Pride of Britain Hotels, Luxury Hotels Newsletter
Pride of Britain Hotels, Summer Newsletter 2014 Pride of Britain is a consortium of privately owned luxury hotels throughout the British Isles, all of
which offer exceptional hospitality. Let us help you to arrange your perfect stay by calling 0800 089 3929 or visit our website www.prideofbritainhotels.com where you will see full details and frequently updated offers from all our member hotels, including some exciting new additions to the collection. The consortium itself is not-for-profit and has an upper limit of 50 member hotels to ensure quality
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Airds Hotel 03
Hebridean Princess 04
The Torridon 04
Judges Country House Hotel 05
Seaham Hall 05
The Devonshire Arms 05
Holbeck Ghyll 06
The Chester Grosvenor 06
Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa 07
Gilpin Hotel and Lake House 08
Middlethorpe Hall and Spa 08
Hambleton Hall 09
Stapleford Park 09
Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre 10
Lake Country House and Spa 10
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa 11
The Grove, Narberth 11
Lords of the Manor 12
The Pear Tree at Purton 12
Barnsley House Hotel and Spa 13
Dormy House 13
Calcot Manor Hotel and Spa 14
The Feathers at Woodstock 14
Lucknam Park 15
The South East
Langshott Manor 15
Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa 16
South Lodge 16
Hartwell House and Spa 17
The French Horn 17
Tylney Hall Hotel 17
Gravetye Manor 18
Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa 18
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club 19
The Montagu Arms 19
Eastwell Manor Hotel, Spa and Golf 20
Maison Talbooth 20
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa 21
The Swan at Lavenham 21
The Arch London 22
The Goring 22
The Capital 23
The South West
Buckland Tout-Saints 23
Bovey Castle 24
Lewtrenchard Manor 24
The Priory Hotel 24
The Nare Hotel 25
Thurlestone Hotel 25
Grand Jersey 26
Gift Vouchers 27
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Pride of Britain
Pride of Britain Hotels
Pride of Britain is a consortium of privately owned
luxury hotels throughout the British Isles, all of
which offer exceptional hospitality.
Let us help you to arrange your perfect stay by
calling 0800 089 3929 or visit our website
www.prideofbritainhotels.com where you will see
full details and frequently updated offers from all
our member hotels, including some exciting new
additions to the collection.
The consortium itself is not-for-proﬁt and has an
upper limit of 50 member hotels to ensure quality
To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com 03
Airds Hotel Port Appin, Argyll
Romance is in the Air!
Airds offers everything you would expect from a luxurious
country house hotel and then gives that bit more.
Spectacular scenery all around.The impressive valley of
Glencoe with all its hiking trails, the gondola ride up Ben Nevis
taking in the amazing views, a day trip to Mull with its beautiful
scenery and the romantic abbey on Iona, gardens to visit and
so much more.
The new cycle path from Benderloch to Fort William provides
that perfect opportunity to hire bikes, take a packed lunch and
cycle some of the most scenic paths in Britain.
The charm of Airds makes it perfect for a romantic break and
the hotel has developed a package for just that. Our Romantic
Package is based in one of the most beautiful settings in the
UK, with fabulous 3 AA Rosette food, candlelit restaurant, and
amazing sunsets. What could be better?
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/airds_hotel_and_restaurant
04 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Hebridean Princess Sails from Oban, Scotland
launch virtual cruise
There is a lot happening online at Hebridean Island Cruises
this year. New for 2014 is a website ‘blog’ where guests can
immerse themselves in a virtual voyage of relaxation and
discovery by reading a regular account of each Hebridean
Princess cruise itinerary as it unfolds. Photographs
supplement each ‘blog’, providing readers with a real taste
of what is happening on board and ashore.
Other online enhancements include a regular news feed,
providing the latest information about what is happening
at Hebridean including CaptainTrevor Bailey’s welcome
to the company as the new Master of Hebridean Princess,
and Iain Gibson’s introduction as Hebridean’s new Front
of House Manager, who joins the business from the
Royal Scotsman train. Latest news can also be found on
Hebridean’s Facebook andTwitter pages.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/hebridean_princess
in the great outdoors
Torridon is the perfect place to discover the adventure and
explore the wilderness of Scotland. Everyone wants to get
out into the great outdoors but not everyone knows how to.
We offer the perfect playground, professional instructors
and luxurious surroundings with which to experience for the
ﬁrst time or to rekindle a passion for adventure.The hotel is
situated at the foot of theTorridon Mountains on the shores
of LochTorridon and is perfect for sea and loch kayaking,
canoeing, mountain guiding and mountain biking. We can
organise a range of activities onTheTorridon Estate where you
can learn to kayak or scale your ﬁrst Munro with our very own
instructors. Afterwards you can relax and enjoy the luxury as
you dine in our award winning restaurant.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_torridon
Scotland The Torridon Annat by Achnasheen, Wester Ross
05To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Judges Country House Hotel Yarm, NorthYorkshire
Chef for the day
Ever wanted to join our team of Chefs for the day and
learn a few secrets of the trade? Well now you can with
The Judges ‘Times’ and ‘SundayTimes’ recommended
‘Chef for the day’ package.
