The Oakley Court has been known as Windsor’s quintessentially English hotel ever since it opened in 1981 – and it’s got quite a history.

It has been used as a film location for over 200 films (The Rocky Horror Picture Show is one of the most famous), it once hosted Queen Elizabeth II for the annual swan upping and the hotel was the official base for the GB Olympic rowing team in 2012.

2015 has been an even better year for Oakley Court. It has been recognised as one of the finest independent hotels outside of London with seven award nominations.

These include The Caterer Hotel Catey Awards, Sustainable Hotel of the Year, The Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence, Best Value Hotel, The Beautiful South Awards finalists in three categories and The Berkshire and Buckinghamshire Life Food & Drink Awards. 

Of course, the stunning 33 acre grounds and the top quality food and drink have played a part in this achievement. From afternoon tea in the Drawing Room to seasonal dishes served in The Scullery, Oakley Court provides a variety of cuisines to suit all tastes.

The Dining Room is a particular highlight. Led by Head Chef Damian Broom, the restaurant has been awarded a prestigious AA 2 Rosette award and serves a seven-course tasting menu. 

Then there’s the location. Just a stone’s throw away from Windsor and its racecourse, plus a short drive away from central London, it’s a great place for exploring the most iconic spots in the South East. 

Room rates start at £169 per night. Find out more about the hotel at oakleycourt.co.uk

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