At Hand Picked Hotels, we have developed our Corporate Social Responsibility activities to involve our team members, our local community and our guests.
When staying with us, guests can choose if and how they would like to be involved. This can be anything from indulging with the best of produce from our local suppliers and our gardens, re-energising with a walk in the grounds or local area, to supporting our efforts with recycling and energy management.
We welcome suggestions or comments on our policy and how we are implementing it and if you have any questions during your stay, then please just ask at Reception.
Here’s a taste of how you can Be Involved during your stay. Click on the links for articles about our hotel activities.
Recycling is part of the culture at Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa. Please leave your newspapers, magazines, cans, plastic and glass bottles separately for the team to separate for recycling.
We are proud that Hand Picked Hotels has achieved Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of the work we do in reducing our carbon footprint. You can support our efforts by switching off your lights, air-conditioning and the television when you leave the room for the day or check-out.
A map is available from Reception showing several circular walking routes around South Nutfield and Redhill. If you would like to venture further afield there are excellent walks within a 10 mile radius on the North Downs. Box Hill near Dorking is of particular note and takes its name from the box trees that grow in abundance. It is regarded as having the finest yew woods in Southern England. Renowned for its outstanding views, with its mix of woodland and chalk down land, the area is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
Try our home-made jams at breakfast, featuring seasonal fruit and where possible fruit found growing in grounds such as cherries and blackberries
Godstone Apple and Pear Juice is available for breakfast. Godstone Vineyards, set in fifty acres of glorious farmland on the very edge of the Weald, is open to the public and well worth a visit. In addition to producing juices, they produce English wines and visitors are able to walk through the vineyards at leisure to see how the vines grow, the different grape varieties and trellising systems.
The beef, pork, lamb and venison served in Cloisters Restaurant are all sourced from suppliers within Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
British Wildlife Centre
Situated between Godstone and East Grinstead, the British Wildlife Centre is open at weekends and public holidays March – end October and daily during school holidays throughout the year. All the animals live in settings that reflect their natural environment. Much of the area is outdoors, although there are plenty of undercover areas such as The Barn, The Hedgerow and the Badger Sett observation. There is much to see all year round and most animals can be seen whatever the weather. The Centre is renowned for wildlife photography opportunities and runs a variety of photographic courses and workshops, many by professional wildlife photographers who offer expert knowledge and guidance on improving and perfecting your photography.
Support the Charity Challenges
Through out the year there are Charity Challenges arranged by the Health Club. You can take part in the cycle rides, gym marathons or donate to local and national charities supported by the team and Club members.
Keep up to date with our activity throughout the year:
Local charity involvement
Working with Local Schools