Your day will commence at 9.30am when, after coffee,
you will get to work with your own chef. After a quick
lunch, you’ll be back to your station during service to see
how the kitchen really ticks.You can ﬁnish around 2.30pm
with AfternoonTea in the lounge. Or, for the real chef
experience, feel free to come back and work the evening
shift. Places are strictly limited and available Monday to
Thursday only. Chef’s whites will be provided.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/judges_country_house_hotel
Seaham Hall Seaham, County Durham
Seaham Hall is celebrating the success of a £2m investment
after winning a prestigious award. At the North EastTourism
Awards, Seaham Hall was awarded Small Hotel of theYear
2013/14 with the judges recognising the ﬁrst class facilities
and upgrading which has taken place under the hotel’s new
ownership. Seaham Hall has enjoyed improvements to the
Serenity Spa, public areas and the creation of a fabulous
new Sports Lounge with an American pool table and was
overwhelmed to hear the outcome. “We are delighted that
this unique property has won such a prestigious award,” said
Ross Grieve, the hotel’s general manager. “There has been
a huge investment in Seaham Hall and that has clearly been
recognised.” Seaham Hall now moves forward to compete in
the 2014 Visit England Awards for Excellence, pitched against
major venues from across the UK.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/seaham_hall_hotel
Get on your bike
The Devonshire Arms Bolton Abbey, Skipton, NorthYorkshire
Cycling fun for everyone - bike packages for all ages and
abilities - add a tandem, mountain bike or even an electric
bike to your stay with us this summer. Come and explore
the breathtaking countryside on the Duke & Duchess of
Devonshire 30,000 acre estate. Spoil yourself with our
stunning afternoon tea after your ride.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/devonshire_arms
06 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
The Chester Grosvenor Chester, Cheshire
The great outdoors
Cheshire positively blooms during the spring and summer
months with stunning gardens at every turn. Perhaps the
county’s most famous garden isTatton Park - a mansion set
within 1,000 acres of quintessentially Cheshire grounds.
The RHS Flower show comes toTatton from 23rd - 27th July,
bringing inspirational and innovative show gardens.
Enjoy the outdoors further at Grosvenor Park Open Air
Theatre - the country’s leading regional open-air theatre
situated a stone’s throw away from the hotel. Pop a cork,
settle into a deckchair and enjoy some of the UK’s best actors
present Macbeth,The Comedy of Errors and the childhood
classicThe Secret Garden.
After a day in the sunshine you’ll be more than ready to settle
down to a meal at Michelin star ‘Simon Radley atThe Chester
Grosvenor’ where culinary genius Simon Radley brings the
season’s best produce to the table.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_chester_grosvenor
Walking in the Lakes
Holbeck Ghyll Windermere, Cumbria
There is something quintessentially British about summer
in the Lakes.Whether it is snoozing on lush green lawns,
whiling away a sunny afternoon with a game of croquet or
unearthing the breathtaking beauty of the Lakeland fells,
you should plan now to escape the city heat and head for
the stunning and dramatic Cumbrian countryside.
We have teamed up with Mark Eddy, who has been
tramping these fells for quite a number of years, and his
company ‘Mountain Journeys’ to offer GuidedWalking
Breaks around the famous Langdale Pikes, Pavey Ark and
After a day of exploring, return to pitchers of homemade
lemonade in our Beck Side Garden or margarita cocktails
on our terrace before your Michelin starred dinner, or
even, on balmy evenings, late night star gazing from our
outdoor hot tub.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/holbeck_ghyll
07To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Northcote Blackburn, Lancashire
The ultimate getaway
Country-house hotel and Michelin-starred restaurant Northcote
launched the Northcote Cookery School this April. Whether a
beginner or a dab hand, students choose an experience level
to match their skill set and then an appropriate tutorial from
a range of culinary categories: from developing speciﬁc skills
and techniques through to entertaining.
Led by newly-appointed head tutor Michael Vanheste, formerly
of Betty’s Cookery School, and with selected dates by Nigel
Haworth and head chef Lisa Allen, the school will be offering
a range of half and full-day courses that take place at four
stations in the restaurant’s very own kitchen. Inclusive of a
two-course lunch and more, guests can also enjoy the full
Northcote experience by combining with an overnight stay
on a special bed & breakfast rate.
Whether a treat to yourself or gourmet gift,The Northcote
Cookery School offers classes for every would-be cook.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/northcote
Feversham Arms Hotel and Verbena Spa
Shaped up for Summer
You’ve heard the phrase “shape up for Summer”, well the
Feversham Arms andVerbena Spa have done just that.
The outdoor pool and Mediterranean-style terrace have seen
a lot of love throughout the winter months, and the last piece
of the puzzle was our new Jacuzzi which, as of the middle of
March, has been bubbling away for all hotel guests to enjoy.
