HotelsThe Goring Hotel Gets a Shetland Pony In Residence

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Britain’s most popular little pony, Teddy the Shetland will grace The Goring’s Garden with his presence this August as their ‘pony in residence’.

For just over two weeks between 16th-31st August, Teddy will pack his saddle bags and live in The Goring Garden in a beautifully constructed stable by Monarch Equestrian.

Alongside being an international Instagram sensation @teddytheshetland with 156K followers and fans all around the world, Teddy is also a Goring family member – owned by CEO Jeremy Goring’s cousins, Alice and Molly Goring. As The Goring is now the only five-star luxury hotel in London that is owned and run by the family that built it, it seems only right that any pony in residence should be a family member also!

Family

The Goring was opened in 1910 by Otto Goring and is now the only five-star luxury hotel in London that is owned and run by the family that built it. Deep in the heart of Belgravia, close to Buckingham Palace, The Goring is within strolling distance of the Royal Parks and some of the city’s finest shops, theatres and galleries.

In January 2013 The Goring was granted a Royal Warrant of appointment to HM The Queen for Hospitality Services and in 2016 The Dining Room was awarded its first Michelin star. The Goring reflects one family’s passion for quality, whose members have prided themselves on providing comfort, good food and drink and the most attentive service for over a hundred years.

In addition to enjoying Teddy’s presence at one of London’s most iconic hotels, (the only hotel granted a Royal Warrant of appointment to HM The Queen for Hospitality Services), guests will be able to enjoy a limited-edition Teddy the Shetland afternoon tea.

The Goring has always been celebrated for its creative afternoon teas and Teddy the Shetland themed teas promise to be no exception. From delicious cakes resembling the shapes of ponies & horseshoes, and featuring Teddy’s favourite carrot cake, to polo mint infused scones and mini apple tarts, Teddy’s tea will be a feast both for eyes and tastebuds. The afternoon tea can be enjoyed either on luxurious picnic rugs in The Goring’s garden with Teddy roaming free (the largest private hotel garden in London), or on the terrace for a more formal silver service experience.

Residency

”Teddy is our most famous family member and his forthcoming residency is creating enormous excitement here. I can confirm that Chef Richard, Fernanda our head housekeeper, and all of the team are busily preparing his favourite home comforts, and readying the red carpet for what will be our most important state visit for over a year. I hope you can join us!” said Jeremy Goring, CEO of The Goring.

For Teddy fans who feel afternoon tea might not be enough time with this fluffy legend, The Goring will also be offering an overnight package which consists of Teddy the Shetland Afternoon Tea, a guaranteed upgrade at the time of booking, Full English Breakfast the following morning and a Teddy the Shetland memento to take away. Once guests have cuddled Teddy to their heart’s desire, they can explore all The Goring has to offer on its doorstep in the heart of Belgravia. Moments from Buckingham Palace and within strolling distance of the Royal Parks, the hotel is perfectly situated for retail therapy at some of the city’s finest shops, as well as leading theatres and galleries.

  • Teddy the Shetland overnight package starts from £585.00 including VAT
  • Teddy the Shetland Traditional Afternoon Tea £50.00 per person including VAT
  • Teddy the Shetland Bollinger Brut Afternoon Tea £62.00 per person including VAT
  • Teddy the Shetland Bollinger Rosé Afternoon Tea £72.00 per person including VAT

To make a booking for the Teddy the Shetland afternoon tea or overnight package contact the reservations team on +44 (0)20 7396 9000 or thegoring.com/teddy & https://www.thegoring.com/offers/teddy-offer/

Follow along at #TeddyatTheGoring #TeawithTeddy #TeddyintheCity

Photos: Adam Lynk Photography.

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