About Old Thorns

Who we are and what we believe.

Our story began in 1949 when successful local businessman and avid golfer Ken Wood transformed two cottages and a dairy farm into a small boutique hotel and golf course. Inspired to create a warm and welcoming venue ‘where guests become friends’ Ken Wood encapsulated the spirit and service for which the hotel has built an reputation throughout Hampshire.

However, today Old Thorns boasts over 150 hotel bedrooms, 51 brand new apartment. As well as truly phenomenal facilities, Old Thorns is considered a leading resort destination in the south England. Through authenticity and team spirit, our mission is to create unique and memorable experiences, putting the needs of guests and clientele at the forefront of everything we do.

Local Attractions

Stay Longer at Old Thorns and enjoy all that the surrounding area has to offer.

Old Thorns offers the perfect base for your South Coast UK holiday. Located just an hour from central London and just 30 minutes from the historic coastal city of Portsmouth, there is a whole host of activities and days out for the whole family to enjoy.