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Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel.

You'll feel revitalised at Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel

Situated in a naturally beautiful lakeside location and close to fascinating historic attractions, this is Farnham's only 4-star hotel and a wonderful place to hold a celebration.

In a delightful location overlooking Frensham Great Pond in Surrey and a short drive away from the South Downs National Park, the Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel is the perfect spot to recharge your batteries. This charming country house was once the residence of the Bishop of Winchester and retains much of its original homeliness. But it's also been given a contemporary makeover, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds - traditional atmosphere and thoughtful hospitality combined with every modern facility. For these reasons, this most attractive of Farnham hotels has become a popular venue to host weddings and other celebrations.

If your stay is for business purposes, Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel is conveniently close major transport links to London, the towns of Aldershot, Guildford and Farnborough, as well as a number of local business parks.

However, it's the range of relaxing leisure options that particularly make this hotel an excellent choice. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it's a wonderful place for lovers of nature. Go walking and cycling in the beautiful Frensham Common, birdwatching at Birdworld or fishing at the local trout farm. You could also pay a visit to the nearby Farnham Castle and take in history that dates back to the Normans. Whatever you choose to do during your stay here, you're guaranteed a warm welcome on your return.

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For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6128*


Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Gym, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, No Lift
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
Pets: No Pets accepted Guide and hearing dogs only
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00
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Rooms & Rates


Dining and Bars

Chef Stephen Henderson



Recently refurbished in 2015, our superlative Watermark Restaurant not only offers delicious food in opulent surroundings, it comes with panoramic views of Frensham Pond too. One of the best contemporary restaurants in Farnham, it offers a modern brasserie-style menu of fine dining with an excellent wine list to match. Alternatively, just enjoy a relaxed afternoon tea in a gorgeous lakeside location. We provide the highest standards of service to cater to your every need.

Please be advised that the restaurant is sometimes used for private functions. On these occasions an alternative venue will be made available.

Opening hours

Breakfast: 06:30 - 09:30
Lunch: 12:30 - 14:30
Dinner: 19:00 - 21:30
Weekend times may vary


Indigo Bar

With lakeside loveliness providing the scenery and a wonderfully tranquil atmosphere, our luxuriously comfortable lounge and bar is a superb place to enjoy an aperitif or to just while away the evening. Why not dine in style at the Watermark and then retire here for a coffee or brandy after your meal? Enjoy a romantic occasion with a loved one or mingle with other hotel guests. Indigo is open from morning till midnight and once you've settled in, you may not want to leave.

Afternoon tea choices
Served in either Watermark or Indigo or on the patio beside Frensham Pond. Advance bookings required.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary



Founded in 1904 by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Hindhead Golf Club enjoys a glorious natural setting and ranks amongst the best of Britain's heathland courses. A variety of tees makes it accessible for golfers of all abilities.

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 70
Distance: 6300 Yards
Handicap required


2.00 miles away in Hindhead


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £70.00
Trolley hire £4.50
Club hire £40.00
Tuition £38.50

Hankley Common

Just a little further away at four miles from the hotel, Hankley Common Golf Club has been described as having one of the best inland layouts in Britain. If you're seeking a memorable, testing and underrated course, look no further.

Course information

Course Type: Heathland
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 71
Distance: 6134 Yards
Handicap required


4.00 miles away in Tilford


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £85.00
Trolley hire Yes
Club hire £40.00
Tuition £35.00


Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel is a picture perfect location for a wedding - with the added bonus of photography you'll cherish in years to come.

Wedding service and reception venue

The stunning lakeside location of the hotel makes it highly popular with those getting married - whether it's as a reception venue or a place to spend your wedding night. If you wish to stay with us, we have three superior rooms that overlook Frensham Pond itself, which make for the perfect bridal suite.

For friends and family, the hotel has over 50 bedrooms they can stay in if you wish to block book in advance. We can accommodate a maximum of 140 persons for the main part of the Wedding Breakfast, plus an additional 50 for an evening reception. So it's not hard to see why the hotel is such a popular choice for weddings in Surrey.


Our goal is always to please you. So whether it's a 3-course menu or a buffet, a hog roast or an unpretentious outdoor barbecue, just tell us what you'd like and well carry out your wishes to the letter. Come and enjoy a complimentary menu tasting session on us to help you decide.

So if you're looking for a wedding venue near London, come and see how much we have to offer. We'll pull out every stop to make your wedding day perfect. In fact, come back and stay at the Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel again to celebrate your first wedding anniversary and you can have a 3-course dinner on us.


Registry office:
Guildford Registry Office
Arlington House, Portsmouth Rd, Guildford, Surrey
01483 562841

For any enquiries please call Mala Reddi on 01252 795161

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M3, J4, 12.00 miles
Nearest train station: Farnham, 5.00 miles
Nearest airport: London Heathrow, 32.00 miles
Free parking on site (110 spaces)
On site disabled parking (4 spaces)

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What's nearby?


  • Aldershot Football Ground (13 miles)

  • Guildford Spectrum (16 miles)

Cities & Attractions

  • Frensham Great Pond (0 miles)

  • Devils Punchbowl (5 miles)

  • Farnham Castle (6 miles)

  • Birdworld (8 miles)

  • Rural Life Centre (4 miles)


  • Farnham (5 miles)

  • Guildford (18 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events


Fantastic views and a peaceful setting make this hotel the perfect venue for well, whatever you like! From product launches to meetings and seminars, we're perfectly placed and well-equipped to help you get the most out of your event.

