After a 24-month refurbishment project, Hurley House Hotel (previously called the Red Lyon) opened its doors to guests in August 2016.

The location of the site was paramount in the decision to rebuild the old pub into a luxury boutique hotel/restaurant.

Hurley House Hotel is the brainchild of Bassam Shlewet (founder and former Chairman of Moneycorp).

The goal was to create a destination venue that raises the bar of expectation. With a substantial financial investment and the help of a great team, Bassam carefully and painstakingly assembled every element to create a contemporary, stylish venue where excellent food and drink can be enjoyed in comfortable surroundings; where leather, granite, limestone, oak and other notable materials combine in a beautiful colour scheme to provide an elegant and discreetly luxurious atmosphere.

The hotel offers:

  • 10 en-suite bedrooms with five-star amenities
  • Elegant restaurant and stylish bar
  • Private dining rooms
  • Unique outdoor terraces and BBQ grill
  • Adaptable Garden Pavilion, for weddings and special events
  • Parking for up to 65 cars, including electric charging stations (2x 7kW and 2x 22kW)
  • Licensed Wedding Venue

Hurley House Hotel is located in the heart of Berkshire. The Hotel is easily accessible from the towns of Henley-on-Thames, Marlow & Maidenhead, with quick access to the M4, M40, Heathrow and Central London.


Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Awards 2024
AA Gold Star Award - 2024 (5*)
AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2024
Traveller Review Award 2024 - Booking.com
Winner 2023-2024 Gold "Business Events Venue of the Year"
Winner 2024 "Best Value Experience" in the UK and Ireland
Winner 2022-2023 Silver "Business Events Venue of the Year"
Finalist 2023 "Best Small and Exclusive Property " in the UK and Ireland
AA Gold Star Award - 2023 (5*)
AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence 2023
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2022
Winner 2022 "Boutique Hotel of the Year - Home Counties"
Winner 2021-2022 Silver "Business Events Venue of the Year"
Winner 2021-2022 Silver "Small Serviced Accommodation Provider of the Year"
Finalist 2022 "Best Small and Exclusive Property " in the UK and Ireland
Winner 2022 "Best Boutique Hotel & Wedding Venue" Berkshire
Restaurant Guru 2022 - Best Restaurant
Winner 2021 "Best Small and Exclusive Property " in the UK and Ireland
The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking - 2021
Winner "Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs 2021"
TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2021
Winner 2021 " Best Boutique Hotel & Wedding Venue - BERKSHIRE"
Winner 2020 " Boutique Hotel of the Year ‐ Home Counties"
Winner "Good Food Award for Gastro Pubs 2020"
Finalist 2020 "Best Hotel for Sustainability " in the UK and Ireland
Winner 2019-2020 Silver "Small Hotel of the Year"
Winner 2019 "Best Small Luxury Gastronomic Boutique Hotel Worldwide"
Winner 2019 "Best Boutique Hotel - Home Counties"
Winner 2019 "Best Small and Exclusive Property " in the UK and Ireland
Winner 2019 "Best Boutique Stay" Berkshire
OpenTable Diners' Choice Winner - 2020
Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel Collection Nomination
5/5 Hotels.com

Our Location

Whether you are attending an event in Marlow, a wedding in Henley or just wanting a weekend away from London, our location allows you to enjoy the serenity of the countryside, with luxurious surroundings and stunning food.

Approximately an hours’ drive from Central London – Junction 8/9 (Henley) on the M4 – then it’s 5 miles to Hurley House Hotel.

Less than 10 minutes’ drive from Henley or Marlow Town Centres and 10 minutes’ drive/taxi ride from Maidenhead Train Station.

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Opening Times


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Thursday – Saturday: 12:00 – 22:30 (last order 20:30)

Sunday: 12:00 – 17:30 (last order 15:30)


At Hurley House Hotel, we are always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join us in a range of positions.

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  • Architect:  Spratley Studios Ltd.
  • Structural Engineer:  P J Davies Associates Ltd.
  • M&E Engineers: Freeman Beesley Ltd.
  • Quantity Surveyor: JAM Management Ltd.
  • Building Contractor:  Boshers (Cholsey) Limited
  • Finishing Contractor: West 4 Space Ltd.
  • Underground works: D.H. Bond
  • Interior Design: Summer Williams Design
  • Lighting Design: Studio EG
  • Electrical Contractor: Darke & Taylor Limited
  • Mechanical Contractor: Warburton
  • Landscape Contractor: Nicholson Nurseries Limited
  • Car park tarmac and marking: John Lee Tarmac
  • Kitchen Contractor: DF20
  • Interior fit-out: EE Smith Contracts
  • CCTV System: Integrated Security Consultants
  • Wi-Fi & Music System: AV Custom
  • Plants & Trees: Riverside Nurseries
  • Parasols and Awning: Alfresco Europe
  • Planning Consultants: The John Phillips Planning Consultancy
  • Graphic Design: To The Point
  • Sign-makers: Signbox Limited
  • External photography and drone filming: Meadows Farm Studios


  • Stone floors: Hardwicke Limestone by Artisans of Devizes
  • Interior paint: walls & ceilings – Farrow & Ball Strong White
  • Interior paint: wall panelling – Farrow & Ball Cornforth and White & Manor House Grey
  • Exterior paint: walls – Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone (or Dulux NTB 275)
  • Exterior paint: windows – RAL 7006
  • Beds and Mattresses: Hypnos Beds
  • Bed linen and towels: Soak & Sleep
  • Furniture and accessories: I & JL Brown