The Runnymede on Thames: Riverside Relaxation on A Summer Staycation

Located on the banks of the picture-perfect River Thames in Surrey, just 10 minutes from Windsor, The Runnymede on Thames is a modern four-star hotel with a relaxed atmosphere.

Inside, you’ll find the riverside buffet, Leftbank, as well as the Lounge. Set at the heart of the hotel with an all-day dining menu, bar and views over the river, this space is abuzz with life.

Elsewhere, there’s the award-winning spa, with a range of ESPA and Guinot treatments, fitness centre and a whole host of meeting and event spaces.

Outside, discover the tennis courts, heated outdoor pool and river-based activities including boat hire and stand-up paddle boarding! For those willing to venture a little further afield, neighbouring attractions include Royal Ascot, National Trust sites, Legoland and Thorpe Park.

There is always something to do at The Runnymede Hotel. A family-friendly hotel in the summer, but also a perfect getaway after the summer holidays for an adults-only vibe. A versatile venue with much to offer.

Conveniently based in an idyllic setting, just 10 minutes from Windsor, The Runnymede on Thames is a wonderful place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a Riverside venue.

The Runnymede on Thames celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style. Credit to The Runnymede on Thames’ unrivalled riverside location, guests toasted to Her Royal Majesty’s special milestone against the beautiful backdrop of the Thames.

Guests of The Runnymede on Thames were able to kick start the royal celebrations by indulging in an afternoon tea fit for a queen, tucking into an array of tempting treats from a limited edition menu that had enjoyed a royal makeover to mark the special occasion. The hotel’s waterside location meant guests were able to enjoy delicately crafted homemade cakes, scones and finger sandwiches as they overlooked the scenic views of the river, whilst its position amongst an abundance of green space offered the chance to enjoy a refreshing walk through the surrounding fields and woodlands.

Don’t worry if you missed it because The Runnymede on Thames is also celebrating Afternoon Tea Week with a Commonwealth Games 2022 Champagne Afternoon Tea. Available Monday 8th – Sunday 14th August between 2pm – 5pm | £32 per person

Delights include:

  • Finger Sandwiches
    • ‘Scottish Thistles’ smoked salmon, chives, capers & crème fraiche
    • Roast chicken, basil mayo & rocket
    • ‘Team England’ roast beef, horseradish sauce, watercress & crispy shallots
    • Grilled aubergine & sundried tomato hummus (VE)
    • Egg mayo & cress (V)
    • Cucumber & dill cream cheese (V)
  • Home-baked Sultana Scones, served with Cornish clotted cream & homemade jam
  • Sweet Treats
    • ‘Jamaican Sprinters’ rum raisin and pineapple cake (V)
    • Strawberry Lamington
    • ‘Going for Gold’ Canadian maple, pecan tart (V)
    • Guyanese salara coconut & raspberry roll
  • Drinks
    • A glass of A.Robert Rose Champagne or Thomson & Scott Noughty (0.0% abv)
    • A choice of English breakfast, Earl Grey tea or herbal infusions with complimentary refills

But The Runnymede on Thames is more than just a fabulous Afternoon Tea spot. In fact, its unrivalled location offers guests the chance to make the most out of their visit this season with a range of activities and experiences. Guests can embark on a relaxing boat trip with the hotel’s impressive fleet of boats; those wishing to self-drive for the day can set sail from the private mooring with a map in which to navigate down the river. Alternatively, The Runnymede on Thames’ very own skipper will guide guests to neighbouring Windsor, as they sit back and relax with a glass of bubbly and enjoy an on-board picnic, taking in the scenic views.

The Runnymede On Thames has reopened its spectacular, seasonally-heated outdoor swimming pool, meaning residents can enjoy a refreshing dip before basking in the sun on luxurious loungers with a drink in hand. During the Summer months, guests can also enjoy paddleboarding, archery and laser-clay sessions.

If that wasn’t enough they are also holding Sunday Jazz Sessions throughout August. There’s nothing that says British summertime more than live music outdoors. Every Sunday during August, they have an array of musicians playing on our riverside terrace. Sit back on one of the oversized bean bags or deckchairs and enjoy Pimm’s on tap from their Airstream or a crisp glass of rose wine and a delicious bite to eat from the River Hideout.

Or why not treat yourself to one of their delicious picnics? Simply pre-order 24 hours before and find a sunny riverside spot for some al fresco dining. All the while, you can enjoy the music performed by the jazz bands.

August Performance Schedule

Sunday 7th August 12pm – 4pm & Sunday 21st August 12pm – 4pm

Stacey Dawson Trio

If you spotted the trio at our Jubilee weekend, then you’ll be pleased to know that they’re back at The Runnymede for two dates in August. The trio draw from a repertoire which spans the great standards from yesteryear up to the more contemporary hits of today.

Sunday 14th August 12pm – 4pm

The Kit Massey Trio

The Kit Massey Trio (AKA The Hot Club of Jupiter) comprises of jazz violin accompanied by guitar and double bass.  The trio draws from the repertoire of gypsy jazz made popular by the recordings and performances of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli – to this they add their own mix of hot jazz and personality.

Sunday 28th August 12pm – 4pm

The Josh Kemp Acoustic Trio

A jazz saxophonist with a gift for melody, Josh is known for his rich and warm tone and lyrical improvising. Whether its bluesy standards, mellow bossa nova, funky grooves, or popular classics, expect lively swing with an enjoyable and relaxed groove from top-level musicians.

Nightly rates at The Runnymede start from £190.00 for a Standard Double non-riverside Room, on a bed & breakfast  basis. For more information or to book visit, email

The Runnymede on Thames Hotel & Spa
Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AG
01784 220600

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