Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire – Review

thoresby hall review

By Matt Callard

There are 221 rooms at Thoresby Hall – all full. Whatever Warner Leisure’s marketing team do, they clearly do it right.

thoresby hall dining roomCatering ostensibly for the retired market and with a defiant ‘No Children’ policy, what, we wondered, could they offer a couple of active, albeit slightly greying, thirty somethings.

The answer, actually, is quite a bit.

Firstly, there’s the spa. A couple of treatments (which are not inclusive) and a relaxing afternoon spent swapping between a sanarium and an ice cave. There’s a swimming pool (which is inclusive) – curiously unoccupied despite the ‘House Full’ signs.

A snooker table, a table tennis table, a mini golf course – even bicycle hire for exploration of nearby Sherwood Forest. Yes, Thoresby Hall caters for an older clientele, but there certainly isn’t a dearth of leisure activities on offer.

“A relaxing and pleasurable stay”

thoresby hall spaThe building itself is vast and maze-like, housing no less than three restaurants. The Pierrepont offers the classic buffet scrap, Fenocchi’s is a decent Italian, but their fine dining Blue Room Restaurant is a total delight. The silk covered walls and ornate mouldings steel us for a heavy serving of stiff-collared pretentiousness. But we are wrong to judge. Service is relaxed and charming and the food is of a genuinely high calibre.

Afterwards the evening cabaret, while popular, is not our thing. But there are still plenty of places to escape an Abba tribute act.

Thoresby Hall might not quite be ready for me or my partner just yet – but, hey, the clock’s ticking. Nevertheless, we still have a relaxing and very pleasurable stay.

Four night mid week breaks in January start at £216 based on 17th January or £299 based on 10th January. Three night weekend breaks also start at £216 based on 7th January and £220 based on 14th January. Prices are based on two people sharing a standard room.
Upgrade to a historic room for £50 or a historic junior suite for £70 per room per night.
Prices include dinner, bed and breakfast along with a range of leisure facilities and entertainment at the hotel. / 01623 821000


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