Bar-baa-ra The Goring Sheep
Impeccably English and perfectly individual
The Goring sheep have become as iconic as the hotel itself. Here is a little history on how they came to be...
Guests used to remark to George Goring that they did not feel as if they were in London when they stayed at The Goring, but rather it had the peace and calm of a country hotel – due to the beautiful garden and the quiet location in Belgravia.
So one day, when he was driving through Somerset, Mr Goring came across the workshop of a lady who made the most engaging wooden sheep with real sheepskin fur. He bought one and took it back to The Goring, as he thought it really bought the country feel of the hotel to life. The guests loved it – and he subsequently commissioned her to make more and more.
So when guests visit The Goring today, they will be able to see some of these famous sheep dotted about the hotel and on each bed, ready to welcome guests to The Goring.