The History of The Dumbleton Hall

The original Dumbleton Hall can be traced from around 1534 as the home of the Cocks family for over 200 years. After the death of Sir Richard Cocks in the late 18th century the Hall fell into disrepair and was eventually demolished.

Rebuilt in the mid 19th century using Cotswold stone, Dumbleton Hall became home to the Eyres family and in the 1930′s the Hall was well known for its popular house parties with regular guests including John Betjeman, later to become Poet Laureate, and the famous Mitford sisters.

During the Second World War the Hall was allegedly considered as a suitable alternative venue for the House of Lords.

The Hall became a private hotel in 1959 when it was purchased by The Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance.

Through donations from Post Office employees, The Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance purchased Dumbleton Hall Hotel. One of many properties used as a living memorial to their fellow workers who had died in the two World Wars.

The hotel has been open to the general public since 1995.

In early 2021 The Post Office Fellowship of Remembrance sold Dumbleton Hall Hotel with the profits being donated to Post Office and BT related charities, to continue its mission to provide a living memorial for those workers who died the two World Wars.

Dumbleton Hall Hotel is now owned by the Dumbleton Hall Hotel Property Company Limited.

Dumbleton Hall Hotel is represented by Bespoke Hotels who have grown to represent over 120 properties worldwide, and stands as the UK’s Largest Independent Hotel Group. Founded in 2000 by Haydn Fentum and Robin Sheppard, Bespoke has consistently grown to the point where we now manage over 5,000 hotel rooms, and 6,000 employees

The Hall is a Grade Two Listing building.