Ettington Park Hotel

Alderminster, Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom, CV37 8BU
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Weekdays 7am – 9.30am
Weekends 8am – 10.30am

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Ettington Park Hotel

In our Oak Room restaurant, the elegant and traditional dining room setting balances a menu of modern British seasonal food with regional influences. Browse our extensive list of accompanying wines over a pre-dinner drink in The Great Drawing Room or join us for a contemporary twist on sweet and savoury afternoon teas.

Our dining and lounge spaces overlook manicured Victorian gardens and an impressive original Norman Chapel, drawing a crowd during the warmer months to enjoy a drink or light bite on the patio.

For special occasions, Ettington Park has a wealth of fascinating private dining rooms that are full to the brim of period charm and heritage features. Ask one of our team for a showround and come and see our truly unique settings for anniversaries, birthdays, baby showers and special events.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 15 January 2020

I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. The ambience is excellent, the staff are attentive and knowledgeable and nothing is too much trouble. I remember one hot summers day asking if I could take tea under one of trees in the grounds, certainly Sir was the reply, we will bring a table and chairs over for you. This is Clivedon in Warwickshire !

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

The food is delicious, the service impeccable. This was our second visit and we are holding our wedding here in August. My only criticism would be that Norbert could be a little less uptight, he wasn't the most welcoming and appeared quite strict with a team who's table service was impeccable, he was polite throughout but he needs more of a human touch please.

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Visited On Friday, 03 January 2020

We love ‘Ettington’ (having stayed there before) and were really looking forward to our next visit. We had decided to treat ourselves to a New Year family meal on Friday 3 January. We were so disappointed! ... Once we had chosen from the menu, we were escorted through the Oak Room Restaurant to a small room at the back ~ it was freezing! We asked to be moved, but were told there was no other tables as they were fully booked, so we had no choice but to stay there. Our table was right by the entrance to a very draughty hallway and one of the chairs was half on the fireplace hearth and half on the carpet, making it really uneven and wobbly to sit on! We moved the table slightly to remedy that. Our food was delicious, albeit it was like eating in a garage! We couldn’t wait to finish our meal to return to the warmth of the Great Drawing Room. Our waitress was very apologetic and said she would speak to the manager. Our bill was altered, having all our drinks removed, however, we still had to pay for all our meals. It was not a pleasant experience and I can’t express how disappointed we were! Of course, residents should have priority but we have never been treated so differently! On many occasions we have dined at Fawsley Hall without being residents, and we have been welcomed and treated the same, whether we are staying there or not. I think that it is completely wrong to make guests feel inferior and less important just because you are not residents! All guests deserve the same service! Our waitress was pleasant and the receptionist helpful in dealing with our Gold membership points. We are frequent visitors of Handpicked Hotels across the country, and felt that Ettington was in need of some decorating. It did not feel as special as we remembered. My rating reflects our visit on this occasion. I would certainly not return there just for a meal again, and , I’m afraid, I would think twice about staying there. This visit had tainted my view of Ettington ~ it’s such a shame!

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

Very good service.

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Visited On Thursday, 02 January 2020

The staff were all spot on in terms of their welcome, attention to detail and efficiency combined with the right level of friendliness. Just what I have come to expect from Handpicked Hotels, but Ettington Park in particular gets it so right. The only little glitch was that the fruit scones were very doughy and dense (and they are normally incredibly light!). Everything else was delicious as always.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

Hate to say but not great . Front of house rushed ,no service for half an hour of arriving for dinner reservation Food under whelming.Breakfast is plated from the kitchen . But mine was cold meaning all pre cooked and left under lights which defeats freshly cooked.Shame because wanted to love this place from other reviews .Sorry.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

We had visited Ettington for a champagne cream tea. Our waitress was very pleasant and the room was beautiful with wood panels; when the sun set the view outside was lovely with the garden all lit up. The atmosphere was a little lacking as there were only two other tables in the room. Unfortunately the sandwiches were like cardboard and the little scones were crispy and fairly small. Ettington Park is beautiful and we hope to visit again in the New Year but not for the cream tea experience