That’s not all that the hotel and enviable spa have planned for
the summer; from 31st May to 7th September 2014 we will be
offering you the chance to take “100 Days in Provence” with
our pop-up poolside restaurant, serving plentiful salad bowls,
grilled lobster and more summery delights for you to enjoy
either al fresco on the poolside or in our delicate Garden Room.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_feversham_arms
08 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Middlethorpe Hall and Spa York, NorthYorkshire
Whizz up to Yorkshire
TheTour de France Grand Départ 2014 will start inYorkshire on
5th and 6th July 2014, bringing millions of fans to theYorkshire
roadside.The route will take the cyclists through some of the
county’s historic cities, including the Roman walled city ofYork,
as well as the beautifulYorkshire Dales. Middlethorpe Hall
and Spa inYork has a two-night ‘Tour de France’ legacy break,
which includes a three-course dinner, breakfast, early morning
tea, one 25-minute Decléor treatment and cycling map.
Some restrictions apply.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/middlethorpe_hall_and_spa
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Gilpin Hotel & Lake House Windermere, Cumbria
At the heart of Gilpin Hotel & Lake House is a very
passionate family and team, dedicated to creating
lasting memories for their guests. Warmth and
friendliness are balanced with extraordinary service,
exquisite décor and stunning culinary experiences.
The hotel comprises two luxury country houses
spanning two Lake District estates. At Gilpin Hotel, 14
of the 20 bedrooms lead directly onto the gardens, six
with their own hot-tubs, all with lovely views. Just a
mile away Gilpin Lake House is, put simply, a sanctuary,
where just six suites enjoy exclusive access to 100 acres
of private grounds, including a four-acre lake, boat
house, swimming pool, salt snug, hot tubs and spa
treatment room overlooking the lake.
With no business, weddings or children under seven,
where better to escape the stresses of life?
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/gilpin_hotel
09To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Come cruise the Rutland Riviera with us.
This will be our ﬁfth Rutland Water cruise aboard the
Rutland Belle. Our cruise combines a multi course dinner
by Hambleton Hall’s Michelin star chef, Aaron Patterson,
with an opportunity to enjoy the glorious scenery around
Rutland Water and hopefully spot our resident Osprey.
The Rutland Belle is a tidy craft with a charming crew.
Unless the weather is foul we sit on deck but can go below
should the weather change.
Tim Appleton MBE (Rutland Nature Reserve Manager) and
Tim Mackrill (OspreyTeam Ofﬁcer) will join us to act as
spotters and point out the diverse bird life we have around
the shores of Rutland Water.
We leave the pier on the evening of Wednesday 18th June
from Whitwell Sailing, Cycling and Adventure Centre.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/hambleton_hall
Hambleton Hall Oakham, Rutland
Birds, views, supper
Stapleford Park Stapleford, Leicestershire
golf and spa getaways
Spend some quality time away on a golﬁng break or on
a pampering Spa break to a luxury cottage retreat on
the secluded Stapleford Park estate.
The getaways include an indulgent three course dinner
with coffee and petit fours, overnight accommodation
and breakfast based on six or eight people sharing,
18 holes of golf or a 25 minute Spa treatment.
Golf Tuition Breaks
For the golf enthusiast, play our championship golf
course and learn from our PGA professional on a two
half-day or two-full-day golf school. Courses can be
tailored to all standards from beginner to advanced.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/stapleford_park
The Pavilion overlooks the Championship golf course
10 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Wales The Lake Country House and Spa Llangammarch, Powys
Hay on Wye
Hay is a small historic town in Mid Wales. Annually it hosts
the famous Guardian book festival for 10 days between May
and June. Down the market high street you will never fail
to ﬁnd unique book shops and inviting cafes.The festival’s
increasing popularity has allowed it to showcase musical
performances and ﬁlm previews with the presence of well
known celebrity icons. So why not explore the cultural arts
Hay book festival has to offer, and then join us at our hotel for
a luxury stay? Indulge in a gourmet dinner and treat yourself
to some relaxing treatments at our very own tranquil spa.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_lake_country_house_and_spa
Kilworth House Hotel and Theatre
North Kilworth, South Leicestershire
Britain’s best kept secret
Within the estate of Kilworth House, in a wooded glade, close
to the lake, is the unique Kilworth HouseTheatre. A stunning
open air theatre protected by two huge canopies, this is the
only theatre of its kind in England dedicated to producing
and presenting large scale professional musical theatre.
Take full advantage of this unique combination of luxury
country house hotel and top quality professional theatre by
enjoying a fantastic theatre break including dinner, show
tickets, overnight accommodation and breakfast.
Following the show meet West End professionals in
The Staging Post nestled beside the auditorium.
South Paciﬁc 30th May – 13th July
Live at Kilworth 16th July – 27th July
Sister Act 26th August – 21st September
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/kilworth_house
11To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
The Grove, Narberth Pembrokeshire
Will Holland to
lead new beach side
Bodysgallen Hall and Spa Llandudno, North Wales
Visit our award
At Bodysgallen Hall we have lavished as much care
and attention on the restoration of our gardens and
landscapes as on our house, as a result the gardens are
an attraction in their own right.
