Originally known as Alveston Manor, Old Church Farm can trace its noble history back to Medieval times when it was owned by King Harold of Wessex prior to the Norman Conquest in 1066. It was made a crown estate by William the Conqueror and subsequent Kings of England used it as a hunting lodge. In 1149 it was given to one of the Marchers who had helped defend the English-Welsh border – Fulk I Fitzwarin. It was seized back by King John and the resulting feud between Fulk III and the King were the basis of the tales of Robin Hood. Within the grounds lies the ruins of the church of St Helen, a national monument with its 12th Century tower and Saxon nave wall.
From 1960 it was owned and run by Rolls Royce PLC as a private hotel to entertain foreign dignitaries. The current owners purchased it from Rolls Royce in 2017.
Five en suite rooms with Hypnos beds ensure a comfortable stay here in the South Gloucestershire countryside. The 35 foot drawing room, panelled study with its original Tudor feature ceiling and grounds are also open to our clientele.
A separate conference facility with 3 meeting rooms caters to business visitors and the skittle alley is a great party venue or training room.
Easily accessible from the M4 or M5 – Filton (10 mins), Bath (30 mins), Bristol (15 mins) and Cardiff (45 mins) are popular destinations from Old Church Farm.