The Mitre at Hampton Court – East Molesey, Surrey

By CTH Editors

1 year ago

Set on the banks of the River Thames, overlooking the magnificent Hampton Court Palace, this three-year-old hotel is a firm favourite with those in the know. Its history is quite the draw:  housed in a Grade II-listed building dating back to 1665, it was originally used as ancillary accommodation for guests of King Charles II. It is the sister property to The Retreat at Elcot Park. Interior lovers will swoon at the design, too. Here, Nicola Harding has curated the most photogenic, individually styled bedrooms, all named after historical references linked to the hotel. Choose from views over the Thames, palace or charming internal courtyards. Then there’s the fantastic culinary offering from the hotel’s kitchen team: choose from riverside brasserie 1665 for fish pie or roast venison, or new cafe The Coppernose for fresh pastries and brunch dishes. The Orangery has one of the largest riverside terraces on the Thames, offering a blissful space for sundowners as swans and little boats glide by. End the night with cocktails at the stylish Boat House bar.

Doubles from £150

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A room at The Mitre at Hampton Court