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Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel
Burford Bridge
At the Foot of Box Hill
Dorking
Surrey
RH5 6BX
United Kingdom

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The hotel, it dates back as far as 1254, when it started life as an inn and was called the Fox and Hounds.

The date of the first structure of the current building has never been established, but we know that in 1672 reference is made to a tenement called Cockcrofte which had a barn, orchards and property of about three acres. It is thought that the first house was built between 1629 and 1672. In 1792 James Charman owned the property and he was the landlord when Admiral Nelson visited. The Lady Hamilton Room at our hotel commemorates the historic visit in 1801 by Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton.

The inn also provided a venue for poets such as Keats, who wrote his famous poem ‘Endymion’ here on November 28th 1817. It was also here where the most colorful writer Robert Louis Stevenson wrote some of ‘The Arabian Nights’ and started an important friendship with the writer Meredith. He wrote “I have lived both at the Hawes and Burford in a perpetual flutter”. He was captivated by the romance of the site.

In 1905 The Burford Bridge was bought by the Surrey Public House Trust, which merged with Trusthouses in 1948. It was then owned by Trusthouses, now Trusthouse Forte Ltd and has been carefully expanded and improved over the years. In 1934 the Tithe Barn was relocated from a nearby village and rebuilt adjacent to the original property. Its original beams are said to have been part of the Spanish Armada. It is now a well-known venue for both weddings and conferences

  • Relax and enjoy an overnight stay in one of refurbished, beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms overlooking stunning Box Hill. 57 En-suite Bedrooms, including upgrades to superior and privilege rooms.
  • Emlyn Restaurant, Cocktail Bar & Lounge, Terrace Alfresco dining - sample our chef's mouth-watering delights. Local produce used wherever possible.
  • The unique venue to hold your memorable wedding occasion. Licensed for ceremonies, the 16th century Medieval Tithe Barn is famous for it's wooden beams, taken from the ships of the Spanish Armada. The perfect venue for a more intimate gathering.
  • Eight meeting rooms can cater for every business occasion - from a discrete board meeting to a conference for 220 people. You can also rest assured that each room has natural daylight and is fully equipped with audiovisual media and Wi-fi
  • Whether it's an anniversary, birthday or just a chance to meet up with family and friends, bring your party to us for a memorable occasion!

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Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel, Burford Bridge, At the Foot of Box Hill, Dorking, Surrey, United Kingdom

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