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England's Great Fosters opens two new dining venues

Posted by Hilary Nangle  April 21, 2013 12:28 PM

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Great Fosters, a four-star country-house hotel in Egham, near Heathrow, has opened two new dining venues. The hotel, set on 50 acres of gardens dates from the mid-16th century and reputedly served as a hunting lodge for King Henry VIII. Never one to rest on its well established laurels, in early April, Great Fosters opened The Estate Grill and The Tudor Room. Both are under the overall direction of Executive Chef Simon Bolsover.

604066_10151328211441286_2140777544_n-1.jpgThe Tudor Room, under the direction of Michelin-starred Chef Shane Hughes, offers our- and eight-course tasting menus. Hughes is is an avid forager, and his finds from Great Fosters’ gardens will provide true farm-to-fork dining.

The less formal Estate Grill serves a simpler menu, but it, too, draws from the bounty of the hotel's fields and gardens. Livestock, including Gloucester Old Spot pigs, Longhorn cattle, and Badger Face sheep, are raised on the property and the hotel has an apiary and greenhouses.

The hotel also serves daily tea in the Cocktail Bar, Main Hall, and Anne Boleyn room, as well as on the terrace overlooking the gardens in summer.

Plan on allowing enough time to tour the gardens when visiting the estate.

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