Infotel Magazine | Edition 27 | April 2018


It's easy for all the family to get away and enjoy a pedigree stay in hotels welcoming dogs; our Canine Club Collection leads the way with the best stays. We have five tiers of delicious delights to tempt in our Tea Break feature and we discover what to do and where to stay in Derby, plus the latest UK hotels joining Infotel.


2018 Edition 27

The Tea Break

Tiers of tasty temptation!

Discover Derby

What to do & where to stay

Pack the pedigree PJs

for a dog-friendly getaway!

Thursday 29 March: 9.00am - 5.30pm

Friday 30 March: Easter Break

Monday 2 April: Easter Break

Tuesday 3 April: 9.00am - 5.30pm

Need to make a reservation?

Contact the team

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Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm


A Postcard

from Derby


The Guest Book

10 20

10 29

The Canine Club



Five Bells Inn


Dates for the Diary


Dunraven Hotel


Infotel Business

7 19

Hawthorn Farm B&B

Lincoln Self



The Tea Break

8 20 36

Wiltshire Hotel Golf &

Leisure Resort

A Postcard

from Derby

Infotel Offers

9 28

The Poplars

Derby Collection


Featured Group

Suite Hospitality

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What’s On?

Dates for the Diary

APRIL 2018

Bath Comedy Festival

Until 15 April

Bath >>

Edinburgh International

Science Festival

Until 15 April

Edinburgh >>


Hertford Arts Festival

6 April

Hertford >>

The Grand National

12 - 14 April

Aintree, Liverpool >>


Belfast Film Festival 2018

12 - 21 April

Belfast >>

Virgin Money

London Marathon

22 April

London >>

The Stratford-upon-Avon

Literary Festival

22 - 29 April

Stratford-upon-Avon >>


The Spring Flower

Show 26 - 29 April

Harrogate >>


Hawthorn Farm B&B

Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 7ED



01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Hawthorn Farm is a 16th Century

Grade II listed farmhouse and is one

of the oldest buildings in Buxton.

There are six guest rooms, two in

the main house and four in the barn

conversion. All offer tea and coffee

making facilities, a TV and WiFi.

A cooked breakfast and cereals are

served in the main house between

7.30am - 9.30am and Buxton, which

is just a short walk away, has a choice

of restaurants for evening dining.

“This is a great B&B!

Welcoming hosts,

comfortable clean rooms

and a delicious breakfast

to top it off!”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

16 Spaces


WiFi Breakfast Luggage


Tea & Coffee

in Room





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01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Wiltshire Hotel Golf & Leisure Resort

Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 7PB



01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Perfectly placed for business and

pleasure in the Cotswolds, Bath,

Malmesbury and visiting Stonehenge,

the Wiltshire Hotel boasts 58 en-suite

guest rooms, a fully equipped gym,

indoor swimming pool, spa facilities

and a golf course.

Originally designed by Peter Alliss,

the 18-hole lakes course is challenging

and enjoyable. For the keen golfer,

packages can be included with a stay.

Dining is available in the Pavillion

Restaurant, which serves breakfast,

lunch and evening meals or enjoy a

lighter menu in the Clubhouse Bar

and Lounge during the day.

“Hotel was great,

staff friendly and

welcoming, room clean

and comfortable.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

200 Spaces




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The Poplars

Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 1EZ



01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

This private, period property

is located on the Roman Trail

near to Lincoln cathedral,

castle and the old town area

of Bailgate.

Guest rooms are individually

decorated with modern décor,

some have en-suite facilities,

all include hospitality trays.

Free WiFi and free parking

are available and for evening

dining, there is a choice of

good restaurants within

walking distance.

“Excellent service. Beautiful room with a

fantastic view. Very friendly but still felt private

and comfortable.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

3 Spaces




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01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


If getting away for a few

days starts the separation

anxiety alarm bells ringing,

there's a simple answer.

Pooch power rules ok,

so pack some pedigree

pyjamas and take your four

legged friend with you!

