Lainston House Hotel that you see today dates from the late 17th century, however the foundations show evidence of an earlier mediaeval dwelling. The chapel in the grounds dates from the 12th or 13th century, again replacing an older wooden one, and was a valuable asset.
The name Lainston derives from Leofwines'tun, as tun means enclosure, Leofwine was a popular name, Leof meaning 'one who is dear' and wine meaning 'a friend'. Leynestone, meaning: 'farm of the great field' has evolved over the centuries with various spellings.
Congratulations to Executive Chef Andy McKenzie who has become Hampshire Food & Drink 'Chef of the Year' - for the 2nd year running.
Taking its name from the magnificent mile long avenue of lime trees viewed from your table, The Avenue Restaurant is an intimate, elegant restaurant for lunch or dinner.
The Avenue Restaurant
The extensive wine cellars are amply stocked with carefully selected wines from around the world and are the ideal accompaniment to your dining experience. Each wine from the list of over 250 is rather uniquely available by the glass.
When our British weather permits, there is no better place than a table on the pretty, Indian stone terraces.
The 'Chef's Dining Room' situated in the elegant Mountbatten Room is ideal for private celebrations and impressive hosting. Enjoy a nine-course tasting menu designed specifically for each group by Executive Chef Andy Mackenzie himself.
The Chef's Dining Room
Step inside and discover comfy leather armchairs, ornate panelling carefully carved by the famous Grindlin Gibbons from a cedar tree that fell in the great storm of 1930 and a welcoming open fire.
The Cedar Bar
From small dinners and family get-togethers to grand parties, Lainston House Hotel offers a choice of rooms, large or small. From a private oak dining room, an intimate study with large stone carved fireplace to a stylish room with its own pretty terrace or the grand oak framed Dawley Barn for larger events.
Behind an old wooden gate, discreetly sheltered in the grounds of the elegant 17th Century mansion of Lainston House Hotel, lies a secret, ancient, walled kitchen garden which has recently been restored beyond its former glory.
Just under an hour from central London, Lainston House Hotel surpasses the expected requirements of a present day meeting or event.
A breathtakingly beautiful 17th Century country house nestling in 63 acres of stunning Hampshire countryside - there is no more romantic a setting to celebrate a marriage than Lainston House Hotel.
What better way to spend a glorious day than on a beautiful English chalk stream, indulging in a spot of fly fishing.
All the suites offer the highest standards of design and comfort with sumptuous furnishings and fittings. There are three suite categories:
The junior suites are spacious and luxurious suites feature their own restful seating area. There are two junior suite categories:
Exclusive Junior Suite
Deluxe Junior Suite
The guestrooms are beautifully appointed, spacious rooms featuring exceptional amenities and comforts and a single, double, queen or king sized bed to surpass all beds. There are two guestroom categories:
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