The Mitre in Hampton Court will take your breath away, not only because it is a stunning property situated in a part of England that oozes with history, but because it is simply fabulous.
Reportedly built in 1665 under the orders of Charles II as a hostel for palace visitors, The Mitre is rich in history and royal connections, with strong associations with Hampton Court Palace.
It’s origins, however, date back to the reign of King Henry VIII, is Grade II listed and sits within an Archaeology Priority Area.
But enough of the history for now, because once you go inside The Mitre you’ll find stylish interiors with modern influences that have all been designed to ensure the building’s natural character remains.
The building sits right on the Thames, its many intricacies sprawling across the banks of the historic river.
Its rooms are broken into four categories – Classic, Heritage, Culture and Royal – while there are also two suites – Catherine Parr and King Henry VIII – to choose from.
Each has been designed to allow for the best views of the hotel’s beautiful surroundings and are filled with quaint furnishings and decorations that all work so well in the building.
Of course, the food and drink offer at this wonderful establishment do not disappoint, with no fewer than five options to choose from, all of which are exceptional in their own right – and we’d expect nothing less from the amazing and charismatic head chef and culinary king that is Ronnie Kimbugwe, who is one of our favourite people in hospitality.
Options for dining include the 1665 riverside brasserie, ideal for romantic meals or celebrations alike. Next up is the Coppernose café and wine bar, providing a relaxed environment to eat and drink.
If you’re in the mood for a light bite, then afternoon tea is served by the river in sheer style, and should you wish to venture further from the hotel then The Mitre also provides delicious picnic baskets for all to enjoy along the river.
Finally, the private dining rooms a plenty at The Mitre offer guests spaces to entertain family, friends or colleagues in a private space.