Are Cookery Schools The New Spas For Country House Hotels? We Check Out Exclusive Hotels SEASON Cookery School

British country house hotel group Exclusive Hotels and Venues certainly think so with the launch of their SEASON Cookery School – but then again they do already have one of the country’s leading spas in their portfolio at Pennyhill Park. SEASON launched in June 2015 within the impressive grounds of Exclusive’s Lainston House Hotel near…

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New Charcuterie ‘Best of British’ Dining Concept Launched at Great Fosters, Egham

Great Fosters have recently launched a new ‘grazing’ menu with their Charcuterie dining concept ‘Best of British’ in the bar of the Estate Grill restaurant. Claire and Sari from the Luxury Restaurant Guide were invited to try it out and were guided through the whole experience by Great Foster’s Executive Chef Marc Hardiman. Marc has traveled extensively…

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Chefs Recipe – Tarkari Handi by Alfred Prasad formerly Tamarind

This Indian mixed vegetables recipe is a simple yet richly layered dish from Alfred Prasad. Tarkari Handi combines your favourite vegetables — including asparagus, mushrooms, broccoli and baby corn — tossed with cumin, red onions and crushed peppercorns for a wonderful vegetarian supper or side dish.   Tarkari Handi Ingredients Mixed vegetables 8 asparagus spears,…

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Croquet becomes the fashion in England’s finest Country House Hotels

Croquet loses out to Tennis at Wimbledon We are all currently a frenzy with tennis as Wimbledon 2015 reaches its final conclusion but did you know that it was actually the game of croquet that was first established and played on the lawns of this now hallowed ground? In fact the All England Lawn Tennis Club…

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Restaurant Review – The Estate Grill at Great Fosters Hotel, Egham

Team DR were in the enviable position last week of trying out the new spring menu in the Estate Grill at Great Fosters as guests of its’ charming General Manager, Richard Young. The Estate Grill is currently going from strength to strength. Using outstanding ingredients, many grown on the Great Fosters estate and freshly picked,…

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SPRING TOUR OF THE GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE PLUS CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA AT CALCOT MANOR

SPRING TOUR OF THE GARDENS AT HIGHGROVE PLUS CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION, LUNCH AND AFTERNOON TEA AT CALCOT MANOR FOR £95 Back by popular demand, industry charity Hospitality Action will be hosting its seventh annual spring tour of the gardens at Highgrove on Thursday 30th April, to raise much-needed funds and awareness of the charity’s work. Despite…

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