HCB Visits Old Thorns

On Friday 13th March 2020 Rachel and Kiera from the bureau were invited along to Old Thorns for an overnight stay on their in-house Fam Trip. They’d like to share a venue review with our readers!

Old Thorns is located in Liphook, Hampshire and is an enviable country location, situated just minutes from the A3 and 30 minutes from M25, offers a whole host of opportunities for many event on one estate.

The venue has a total of 150 bedrooms, 14 penthouse 3 bedroom apartment suites and 37 apartments with 2 bedrooms, which we were kindly accommodated in for the night. The apartment complex onsite is fairly new and we were so impressed with the fully furnished apartment with a view over the golf course.

Once we had checked in, we met the other agents in attendance plus Debi Hayes (Business Development Manager) and Louise Moth (Business Development Sales Executive) in the Champagne bar to kick start the fam trip evening with welcome cocktails before heading up to the Gatsby Ballroom for the teambuilding activity – A Cookery Class! The Gatsby Ballroom has its own private terrace and can accommodate up to 300 people. Alongside the Gatsby Ballroom, Old Thorns also has 4 other large conference spaces available, The Grand Ballroom, The Hampshire Suite, Kenwood Suite, and The Lantern Room, the later we sat down in to enjoy our three course menu that we had prepared.

The venue is a multipurpose venue and we were able to experience some wedding preparations in one of the chapels at the venue for the Saturday Afternoon.  We also explored the fitness and leisure facilities on offer.  A fully equipped gym which overlooks the golf course.  In addition spa facilities and also an indoor swimming pool. Feeling thirsty, there is also a Starbucks on site next to the driving range and to keep the family entertained there is also a nature trail around the estate.

Thank you to the team at Old Thorns Estate for making us feel very welcome and for excellent hospitality!