The best of British at Tewkesbury Park Hotel

Following an extensive three-year renovation that was completed late last year, the family owned Tewkesbury Park has been transformed into a gorgeous and homely hotel in the beautiful Cotswolds.

During our time at Tewkesbury Park, we stayed in the King Richard III room, one of the historic suites. Other suites were names Margaret of Anjou, Lord Hastings and Earl of Devon, making the hotel seem more like a stately home than a hotel. The room had its own large bay windows looking out onto the (wait for it) croquet lawn, deck chairs, golf course and surrounding hills. The suite was also fitted with an extravagant bath, dressing and vanity room and tartan galore. We felt as if we were in living history when perusing the coffee table books dotted around the room detailing the Battle of Tewkesbury, one of the most decisive battles during the Wars of the Roses as well as the history of the surrounding area.

Highlights of the room included:

  • King or Super King Hypnos beds
  • Complimentary fast Wi-Fi, thanks to a dedicated leased line
  • 48 inch Samsung Smart TVs
  • Nespresso coffee machine and kettle
  • 24 hour room service
  • Turn down service
  • Still and sparkling water
  • Personal laptop safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Fluffy pillows, robes and slippers
  • Grohe rainshower
  • Double-ended, free standing baths
  • Luxury Bramley and The White Company toiletries
  • Air Conditioning

The new restaurant, Mint, which was transformed in November 2018, did not disappoint. Mint is a complete masterpiece in its own right, rather than being a simply restaurant within a hotel. We chowed down on delicious British seasonal fare and our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable about the wine paring – after all, she had worked there for over 40 years!

Tewkesbury Park Hotel. Photography by Jack Boskett

We were seated by the spectacular windows in the sun looking out on the rolling English parkland. As the sun set, it was the perfect summer evening. We ended the evening with some delicious cocktails in the buzzy hotel bar.

The morning was spent with a dip in the pool and jacuzzi followed by a steam and a luxurious massage. A short walk back and we were tucking into a full English breakfast, croissants and an array of juices fit with red and white straws. The attention to detail throughout the hotel was exceptional and made the staycation all the more special.

With the historic Tewkesbury just on the doorstep, it was the perfect opportunity to explore. We strolled through the private grounds, which by this point felt like our own home after feeling so welcomed and pampered. The town itself was filled with quaint and cosy tea shops and ancient pubs with their own unique character. We peeped our head into the abbey and enjoyed a moment of serenity and calm. Then, it was back to the hotel for a delicious botanic cocktail and of course – a competitive round of croquet!

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