Bodysgallen is well known for its 17th century box
hedged parterre, and the lower gardens are surrounded
by high stone walls, the largest of which encloses the
rose garden and lily pond at its upper level.There is a
cascade which tumbles down the rocks and a kitchen
garden has fruit trees hedging off the cut ﬂower and
The Woodland Walk is an ancient natural wood and is
the site of the 18th century LadiesTerrace with views of
Conwy Castle and the river valley. Access to the gardens
is for paying guests of the hotel, including for luncheon,
afternoon tea and dinner.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/bodysgallen_hall_and_spa
We are delighted to announce that we are shortly opening
a brand new beach side restaurant called Coast. Coast is
in an incredible location at Coppet Hall Beach overlooking
Carmarthen Bay near Saundersfoot, just ﬁve miles from
We are very excited that Will Holland will be our Head
Chef. Will has spent the last 15 years working in some
of the best restaurants and hotels in the UK including La
Bécasse in Ludlow, L’Ortolan in Berkshire, Gravetye Manor,
and Homewood Park Hotels. He has also made numerous
appearances onTV, including Great British Menu and
Will is a fabulous chef and we are pleased that Pembrokeshire
will have such an exceptional talent working in the county.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_grove
12 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
The Pear Tree at Purton Wiltshire
A taste of honey
Try some of our home-made honey this summer. It’s
from one of four hives at the end ofThe PearTree’s 7.5
acre gardens, each home to 50,000 bees.The hives are
part of the ‘natural area’ of the hotel’s gardens, which
also includes a wildﬂower meadow and vineyard.
Thanks to the lack of arable farming and its associated
pesticides nearby, the honey has a really natural taste
that’s reminiscent of the honey you used to have at
your grandmother’s.There’s also a hint of lime which
comes from the lime tree just next to the hives.
We serve the honey at breakfast and occasionally as part
of a dish on our new a la carte lunch and dinner menus.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_pear_tree_at_purton
Lords of the Manor Upper Slaughter, Gloucestershire
New exquisite gardens
of the North Cotswolds
The Cotswolds area is famous for its gardens, not least
those at Lords of the Manor which were designed by Julie
Toll (a Chelsea Gold medal winner who has also designed at
10 Downing Street).The gardens, which include a bog and
walled garden, are now beautifully maintained by Sarah
Burroughes (who loves to meet guests and has been known
to pass on the odd envelope of seeds).
The Lords’ three night Exquisite Gardens package includes
admission tickets to Kiftsgate Court Garden (a celebrated
creation of three generations of women gardeners) and
Bourton House (a rising star with inspirational planting),
as well as equally exquisite dinners in our Michelin starred
restaurant on two nights and a Kiftsgate Rose delivered to
your (UK) door after your stay.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/lords_of_the_manor
13To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Dormy House Willersey Hill, Broadway, Worcestershire
It’s been a dazzling year for Dormy House Hotel in Broadway.
Its complete facelift has culminated in the opening of House
Spa, a place of serious wellbeing and playful indulgence.
All eyes are on this stunning new destination spa with
its candlelit inﬁnity pool and outdoor Bubble Bath, two
well-equipped gyms, Rasul Mud Room, seductiveThermal
Suite and Champagne Nail Parlour (ﬁngers, toes, and Veuve
House Spa has been designed in the colours of spring
by Sparcstudio – think London’s So SPA – and nurtured
by Howard Spa Consulting. Its treatment range is a love-
match with skin-care brandTemple Spa, the English family
company with product names likeTa-dah! and Bosom Pal.
The Dormy House signature treatment, Silent Night
Lavender Sleep, is 2½ hours of body bliss featuring local
Cotswold lavender. House Spa gives you a lift before you’ve
even applied the creams…
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/dormy_house
Barnsley House Hotel and Spa Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Barnsley Village Festival
An extraordinary day in Barnsley village, which was ﬁrst
introduced by Rosemary Verey herself. On Saturday 17th May
the Gardens at Barnsley House, Barnsley Arboretum and
Barnsley Park are opened to the public.
Barnsley House was built in 1697 and is now one of Britain’s
best-known hotels.The care of the gardens and her famous
potager has kept Rosemary’s spirit alive.The four-acre garden
and the house itself, built like the rest of the village in the
local gold-grey Cotswold stone, are set among beautiful
trees that overlook the ﬁelds beyond. Usually only available
to hotel guests, on Festival day it will be open to all. Also
including: a barbeque, licensed bar, stalls showcasing local
produce (including vegetables from the hotel kitchen garden),
a jazz band and lots to keep the children entertained - a great
family day out.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/barnsley_house_hotel_and_spa
House Spa - Ta-dah!
14 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Calcot Manor Hotel and Spa Near.Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Enjoy the delights of Westonbirt Arboretum
Eating at Westonbirt is now a whole new experience
thanks to Calcot, who have been running the restaurant
and café at the Arboretum for just over a year now.
