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Hartwell House

Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
+44 1296 747444
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“sandwiches” (21 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
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British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We usually really love a trip to Hartwell House but this time both the service and the food didn't match up to the usual standards. The best service was on arrival - the doorman is fantastic and he showed us through to the drawing room....More

2  Thank graciejames2016
MACJohnson, General Manager at Hartwell House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are really sorry to learn from guests who have visited Hartwell House previously, that there were shortcomings with their Sunday lunch, on 17th December 2017, and if matters were not put right to the satisfaction of the reviewer at that time. We wish to...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Hartwell House has a number of dining options, which offers flexibility for separating larger groups from the other guests: - the Soane Restaurant, which is their main dining room and is also used for breakfast; - three private dining rooms (the Octagon Room, the Doric...More

Thank Karen Z
Reviewed 27 November 2017

The staff at Hartwell house couldn't do enough for us. They were very pleasant, attentive but not intrusive, and the food was scrumptious fine dining. The atmostphere in the dining room was really lovely; there were warm fires and atmosphere despite the age of this...More

Thank paula542016
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Set amongst a vast 90 acres of garden is the historic Hartwell House and church. It is beautiful and hotel has a cafe and bar. We did not stay at the hotel but visited the house. Cafe had lovely biscuits and tea and had a...More

Thank DocRah6
Reviewed 28 September 2017

For any special occasion think of Hartwell House - lunch, afternoon tea or dinner. OK, it's not cheap but is worth it for the whole experience. We were there to mark our wedding anniversary, taking a couple of friends for whom it was their first...More

Thank Gail F
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Just for fun, would you like to feel like a Royal? A Lord, a Countess? My sister and I felt just that roaming the grounds of The Hartwell Estate. The interior of Hartwell makes you feel same as dedicated Staff take care of your every...More

Thank AnneSamways
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

It's always a treat coming to Hartwell House and once again we had a lovely time. We had drinks and canapés in the drawing room to start and we were taken to the dining room when our starters were ready. We both loved our meals,...More

Thank graciejames2016
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful Lunch in a Beautiful setting . We were welcomed at the door and from then on made to feel very special. The food was served in a lovely room and the staff was alltentive but not over bearing. The wine came from a local...More

Thank Ray C
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We go to Hartwell House when we want to feel special and pampered. It never disappoints. This location is a national treasure. Just being there lifts the spirits. The pre-lunch drinks are accompanied by little snacks which whet the appetite for what is to come....More

Thank 144florence
Reviewed 6 September 2017

we had lunch there last week in the small dining room with drinks first in another room service every where was fantastic, staff very friendly indeed ,only problems firstly in the big room next door lunch going of for about 50+ people & their food...More

Thank peter k
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31 March 2016|
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Response from Samia E | Reviewed this property |
Best to contact hotel directly as this is a large group booking and the restaurant gets booked up very quickly. I can assure you the meal will be delicious and the setting wonderful. Take time to stroll in the grounds. Top... More
1 September 2015|
Response from Guy B | Reviewed this property |
I think you may be asking about Silverstone hospitality tents rather than Hartwell House near Aylesbury?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Oxford Road, Aylesbury HP17 8NR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Aylesbury Vale  >  Aylesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1296 747444
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  • This restaurant is at Hartwell House
Situated just forty miles north west of London, the house has both Jacobean and Georgian features with outstanding decorative ceilings and panelling, fine paintings and antique furniture in its elegant and spacious rooms. It has a remarkable history: its most famous resident was Louis XVIII, exiled King of France, for five years from 1809. In 1938 the house and estate were acquired by Ernest Cook, an early hero of the conservation movement. Hartwell House opened as an hotel in July 1989 and this famous stately home thus entered a new phase of its long and distinguished history. In 2008 Historic House Hotels, and the interests in all its properties, were donated to the National Trust.
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