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Private Dining Rooms at Great Fosters near Windsor, Surrey

A historic occasion

Enchanting and historic, The Great Fosters estate sprawls across 55 acres, with a series of handsome redbrick buildings and beautiful landscaped gardens with a Saxon moat, Japanese bridge and even a sundial gifted to Estate from Sir Francis Drake. Within each building and even in the gardens you will find enigmatic private dining spaces, ideal for anything from baby showers to birthdays, anniversaries to incentive trips.

Why not make a night of it too? Private dining groups can enjoy up to 40% off our bed & breakfast rates - ask your event coordinator for more details.

Located in Egham near Windsor, we're perfectly placed for a special occasion, and for guests wanting to rest their heads after a day or evening of revelry, we have plenty of gorgeous bedrooms available too.

The Magnolia Lawn: Al Fresco (May - September)

Located within our sunny walled garden on the Magnolia Lawn our stunning stretch-tent is the perfect al fresco dining space.

Available for all manner of events, from birthday parties to weddings, offering barbecues, buffets, afternoon tea parties, picnic spreads and more, it is a magical setting for any occasion. Available from May till September for up to 40 guests, it's a space to let your imagination run wild (and we have quite the rolodex of contacts to help you create the perfect look!).


The Yew Rooms: Al Fresco (May - September)

Head east through the Rose Garden and you'll discover The Yew Rooms, a series of open-air  spaces, neatly screened by the ancient yew hedgerows. Two of these 'rooms' have now been cleared and prepared for guests to enjoy as they once did in the long history of Great Fosters.

The Oval Garden
The Oval Garden is reached down a gentle swooping slope, revealing the 'oval' lawn; it's less formal than the Secret Garden and is a special spot for an afternoon picnic.

The View
The View is our very unique raised garden, opposite the Oval, with the summit reached also by a steeper swooping slope, this time heading upwards. From the top of the View, you have a commanding aspect across the Estate. It's a perfect spot for a special picnic for two.

The Garden Room

Situated opposite to the Estate Grill, The Garden Room is an elegant space with beautiful views of the gardens and direct access to the terrace. Decorated in a stunning and unique De Gournay mural of pastoral England with a charm that puts us in mind of a Blake poem, it is by day light and airy and by night cosy and atmospheric, added to by the marvellous open fire.

Seats up to 18 guests at one oval table.

Afternoon tea from £35 per person
Lunch & dinner menus start from £60 per person
A room hire charge applies

The Mowbray & Mandeville

Reached via a private entrance and staircase, the Mowbray & Mandeville suites are charming and stylish indeed. The Mowbray, the larger of the two suites, features a stunning vaulted ceiling whilst the Mandeville makes the perfect spot for drinks & canapés before supper or is ideal for an intimate gathering. The two suites have access to a private landing and bathrooms too.

Mowbray: Seats up to 24 guests  on an oval table or up to 30 guests on 3 round tables of 10.
Mandeville: Seats up to 10 guests seated at one table

Afternoon tea from £35 per person
Lunch & dinner menus start from £70 per person
A room hire charge applies

The Wine Room

Situated adjacent to the Estate Grill, our Wine Room is an intimate private dining space for up to 12 guests. The Wine Room is available to book for private lunches & suppers to mark a special occasion or just because.

Seating for up to 12 guests on one oval table.

Sample Menu to follow

The Orangery & Conservatory

Boasting beautiful views of the Magnolia lawn and gardens, The Orangery & Conservatory is a dreamy choice for a sun-drenched special occasion. The tall, arched windows ensure that there is plenty of natural daylight for you and your guests to enjoy.

80 guests for a seated lunch or dinner on round tables of 10.

The Tithe Barn & Painted Hall

Ideal for an elegant dinner party, or a larger event with dancing the historic Tithe Barn features exposed vaulted English oak beams, an open fire and minstrels' gallery.  A reception can be enjoyed in the adjacent Painted Hall, which has its own fireplace and bar.

180 guests on round tables | Up to 55 guests on one oval table

The Courtyard

The Courtyard, hidden within the Coach House which itself is available for private hire, is a special space for an al fresco bash.

With plenty of room for a gathering of up to 50 guests, the Courtyard is the perfect backdrop for a barbecue or perhaps an afternoon tea spread. We can provide a pop-up bar in the Courtyard and there are bathrooms in the Coach House available to use too. Should the weather be inclement, we recommend using The Clarence for your event, our largest private room in the Coach House which has direct access to The Courtyard.

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