The Vineyard is a Relais & Châteaux 5 star hotel and spa, renowned for its impeccable service, 3 AA Rosette restaurant and award winning 30,000 bottle wine cellar. Hidden in West Berkshire, The Vineyard began life as an 18th century hunting lodge. In 1998 it was purchased by Sir Peter Michael, founder of Classic FM, who transformed the property into the sensational hotel it is today.
Their philosophy is Eat. Sleep. And Drink Wine. They offer this experience – and so much more. From award-winning fine wine list and world-class cuisine, to the friendly, knowledgeable staff and exclusive spa, you will not be disappointed.
Only an hour away from London, The Vineyard is a million miles from ordinary and welcomes each guest to experience this as soon as they enter the hotel. Guests are greeted by an iconic wine vault which showcases 5,000 bottles from both the New and Old World along with the award-winning wines from owner Sir Peter Michael’s estate in Sonoma County, California.
Each of the 49 bedrooms and suites are individually styled and designed to tell you a story. Inspired by iconic wines from all over the world, you will find details such as luxurious marbled bathrooms filled with REN products, large flat screen televisions and personal Nespresso machines – just a few of the indulgent features that ensure you will enjoy a wonderful night’s stay.
When visiting The Vineyard an absolute essential is to indulge in the award winning 3 AA Rosette restaurant. From the art on the walls to the pianist’s repertoire, this is one not to be missed. Menus are inspired by new Head chef Robby Jenks’ approach to create a simple but perfect dining experience, taking local, sustainable and seasonal produce to deliver a triumphant blend of old world taste and new world values.
You can choose from the five or seven course tasting menu, which include spectacular dishes such as Cornish lobster, watermelon, black curry and basil; saddle of Oxfordshire lamb, potato press, pea, mint and balsamic. For pudding we highly recommend the coconut éclair, praline, mango and passion fruit for two – truly delicious.
If you would rather enjoy a relaxed wine bar atmosphere where you can enjoy a few glasses of wine and a bite to eat, then choose the stylish surroundings of the California bar.
Having recently been named in the Top 20 of The Caterers’ 2016 Hoteliers’ Hotels Top 100 and recently retaining the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for a sixth year, The Vineyard continues an unforgettable year of achievements with the inspiring accomplishment of newly appointed Head Chef, Robby Jenks receiving an Acorn Award. Affectionately known as the 30 under 30, the Acorn Awards are celebrating their 30th Anniversary and have sought to recognise the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry.
One of the top wine hotels outside of London, The Vineyard is dedicated to providing each guest with an unforgettable experience, whether you are a wine connoisseur, a wine novice or simply love a fine wine with your dinner.
After recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Judgement of Paris wine tasting that inspired The Vineyards journey, they have invested passion and knowledge of wine for guests to enjoy, which is showcased through the signature Judgment of Paris seven course tasting menu.
After an overindulgent feast of sleep, food and fantastic wines, you can relax in the exclusive Vineyard spa. This timeless sanctuary is an oasis of calm… soft candle lights, relaxing music and heated treatment beds are just a few of the added touches that help you leave feeling completely relaxed, recharged and ready for the day ahead.
The Vineyard is one of the only 5 star hotels in Berkshire that has been awarded the prestigious 5 luxury bubbles Spa rating by the Good Spa Guide. Also rated one of the best spa hotels in the UK by The Times, you can be assured that you will receive extra special treatment.
This iconic destination fills you with fond memories and leaves you with a lasting impression. Holding host to an inspiring history, elegant touches and a getaway filled with pure indulgence, The Vineyard is a luxurious haven where perfect will have to do.
The Vineyard, Stockcross, Newbury
Berkshire RG20 8JU
Tel: 01635 898426