Offering everything from coffee and pastries to a varied
lunch menu, as well as afternoon teas, it is a trip well
worth making, particularly if you happen to be staying
at nearby Calcot Manor; you could easily while away a
With planting dating back to the 1850s, the Arboretum boasts
16,000 trees and embraces 2,500 different species originating
from Britain, China, North America, Japan, Chile and other
temperate climates. It is also known worldwide for its
spectacular spring rhododendron, so a great place to visit on
your next visit to the Cotswolds.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/calcot_manor_hotel_and_spa
The restaurant at Westonbirt Arboretum
The Feathers at Woodstock Oxfordshire
Our Guinness Book of RecordsTM
recognised Gin Bar
offers the Ultimate Gin andTonic: a measure of
Blackwood’s Vintage Gin from an individually numbered
bottle, topped up with 1724, the world’s most exotic tonic
water, and ice cubes made from local spring water.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_feathers
The ultimate G&T
15To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Langshott Manor Near Gatwick, Surrey
Join us for afternoon
tea on the terrace
The charm of our 4 AA Red Star Elizabethan manor
house extends throughout our rooms, suites, lounges
and restaurant into our delightful English gardens.
Blossoming ﬂoral displays, manicured lawns, a groomed
terrace and herbaceous borders create a picturesque
setting for a quintessentially British afternoon tea. Each
of our dainty desserts, including fresh scones, cakes and
pastries are created by our in-house pastry chefs and in
season our jam is made with ripe berries picked from our
very own kitchen garden.
This delicious experience can be served with chilled
Champagne and enjoyed by guests popping by for the
afternoon and those staying on an overnight break at
Langshott Manor Hotel.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/langshott_manor
The South East
Lucknam Park Colerne, Near Bath, Wiltshire
Special events in summer
Come to Lucknam Park this summer and enjoy an abundance
of activities including equestrian, tennis or cycling on our
500 acre estate. For those wanting to relax, try our world
class spa and new Well-being House offering some
specialised nutrition retreats.
In May our Cookery School is delighted to welcome some
guest chefs focusing on Japanese andThai cuisine. In July
top eventer and trainer Richard Waygood MBE will be at
Lucknam Park for a two day eventing clinic and in October
renowned trainer Stephen Hadley for a two day show
jumping clinic. After all this activity, dine in the acclaimed
one Michelin star The Park restaurant or the relaxed style of
The Brasserie. Escape for longer this summer and enjoy our
special four nights for the price of three.
We are delighted to announce that the hotel has recently
been awarded Gold in the 2014 South WestTourism Awards,
for Large Hotel of theYear.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/lucknam_park
16 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
South Lodge Lower Beeding, Near Horsham, West Sussex
The grounds of South Lodge are a delight to explore, alive
with colour and fragrance and providing a perfect back drop
to the events taking place this spring and summer.
Sunday 11th May, Sunday 1st June, Sunday 7th September
and Sunday 21st September
Open air cinema with dinner on the alfresco terrace: Enjoy
a three-course dinner and as coffee is served, sit back to enjoy
a silver screen ﬁlm classic.This summer we will be screening
Life of Pi,The Great Gatsby, Mamma Mia and War Horse.
Sunday 20th July
Big Band on the Lawns with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra -
‘Tunes of Glory.’ Now in it’s 11th year, take a glimpse
into the world of Music Hall, Popular Song and the
experience ofTommies on the Western Front as we build
towards the centenary of the outbreak of war in Europe.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/south_lodge
Superb Summer Sounds
The South East
Hadden and the hotel’s nutritionist will also advise guests,
introducing them to some delicious meals that are as
balanced as they are ﬂavourful.
These retreats are the ﬁnishing touch to an already action-
packed summer in West Sussex which includes racing at
Goodwood, jousting at the nearby Arundel Castle and for
the particularly brave, swimming at Climping Beach just
a short stroll from the hotel.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/bailiffscourt_hotel_and_spa
Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa is alive with activity this
summer.The hotel is delighted to offer Pilates workshops
with expert Stott Pilates instructor Susie Mermaid as part
of a summer calendar of activities. On selected dates
throughout the summer the two-day retreats will provide
an introduction to this low impact system of exercise that
focuses on breathing, stretching and strengthening the
whole body from the inside out. Executive chef Martin
Bailiffscourt Hotel and Spa Climping, West Sussex
Introducing new summer Pilates retreats
The South East
17To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Hartwell House and Spa Near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Toast our 25th
Enjoy a luxurious break to the Buckinghamshire countryside
with Hartwell House’s 25th Anniversary Champagne Break.
Enjoy the seasons at their ﬁnest with walks around our
gardens and parkland; scattered with follies, monuments,
and a lake. Or beneﬁt from the VIP invitation from Bicester
Village, with a spot of deluxe retail therapy at the luxury
shopping outlet. On arrival you will be greeted with
Champagne and chocolates in your room, then perhaps
relax in one of our drawing rooms or enjoy the Hartwell Spa
before enjoying dinner in our award winning restaurant.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/hartwell_house_and_spa
The South East
Tylney Hall Hotel Hook, Hampshire
Join us for our Garden
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th May
Before the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show commences, spend a
luxury two night break atTylney Hall and enjoy a garden tour
with Estate Manager PaulTattersdill and visits to two local
acclaimed gardens,The Manor House at Upton Grey and
West Green House and Garden near Hartley Wintney. Guests
will also be able to enjoy a talk from special guest Landscape
Architect Dominic Cole, who prepared the conservation
plan forTylney Hall gardens and worked closely with Estate
Manager PaulTattersdill on the restoration.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/tylney_hall_hotel
The South East
The French Horn Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire
The river’s the place to be
From riverbank festivals, to riverside horse racing; relaxing
on a slipper launch sipping something cold; regattas and
theatres all on the water’s edge.
