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Things to do

Our guitar-shaped swimming pool

Our guitar-shaped swimming pool

Our challenging golf course

Our challenging golf course

Refreshments are available at the Clubhouse

Refreshments are available at the Clubhouse

Enjoy a fresh coffee by the fire in our lounge

Enjoy a fresh coffee by the fire in our lounge

What Our Clients Say

"We wish to thank you for a most relaxing, friendly and comfortable stay recently.The service was both friendly and professional and the food splendid. Please congratulate your chef for us. We look forward to visiting again."

Deborah and Edward J

Choose from any of the following things to do and our Reservations Team will be delighted to reserve bookings for you. Tickets for the boat trips and historic houses are available at our Reception.

Blenheim Palace

This magnificent historic property was the birthplace and childhood home of Sir Winston Churchill. Enjoy a day exploring the palace, park and gardens with all its treasures and craftsmanship.

We have negotiated special entry rates for our hotel guests at Blenheim Palace.

Basildon Park

This National Trust property is an impressive Georgian mansion surrounded by acres of Parkland. The movie classic ‘Pride & Prejudice' was filmed here in 2005.

Royal Berkshire Shooting School

Try an afternoon clay shooting at this prestigious venue. A half day including tuition, cartridges, clays & gun hire can be booked at our hotel reception. Minimum 4 people.

Golf at The Springs

Our 18 hole, par 72 golf course, measuring 6470 yards was laid out by former Ryder Cup player Brian Huggett and is both picturesque and challenging.

As our guest we have negotiated preferential rates for you to play other local courses too. Ask at reception for full details.

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Enjoy a flight from the hotel lawns and savour the picturesque Oxfordshire/Berkshire countryside as it hugs the River Thames.

Brightwell Vineyard

Award winning wines are produced at this beautiful 14 acre vineyard located close to The Springs. The shop is open 1200 to 1800 Fri, Sat, Sun until the end of Sept. Tours and tastings are available throughout the summer on most Saturdays and Sundays. Guests are guided through the vines and can explore the woodland and lakeside followed by a tasting of five estate wines, lasting approximately 2 hours. Booking is required and hotel guests benefit from preferential rates.

Salters Steamers

Boats pick from our Thameside mooring on Tue, Wed, Thu & Sat during the Summer months between the end of May to mid September and stop at Goring, Beale Park, Mapledurham and Reading, Caversham Bridge. Why not stop for lunch in picturesque Goring, take the children for a day out at Beale Park, explore the historic Mapledurham House (Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays only) or enjoy the shopping facilities of Reading's Oracle Centre.

The Springs to Goring, Beale Park, Mapledurham House and Reading

The Springs - Dep 09:50
Goring - Dep 11:00
Beale Park - Dep 11.15
Mapledurham House/Mapledurham Lock - Dep 12:15
Reading (Caversham Bridge) - Arr 13:00

Reading, Mapledurham House, Beale Park to The Springs 

Reading (Caversham Bridge) - Dep 14:30
Mapledurham House/Mapledurham Lock - Dep 15:15
Beale Park - Dep 16.15
Goring - Dep 16:30
The Springs - Arr 17:30

Mapledurham House

This magnificent historic house is steeped in history and well worth a visit. Enjoy a day out by boat from our thameside mooring or travel by car only 20mins away.

We have negotiated special entry rates for our hotel guests at Mapledurham. Tickets available at our Reception Desk.


1 Mile - twinned with Bad Wurzach in Germany. This delightful little riverside town is steeped in history and retains much of its charm with period properties and small independant shops and antique businesses. King Alfred, Dick Turpin & Agatha Christie are 3 of the names linked with this historic market town. Visitors can learn about the town's history at Wallingford Museum. A walk around the old castle ruins and along the Thames path is well worthwhile as is a visit to the old Corn Exchange built in 1856 which is now a theatre and cinema. There are a range of independant shops including a number of quality antiques businesses together with a weekly Charter Market and monthly Farmer's Market. Music lovers can enjoy concerts at St Peter's and St Mary's Churches and every September, the 3 day Bunkfest Festival of steam, music and dance takes place. Wallingford centre is a major conservation area with churches and architecture dating back to the 14th century. There are many pubs and restaurants offering a choice of cuisine and a weekly Charter Market and monthly Farmer's Market selling wonderful fresh produce. Music lovers can enjoy concerts at St Peter's and St Mary's Churches and every September, the 3 day Bunkfest Festival of steam, music and dance takes place.

Visit close by:

Basildon Park  - National Trust country house

Beale Park - Animal farm and wildlife Park

Harcourt Arboretum - Oxford botanic garden http://www.botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk/


10 Miles - twinned with Leichlingen in Germany. This picturesque market town situated right on the bank of the River Thames is well worth a visit. Famed for the Royal Regatta and more recently the Olympian gold medallist rowers, Steve Redgrave and Matthew Pincent, who now have statues in their honour at the Henley Rowing Museum. Henley is a quintessentially English town with a wonderful array of individual shops, boutiques, cafes, pubs and old historic buildings. The Market Place with its attractive Town Hall and pedestrianised square offers a choice of eateries, and makes for a relaxing place to enjoy a coffee or lunch. There is a weekly market on Thursdays in the square and a monthly Farmers Market which sells wonderful fresh locally sourced produce. Informative guided walks can be arranged through the local Tourist Information Centre which give a detailed account of the town's history. Other attractions include the Kenton Theatre which is thought to be one of the oldest theatres in the area, boat trips along the Thames, The Regal Cinema, The Royal Regatta and Festival of Arts which takes place at the end of June/early July and the Food Festival.

