Simon Lycett Blog

“Simon gave a seasonal floral demonstration to RHS members and their guests before a sumptuous three-course lunch in the fabulous boutique hotel Hurley House, which has been awarded the Michelin Plate Good Cooking Award 2018.” – February 2018

“When I go to places like Hurley House Hotel I can’t help but think that I should live near places like this all the time’. It’s awfully tempting, especially when there is Michelin-starred chef in the kitchen.” – January 2018

Telegraph – Premium Rewards

“Perfectly positioned just moments away from Henley, Marlow and Maidenhead, the hotel offers 10 beautifully appointed bedrooms, an elegant fine dining restaurant and wonderful outside terraces.” – November 2017


“A Dreamy Mini – Moon Destination. Each bedroom has been tastefully designed and the hotel pride themselves on their “understated chic” style that runs through every room.” – November 2017

Henley Standard

“New hotel praised by Michelin inspectors. A new hole in Hurley has been honoured in the Michelin Guide 2018.” – November 2017

Wedding Ideas Magazine

“Boutique hotel and food fanatic’s dream, Hurley House is popular with city folk in pursuit of the perfect getaway, within an easy 45-minute journey from central London.” – November 2017

The Cool Hotel Guide

“A former pub near Henley has kept its bar, but now has ten plush rooms and a high-class restaurant.” – September 2017

The Luxury Restaurant Guide

“Hurley House Hotel is a perfectly positioned bolthole situated in the heart of Berkshire and recently awarded 2 AA rosettes and 5 star restaurant with rooms.” – August 2017

Daily Mail

“The county loved by George Clooney and Kate Winslet is named as the best in England for tourists: Berkshire claims top honours in AA ranking.” – July 2017

Big Hospitality

“Berkshire has been named the ‘hospitality capital of England’ based on an average of ratings awarded by the AA and VisitEngland, the county is home to The Fat Duck in Bray and the five red star Hurley House Hotel.” – July 2017

Buckinghamshire Living

“Hurley House on a high – Far from being just another pub that’s been turned into a gastro eatery and boutique hotel, the transformed Hurley House Hotel is simply stunning.” – July 2017

Right Up My Street

“I believe it’s the best of both worlds when you get to stay in a super cosy, chic room as well as sample a delightful dinner right on your doorstep. The food, was utterly delicious and very memorable. Each dish was presented with impeccable detail – a delight to photograph!” – July 2017

Luxury Lifestyle Magazine

“A proper foodies destination with creative pairings, generous portions and super tasty outcomes. The service was just right – relaxed, not too fussy, but there when we needed something. Comfort and luxury are key here and our room showed this clearly.” – July 2017

The Critics Guide

“Hurley House is simply a joy of a hotel. Not only are the rooms exceptionally comfortable and well-appointed, but the whole hotel has that distinct feeling of luxury that is not easy to achieve.” June 2017

Country and Town House

“With a chic but cosy clean country vibe, Hurley House is an easy-to-reach country escape that’s the perfect stop-over for a day in Henley, Marlow, Oxford and more. The food is hearty, English indulgence with a wine selection worth writing home about.” May 2017

The Handbook

“Ten chic bedrooms keep it feeling exclusive and a Michelin-starred chef means the restaurant boasts fine dining, with a more formal dress code in the evening. A spa and impeccable service add luxury to a relaxing stay.” May 2017

Muddy Stilettos

“Every detail’s been thought of to create a feeling of being cocooned in a country inn but one so luxurious, you’ll never want to leave.” April 2017

Tempus Magazine

“There are times when smaller really is better and The Hurley House Hotel is diminutive as hotels go, but huge in terms of quality – offering perfect peace in, luxurious surroundings.” March 2017

Olive Magazine

“An elegant pub and restaurant with 10 bedrooms. The pub area has been lovingly renovated while the dining room is refined but cosy. Friendly staff are laid-back, and always on-hand to offer suggestions.” March 2017

The Telegraph

“It’s the exquisite and flavoursome food, devised by Michael Chapman, a former student of Marcus Wareing, that’s the biggest draw.” February 2017

Luxury Travel Diary

“I love when a new venue seems to tick all the boxes: delicious food, excellent location, exquisite interior and that is exactly what my experience was on a recent trip to Hurley House Hotel.” February 2017

Homes and Property

“With refined country style and a high-spec finish, Hurley House Hotel makes for a great escape for Londoners. No expense has been spared on the refined furnishings and the finish is really impressive.” February 2017

Mr & Mrs Smith

“It’s hard not to be seduced by Hurley House Hotel, where the restaurant is a destination in itself. Head Chef Michael Chapman dreams up dishes that serve as a gastronomic tour of Britain’s counties; you’ll develop a crush on the famous Sunday roast and nostalgic nursery puds.” February 2017

Evening Standard

“With well-designed rooms and a Michelin-starred chef in the kitchen, Hurley House Hotel is the ideal boutique retreat.” January 2017

Daily Mail

“An Inspector Calls: Everything is pristine at Hurley House Hotel in Berkshire, and the food is sensational.” December 2016