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Visited On Monday, 23 December 2019

My boyfriend and I were delighted with the warm welcome we received and how friendly the staff were. Our afternoon tea and evening dinner was amazing!! Definitely recommend.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

A mother and daughter afternoon tea, the food was nice and the tea nice. It was lovely having time with my daughter. Time to chat about her wedding next year. I wasn't happy you added £4.50 to the bill when money is very tight for me but I felt because you put it on the bill I was obliged to pay it.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

The hotel is lovely, but on arrival we didn’t have slippers and gowns in our room, as advertised Room 24, there were flies in the shade hanging from the ceiling, dust along mirror frames and bed header, dusty telephones, the hatch on the ceiling was covered in dirty hand prints, also when you turned the light by the Tele off the desk light started flickering?? and what I found amazing was the wardrobe had a piece of paper sellotaped to the inside of the door to make contact with the switch that turns off light when door is closed,(I took a video of it). There was no salt and pepper at the dinner table, no sauce was served with my steak, and the dinner room also had a very old musty smell, which made my wife feel very ill and chlostrophobic and she had to leave before starting desert. Which is a shame as it was a bday treat for her and we ended up in our room at 9pm as she wasn’t feeling well as she suffers badly from sickness anxiety. The pool,sauna,steam room were amazing but the jacuzzi didn’t bubble as one of the buttons look permanently depressed. I spent a lot of money(for us)for the nights stay and dinner, and we haven’t been away just the two of us for 4 years as we have 2 kids, so feel disappointed that there are negatives, as the hotel is beautiful the staff very helpful and friendly(the guests are a bit snooty for me). In short could have been amazing but underwhelmed us. Kind regards Steven Smyth

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

Great service from the staff, very accommodating and friendly. Another lovely Hand Picked experience

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Beautiful place, very attentive staff- would definitely recommend

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Fabulous afternoon to celebrate an 80th in style. Look forward to returning one day.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

Great great place.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Fabulously relaxed atmosphere - just as afternoon tea ought to be. We'll be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

Looking forward to Christmas pudding as advertised but was missing from the afternoon tea

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 December 2019

We found the afternoon tea average. 2.5 finger sandwiches each is paltry. No other savoury option. Scones were nice and warm but quite small but adequate cream and jam. Sweet tart cake etc skimpy to say the least. We were asked on the way out if we needed a box to take anything home, I nearly laughed. However, waiter was very nice and helpful and lounge nice. Wouldn’t recommend for tea, had far better and more imaginative.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 November 2019

We were staying at the hotel for a few days and opted to have afternoon tea on the day of arrival. Immediately we found all the staff to be pleasant and accommodating, the service was second to none. The choice of teas, sandwiches and cakes were perfect. The restaurant caters for allergies. The atmosphere in the Drawing Room was serene with beautiful views of the surrounding grounds.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

Great experience of champagne afternoon tea, booked on a 2 for 1 offer. Very much enjoyed with my husband

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Visited On Saturday, 30 November 2019

I’ve had a few afternoon teas at ettington and this was one of the best sandwiches were fresh as were the scones which were served warm too. We all thought the champagne was very tasty too which went down nicely.Service was great the waitress was very attentive love it there was a welcome Pre Christmas treat!

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Great food and good service in a very grand setting.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 November 2019

Excellent service and quality of food. Would always recommend Ettington to anyone.

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Visited On Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Two for one afternoon tea was superb value for money - the delight of the drawing room is to behold. Well worth the journey.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Dining staff are wonderful, I will recommend Ettington park to all my friends and family, a truly unique experience, thank you very much James and Susan

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Visited On Sunday, 17 November 2019

Delicious Champagne Afternoon Tea in a beautiful hotel where we were both made to feel very spoilt by your lovely staff. Highly recommended!

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