Dog-friendly accommodation

is on the rise and man's best

friend is being welcomed

into independent boutique

hotels, guest houses and

well-known hotel groups,

all happy to provide pooch

with a bed, bowl and


Hallmark Hotels

From Aberdeen in Scotland to Bournemouth on the South Coast, there's a Hallmark Hotel

in 28 UK locations, all welcoming dogs with their Pawfect Package. At £15 per night, the hotel

group promise you and your dog a unique experience from reservation, arrival and in your

room. They don't wish to spoil the surprise but the group promise both you and your furry

friend will not be disappointed!

Mercure Hotels

Happy tails are guaranteed with Mercure Hotels who offer a speciality menu for dog dining

and dog popcorn treats. The group's hotels in Altrincham near Manchester, Shrewsbury

and Hatfield charge £15 per night, per dog, with a maximum of two dogs per room.

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Toft Country House

Hotel & Golf Club

Woolpack Inn,


Is a dog-friendly stay and 18 holes of

golf possible? It is at Toft Country House

Hotel near Stamford in Lincolnshire.

For a small charge, dogs can enjoy

ground floor accommodation around

the courtyard at this former farmhouse

which retains many charming original


The Woolpack Inn near Bath welcomes

dogs throughout the pub and in guest

rooms, some of which open onto the

garden for easy dog access. The former

coaching inn is ideally located for long

walks in the Somerset countryside.

For winter stays, the open roaring

fireplace in the stone flagged bar area

is the perfect setting to enjoy cask ales

and a tasty bar menu.


Aubrey Park Hotel,


The Winning Post,


Aubrey Park Hotel, between Hemel

Hempstead and St Albans, is set in nine

acres of rolling countryside with many

historical walks within the grounds.

Dog-friendly guest rooms include bowls,

a bed and treats and for your own two

legged treat enjoy afternoon tea in

the garden.

Treats at the bar and wonderful Windsor

walks welcome you and your dog to

The Winning Post. Nicely located for

Ascot, Henley and Windsor, this 18th

century building is full of character, with

nooks and crannies, original old stone

floors and a roaring open fire. The dog

is welcome to dine with you in the bar

and with a choice of exciting menus

using local and seasonal produce,

neither of you will be disappointed.

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Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Bear Hotel,


Bell at Boxford,


A traditional coaching inn which has

welcomed Queen Victoria, Winston

Churchill and Eisenhower now offers

a very warm welcome to dogs visiting

Hampshire. Good food, great wine and

a lovely atmosphere add to the appeal

of this old building bursting with

modern-day comforts.

Don't miss out on the award-winning

food, real ales and fine wines available at

the Bell at Boxford, in Berkshire. Ground

floor en-suite accommodation makes it

easy for dogs to feel perfectly at home

and there's a good mix of local walks

to be discovered.

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Bermondsey Square

Hotel, London

Black Horse Inn,


If your dog prefers the bright city lights

over country retreats, Bermondsey

Square Hotel ticks the boxes with its

designer bedrooms and beautifully

appointed loft rooms. The area is thriving

with a vibrant restaurant, bar and club

scene and the hotel is convenient for

The City, Borough Market, Tate Modern

and Tower Bridge.

The Black Horse Inn in Maidstone

offers stunning B&B accommodation

with a fantastic menu available in the

pub or restaurant for evening dining.

Dogs get a truly friendly welcome with

their own basket, sheets and towels

in the guest rooms with just the main

restaurant off limits. There's also a good

choice of local walks for early morning/

evening exercise.

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

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Angus Hotel

Best Western

Ipswich Hotel

Brook Kingston

Lodge Hotel

Buckatree Hall Hotel

Castlewood Lodges

Cobden Hotel


Coul House Hotel

Cross Hands Hotel

Days Inn Durham

Days Inn Magor

Dog House Hotel

Eynsham Hall


Discover more paw-fect stays

in our Canine Collection >>

Foxfields Country


George Inn

Godalming Hotel

Griffin Hotel

Hartwell House Hotel,

Restaurant & Spa

Haycock Hotel

Hilton Bracknell

Inglenook Hotel &


Ibis Budget Derby

Legacy Hotel Victoria

Moxy London Excel

Ommaroo Hotel

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Dunraven Hotel

Treherbert, Rhondda CF42 5BG



01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Located in the world-famous

Rhondda Valley and sat at the

foot of Penpych Mountain,

this family run pub offers

pet friendly accommodation.

