The Vineyard

At a glance

  • Scenery

    Scenic Location

    The hotel is surrounded by Berkshire countryside, backs onto a nine-hole golf course, and enjoys views of a rather spectacular fire and water feature in the courtyard.

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant

    The epicentre of The Vineyard is the restaurant, overseen by Chef Robby Jenks.

  • Child friendly

    Family Friendly

    Children are welcome at the hotel and to use the pool and facilities, and have designated swimming times.

  • Local attractions

    Local Attractions

    Easily accessible by train and road from London, the hotel is also within driving distance of Newbury Racecourse and Highclere Castle of Downton Abbey fame.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

    The Vineyard is all about the complete sensual experience – from treatments to taste buds.

  • Romantic

    Romantic Weekend

    Between the food and the scenic location the hotel has all the makings of a seriously romantic mini-break.

Location

The Vineyard

The Vineyard at Stockcross, Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire,
RG20 8JU

23 miles West of Reading

Spa & Leisure

Unusually the spa at The Vineyard is a circular, glass space looking out onto the hotel grounds. The circular pool complete with water jets is 15-metres in diameter and also features a current machine so if you want to work out you certainly can – or just go with the flow. Changing rooms are downstairs alongside the steam room, sauna and four treatment rooms including a treatment room for couples all of which feature candles, mood lighting and heated treatment beds.

Ultimately, the name of the game here is a bespoke experience – temperatures, treatments and quality time tailored to the individual – and it is all done to perfection. When it comes to treatments equally careful attention has been paid: using Darphin, Elemental Herbology and the venue’s own bespoke Red Grape products, therapists are highly trained and all treatments have been carefully selected for maximum effect.

Hotel & Accommodation

Part of the Relais & Chateaux collection – known for their epicurean excellence – this five-star country hotel owned by the Michael family is a former 18th Century hunting lodge remodelled as an homage to the produce of the family vineyard in California. Throughout the 49 rooms (all named after different wines) interiors are spacious and sumptuous despite the juxtaposing modernity of 16 contemporary rooms that have been added to the main house.

In the five star, triple AA Rosette awarded restaurant, Chef Robby Jenks oversees one of the finest lunch and evening menus in Berkshire ranging from informal lunches to the more formal dining space overlooking the gardens. Pastry chef Anthony Millon is also something of a star attraction for his French inspiration, and wine is, naturally, key with a cellar holding 30,000 bottles (yes, you can take tours) and a shortlist is available for those who are a little bemused by the variety at dinner time.