A five star hotel in Hampshire with a few secrets... sssh!
The five star service at Lainston House has
attracted the likes of Roger Moore, Michael Caine, Jenny Seagrove,
Mariah Carey and Sting, Madonna and Guy Ritchie, Comedian Ricky
Gervais and more recently US polititian Dr H Kissinger.
It has even hosted two US presidents!
George Bush Senior regularly enjoys the fabulous
fishing and fine dining whilst President Carter stayed to watch one
of our outdoor plays on the lawns. In fact, George Bush Senior once
famously commented that the Lainston Martini was: “the best martini he’s ever had.”
As seen on TV
It has provided a back drop for many a
television series’ including Inspector Wexford, Joy Swift Murder
Mystery and the series Gentlemen and Players.
The Cedar Bar has one of the finest
collections of Armagnac’s and cognacs outside
London, some of which date back to 1811 and priced at £420 per
The two signature pieces in the Cedar Bar that
sit either side of the magnificent fireplace were carved by the
eminent Grinling Gibbons. Much of Gibbons’ work
survives in isolated country houses such as Lainston, but Hampton
Court Palace near London is blessed with an abundance of his fine
We hate to boast, but...
Lainston’s Kitchen Garden
grows 15 different vegetables and 25 varieties of herb as well as
numerous varieties of fruit trees including: 3 pear, 2
apricot, 2 nectarine, 2 peach, 1 damson, 1 quince, 1 crab apple, 2
figs, 1 mulberry, 1 gooseberry, 1 blackcurrant, 1 white currant, 2
greengages, 2 plum, 5 loganberry as well as lots of rhubarb and
The spectacular tree lined avenue is the
longest line of limes in England, with trees
dating back as far as 1716.