The French Horn is and always will be the place to relax and
unwind, the perfect spot to enjoy the RiverThames.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_french_horn
The South East
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The South East
Gravetye Manor West Hoathly, Sussex
Our Flower Workshops offer a relaxed and informal
way of enjoying the historic gardens at Gravetye as
well as learning new skills. Hosted by our Chelsea
award winning head ﬂorist, each workshop has been
designed with its own theme and takes place in our oak
framed gazebo. All of our Gazebo Flower Workshops are
priced at £50 per person, including the workshop with
arrangement to take home, tea and coffee on arrival and
a light sandwich lunch.
Monday 28th April - Contemporary Spring Design
Monday 12th May -Table Decoration for a Special Occasion
Wednesday 28th May - Early Summer Flowers
Monday 16th June - Outdoor Living
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/gravetye_manor
Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa Cuckﬁeld, West Sussex
Nordic walking retreats
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September
Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa are delighted to offer two
exclusive Nordic Walking retreats which make the most of
the South Downs National Park and the wonderful Sussex
countryside with our resident accredited Nordic walker.
The South Downs Way with its stunning views over the
countryside makes for a great day’s walking, with a wonderful
picnic lunch at Ditchling Beacon being a high point.The other
walk is on the High Weald LandscapeTrail, a landscape that
was created by farmers from the South & North Downs who
began to use the area’s woods as a seasonal source of food
for their animals.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/ockenden_manor
The South East
19To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
The South East
The Montagu Arms Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire
Throughout the year The Montagu Arms Hotel boasts
an exciting calendar of special events. For 2014 we
welcome back the favourites, as well as an exciting
selection of new dates for your diary.
This spring our award winning ﬂorist Mala Williams
returns with her popular Flower Arranging Master Class,
to bring a splash of colour to your homes this summer
whilst in May, Head Chef MatthewTomkinson’s Master
Class focuses on the new season’s generous offerings,
demonstrating his culinary expertise whilst creating a
mouth-watering three course menu for your enjoyment.
Renew your love of nature with our newest events, from
the fascinating Exbury GardensTalk andTour with Head
Gardener John Andrew in May, to our June Walk with a
New Forest Ranger where you can discover the secrets
of our beautiful ancient woodland.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_montagu_arms
The South East
Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club
Near Forest Row, East Sussex
Ashdown Park’s musical highlight of the year is the
breathtaking performance of music from ‘Les Miserables’ by
leading West End performersToo Darn Hot in our stunning
Too Darn Hot is the West End’s leading showbiz cabaret band,
bringing together some of the hottest stars of the West End
stage and a top West End band.The singers are all leading
lights of the West End, having starred in shows such as Les
Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Mamma Mia.The
band have played for top shows all over the world and have
recorded sessions with stars such as Michael Crawford, Sting
and the Spice Girls.
Enjoy a pre-dinner drink followed by a three course dinner
with wine, coffee and petit fours whilst enjoying the
performance. Bank Holiday Monday 25th August. Special
accommodation rates are available.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/ashdown_park_hotel
Les Misérables comes
to Ashdown Park
20 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Behind the scenes at
Set in 40 acres in the glorious Dedham Vale, Castle House is
the former home of artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959).
This elegantTudor and Georgian building is now home to
the largest collection of paintings by the artist, who was
President of the Royal Academy 1944-1949. With the release
of ‘Summer in February’ last year starring Downton Abbey’s
Dan Stevens, Munnings is much in the news at the moment.
Castle House has gained a new lease of life and is staging
several exhibitions in 2014 including ‘Sketches from France
1918’ and ‘Violet:The Artist’s Wife’.
We have arranged for MaisonTalbooth guests to receive a
personal tour of the house, view his studio and handle the
archive paintings, sketches and drawings. Do make time to
visit this unique museum next time you are visiting Dedham.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/maison_talbooth
Maison Talbooth Dedham, Colchester, Essex
The South East
at Eastwell Manor
Eastwell Manor Hotel Spa and Golf Ashford, Kent
Eastwell Manor’s Head Chef, Gareth Atwell, sources
most produce from local producers and suppliers.
The Manor Restaurant was recently voted 5th Most
Romantic Restaurant in the UK byTheTimes.
Residents have complimentary use of the two heated
swimming pools (outdoor pool open from 18th April) and
extensive spa and leisure facilities housed in the same
building as the award-winning beauty salon, Dreams.
