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Please read on to keep up to date with some of the basic points around what you might need to know before visiting us.

Welcome, here at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, we are looking forward to welcoming many of you over the coming months, and with the situation around Covid-19 continuously changing, I would like to update you on what you can expect on your next visit. Should you have any unanswered questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch, either by phone or using the contact form at the bottom of this page, and our friendly Folk will assist you further. On behalf of myself, David Scott, CEO of The Hotel Folk, and Jenny Hill, Director of Operations and General Manager of Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel, we’d like to keep you, our loyal guests updated.


Whilst I’m sure many of you will have already had a booster vaccination, for those who have not, we still wish to ensure that every guest has a happy, and safe experience with us here in Thorpeness. We understand that whilst the vaccine programme is accelerating, not everybody will have had the chance to get one, and so we ask that anybody who has not yet had a booster, please complete a negative lateral flow test before joining us. This is to protect the safety of both our Folk and fellow guests.

I would also like to inform you that I am actively encouraging our Folk to go and get the vaccine, with time off provided as necessary to attend appointments, and to recover from any post-vaccine sickness, should it be required. As with our guests, Folk who have not been able to get a booster vaccination, are also asked to complete a negative lateral flow test each day before coming in to work. 

Face Coverings

We have made the decision to re-introduce the requirement of face coverings when moving around Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel. This is in order to protect the safety of both our Folk and our guests, however, face-coverings are not required to be worn whilst seated in our lounge, bar, and restaurant areas. We appreciate your understanding of this.

Social Distancing

Whilst you may notice social distancing becoming less evident with a gradual reduction in Ogilvie’s Restaurant, Braid’s Bar and around our hotel, we continue to ask guests to respect each other's space, and that of our Folk, especially in busier periods.

Table Service

We are pleased to be returning to usual service in terms of placing your food and drinks orders. With the elimination of table service only, we are now able to allow guests to order drinks at the bar should they wish to.

Dining with us?

Whether you’re staying the night with us or not, we welcome all to join us from 8am for coffee and Chef’s breakfast selection, breakfast is available until 12pm. our Braid's Bar menu is available from 8am until 5pm, with our Ogilvie's lunch menu available between 12pm and 2.30pm. Dinner in Ogilvie’s restaurant is served between 6,30pm and 9pm. You can find our current menus here.

Afternoon Tea is available between 2pm and 5pm daily, we require 24 hours’ notice to prepare our freshly made Afternoon Teas, so please do bare this in mind. You can find our current menu here.

Welcoming larger groups, functions, weddings and events…

We are pleased to welcome larger groups to our coastal spot. With those special occasions that you may have had to rearrange, or you have planned for a future date, our Folk would love to look after you. Whether it be a larger table in our restaurant, in the lounge, or sole use of one of our private rooms, our Folk are on hand to ensure your celebration is as memorable as it should be.

We are also now able to host larger weddings, please visit www.thorpeness.co.uk/discover/weddings to find out more, or get in touch by emailing info@thorpeness.co.uk and our Events Folk will happy discuss plans for your big day.

Track and Trace

The NHS Track and Trace QR code will still be available for all guests to scan should you wish to, but again, this will no longer be a requirement.

Staying with us?

You are welcome to check in anytime from 3pm on your arrival date, and check out by 10am on your day of departure. Our housekeeping Folk have returned to usual service with regards to mid stay cleans. If you would prefer not to have your room cleaned throughout your stay with us, please be sure to inform our Reception Folk upon arrival, and make use of the 'do not disturb' signs in your bedroom. We always have an array of fresh, fluffy towels and toiletries to hand at reception, should you need these replenishing, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Our Day and Night Porters are always happy to assist with your luggage, just let our Reception Folk know and they will arrange this for you.


In the public areas of the hotel, you’ll notice our housekeeping Folk are always on hand to ensure all popular touch-points are regularly sanitised. You can also find sanitiser stations around the hotel. Your safety and our high standards of cleanliness remain of utmost importance to us.


Golf at Thorpeness is in full swing, we happily welcome existing members, their guests, visitors and new members alike. The golf course is looking good, with the sandy ground, the sometimes-typical British winter weather is no challenge for our green keeping Folk!

Book a Tee Time

If it’s golf coaching you are looking for, our fabulous coaching team consists of Director of Golf and PGA honorary member, Christine Langford, and Thorpeness PGA Professional Daniel Skriabin. Get in touch via email or by calling the Pro Shop on 01728 454926. You can also search 'Thorpeness Pro Shop' on Facebook and you’ll find some handy tips from them! To get planning your society days, overnight stays and fun play underway, get in touch today and let us know how we can help you to enjoy your golfing experience at Thorpeness further.

A final note…

I do hope this information has put your mind at ease and given you some reassurance as to the steps we are taking to make sure your return is a safe one. Leaving you to enjoy the excitement of booking a trip away from home.

We have been extremely busy taking bedroom reservations, which does mean that if you haven’t already booked, we recommend doing so sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment! You can check our current rates via our website, or you can call our Folk on 01728 452176.


On behalf of The Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel Folk,

Kindest Regards


David Scott

Chief Executive Officer – The Hotel Folk

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