The Handbook
The Handbook

Picture this: you’re lying on a sun lounger underneath the scorching sun with a glass of the finest British bubbly on offer. You might be reclining in the middle of the Mediterranean in this figurative daydream but we’ve looked a little closer to home and found the next best thing a mere thirty minutes from central London. 

Our favourite boutique country hotel slotted in Surrey, Great Fosters has just launched a summer package and it’s packed full of glasses of Nyetimber, personal butler service and a dreamy outdoor pool.

Boasting over 50 acres of ornate gardens, 43 tudor-style suites and bedrooms and one of the UK’s smallest Michelin Star restaurants, Great Fosters is slotted just outside of London, making it the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway or summer staycation with the kids. To update your typical mini-break experience the hotel has recently launched their Nyetimber pool day packages, thanks to the reopening of their outdoor heated leisure pool. 

There are two packages available, starting at £99 for the ‘day by the pool’ experience. Don your new bikini (come on, we all know you panic bought three swimsuits before your holiday to Ibiza was cancelled to COVID) and book in for a luxury pamper day. The experience includes access to the 1920s art deco heated pool, an Alexander Hotels tote bag filled with L’Occitane goodies, lunch filled with fresh summer sushi options available and a glass of Nyetimber on arrival.

If you fancy an extra luxurious experience, you’ll get all of the above included plus an hour long massage by one of their expert therapists in one of the onsite treatment rooms. It’ll get you the chance to relieve all of your COVID anxieties. 

Curl up on your sun lounger and while away your afternoon, tucking into their summer pool menu. The pool menu changes but you’ll be able to choose from delights such as caesar salad with grilled chicken; Great Fosters’ mammoth club sandwich with fries; or sample their fresh sushi bento box, just perfect for a light summer lunch. 

All of the sun loungers are ‘naturally’ distanced from one another, enabling social distancing to proceed. All of their services at the hotel have been updated to follow government regulations, making your weekend away safe and fuss-free. 

Book in for a summer staycation or enjoy an luxurious day in the countryside with Great Fosters Nyetimber pool experience. After all nothing pairs better than a glass of bubbly and a day lounging by a pool.

The Nyetimber Pool Days packages start from £99 and will be running Friday-Sunday throughout the summer. For more information and to book yours today, head to their website: