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We're regularly told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and there's no better start than a Fernbank breakfast!

Breakfasts during the week at Fernbank are a relaxed affair beginning at 7.15 am for the early risers. If you want a lie-in then we serve up until 9.00 am.

Breakfast is served from 8.15 am to 9.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as on Bank Holidays. 

With a wide variety of breakfast dishes to choose from there will be something to suit everyone. Orange, grapefruit and apple juice, a choice of cereals, a selection of seasonal fruit and a variety of yoghurts are on the table, so just help yourself. Then, try our traditional English breakfast with excellent premium sausages, thick cut best back bacon, and free-range eggs as well as fresh mushrooms, tomatoes and baked beans. Or, for a change, try some scrambled eggs or poached eggs on toast, a bacon sandwich, or a bowl of piping hot porridge.

We can usually cater for most special dietary requirements or any particular likes or dislikes but please let us know before your arrival. We keep vegetarian sausages and usually have a stock of gluten-free cereal. We’re used to providing gluten-free and other 'free from' products but just let us know, ideally when you book to make sure we can provide for your needs.

Your breakfast is prepared fresh for your arrival in the dining room, and so we will invite you to choose your main course before you go to bed, and tell us what time you're aiming for so it will be ready for you when you come down. This makes for a much better breakfast than one that's been kept warm for an hour. It's not essential that you do so as you can just come down and order on the morning, but it enables us to better provide for you especially if you are in a hurry. As all breakfasts are cooked fresh to order, this can take up to 30 minutes on busier mornings.

To drink, our guests can enjoy fresh orange or apple juice, chilled water and milk as well as a selection of teas. For tea lovers, there's a choice between Earl Grey and regular Breakfast tea - or any number of tisanes, from Green tea, Peppermint, Camomile and others. Coffee drinkers will appreciate the rich and smooth ground blend served in a cafetière or an instant alternative for those preferring their morning cup decaffeinated or a little less strong.

Eating out

There are many options for Eating Out in Basingstoke with most ethnic styles and flavours represented.

We are lucky to have a number of pubs and restaurants within walking distance, but to see the whole range of opportunities you can search for any Basingstoke Restaurant Guide which has listings by area and type of cuisine.

Some conveniently located eating and drinking places include:

  • Bengal Brasserie – Family-run restaurant adding a Western touch to traditional Indian food, in a contemporary setting.
  • Bounty Inn – Traditional country-style pub serving real ales and food.
  • Coal Grill & Bar – Stylish bar serving skewers of prime meat, shared platters, breakfasts and hearty filled baguettes.
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen – Chain restaurant with classic wooden decor, serving gourmet British beef, chicken or veggie burgers.
  • Laarsens – Pub playing music and somewhere to watch the latest live football match.
  • Las Iguanas - Flame-grilled Latin American dishes and shared plates served in a contemporary chain dining room.
  • Maidenhead Inn – Wetherspoon’s pub serving food and drink.
  • Mango Grove – Largest Indian restaurant in Basingstoke.
  • Mayflower Chinese Restaurant – Pan-Chinese dishes in a modern setting, with fixed-price lunches and all-you-can eat Sunday buffet.
  • Nando's – Afro-Portuguese chain restaurant serving flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce.
  • Pizza Express – Italian restaurant serving authentic, fresh Italian pizza, pasta, salads and desserts.
  • Sundaes Gelato – Gelato and dessert parlour offering many flavours of Italian ice cream, along with sorbets, sundaes, crepes, waffles and other desserts.
  • Tang Chinese Restaurant – Chinese restaurant specialising in Peking and Cantonese cuisine.
  • The Angel – Bar serving a selection of meals from lite bites, delicious wraps and paninis to more hearty burgers, steaks and grills in a Wetherspoon's pub.
  • The Lime Leaf – Authentic Thai cuisine.
  • Wagamama – Japanese chain restaurant where steaming rice and noodles are whisked to long communal tables.
  • Zizzi – Italian chain restaurant for pizza and calzone on wooden boards, plus traditional pastas.

There are also several takeaway stores in the area. We kindly ask guests not to consume any takeaway food on the premises due to the lingering odours and inevitable spills. We won’t stop you bringing takeaway food back to the hotel, but in line with our booking terms and conditions we will charge for either the repair or replacement of any item such as carpet, furniture or linen where blemishes from takeaway food cannot be removed. Thank you for your understanding.

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Special Offers

Our special offers change often, so please keep a regular look-out for our latest deals.

For long stays and regular business travellers, please enquire about our preferential rates.

Our offers are only available when you make your booking direct with us and are not available through any other source. When taking up one of our offers, please book direct on our website adding the special offer code into the Comments/Requests box in the booking form.

Alternatively you can call us on 01256 321191.

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Things to Do

Basingstoke is a great location for exploring the Hampshire countryside for walking, horse riding and mountain biking.

Visit the Willis Museum, located in the Old Town Hall or the award-winning Milestones, Hampshire’s Living History Museum, to discover the history of Basingstoke from pre-Christian times right up to the present.

A variety of activities can be enjoyed at Basingstoke’s Leisure Park with flumes and swimming pool, ice rink, ten pin bowling, ten-screen cinema, bingo hall, indoor bowls, bars and restaurants.

Basingstoke offers something for everyone with success stories like the nationally-renowned Anvil Concert Hall. More...