This summer Eastwell Manor is hosting a number of
special events including two monologues, “Lady of
Letters” and “Chip of Sugar” from Alan Bennett’s
“Talking Heads”; extracts from Handel’s “Giulio Cesare”
and Mozart’s “La Clemenza diTito”, both starring
Dorothee Jansen, Hanns Heinz Odenthal and Haydn
Rawstron; musical AfternoonTeas on the last Friday of
the month; interactive events including falconry days,
Birds and Beasts and murder mysteries and many other
informative, amusing and gourmet events.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/eastwell_manor
The South East
21To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
The Swan at Lavenham Suffolk
The 15th century Swan at Lavenham, Suffolk, is holding a
regular series of exclusive wine dinners offering elegant
wines matched with delectable cuisine.These unique
evenings are the result of inspired collaboration between
Head Sommelier François Belin and Head Chef Justin Kett.
François has worked hard to develop a diverse list of over
200 wines with varieties and styles suitable for most tastes
and palates. Selected for their quality and value for money
from small family producers up to large Domaines, vintages
range from the 1980s to the present day.They include ‘reserve
wines’ from the proprietor’s cellar, bought en primeur these
are ﬁne bottles in immaculate condition.
The ﬁne wines and gourmet dinners are proving so popular
that François is expanding his wine team. With guests in mind,
he truly believes in the philosophy of drinking what you like,
when you like.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_swan_at_lavenham
The South East
Open air cinema
Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa Luton, Bedfordshire
The South East
Watch some of your favourite iconic ﬁlms in a setting like
no other at Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf and Spa’s new open air
cinema this summer.
Set in the stunning surrounds of the South Lake on our 1,065
acre estate, guests are invited to bring their own blankets
and refreshments and enjoy a choice of ﬁlms, some of
which were shot on location at Luton Hoo. A pre-cinema two
course menu will also be available in the relaxed setting of
our country club restaurant, the Adam’s Brasserie.
Films will be showing on 8-10th August and 5th-7th
September. Special accommodation rates will also be
available including full English breakfast and use of the
country club facilities.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/luton_hoo_hotel_golf_and_spa
Head Sommelier François Belin
22 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
The Goring Beeston Place, London
Chef Shay Cooper
checks into The Goring
Intelligent, thoughtful and highly talented. All words that
are frequently used to describe Chef Shay Cooper, who
moved intoThe Goring’s kitchens recently to take the helm
as Executive Chef. His new menu is now being served in the
hotel’s restaurant,The Dining Room.
Jeremy Goring explains: “Shay is one of England’s new
generation of incredibly exciting young chefs. With a Michelin
pedigree and the Hotel Chef of theYear award already under
his belt, we are very excited about Shay joining us atThe
Goring. His brief is to keep the traditional brilliance of British
food and to move the menu in the Dining Room forward to
the next level, making it more reﬁned for the next chapter.”
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_goring
The Arch London Great Cumberland Place, London
The Arch London has launched one of London’s ultimate
experiences by offering travellers the chance to stay in
one of the ﬁnest boutique hotel suites in London, and
to enjoy a two-and-three-quarter-hour cruise on the
RiverThames with a four course á la carte meal.
The hotel also provides other packages to cater to
various needs, whether you are a business traveller,
leisure traveller or spending a romantic retreat in
London with your partner. In 2013,The Arch London also
won the prestigious ‘Most Excellent Newcomer’ award
at the Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_arch_london
23To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Buckland Tout-Saints Kingsbridge, Devon
Summer at Buckland
England is getting ready for another scorching summer
so make the most of the sunshine with a visit to the
south coast and a stay at BucklandTout-Saints. Unspoilt
beaches, stunning countryside and a wealth of National
Trust properties are all here for the exploring.
You are invited to stay for two nights in a superior room
with a gourmet dinner on the night of your arrival. We’ll
also include a picnic of sandwiches, cream tea, blanket
and ﬂask of tea for a walk in the countryside or a day on
Aside from lazy summer stays we also specialise in
weddings and exclusive use events, meaning you and
your party have the key to our manor house and grounds
to enjoy as if it was your own. Our ‘Downton Abbey’
themed dinner parties and murder mystery weekends
are particular highlights.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/buckland_tout_saints
The Capital Basil Street, London
Enjoy a night at the
The world famous classical music festival returns to London
this summer, 18th July – 13th September at the Royal Albert
Hall, Royal Cadogan Hall and Hyde Park.
The Capital Hotel, Knightsbridge, is perfectly situated between
all three Proms venues and its Michelin starred restaurant
Outlaw’s, offers the freshest and best of British seafood, whilst
the English afternoon tea is a lovely way to join with friends
before heading out to the concert halls.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_capital_hotel
The South West
24 To book FREEPHONE: 0800 089 3929 or visit: www.prideofbritainhotels.com
Lewtrenchard Manor Okehampton, Devon
Al fresco at
After our fantastic summer last year, we decided to get
our wonderful courtyard paved. It was always full of
colour and much admired but guests were unable to sit
out and enjoy it. During the summer we hope, weather
permitting, to have al fresco dining for lunch and
afternoon tea as well as the odd dinner on those warmer
evenings. With braziers to help keep the temperature up,
we should also be able to extend the summer evenings
and you will be able to sit and watch the sun go down
with the appropriate refreshment. Why not come and
visit us and ﬁnd out for yourselves?
