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The Relais Henley launches Late Summer Food and Music Event Series

  • 21 August 2023

The Relais Henley

The Relais Henley, a stylish riverside retreat in Henley on Thames, brings a late summer event series to the Oxfordshire town including jazz evenings, comedy nights with Honk! and unique evenings of vodka and wine tastings. 

The recently renovated hotel inhabits a grade II listed building which has been a part of the local community for centuries, making it the perfect backdrop for relaxed evenings of entertainment surrounded by history and charm. 

Jazz nights take place throughout September featuring local artists including the Phil Craddock Trio on the 3rd and 17th of September, the Simon Cook Trio on the 10th of September and the Brian Throup Quartet on the 1st and 8th of September. Later in the month the Relais Henley welcomes Jazz with P’Jam on the 15th and 29th, the Gareth Chelley Quartet on the 22nd, and the Brian Throup Trio on the 24th.  

On the 7th of September, the Relais is offering an evening of vodka tasting from around the world, paired with a BBQ in the Courtyard. Guests are invited to blind taste more than 15 vodkas to discover the complexity of the spirit. On the 14th of September, guests are ‘transported’ to Spain with an evening of flamenco guitar played by Tomás Jiménez enjoyed with a Spanish buffet in the Courtyard accompanied by Sangria. Continuing around the world, The Clipper restaurant is hosting a ‘Wine and Dine – A Taste of France’ on the 22nd of September. A 6-course menu of French cuisine accompanied with pairing wines and champagnes hand-picked by an experienced sommelier guides guests through the unique tasting experience. 

The Relais Henley is a boutique waterside retreat sitting in the heart of Henley and alongside the river Thames. With 40 elegant rooms, a stylish restaurant serving locally sourced, seasonal cuisine; the Quarterdeck bar, in the oldest part of the hotel, is a great place to enjoy local craft beers and gin and The Clip Bar is a chic meeting place for a pre-dinner aperitif. The Palm Court, at the centre of the hotel is inspired by international hotels with interiors influenced from the Far East and vast picture windows overlooking the Thames is home to the hotel’s membership club, The Salon, and entertainment space for events. 

The vodka tasting tickets are £45 per person (free for Salon members) and include vodka sampling, BBQ buffet and live DJ entertainment.

The ‘Wine and Dine – A taste of France’ tickets are £140 per person (15% discount for Salon members) and include a 6-course menu with wines and an aperitif on arrival. 

Spanish Evening with Tomás Jiménez ticket is £55 (15% discount for Salon Members) and include a Spanish buffet, a glass of Spanish Sangria on arrival and musical entertainment. 

Jazz evenings are complimentary for all guests, dates and details can be found on the calendar of events.  

For more information and reservations, visit their website, contact the reception team at 01491523288 or email