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St. Swithins Cottage is the romantic country bed and breakfast for you! Please call Dean now on +44 (0)7712 - 673376.

St. Swithins Cottage offering, quite simply, to both the busy professional or the discerning traveller Peace, Tranquillity & Antiquity!

St. Swithins Cottage

Hinton Road




RG10 0BP

Tel: +44 (0)7712 673376


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Active Hens

Go Ape - Bracknell

0333 331 7181

Group Fitness Classes

James Parker offers fitness games and boxing for the hens who would like to do that little something different!

01189 115356

West London Action Days

0203 553 2830

Windsor Hen Treasure Hunt

Joanne Sindrey



07712 673376

Louis' Fab BBQ Service

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Beauty & Pampering


07455 181888


Polly & Neil

07919 110456

Breakfast - Full English


01344 869259

Burlesque Dancing

Dollie Bergere

07986 365175


Green Goose - Fine Catering

Darren Robinson

07729 325772

Louis' Home Cooking

Louis Massarella

07768 022806

Kate Seaton Catering

Kate Seaton

07552 937070


Jo Foster

07885 042731

Cocktail Ice Cream Masterclass


Henry Milroy

07746 365310

Cocktail Waiters

Barz8 Events

Barz8 Events

0208 908 9333

Mixo Events
Event Cocktails & Consultancy

Chris Peters

0844 272 3549

Darren "The Dazzler"

07961 366535

Craft Workshops


07824 396645

Exclusive Hen / GetAway Party House Properties

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Hen Party Challenge


07885 253477


07986 365175

Local Amenities


01189 341447


01189 341941

Grocer & Convenience Store

01189 341011

Local Pubs

The Green Man

01189 342599

The Castle

01189 340034

The Elephant & Castle

01189 340886

Local - Takeaway


Oriental Wok

46 Station Road


RG10 9NT

01189 341384


The Mita's

01189 344586 or 01189 344599

Italian / Pizza:

Farmhouse Pizza

01189 794111 or 01189 770500

La Fontana

01189 342698

Murder Mystery


07885 253477


07986 365175

Photo Booth

Liam Peake

07590 218771

Spa Packages

Concierge Team

01189 897516


Loddon Cars

01189 321321


Telegram Sam - Say it with Sam


01760 441423

Vineyard - Wine Tasting

Stanlake Park Vineyard

01189 340176

Vintage Tea Party

Crumbs Catering

Richard Caldwell

07958 292465

Wedding Venues

Berystede Hotel & Spa

Sarah McLaren

0344 879 9104

Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel

Carol Melbye

020 8709 4518

Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel

Carol Melbye

020 8709 4518

Compleat Angler Hotel

Adele Jamookeeah

01628 484444

Dillington House

Kirsty Hughes

01460 258648

Dunraven Arms Hotel

Louis Murphy

+353 61 605900

Glen Yr Afon House Hotel

Carol Knight

01291 674819


Abbie Stokes

01491 418810

Guthrie Castle

Craig Williamson

01241 828691

Hengrave Hall

Hannah Bibby

01284 768024

Ingleside House

Rachel Wright

01285 648230

Lanes Hotel

Amy Gill

01935 862555

Marleybrook House

Janie & Kris Saxby

01227 668661

Owlpen Manor

Wedding Planner

01453 860261

Priston Mill

Wedding Organiser

01225 423894

Redhouse Barn

Jeremy & Jane

07875 142493

Sanctum on the Green

Sophie Deslandes

01628 482638

Sopley Mill

David Benton-Jones

01425 672586

The Garden Barn

Emily & Colin

01440 783261

The Manor Barn Harlton

Jenny Evans

01223 394924

The Old Deanery

Linda Whitehouse

01765 600003

The Old Kent Barn

Claire Weedon

01303 844270

The Vermont Hotel

Tanya Hedley

0191 233 1010

Voewood House

Wedding Organiser

01263 713029

Wasin Park

Wedding Organiser

01189 713634

Winters Barns

Liz Kerr

01227 472581

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Royal Ascot, Ladies Day, Henley Royal Regatta & the Henley Festivals

Ole Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra! St. Swithins Cottage is the perfect location to stay for any and/or all 4 of these wonderfully different and exciting events. Why? Simple - proximity to the Train Stations! 

So if you fancy getting into the "High Society" swing of things with the likes of Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and the ole crooner himself Frank Sinatra well get yourself ready to be Puttin' On the Ritz at St. Swithins Cottage......Oh La La!!!!

Being just over 1 mile from both Twyford and Winnersh Railway Stations allows you to be in the heart of Henley in a few minutes. Try and do that by car on a Regatta day let alone find a place to park!

Where Ascot is concerned you arrive right next to the excellent Jagz venue where many a great party goes on and on and on! 

With a complimentary drop off service to either station on your outward journey, virtually, always available from your host why try it any other way? 

Honestly driving to any of these events and parking up is a real nightmare - take the train it is so much easier and so, so much less stressful. Start your day the way you want it to go on. 

Please note that the events listed below are merely a diary of local major events which are within easy reach of St. Swithins Cottage. In no way is it implied or intended that each or any event is in any way promoting, recommending or endorsing St. Swithins Cottage as a preferred supplier of accommodation and there is no official connection to any of these events unless otherwise stated. On the other hand St. Swithins Cottage is most definitely recommending each and every one of these events.

