Welcome to The Goring

In true Goring style, the safety of our guests, colleagues, suppliers and local community is our priority at all times.

Life has changed for us all over the past few months and we too have been doing all we can to navigate the new ‘norm’.

We have enhanced our already stringent safety measures throughout the hotel by strictly following official government guidelines with the ultimate aim to create the same warm welcome that we have always strived to deliver, but with all the necessary health and safety initiatives in place to make The Goring “Covid-19 secure”.

Yours ever,

David Morgan-Hewitt
Managing Director


Below is an insight into what you can expect from your favourite London hotel when you visit.

Our friendly doormen are on hand to open doors, move luggage and welcome you to The Goring – all just as normal. For those guests who would like to check their temperature on arrival at the hotel, there is a temperature screening check in place in the Front Hall. Our team are on hand throughout to advise and reassure on any concerns that you may have. We have NHS Track and Trace in place at the entrance to The Dining Room, The Bar and The Veranda for everyone in the party to scan. If you are without a phone, we can take a manual record of your visit. 

Although we will not extend a handshake, we are still extremely pleased to see you!

Every member of our staff is fully versed on our new procedures and standards following a specially designed training programme and a team of super compliance staff are in charge of ensuring all of this is properly in place.

We have switched to digital communication wherever possible. For the first time guests at The Goring are able to navigate all our services, access in-room information and read menus on mobile devices.

As our Executive Housekeeper it is under Fernanda Lewis' watchful eye that The Goring is kept truly ship shape. She and her team are, as always, maintaining the very highest standards of cleanliness and sparkle. The hotel’s already high cleaning standards have been enhanced with detailed procedures, the most effective, anti-virus cleaning products and new electrostatic fogging machines. As before, your bedroom will be thoroughly cleaned to the highest standards ahead of your arrival, with extra care taken in minimising any risk to you and our staff.

Our exemplary Housekeeping team have a series of new procedures with particular emphasis on high traffic areas and key touch points to keep all doors, handles and buttons germ free and hand sanitiser is freely available at key locations in the hotel for everyone to use.

Tables in The Dining Room are perfectly spaced with an airiness that has never been more in fashion. You are able to browse the menus electronically, although paper versions are available for those who prefer. 

Should you choose to dine in your room or suite, we will serve you in line with the strictest safety measures.


As we look forward to welcoming you to The Goring for a relaxed and fun escape from it all, we trust that you will feel confident in choosing to stay with us. For added assurance we are proud to have been awarded the AA's Covid Confident accreditation and to have received the "We're Good To Go" industry standard from Visit Britain, as well as Sharecare VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide.

Our Concierge team are very happy to assist with organising any Covid tests that might be required with regulations from certain travel routes. This can be done either here at the hotel or at a nearby testing site. 

Please be reassured that should you need any medical assistance when staying with us, we will swiftly arrange for you to see our hotel doctor.

For any further queries or to make a reservation, please contact our Reservations Team