley’s heart and the buzz of the Regatta is The Chequers at Marlow; a boutique pub with rooms in the heart of the riverside town of Marlow. With a vibrant history dating back to the 16th Century, The Chequers has been stylishly brought into the 21st Century with cool, contemporary interiors that preserve tasteful nods to the inn’s rich maritime past. 8 individually-decorated, sleek en-suite bedrooms offer a chic place to rest your head, each boasting sink-in Feather & Black beds, Temple Spa toiletries and contemporary bathrooms, one of which has a walk-in shower and roll-top bath.
Downstairs at The Chequers is the inn’s buzzing bar and restaurant – carrying on the contemporary-meets-rustic vibe of the rooms – with delicious all-day dining dishes on offer to satisfy hunger pangs.
So, if you’re looking to stay away from the hustle of Henley, this gorgeous boutique is for you.
Visit www.thechequersmarlow.co.uk for more info
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