Ideal venue for a tranquil event or retreat

By Peter Osborne, Stoke by Nayland Resort

While the pandemic was traumatic for most businesses, it did offer the chance for many to press the reset button.

Published in Essex Director magazine, Spring | Summer 2022

Hospitality: Stoke by Nayland Resort

The Stoke by Nayland Resort was no exception, and we took the opportunity to begin an extensive £500,000 refurbishment programme.

Work on refreshing our hotel rooms and public spaces puts us in an ideal position now that the wheels of commerce are turning again.

We are welcoming corporate guests once more, and extend a warm invitation to companies and organisations locally and throughout Essex to experience our facilities near Colchester, which include:

  • Lodges that are ideal for corporate retreats
  • Conference and meeting rooms of all sizes, from two to 450 delegates
  • 80-bedroom hotel
  • Three restaurants – The Lakes for fine dining, The Gallery for delicious locally-sourced produce and the lively Sports Bar for great food and live TV sport
  • Tranquil Spa and pool facilities
  • State-of-the-art Techno gym
  • Two championship golf courses
  • Golf simulator
  • Driving Range

Our hard work is already paying off

Wedding bookings are very strong because couples have put off their big day for two years. We saw this demand coming and invested in our wedding areas, including a Tipi site for outdoor weddings and events. This site is also ideal for corporate or family fun days or a summer party with outstanding views over the lakes and woodland.

Both golf and leisure markets are buoyant, but there is also a significant uptake in corporate bookings. It’s not just annual business lunches, dinners or conferences, either, we have seen demand for our eco-lodges from business customers. Companies see the benefit of taking teams away from the office environment and into the heart of the countryside. There is something about getting away from it all that focuses the mind!

While staying with us, corporate guests might like to try our Spa facilities, two fantastic 18-hole championship golf courses or our three award-winning restaurants. We offer competitive and flexible packages to suit your company’s needs. You can select from a range of different function rooms for your meeting, conference or networking event. We can accommodate up to 450 guests, from gala dinners and balls to teaching and team building sessions.

Visit our website at to explore all our facilities and see some of our upcoming events.

Celebrating 50 years

It seems appropriate that we have put so much work into refurbishing the resort over the past year (and we continue to do so) because it coincides with our 50th anniversary.

In 1972, Bill and Devora Peake created Stoke by Nayland Golf Club. Our two courses – Gainsborough and Constable – have played host to significant golf tournaments and remain hugely popular with members and visitors alike.

Bill and Devora could never have envisaged what their golf club would become 50 years later. Everyone here thinks they would be incredibly proud, and we invite you to come and see why for yourself.

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Peter Osborne is the Group Commercial Director for the Boxford Group, which owns the Stoke by Nayland Resort.
For booking information, please contact us using the following details.

T: 01206 262836
Or visit

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