Welcome to Greywalls Hotel, An Elegant Scottish Edwardian Country House. Greywalls Hotel is uniquely situated on the edge of Muirfield championship golf course with stunning views over East Lothian and Forth's Firth. Overlooking the world-famous greens of the 9th & 18th holes, it has earned itself a reputation as 'a golfers' paradise'! Offering one of the very best country house accommodations in Scotland, Greywalls' stylish Edwardian splendor makes an ideal retreat for individuals, golfing holidays, family gatherings, weddings, and corporate entertainment. Massage therapies are also on offer.
Designed by the celebrated Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens as a 'dignified holiday home,' Greywalls was built in 1901 and still retains the charm and character for which it is renowned. A haven of peaceful tranquillity, it enjoys a reputation for the excellence of its food and service. As well as the elegant drawing rooms and delightful dining areas, the house has 23 en suite bedrooms. The delightful walled gardens are attributed to Gertrude Jekyll and contain a grass tennis court, croquet lawn, and green and borders filled with herbaceous plants. With 10 golf courses within 5 miles of Greywalls, this proves to be the perfect venue for anyone wishing to sample Scottish golf. Whether you wish to stay at Greywalls for a night or a week, you will instantly feel that it is your 'home from home'.
Accommodation - When you book Greywalls, you and your guests can enjoy the use of one of Scotland’s most charming and intimate country houses. Greywalls was built in 1901 as an elegant holiday home for a dedicated golfer. Designed by Lutyens, the house exudes Edwardian style, complemented by a high standard of modern facilities. Enjoy the seclusion and distinctive atmosphere of this unique property. Linger over a drink on the lawn overlooking the 18th green of Muirfield. Stroll through the tranquil gardens. Dine with more views of the golf course. Relax in the understated comfort of the lounges and library. Retire to individually designed bedrooms. Tranquil Bedrooms - Each bedroom at Greywalls is unique, with its own décor and antique furnishings. Greywalls provides facilities that match those of many hotels with TV, phone, and ensuite bathroom for each of the rooms.
Dining at Greywalls - Chez Roux Restaurant, 2011 Scottish Hotel Awards - Greywalls: Restaurant of the Year 2011. Spread across 4 rooms, including a Whisky room and Sunroom, Chez Roux can offer settings to suit the occasion, season, or time-of-day. The service matches that of the hotel, welcoming yet refined, attentive yet unobtrusive. In May 2019, Albert Roux was awarded the CIS 2019 Lifetime Excellence Award. "French classical cuisine with a flair and lightness, using local produce as much as possible."Albert Roux.
Afternoon Tea - Visit the tranquil surroundings of Greywalls with the options of Afternoon Tea. Select your choice of tea leaves from the very own tea menu, and enjoy the Chef's savory finger sandwiches, freshly made scones, and selection of sweet delicatessens. Private Dining - At Greywalls, private dining can be provided for parties up to 50 people. You can choose from 4 rooms for your special occasion: 1. The main dining room at Greywalls can seat up to 50 people and has hosted many memorable dinners over the years. It has stunning views over Muirfield, where you can watch the sunset. 2. The original dining room is a smaller, more intimate space and can seat up to 20 guests. It has the same stunning views over the Muirfield golf course as the main dining room. 3. The Whisky Room offers private dining for up to 12 guests surrounded by a selection of some of the finest malts from Scotland and around the world. A whisky tasting menu can be prepared by the Chef and accompanied by a tutored tasting. 4. The Sunroom is a charming and spacious area with lots of natural light, overlooking the beautiful Gertrude Jekyll Gardens. It seats up to 20 guests. Please note that 9 to 12 people can have the daily menu or the reduced 3-3-3 a la carte menu. 13 people or more must have a set menu chosen from the a la carte.
Wine and Whisky - Greywalls has an exceptional wine cellar with over 200 different wines. If you match a special occasion with a special wine, there is a first-class fine wines selection. Perhaps your requirements are not so demanding, in which case, there is an excellent wines range. Whatever the occasion and your choice of food, I will be delighted to help you make exactly the right choice to complete your dining experience. Please note that the wine list and pricing are subject to regular change. For an up to date wine list with current prices, please contact us directly for more information. Having regular wine dinners at Greywalls, you can view the diary of events here. The Whisky Room at Greywalls is ideal for private themed dinners, relaxed hosted tastings, and pre-dinner drinks. It accommodates up to 12 guests.
Golf Information at Greywalls - Book Greywalls, revel in the distinctive surroundings, and enjoy some of Scotland’s finest golf. The house is situated on the very edge of the historic links at Muirfield and within a few miles of the championship golf courses of Gullane, Luffness, North Berwick, Renaissance, and Archerfield. Greywalls has a long, established relationship with golf, with many golfing greats having enjoyed the hospitality during past Open championships. Luxury accommodation can be provided for golfing parties up to 40 people in the main house. Smaller groups may prefer the Colonel's House. More exclusive than a Golf Hotel - When you book Greywalls, your party has the exclusive use of the house and gardens for the duration of your stay. Enjoy the seclusion and distinctive atmosphere of this unique property. Linger over a drink on the lawn overlooking the 18th green of Muirfield. Stroll through the tranquil gardens. Dine with more views of the golf course. Relax in the understated comfort of the lounges and library. Retire to individually designed bedrooms furnished with antiques.
Massage at Greywalls - Revive body, mind, and spirit at Greywalls with an exceptional massage treatment from Margaret Winn. Whether it’s a sports massage after a round of golf or a spa-quality pamper session, Margaret will tailor your massage treatment to your needs. Margaret Winn - Margaret has many years of experience as a remedial sports massage therapist and has helped many guests get back on the golf course. She is also a highly sought after holistic therapist and has provided relaxation massage to many of the guests over the years. Margaret comes highly recommended and treats her clients with the greatest respect in a calm and relaxed manner. She looks forward to sharing the wonderful benefits of massage with you.
Albert Roux Biography - Chef Albert Roux OBE, KFO head of the famous cooking dynasty behind such establishments as Le Gavroche, the first-ever restaurant in the UK to be awarded three Michelin Stars. At the age of 14, Albert Roux began his life-long passion for the culinary arts as he commenced his career as an apprentice patissier. As a callow youth of 18 years, he came to the UK to spend time as a commis de cuisine in the old hierarchical environment within Nancy Astor's country home at Cliveden. Moving up the culinary ladder, he spent one year at the French Embassy in London, followed by his first tenure as a chef at the home of Sir Charles Clore in Belgravia. He was then called on to serve his Military Service in Algeria, during which time he was invited on occasion to cook for the Officers' Mess.
Upon leaving the Military, Albert took up Sous Chef's post at the British Embassy in Paris, where he spent 2 years before leaving for the UK. He was employed as chef to Major Peter Capelet at the family estate at Fairlawne, Tonbridge, in Kent. He stayed with the Cazelet family for eight happy years. The Cazelet family and many of their friends encouraged and financially helped Albert open his own restaurant Le Gavroche, which he finally did with his brother Michel in 1967. In May 2019, Albert Roux was awarded the CIS 2019 Lifetime Excellence Award.
Location - Greywalls has a quite stunning setting on Muirfield's edge, one of Scotland’s top golf courses and a British Open host no less than 15 times. The surrounding East Lothian has stunning beaches, castles, and plenty to explore, with Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh only 30 minutes drive away.