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Feb
26
2014

Annual Pride Of Stratford Awards 2014

John Mcghee & Denise Watts at the Pride of Stratford Awards

Below is a post written by John McGhee, General Manager at The Charlecote Pheasant Hotel about his experience at the Pride of Stratford awards in 2014 The Pride of Stratford Awards 6th February 2014, Shoes shined, wing collared shirt pressed, tuxedo freshly steam cleaned I started to prepare myself for what would turn out to be one of the most enjoyable nights I’ve had in a long time. We met outside the Holiday Inn Stratford [...]

Feb
7
2014

Hotel History

Lansdown-Grove-Bath

One of the most fascinating subjects about our hotels is their history. With numerous hotels around the UK, they all have a unique history and a story to be told. What we would like to do is create a web page for each hotel detailing the hotels history since it was built. They say a picture tells a thousand words and over the last few months I have been collecting postcards and others bits of [...]

Nov
1
2013

Guy Fawkes and the history of Fireworks Night.

Guy Fawkes and Conspirators

So it is nearly time again for Fireworks night which is celebrated on November 5th, Guy Fawkes Night. What do you know about the history of Guy Fawkes and Fireworks Night, where fireworks are let off and traditionally the effigy of Guy Fawkes is burned on bonfires to recognise his part in “The Gunpowder Plot” in 1605. Did you know that Guy Fawkes didn’t lead or instigate the plot to kill James I even though [...]

Oct
4
2013

Dog Friendly Hotels

Dog Friendly Hotels

Dogs are a man’s best friend right? Well when you go away on your holiday and have to leave him behind in a solitary kennel, you would want your best friend with you wouldn’t you? With some of our hotels allowing dogs free roam in their acres of grounds, hotel and bedrooms you can now take your best friend with you to enjoy some of the amazing sights and walks around the local areas that [...]

Sep
20
2013

Hotel Breaks – Why are they great?

With Hotel Breaks you can choose your board basis

Everyone loves a break away but have you thought about hotel breaks? If not here are eight great reasons why you should take a hotel break. Travel when you want At our hotels we have a check-in time of 3 pm, but if you wish you can travel to your destination early, drop your luggage at the hotel and spend the whole day exploring and getting to know your new area. Bring your hobby with [...]

Jul
30
2013

National Parks week

Exmoor Ponies

Did you realise that this week is national parks week and that the U.K. is home to 15 National Parks? All of these parks are free and open to everyone to go and enjoy their unique stunning scenery and walks. If you have never visited a national park in your life or make regular trips each time you visit one you will be amazed by the diversity of wildlife, scenery and views and the sheers [...]

Jul
25
2013

Royal Baby has arrived

Will_and_Kate

So as the world knows by now Kate Middleton has given birth to her royal baby Prince George Alexander Louis weighing in at 8 lbs 6 ozs the newborn prince is the heaviest future king in 100 years! Following his parents who were made the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge by the Queen on their wedding day, the royal couple’s child will officially be known as His Royal Highness the Prince of Cambridge, a title [...]

Jun
28
2013

Wimbledon Interesting Facts

Jill Craybas playing at Wimbledon

Wimbledon, it is one of England’s most prestigious events. For Wimbledon fans their biggest worry is whether it will rain or not. Every year millions of people attend or tune into Wimbledon, whether you are a fan or not, a lot of work goes in to it each year to making sure it runs smoothly. Below are a few facts and figures that we thought may be interesting.

Jun
7
2013

Golden Memories at Windermere Hotel

Golden Memories for Mona and Jim

Golden Memories for Mona and Jim Jack from Thornhill when they took a trip back in time to when they visited The Windermere Hotel, where they spent their honeymoon after getting married on 23rd March 1963. The couple from Queensberry Beaches, even took their original receipt. The hotel staff were so delighted by their arrival they showered the couple with gifts. Mona who is 79 said: “We had the original receipt, the hotel staff were [...]

May
9
2013

Wallace and Gromits “Grand Day Out”

Wallace_Gromit

If like us you’re a fan of Wallace and Gromit you will love the fact that they have recently teamed up with Visit England to help promote “101 things to do before you go abroad”. Along with a host of famous names ranging from Bill Oddie to Yeoman Warders from the Tower of London, each specialist selected the top 20 experiences from their categories and all have used their expert knowledge to compile this list [...]

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