Visit close by:

Greys Court  - National Trust Tudor house


19 miles - not twinned. A delightful small Thameside town offering a good choice of nice shops, cafes and restaurants. This historic town consists of mainly Georgian buildings and you will notice at the bottom of the High Street, the fine suspension bridge dating back to 1829.

Visit close by:

Hell Fire Caves - Historic caves 300ft underground http://www.hellfirecaves.co.uk/

Useful Links

South Oxfordshire - http://www.visitsouthoxfordshire.co.uk


10 Miles - twinned with Bonn in Germany. The city of dreaming spires is famous the world over for its university and has been home to royalty and scholars for centuries. With its mix of ancient and modern architecture, Oxford has become a bustling cosmopolitan town with a huge range of attractions, activities and events on offer year round. The Bodleian Library, Ashmolean Museum, Botanic Gardens or one of the many University Colleges are just a handful of Oxford's world famous places to visit. Boat trips or punting on the River Thames, historic guided walking tours and open-top bus tours can also be enjoyed to take in the city's architecture and heritage. The Historic Oxford Tour and Oxford Sights Tour give visitors a wonderful insight to the city's past. Oxford also offers great shopping facilities with its many high street stores, fashion shops, banks and the wonderful covered market selling anything from homemade cookies and Oxford Sausages to handmade sweaters and hats. http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/, http://www.visitoxford.org/, http://www.oxfordcityguide.co.uk/

Visit close by:

Blenheim Palace - Home to Winston Churchill

Bicester Village - Designer shopping outlet


32 miles - twinned with Goslar in Germany. Another attractive Thameside town best known for the royal Windsor Castle which was built by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Royal Family spend most of their private weekends at the castle and it is an important venue for ceremonial visits from heads of state from other countries. The castle is open to tourists and the changing of the guard takes place daily between April and July and on alternate days from August to March (not Sundays). Other key attractions are St George's Chapel, boat trips on the Thames, guided tours of Eton College, open top double decker bus tours, guided walking tours of the town, Windsor Great Park and Savill Gardens. The Magna Cartna at Runnymede is also worth a trip to those interested in history. Windsor offers good shopping facilities where high street retailers, designer boutiques and department stores sit alongside quaint antique, specialist and souvenir shops.

Visit close by:

Legoland - Family attraction


Approx 72 miles. The Cotswolds region covers 790 square miles and is one of England's favoured visitor destinations for both the English and overseas visitors alike. The area is famous for its picturesque honey-colour limestone villages and quaint little market towns all set amidst the beautiful open countryside and gentle hillsides (wolds). Visiting the Cotswolds gives one the sense of stepping in time to a gentler pace of life. Delightful little tea rooms, craft shops gift shops and independant shops selling local ware will leave you feeling so enchanted, you will want to return. ‘Must see' places include Bourton on the Water (known as ‘Little Venice' for its series of waterways), Burford (with its sloping High Street with pubs, tea and antique shops aplenty), Moreton in Marsh (thriving market town situated on the Fosse Way) and Stow on the Wold (on a 700ft high hill with a large market square still home to the old town stocks. There are antique shops, art galleries and gift shops in abundance). http://www.cotswolds.info/, http://www.cotswolds.com/

Visit close by:

Cotswold Wildlife Park - one of Oxfordshire's foremost attractions

Birdland Park  - Home to over 500 species of birds

Chastelton House - National Trust house


52 miles - twinned with Berlin. The UK's Capital city offers an abundance of things to see and do year round. Key attractions include Buckingham Palace, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, British Museum, National Gallery, London Eye, London Zoo, Tate Modern, Madame Tussauds, Victoria & Albert Museum, Science Museum, Hyde Park, Harrods, Knightsbridge and Covent Garden. London's West End is home to many wonderful theatres staging productions to suit all tastes. Whether you enjoy comedies, dramas, musicals, concerts, or opera, there will always be something to suit. London has excellent shopping facilities with every high street shop, department store and designer label you .

Visit close by:

Kew Gardens - Botanic Gardens

Stratford Upon Avon

 69 miles - twinned with Marbach-am-Neckar. Birthplace to William Shakespeare, this beautiful town is steeped in history and sits on the banks of the River Avon. The town is home to some of the most amazing architecture dating back to the sixteenth century. Visit the wonderfully preserved Tudor properties connected to Shakespeare and his family, see a Shakespeare production at one of the Royal Shakespeare Company theatres, try your hand at brass rubbing or hire a little boat and take in the scenery from the river.

Visit close by:

Charlecote Park - National Trust Tudor house & deer park
Packwood House - National Trust house, park & garden

What we can offer at a glance:

32 en Suite Bedrooms
Hotel Lakeside Restaurant
18 hole Golf Course
Clubhouse Bar and Restaurant
Outdoor Swimming Pool (April-Oct)
'Ridgeway' Country Walk
Riverside Fishing*
Thames Cruise*
Horse Riding*
Mountain Biking
Civil Ceremonies
Private Parties/Dining

*Available nearby by arrangement

Book now using our secure online booking system or call our Reservations team on 01491 836687.


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