Guest rooms have private

bathrooms, a flat screen

TV and a hospitality tray.

Cardiff is 20 miles away and

the area is popular with

walkers and mountain

bike enthusiasts.

WiFi is available in public areas

and there is on-site parking

for up to six vehicles.

“Very good, quality service, very good

room, extremely friendly staff and

locals. Food here is delicious.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Lincoln Self Catering

Lincoln, Lincolnshire LN1 1QF



01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

These self-catering apartments

have modern, well equipped

kitchenettes, a flat screen TV

with Sky movies and sports,

complimentary toiletries, towels,

bed linen and free WiFi. Private

parking is available at no charge

and additional street parking

can be arranged.

The Marina waterfront is a four

minute walk and has a wide

choice of restaurants.

Located close to Lincoln

University, just a short walk from

the castle and also convenient for

Humberside Airport which is 25

miles away.

“Great place to stay. Huge, comfy

bed. Very clean.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

3 Spaces


WiFi in






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01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm




Home to the first water powered silk mill and at the centre

of the Industrial Revolution, Derby combines history and

heritage with arts and culture and creates a vibrant, exciting

destination for both business and leisure stays.


One of the city's longest established businesses

is Royal Crown Derby, which is quite possibly

the country's oldest porcelain manufacturer

too. Dating back to the 1700s, Crown Derby

porcelain was hugely popular with Victorians

and gained its royal warrant when Queen

Victoria appointed the company to be

manufacturers of porcelain for Her Majesty.

The visitor centre is located right in the heart

of Derby and provides a real insight into the

traditions, history and skills used in creating

fine bone china. As well as having a retail shop

and a museum showcasing the china creations,

the 1750 Tea Room is perfect for afternoon tea

and completes a guided tour of the centre in

true style and sophistication!


If in Derby do Denby!

The household name known

for its tableware, cookware and

serveware has a pottery village

where you can visit the museum,

take in a tour and paint your own

pot before enjoying a light lunch

served on Denby tableware.

Photo © Copyright Bill Nicholls / CC BY-SA 2.0

Away from clay and onto lead mining!

The Heights of Abraham is a unique hilltop

park reached by a spectacular cable car journey

over the Derwent Valley. Originally opening to

visitors back in 1780, it's the Peak District's

oldest and most appealing destination.

At the summit, visitors can explore the

spectacular underground caverns, visit an

exhibition, shop and either picnic or enjoy the

fantastic views from the Vista Restaurant.


Fossil Factory

The Long View Exhibition

State-of-the-art lighting really shines the

spotlight on the two show caverns.

Inside the Great Rutland Cavern, visitors

can see a day in the life of a 17th Century lead

mining family while The Great Masson Cavern

reveals the magnitude of size and atmosphere.

Above ground, additional attractions include

The Long View Exhibition, Fossil Factory

and Tinker's Shaft.


Breakfast at Betty's Farm is a must on so many

levels! With over 24,000 free range laying hens and

the fantastic on-site butchery, farm shop and café,

you will definitely dine like a king!

The farm is run with high animal welfare as the focus;

the happy hens are laying about 22,000 eggs per day!

A flock of 20 pure breed Jacob ewes and a larger flock

of texel Suffolk crosses spend time at Betty's as well

as the sister farm in Buxton, and a visit at this time of

the year means lambs in the fields!

Visitors can get up close with the only cockerel

on-site and some of the chickens for hand feeding.

There are also goats and horses who will wander

over for a stroke!

The Great Masson Cavern

Betty's sausages, bacon, free range meat and eggs

form the basis of the café menu with all dishes freshly

cooked to order. And once you've enjoyed breakfast

or a light lunch, head to the farm shop to stock up

on free range produce for your own kitchen.

