About Us

Nestled in acres of peaceful countryside, Thornton Hall Hotel is a 4-star luxury hotel in the North West of England, home to an award-winning spa and restaurant. We are located just 9.2 miles from Liverpool and 11.4 miles from Chester.

Our 62 bedrooms span both a Victorian house and an annexe and offer modern refined furnishings, many with garden and countryside views. We also specialise in weddings, celebrations, conferences and meetings, hosting events across the hotel in our many function suites, with our largest event space holding up to 600 people.

Eateries include The Lawns Grill, a relaxed Brasserie and The Lounge bar and Terrace. The Health Club and Spa offers first class spa facilities including a 20 metre indoor swimming pool and two outdoor hot tubs. Relax on a spa day or with a restoring spa treatment, plus visit the
 Hair and Makeup Studio for all your beauty needs!

Check-In = 3pm

Check-Out = 11am

What To Do Locally

Thornton Hough is delightful for a little wander, there are also many cycle and rambling routes along The Wirral coastline. Local attractions include Chester Zoo, Ness Botanical Gardens, Parkgate & Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village.

Being located between Liverpool and Chester means there are a whole host of museums, galleries, shops and interesting tourist attractions!

Getting Around

Taxi: Our recommended service is Argyle Satellite - 0151 201 1111

Bus: Bus stops are located right outside the hotel for the 487 Liverpool-Neston. The hotel side of the road will take you to Neston and you can change here for buses to Chester. Cross over the road for buses to Liverpool.

Train: If travelling to/from Liverpool or Chester, we advise taking the Merseyside Wirral Line at Spital Train Station, which is approx. a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

The History of Thornton Hall

Thornton Hall was once the home of wealthy shipping merchants, Bamford Brothers of Liverpool. The building is believed to have been built in the mid 1830’s.

Thornton Hall became a flying club following World War II and was transformed into a hotel in 1954, with many of the original features of the hall remaining intact including oak carvings and the ornate mother of pearl embossed ceiling in the restaurant.

During the war, Martins Bank, based in Liverpool, is reputed to have moved their Gold Reserve to the wine cellars at Thornton Hall, with a destroyer at Wallasey Docks, poised for a rapid escape! 

We do have a resident ghost, “The Grey Lady”. She has been seen a number of times over the years. The last occasion was by the young daughter of a family who were visiting the hotel to enquire about holding their wedding here. It is reputed that “The Grey Lady” only appears when people are happy!

Today the hotel is owned by the Thompson Family and renowned locally for fine food and hospitality.