Corporate Events
For corporate events, conferences and meetings look to the Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel. The hotel is conveniently located in the Surrey countryside, close to the M3 & M25 motorways and also direct rail links into London. We have a dedicated team of events managers who can ensure your event goes smoothly and plan the perfect solution for your business needs. They'll also provide you with a single point of contact to take care of your requirements throughout the day. We offer 4 air-conditioned meeting rooms that can accommodate anything from 20 to 140 delegates. There's a smaller suite available for meetings made up of 8 to 12 delegates. And the hotel's extensive grounds are also available for corporate and team building events.

Day delegate package
Our fully equipped meeting room, comes with the essentials you'll need - including pads, pens and flip charts, plus an LCD screen is available too. Delegates can also enjoy free Wi-fi.
We offer an a la carte and buffet lunch, plus unlimited tea and coffee throughout the day. Your meeting room will also be fully serviced during your lunch break. And if you stay with us as a resident overnight, you can also enjoy a 3-course evening meal, breakfast and full use of the hotel's gym. Upon request, your room can be upgraded too.

Christmas and other celebrations
There's no better venue to celebrate major events whether in life or on the calendar that Farnham's only 4-star hotel. The Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel is a wonderful place to hold a party and a beautifully tranquil one to celebrate or commemorate with friends and family. Whatever the nature of the event, our committed team are here to ensure your needs are met and it all goes without a hitch. So from a Christmas or birthday party to a major life event celebration, this is the perfect venue. Why not get in touch to discuss what you have in mind?

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Garden Suite 130 40 38 40 140
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


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Christmas Party Night

06/12/2016 Catherineamiddleton, Farnham, United Kingdom

Thank you Mala and the team for a brilliant night! The venue location was stunning, the room decorated beautifully, great food and good music. We were looking for a fun Christmas party night without b... more


A chilly welcome!

30/11/2016 Kaz O,

I ended up at this hotel by accident. Having been working in the area and finding myself leaving late and needing accommodation this was the only place within 25 miles priced below £100. It looked ok,... more

Owner Response
Adriano S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Kaz O, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us here on Trip Advisor. It is with great shame read that, overall, your experience was not a memorable one for the positive. In regards to your bedroom, would you kindly send me an email with your details so I can ascertain exactly which room you stayed in? (adriano@frenshampondhotel.co.uk)Our units have been recently serviced therefore I am keen to address urgently. You have provided some feedback surrounding our menu. I appreciate that without prior knowledge of our menu this may have come as a surprise however we have advertised for the past six months that our festive menu would commence from November 30th. Furthermore, we have an extensive selection from our Bar Menu ranging from Steaks to Curry, Fish & Chips to Beef Bourguignon. The option is there for guests to consume from this menu in the picturesque setting of our Watermark Restaurant. Please accept my apologies if this was not communicated to you at the time. In relation to the other points raised during your meal, I will endeavour to address these with our Food & Beverage Manager. Our Christmas decorations are displayed throughout the hotel and although we value your feedback this is potentially one area we may have to respectfully agree to disagree. Kaz O, your detailed feedback is incredibly important to us and allow me to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom and I would hope to address the challenges faced during your stay personally should I be given the opportunity. Best Wishes Adriano Operations Manager

Delightful setting

30/11/2016 fruitloop99, SE London

We booked two nights B & B in a standard room for a weekend break. The room was tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Sadly, it was equipped with a walk in shower and no bath (just like our hom... more

Owner Response
Adriano S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel, responded to this review
Dear fruitloop99, Thank you for your review in relation to your recent stay with us at the Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel. Nearly all our Executive, Garden and Superior rooms do have walk in showers therefore I am pleased to see our team were flexible in ensuring that you were able to change to a room that suited your needs. In future, please place a request comment and if available we can offer you the same room. Depending on our occupancy we amend our breakfast offering to guarantee the most efficient approach so that all guests receive a brilliant start to the day. fruitloop99, thank you once again for taking the time to review us and we look forward in welcoming you back in the near future. Best Wishes Adriano Operations Manager

Beautiful setting excellent hotel

28/11/2016 705davedog, Berkshire, United Kingdom

The hotel is immaculate and the staff are all very friendly and helpful.we ate in the bar and the food and service was 1st class.our room had stunning views a cross the lake and was extremely comfort... more

Owner Response
Adriano S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel, responded to this review
Dear 705davedog, Thank you for sharing your feedback in relation to your stay with us here on Trip Advisor. I am thrilled our team guaranteed your expectations were met throughout our hotel and I am certain this review will be well received by them. We do have some wonderful rooms overlooking the Frensham Great Pond and although darkness falls upon us sooner during the winter months, the recently installed Christmas lights on all our Palm Trees certainly brings a truly festive feeling to our Hotel. 705davedog, thank you for your review and for choosing to stay with us at the Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel. Best Wishes Adriano Operations Manager

Palm tree Karma

25/11/2016 martin c,

Stayed here as arranged with business colleagues. A catchup meeting close by to a project we have in Surrey. Found everything to be very nice, lovely garden room that was an upgrade so definitely ask... more

Owner Response
Adriano S, Manager at BEST WESTERN Frensham Pond Hotel, responded to this review
Dear Martin C, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent experience with us at The Best Western Frensham Pond Hotel. I have reviewed the bar incident fully and can confirm although we do offer lemon, lime and cucumber with our Gins, this was not offered to you and your guests. I believe it was shortly after 23:00 and our Night Porter, who has been with us for a couple of months, did not provide you the service generally offered her at our property. Please do accept my apologies that we could not provide your colleagues with a memorable end to the evening. It is great to note that you enjoyed our Garden Suite Rooms and generally had a good experience otherwise. Martin C, thank you once again for your valued feedback and custom. Best Wishes Adriano Operations Manager