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THE HOG’S BACK HOTEL & SPA

A world away from the everyday

The Hog’s Back Hotel is owned by Surya Hotels, one of the UK’s leading niche hotel groups with a rapidly expanding portfolio of outstanding properties, situated in some of the UK’s most idyllic settings, from historic towns and coastal resorts to picturesque villages.

Stunning North Downs

The Hog’s Back is a part of the North Downs in Surrey, England, that lay between Farnham in the west and Guildford in the east.

Moments in history

In a letter to her sister Cassandra, dated Thursday 20 May 1813, Jane Austen wrote of her journey to London in a curricle via “the Hog’s-back” writing:
“Upon the whole it was an excellent journey & very thoroughly enjoyed by me; the weather was delightful the greatest part of the day. Henry found it too warm, & talked of its being close sometimes, but to my capacity it was perfection. I never saw the country from the Hog’s back so advantageously.”
This historical note reveals that the area was known as the Hog’s Back in Jane Austen’s time, however, the medieval name for the ridge was Guildown (recorded first in 1035 where it was the site of the abduction of Prince Alfred of Wessex by Earl Godwin.

Our commitment to our people

We believe in providing equal employment opportunities based on merit, qualifications, competence and performance without discrimination regardless of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, and sexual orientation or any condition or status as protected by law.

A policy of non-discrimination prevails throughout all aspects of the employment relationship including recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, layoff, termination, training, working conditions, benefits and compensation.

Our culinary initiative

As part of the group’s commitment to respect and care for the wider community, we are pleased to launch our Eat Well With Us corporate social responsibility initiative.

Harnessing the collective experience of our chefs from the group’s eleven hotels, the initiative aims to enliven the meals served at four local charity homes by empowering their resident cooks with recipes and skills that will add a new dimension to their cooking.

These recipes have been specially created by the chefs, taking into account the homes’ food budgets and dietary needs of their beneficiaries.