Royal Ascot - Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th June 2015

Royal Ascot - It's fantastic new grandstand!Royal Ascot is a unique event in the summer social calendar, steeped in tradition, heritage and pageantry dating back almost three hundred years. It is without doubt the greatest race meeting in the world and a celebration of everything that is uniquely British. 

Grandstand Admission 
Grandstand Admission provides excellent viewing facilities and viewing areas. The Parade Ring and track are both within a short walking distance, by crossingRoyal Ascot - The pretty flower girls! the Concourse in the main Grandstand. There are a variety of places to eat, drink and bet. 

Royal Ascot - A salad hitting target hat!Other highlights of a Grandstand Admission ticket include: 

  • Over 1,000 free seats are available from which to view the racing.

  • Big Screen TVs on the Plaza Lawn.

  • Military Bands performing in the Parade Ring before the Royal Procession each day.

  • Traditional sing-along around the Bandstand after racing on each day. Free song books provided.

  • Food outlets selling a variety of value for money cuisine options.
  • Royal Ascot - A gaggle of geese!

The Silver Ring 

With a less formal atmosphere, the Silver Ring at Ascot still provides an excellent position to watch the racing and the Royal Procession, although you cannot access the Parade Ring or main Grandstand. 

There are a variety of places to eat, drink and bet to soak up the wonderful atmosphere. 

Royal Ascot - Turn round love!Other highlights of a Silver Ring ticket include: 

  • Over 2,000 free seats available from which to view the racing.

  • Big Screen TVs.

  • Live music entertainment each day.

  • Lawned area with many bars and food outlets.

  • You can picnic in the Silver Ring.

Henley Royal Regatta- Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th July 2015 


Henley Royal Regatta - Approaching the finish line. Come on boys!Henley Regatta was first held in 1839 and has been held annually ever since, except during the two World Wars. Originally staged by the Mayor and people of Henley as a public attraction with a fair and other amusements, the emphasis rapidly changed so that competitive amateur rowing became its main purpose. 

Henley Royal Regatta - Hats are important here too!The 1839 Regatta took place on a single afternoon but proved so popular with oarsmen that the racing lasted for two days from 1840. In 1886 the Regatta was extended to three days and to four in 1906. Since 1928 its increased popularity meant entries exceeded the permitted numbers in several events, and so Qualifying Races are now held in the week before the Regatta to reduce the number of entries to the permitted maximum. In 1986 the Regatta was extended to five days, with an increase in the maximum entry for certain events.

The Course 

Henley Royal Regatta - The bridge over the Thames in Henley-on-Thames with the world famous pub on the other side called Angel on the Bridge.Since the foundation of the Regatta in 1839, four different courses have been used: 

  • The Old Course, in use from 1839 to 1885, started on the Berkshire side at the upstream end of Temple Island and extended upstream for about 1 mile and 550 yards to finish near Henley Bridge.

  • The New Course was inaugurated in 1886 and, at the same time, the number of crews in a heat was reduced to two. The New Course started on the Buckinghamshire side near the downstream end of Temple Island and finished at Poplar Point. It was piled and eventually boomed throughout and included two slight angles.

Henley Royal Regatta - Practicing heading up to the start poinr.
  • The Experimental Course - the first to be in a straight line - was only 1 mile and 440 yards in length and was tried in 1923. The Start was on the Berkshire side of the Island and the Finish a short distance upstream of Poplar Point.

  • The Straight Course, first used in 1924, required the removal of part of Temple Island and of the opposite Berkshire bank. This Course is the same length as the Old and New Courses, is 80 feet wide and runs straight from below the Berkshire side of Temple Island to finish at Poplar Point. It is the Straight Course which is still in use today.

The traditional length of the Course is 1 mile 550 yards (2,112 metres), which was the longest distance of open water that could be obtained in 1839 on the Henley Reach.

Henley Festival - Always amazing acts and performers. Henley Festival - Wednesday 8th to Sunday 12th July 2015 

Five truly spectacular evenings, with the stars - under the stars 
The Henley Festival is like no other: a major event in the summer calendar, and an organisation dedicated to playing a major role in its community. 

Henley Festival - World renowned fireworks.The Festival itself has to be seen to be believed: a stunning location, a unique format, and a character all of its own: over five nights a sequence of non stop events featuring top names; great events and performances; fine art and fine food, all stirred andHenley Festival - Dancers from around the world too. sweetened by a 'Roving Company of Eccentrica' that without fail manages to catch the eye, ear and funny bone. 

But as you surf our bill of fare for this coming July, do stop over and look at the pages devoted to the work of the Henley Festival Trust. If the summer Festival is our heart, the Henley Festival Trust's work is our soul and we remain committed to and proud of this work in the community. 
Henley Festival - Many take to the water to watch the spectical.
But wherever you look, the message is clear: celebrate! 

That's what the word 'festival' is all about...

80's Rewind Festival - A cavalcade of acts and shows from the 80's.80's rewind Festival - Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd August 2015 

The 80s Rewind Festival is the country’s newest boutique festival celebrating the greatest music from the coolest decade with the biggest line up of eighties acts since Live Aid. 

As well as fantastic music, the festival will feature a host of other entertainment to keep everyone entertained throughout the weekend. Funfairs, The Comedy Store Tent, The Big Top Nightclub, street entertainers and much more all brought together in a beautiful riverside setting near Henley on Thames. Indeed we are probably the only festival where festival goers can bring their boats for the weekend and book moorings alongside the festival site. If boats are not your thing we have a full range of camping options for you to enjoy a fun-packed weekend by the river.

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