Forbury Townhouse Hotel - Luxury Stay        

This is much more than an Exclusive Use Venue - Although primarily a Boutique Hotel Forbury is perfect for house parties, weddings and all types of special celebrations and family gatherings.

Forbury sits impressively at the head of Forbury Gardens creating a stately centre to the otherwise bustle of the City of Reading.  Described as "The UK's Sexiest Townhouse Hotel" and the talk of the fashionable set.

The entrance door is opened by a smiling member of staff, you have the sense of grandeur and you are not disappointed. Inside there is a mixture of grand heritage panelled walls, period features and vaulted ceilings and then the new, amazing fireplaces with roaring fires in sleek minimalist settings, contemporary art and the most ornate chandelier dripping with glass droplets which is jaw dropping once gazed upon as it descends from the stairwell. 

Colour has been the designers choice for this hotel the fabrics are beautiful with bright pinks, reds and oranges, lush purples and smooth silver accents all mixed together, it works, you can imagine you are elsewhere, a boutique hotel in a large European City or some country hotel in the Alps not in the busy City of Reading.

The luxury rooms are particularly spacious and the suites relay a special entity a glass bath, a steam room, a copper bath in front of the fire, how luxurious!  Words do not do justice to the art in the bedrooms in each room there are sporting paintings by Paul Ambille Impressionist landscapes by Isobelle de Ganay and nudes by Alain Bonnefoit. The service and amenities are countless from a Deluxe Suite to a Penthouse from baby sitting to concierge services and valet parking this is certainly one of the best luxury hotels just outside of London.


The Forbury offers contemporary and modern function spaces for that special day in your life.  The Eden Room is licensed for civil ceremonies with walls covered in hand painted flowers and the original fireplace of what used to be the Council Chambers.  The Cerise Restaurant is an ideal room for a wedding breakfast or evening celebration.  What is so nice is that the owners understand each bride and grooms needs are different therefore they work on a minimum spend basis rather than a price per person and designed to be flexible to tailor make your day to suit you.

  • The Eden Room - up to a maximum of 50 guests
  • Cerise Restaurant - up to 80 guests for a Wedding Breakfast
  • Cerise Restaurant - up to 120 for an evening celebration
  • Library - up to 24 guests
  • Cellar - up to 24 guests
  • Cinema - up to 30 guests
The Forbury has partnerships with the best that Royal Berkshire can offer in terms of Spa, Golf, Racing and Entertainment.  The villages of Henley-on-Thames, Marlow and Bray are all within easy reach and the beautiful Berkshire countryside and Chilterns are all but a short drive away.

Forbury Hotel is easily accessible, by air, rail and car.

The nearest Airport is London Heathrow - it should just take under an hour by car.  The nearest Train Station is Reading which is linked to London, Oxford and the West Country the Hotel is a minute away from the station.  If you are travelling by car you would use the M4 where you can pick up the A329 to Reading where there is valet parking.

Places of Interest:

Henley-on-Thames                           7.9 miles

Marlow                                            15.8 miles

Bray                                                15.1 miles

Oxford                                             26.8 miles




 Bed and Breakfast

Penthouse Suite

From £399


From £298

Junior Suite

From £248


From £198

 Exclusive Use and Weddings


*Prices are per room per night based on 2 sharing*

  • Room Hire for Event Spaces starts from £250
  • Day Delegate Rate starts from £75 per person
  • 24 Hour Delegate Rate starts from £249 per person


The hotel operates a full Non-Smoking Policy with designated areas for Smoking.
Pets not allowed.

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* 23 Bedrooms including:
   4 Luxury Rooms
   4 Suites and a Grand Suite
* Feature Bathrooms
* Bridal Suite
* Cinema
* Open Fires
* 24 hour room service
* Concierge Service
* Restaurant
* Bar
* Terrace and Garden
   (Secret Garden)
* Daily Maid Service
* Bang & Olufsen
  TV/Sound System
* Mini Bar
* Daily Maid Service
* Ironing Service/Dry Cleaning
* Conference Facilities
* Free Wifi
* Baby/Child Sitting Service
* Books, DVD's music for children
* Fax/Photocopying
* Safety Deposit Box
* Private Parking is available on
   site (small charge)


* Swimming
* Climbing
* Indoor Karting
* Museum
* Horse riding
* Theatre
* Skiing and Skating
* Golf
* Mountain Biking
* Sailing
* Segway
* Shopping

Reading is perfectly based for a multitude of activities and places of interest. Dinton Pastures at Bracknell are a favourite for riding a Segway for the most fun ever on two wheels.  Rowing on the Thames in Caversham is perfect on a Summers Day or in Spring when the flowers are starting to bloom anything more lovely than bobbing along on the river in a rowing boat.  If you are the sporty type Unique Outdoors is a large Activity Centre with its own 13m climbing wall as well as offering archery and segways.

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