Northcote House
Northcote House


Bistro & Restaurant

Northcote House



Kempton’s Restaurant and Bar is set within 65 acres of parkland in Sunningdale Park, housed in a Grade II listed neo-Georgian mansion called Northcote House.

Surrounded by stunning beautiful gardens, lakes and woodland, Kempton’s boasts sweeping grounds and an impressive house, with notable features such as the grand staircase and front portico.




The beautiful Sunningdale Park was originally part of the historic Forest of Windsor. The earliest recorded sale of Sunningdale Park was in the early 19th century, to a Mr James Stewart.

There is evidence that there was a house on the estate, designed by James Wyatt and built in 1785, however it is not the one that stands today. It was located near the current position of the stables and when the property passed to Mr Stewart’s brother, the Reverend Charles Stewart, he then built a house on the site of the current mansion in 1830. 25 years later, the house was sold to Sir Charles Crossley, then on to a Mr Mackenzie in 1883, who enlarged and altered the property before he sold it to the Joicey family in 1891.

The last private owner of the Sunningdale Park house and estate was Sir Hugo Cunliffe-Owen, President of the British-American Tobacco Company and Chairman of Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Ltd, who bought it in 1930. He built the house that today stands on the site of the former mansion and it is his coat of arms that appears above the main entrance.


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Kempton’s sets the standards for dining in Ascot by expertly balancing modern culinary feats with heart-warming classics. The menus at Kempton's are seasonally revised to include the freshest produce.

The coffee blend served at our restaurant is Rainforest Alliance Certified. The Rainforest Alliance helps to protect forests, improve the livelihoods of farmers and forest communities by promoting their human rights and helping them mitigate and adapt to the climate crisis. Moreover, every cup of our coffee helps Grounds for Health screen women in coffee communities against cervical cancer. The mission of Grounds for Health is to reduce cervical cancer among women in developing countries, primarily in coffee growing regions.

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Did you know we have a luxury health club in Ascot?


Swimming pool at Sunningdale Park
Luxury gym at Sunningdale Park
Northcote House

Set within Sunningdale Park in Ascot is our exquisite health club, with a swimming pool, relaxation area, hair salon, fully equipped gym and fitness studio. With Audley Club membership, it’s all about your health and relaxation. When you join our club, you can access the gym, pool and wellbeing facilities, in addition to receiving 10% off in our bistro and restaurant.

Our health club facilities include:

 ❖ Fitness studio ❖ Fully equipped gym ❖ Fitness classes ❖ Hairdresser ❖ Personal training ❖ Heated swimming pool ❖ Relaxation area ❖ Spa and physio therapies ❖ Kempton's Restaurant

You can use the gym, pool and fitness classes as much or as little as you choose and our personal trainer is expertly trained and experienced in working with the over 50s in core strength, resistance and flexibility based exercises.
Book a tour of the Audley Club and experience our luxury health club for yourself.

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Sunningdale Park lies approximately 37 km to the west of London in the historic parish of Old Windsor. It lies immediately adjacent to the historic parish of Sunninghill, which includes Ascot Racecourse, close to Windsor and Virginia Water.

Kempton's restaurant is 40 minutes away from Reading and 50 minutes away from London, with easy access to the M25 and quick connections to the M3, M4 and M40. It's just seven miles to Windsor and 10 miles to Heathrow Airport.

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