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


Photo by Arran Bee / CC BY 2.0

Derby Arena is the newest entertainment

venue for the region pulling in big name comics,

rock, pop and pantomime. It's also building a

reputation as the Midlands hub for track cycling

attracting elite cyclists and competition along

with specialist sessions for novices, youngsters,

juniors, women-only, seniors and veterans.

Located on Pride Park next to the IPro Stadium,

the £27.5million arena includes a state-of-the-art

gym and badminton courts too.

Photo by Brian Townsley / CC BY 2.0


If your idea of being on track calls for less

energy and you prefer to look back in time,

put Pickford's House on your agenda.

This hidden gem was the family home of

Georgian architect Joseph Pickford and

illustrates aspects of life from the 18th to the

20th centuries. Partly built and designed as a

family home, partly business showroom, the

house opens the door on a life between master

and servant with knowledgeable, costumed

guides and different collections to explore.

Photo by J147 / CC BY-SA 2.0

Shopping in Derby is a contrast with the

bright lights of the Intu shopping centre

and the historical streets of boutique shops,

arcades, restaurants and bars in the

Cathedral Quarter, where you'll also find

art galleries and museums.

There is a diverse selection of real ales

available in a wide range of pubs in Derby.

Ye Olde Dolphin is the city's oldest, with

stories dating back to the 1500s including

Dick Turpin's romance with a women living in

the pub. Micro-pubs feature at Little Chester

Ale House and the Last Post with The Brunswick

Tavern, Falstaff and Mr Grundy's worthy of a

visit for their own brew!

Photo by VisitEngland / Diana Jarvis

/ CC BY-SA 2.0


Derby Collection

There's plenty of choice for staying overnight with a good range of hotels in the City centre

for different budgets and you can also travel a little further out to the scenic Derbyshire

Dales and the Peak District for a country break.

Risley Hall Hotel, Sure Hotel

Collection by Best Western

Ibis Budget Derby

Hallmark Hotel Derby


Hallmark Inn Derby

Hallmark Hotel Derby

Mickleover Court

Makeney Hall Hotel

Ringwood Hall Hotel

Hilton House Hotel

Castle Inn


Five Bells Inn

Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 2QX



01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Situated in the Arun Valley

between Pullborough and

Storrington, close to the South

Downs and convenient for

Worthing and Brighton, the

Five Bells Inn offers en-suite

guest rooms with views over the


The five individually decorated

rooms have hospitality trays and

widescreen TVs. Home cooking

using locally sourced ingredients

forms the basis of a menu of fish,

meat and vegetarian options.

An open fire and real ales can

be enjoyed in the pub which is

popular with locals, ramblers and

race goers.

“We enjoyed a lovely stay. The food was very

tasty and the rooms were cosy and clean.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

24 Spaces


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Allowed 12.00pm

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01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm


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Get the best china out for Saturday 21 April is

National Tea Day and if ever tea needed to be poured

from the pot as opposed to a bag in a mug,

it's this day!

After water, tea is the most widely consumed drink

on the planet. At 5,000 years old, it's a natural source

of fluoride so it's good for gums and teeth, it has half

the amount of caffeine than coffee does and it’s the

only drink capable of causing a power surge on the

national grid at key moments in time!

The 1990 World Cup semi-final between England and

West Germany and the penalty shootout saw the

England team pack their bags as the nation headed

off to the kitchen to reach for the tea bags and switch

over 1 million kettles on!

Who shot EastEnders Phil Mitchell, the Rugby World

Cup final between England and Australia in 2003,

and TV programmes The Darling Buds of May

and The Thornbirds have all raised the nation into

reaching for the kettle at the same time!

Tea has never been more on-trend than now.

Whether the leaf is green or black, a speciality fruity

fusion, a zesty, zingy brew for a mid-afternoon boost

or a calming potion promising sleep, there's a huge

tea chest of choice and the long standing argument

on how to make the best cuppa will probably go

on for the next 5,000 years! We do know 98% of tea

drinkers add milk, although we don't know if that's

pre or post pour/tea bag, and 30% of drinkers add

sugar. Whether with a biscuit or breakfast, a lavish

afternoon tea with all the trimmings or as a TV stress

buster, over 165 million cups of tea will be drunk in

the UK today!

