Set in 400 acres of picturesque countryside, Old Thorns has a captivatingly unique way of doing just about everything. Steeped in history, but with a contemporary edge, this Liphook-based hotel is widely regarded as one of the best multi-purpose resorts in the South of England, boasting championship golfing facilities and several outstanding on-site drinking and dining venues.
If you desire a hearty pre-round breakfast or a carvery lunch, the Kings Restaurant is the perfect place to satisfy your appetite while enjoying panoramic views across the golf course. Soft lighting, plush furnishings and wooden beams lend a countrified atmosphere that’s perfect for all manner of occasions. Dishes are cooked using fresh, locally sourced produce, and are created to see golfers through to the next mealtime, though light bites are always an option.
After a successful day spent on the range, or exploring the surrounding countryside, an evening at the resort’s Atrium Champagne Bar will always be considered well-spent. The rich mahogany and leather interior, paired with the striking mirrored brass bar, creates a magnificent space for unwinding with something chosen from the world-class selection of New and Old World wine, Champagne and spirits. The atmosphere is further enhanced by the melodious tunes of the grand piano. If the weather allows, a drink on the terrace is certainly worth stepping outside for.
Those in search of an informal drinking and dining environment – and a surfeit of sporting memorabilia and paraphernalia – will naturally gravitate towards the laid-back surroundings of Old Thorns’ Sports Bar. Here, ice-cold beer and generously portioned traditional British pub fare satisfies golfers and Hampshire sightseers alike. The bar’s big screens broadcast all of the major Sky and BT sports fixtures, making it the ideal finishing line for visitors looking to wind down with friends and family before throwing in the towel.
Offering a wealth of luxury facilities, the resort boasts 151 bedrooms, 14 spacious function rooms, a state-of-the-art gym, spa and health club, a conference centre and ten wooden eco pods. Whatever your motivation for visiting Hampshire, a stay at Old Thorns will undoubtedly enhance your experience of the region.