location of the bishops table hotel and restaurant

Location of the bishops table hotel farnham, Surrey

27 West Street

Telephone: 44 (0)1252 710 222

Fax: 44 (0)1252 733494

Email: welcome@bishopstable.com

by air

Heathrow Airport 35 miles
Gatwick Airport 40 miles

by rail

Farnham Railway Station 1 mile

by taxi

Cab rank outside station 2 minutes

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history of the bishops table hotel and restaurant

Built in the early 1700's the bishops table hotel is a fine example of early Georgian architecture with its distinctive frontage, and original windows and shutters, all in perfect working order. It is set in a prominent position next to the library in West Street, one of the finest Georgian Streets in Surrey.

The building was once the home of The Marquis of Lothian who purchased it in 1808. He constructed and regularly used a pathway leading down through the beautiful two acre garden leading to the impressive St Andrew's Parish Church (the largest Parish Church in Surrey). The present owners have plans to further landscape this area. The Marquis is also reputed to have formed the first ladies cricket team in Farnham!

The hotel was used until 1919 for the education of Anglican Clergy.

The famous sculptress Sheila Mitchell lived here in rooms on the top floor during the twentieth century.

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An intimate, privately owned and managed 18th century hotel in the heart of Farnham offering comfortable en suite bedrooms, café-bar, delightful peaceful garden, and excellent personal service from a team of dedicated staff.

The Bishops Table’s Future is Nearly Here!

If you are a regular visitor to the hotel you will be aware that we
have been planning for a number of years to carry out improvements and development here at the Bishops Table Hotel. Our objective is to offer an outstanding quality hotel to match the beautiful market town of Farnham.

We have spent considerable time listening to the local community,
conservation specialists, and local planners to ensure that our
plans not only fulfil our guest’s needs, but also those of our town
and neighbours.

Having listened to all feedback and discussing further with Waverley planners, we are delighted to announce that at the end of November 2011, we submitted an updated planning application to Waverley Borough Council. We strongly believe this revised plan will offer the best all round solution for a strong and secure future here at the hotel.
We have submitted an application that would, if planning was granted, allow for:

  • Sympathetic alterations and extensions to the existing hotel, to provide 20 quality, comfortable new double bed-rooms, a larger lounge/ dining area, and maintaining the south facing delightful garden.
  • New separate hotel accommodation within the hotel grounds, providing a further 14 quality double and family rooms for hotel guests.
  • The provision of private parking for hotel guests.
  • The landscaping of the large area at the rear of the formal grounds to formal lawn, giving way to wildflower meadow for guests to relax and enjoy, and opening onto the towns ‘Bishops Water Meadow’.

Architect Michael Phillips of MBP Architects from Richmond, Surrey has designed the proposed unique scheme, which considerably enhances the existing Grade 2 listed building.

You can have a look at our proposed layouts and plans, as well as
follow our planning application progress on the Waverley
planning website.

The outcome of this proposal is crucial to the future of The Bishops Table Hotel, and we would please welcome your support on the Waverley website. If you would like any clarification on any aspects of the planning application, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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bishops table hotel • 27 West Street • Farnham • Surrey • GU9 7DR • Tel: 44 (0) 1252 710 222 • Fax: 44 (0) 1252 733 494 • email: welcome@bishopstable.com  

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