Now, sit back with a cuppa and pour(!) over our

favourite five hotels brewing the perfect afternoon tea!




Delicious all year round, the team

at Taplow House Hotel have

created an extra special Royal

Afternoon Tea to be enjoyed on

Friday 18 and Saturday 20 May.

Finger sandwiches, freshly baked

scones and a delicious selection of

cakes and sweets can be enjoyed

with bubbles to toast the royal

couple. There's a fine choice of teas

and coffees and a premium gin

menu, just in case you did want

to steer away from the spout!

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm





Situated in the heart of Berkshire

and famed for its golfing events,

Donnington Grove Hotel offers three

tea packages; cream tea, traditional

full afternoon tea and celebration

tea. Enjoy a pot or two of fair trade

tea with a selection of sandwiches

made with farmhouse bread, scones

with strawberry jam and clotted

cream, afternoon pastries and fruit

cake. With hand-painted wallpapers,

decadent furniture, old tapestries

and paintings creating an elegant

backdrop, the setting is perfect for

afternoon tea.



The ornate architecture of this

Edwardian building sets a scene

reminiscent of a bygone elegant era

where tea was definitely loose leaf

and poured from bone china tea

pots. The Rembrandt in London's

Knightsbridge serves afternoon

tea from midday to 6.30pm in the

1606 Lounge Bar and Conservatory.

Smoked salmon, cream cheese,

egg and cress and ham and

mustard finger sandwiches, freshly

baked scones with Devonshire

clotted cream and strawberry jam,

mini cakes, a glass of champagne

and a choice of teas or a cafetière of

coffee make for a truly memorable





Enjoy a pot of Abbey afternoon

tea with finger sandwiches, raisin

scones and clotted Cornish cream

while savouring the views over

the Vale of Evesham at the Abbey

Hotel in Great Malvern. Built on the

site of a Benedictine monastery at

the foot of the Malvern Hills, it's an

impressive setting, guaranteed

to charm.




Combine stunning views over

Queen's Square with three tiers of

heavenly afternoon tea, impeccably

served in the delightful Tea Room

of the Francis Hotel Bath Mgallery

by Sofitel. Pick the high tea menu

for additional patés and pots,

including pork rillettes, soused

vegetables and potted shrimp. It's

a food paradise with lemon drizzle

cake, vanilla Madeleines and of

cause, scones, jam, fresh berries

and clotted cream.

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The Block Liverpool


Late Booking Discount >>

Gate Hotel


Special Single Room Offer >>

Damon's Hotel

& Restaurant


Monday - Thursday

£50 per night >>

Bell at Boxford


Sunday Special: Money Off >>

Redesdale Arms Hotel


Enjoy money off stay &

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Skelwith Bridge Hotel


New Year Gala Stay 2018/19 >>

Crowtree Wigwams


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Suite Hospitality

Makeney Hall Hotel

Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0RS

This magnificent Victorian country mansion

is set in six acres of beautifully landscaped

gardens with breathtaking views across the

Amber Valley.

Offering a high standard of en-suite

accommodation in a choice of executive

rooms and suites, guests can enjoy comfort

and relaxation. Choose between formal dining

in the restaurant with a predominantly modern

English menu or opt for the lounge menu

from the bar.


Buckerell Lodge Hotel

Exeter, Devon EX2 4SQ

Each one of the 54 en-suite bedrooms

at Buckerell Lodge is designed to provide

comfort and relaxation. Many bedrooms

offer charming views of the gardens

and grounds and a choice of standard,

superior executive rooms and special

feature bedrooms are on offer. A variety

of hot and cold dishes are served in the

bar with a menu of light meals and

main courses.

Harte & Garter

Hotel & Spa

Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1PQ

High ceilings, beautiful cornices, marble

fireplaces and solid dark wood furnishings

blend seamlessly with all of the modern

essentials. Some rooms boast fine

Victorian features complemented with

elegant bathrooms and role top baths,

others offer breathtaking views of Windsor

Castle. The Tower Brasserie serves a menu

of British classics.

01775 843413 Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm




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