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/lewtrenchard_manor
Bovey Castle North Bovey, Devon
Ultimate private dining
The Bovey Room at Bovey Castle on Dartmoor National Park
has recently received a makeover.The Bovey Room can be
used as part of Bovey Castle’s private dining offering and can
hold up to 30 people, making it the ultimate dining experience.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/bovey_castle
The South West
The South West
The South West
Navigate your way
to the Lighthouse
The Priory Hotel Wareham, Dorset
The Priory in Wareham has linked up withThe ‘Lighthouse’
Theatre, Poole’s centre for the arts, to introduce its customers
to a world of renowned performances and productions
throughout the year.The purpose-built venue is only 20
minutes away by road, rail & sea, which is prefect for
combining with a stay atThe Priory. Visit the ‘Lighthouse’
website for a full list of what’s on.You could also combine a
stay during the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival, between 24th May
and 8th June, with numerous activities and exhibitions, as
detailed on their website. Or, if you don’t want to travel at all,
then Wareham’s very own bijou cinema,The Rex, offers most
of the latest releases and some ﬁlm classics too.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_priory_hotel
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Thurlestone Hotel Salcombe, South Devon
Family holidays on the south Devon coast
Families and children are welcome atThurlestone Hotel
and we have a range of experiences designed especially
for our younger guests. As well as offering a children’s
club free of charge during the school holidays, our new
Close Encounters experience merges the fun of a nature
trail with the opportunity to handle exotic creatures, all
from the safety of a warm dry hotel. From giant stick
insects, hissing cockroaches, a praying mantis, scorpions,
a tarantula, snakes, a tortoise and even a resident dragon,
the children can learn about life cycles, habits and, most
importantly, that all these amazing creatures play an
important role in nature and are not something that needs
to be feared! Open to children between the ages of 5 and
12, the Close Encounter experience offers both education
and entertainment. Can you handle the experience?
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/thurlestone_hotel
The South West
Fish for your supper
Guests staying at The Nare this summer are invited to catch
their supper from the sparkling waters of Gerran’s Bay. Cast off
from Carne Beach on a Famous Five adventure using one of the
hotel’s kayaks to try your luck with mackerel and bass that bask
within sight of the shore. Should rod and line prove fruitless,
lift one of The Nare’s lobster pots instead to ﬁnd out if treasure
awaits. Safely back on land, successful ﬁshermen are rewarded
with their catch specially prepared for them that evening.
“Land Lubbers” will be relieved to learn Chef is always
fully stocked with a variety of local, line caught ﬁsh and that
Cornish lobster is on the menu every night. Now that’s “proper
prov’nance” for you.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_nare_hotel
The Nare Hotel Veryan,Truro, CornwallThe South West
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For 170 years, Penfolds has
cultivated a reputation of
winemaking excellence, achieved
through a unique alchemy of
distinguished vineyards and
viticultural caretakers, exceptional
winemaking resources and a rich
history of outstanding winemakers.
As we celebrate our 170th year,
Penfolds is proud to support the
Pride of Britain Hotels and their long
standing reputation for excellence.
For more details visit www.penfolds.com
Wine Dinners and Master Classes
Tassili food and wine experiences offer access to a hand-
picked selection of exclusive and exceptional wines, the
wine dinners offer a six course menu based around a
gourmet theme with six paired wines designed to bring
out their character in full.
The Wine Master Classes offer a two hour classroom
tutorial and taste of six wines, followed by a six course
dinner inTassili with a further six wines.
14th June -Wine Master Class “Soave with Stefano Inama”
Stefano will talk us though the history of the region and
present to us his wonderful wines.
26th June - Wine Dinner “Champagne”
Perrier-Jouet returns with a selection of outstanding
31st July - Wine Dinner “Greece”
Introducing a selection of the country’s ﬁnest producers
and their best wines.
For full details and current offers, visit www.prideofbritainhotels.com/the_grand_jersey
Grand Jersey Hotel and Spa The Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey
Michelin Star 3AA Rosette Tassili
for him and her
Temple Spa is a total lifestyle brand for men and
women. Our passion is anti-ageing skincare, body care,
aromatherapy and exquisite spa treatments that replenish,
revive and treat you very, very well. As well as being in
prestigious stores Harrods & Selfridges in the UK,Temple
Spa can be found in the best hotels and spas globally, and
we are proud to sponsor Pride of Britain Hotels.
For more details visit www.templespa.com or call us on 01903 719429.
Enjoy theJacuzzi experience
Spa and Bath are proud to announce their
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hydrotherapy in 1956, to establish its modern day form,
our globally renowned brand has continued to innovate
and lead the world of wellness. Jacuzzi®
Wellness is therefore the logical choice for guests seeking
differentiation and performance focused wellness
products. Experience is everything.
For more details visit www.jacuzzi.co.uk/hotels
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we will upgrade you to a Caribbean Cask
14 years old.This is a 14 year old oak-
matured whisky that has been ‘ﬁnished’
in casks that previously held Caribbean
rum, with notes of toffee, a hint of fruit
and a warm, lingering ﬁnish.
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