Infotel Magazine | Edition 32 | September 2018

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British Food Fortnight is on the menu so tuck into some of the UK's finest food festivals, get a taste for everything Chichester has to offer, dip into the latest feature hotels and finish with a special offer on a night or two away! READ NOW >> https://www.infotel.co.uk/magazine/

2018 Edition 32

ON THE

MENU

A Harvest of

Food Festivals!

Sandy beaches &

Scenic Countryside

Paint the Picture in

Chichester

Autumn Price Falls in

UK Hotels


When the bright lights of an exciting city adventure are calling it’s time

to pack an overnight bag and explore everything a UK city has to offer.

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Contents

On the

Menu

A postcard from

Chichester

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14

4

Quality Hotel

Stoke City Centre

14

A Postcard from

Chichester

5

The Anchor Hotel

20

Moorland Garden Hotel

6

Shepherd Arms Hotel

21

Dates for the Diary

7

On the Menu

22

Sarova Hotels

11

White Horse Lodge Hotel

24

The Infotel Guest Book

12

Infotel Business

26

Infotel Deals

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All rates contained in this magazine are correct at the time of publication.

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Quality Hotel Stoke City Centre

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 5NB

From

£42

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

An eco-friendly hotel using both solar

and biomass energy, this hotel is

convenient for the Peak District and

Alton Towers as well as being centrally

placed in Stoke-on-Trent.

The award-winning property has a

good selection of en-suite rooms and

suites, all offering free WiFi, a TV and

hospitality trays. Dining can be enjoyed

in the hotel’s restaurant and bar area or

guests can choose room service.

The hotel provides excellent modern

leisure facilities, including an indoor

pool, sauna and steam room.

“It was genuinely lovely, clean

and all staff very friendly and

helpful. It’s in a fantastic spot.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

150 Spaces

On-Site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Indoor Pool Laundry

& Spa Service

Luggage

Storage

Check In

3.00pm

Check Out

11.00am

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The Anchor Hotel

Tarbert, Argyll PA29 6UB

From

£90

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Located in the picturesque harbour of

Tarbert, The Anchor Hotel is in an ideal

location for walkers embarking on

the Kintyre Trail, Scotch connoisseurs

sampling the Whisky Trail and visitors

wishing to travel onto the Isles of Islay,

Jura and Gigha.

Modern en-suite guest rooms are

equipped to a high standard and

decorated with a subtle Scottish

influence, creating comfortable,

welcoming accommodation.

Guests can enjoy the fresh, local

catch of the day in the hotel’s Seabed

Restaurant and sample the smooth

malts in the Loch Fyne Bar.

“A pleasant stay and we’d happily

stay again. Can’t beat the friendly

staff and location.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Tea/Coffee

in room

Luggage

Storage

Check In

2.30pm

Check Out

10.00am

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

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Shepherd Arms Hotel

Cleator Moor, Cumbria CA23 3AR

From

£41

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Formerly a farm in the village of

Ennerdale, the Shepherd Arms Hotel

offers eight guest rooms, with en-suite

facilities or with private bathrooms.

All rooms are equipped with a TV,

bathrobes, a hairdryer and facilities

for making a hot drink. Free WiFi is

available throughout the hotel.

Local produce forms the foundation of

the menu and bar snacks. As well as a

cooked breakfast, the hotel is happy to

provide packed-lunches. For evening

dining, especially in the winter, two

roaring open fires create a warm and

welcoming atmosphere in the bar

which serves a selection of real ales

from around Cumbria.

“Very comfortable and well

appointed bedroom and a very

extensive menu of bar meals.

The evening food was very tasty.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

6 Spaces

On-Site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Tea & Coffee Check In

in room 2.00pm

Check Out

10.00am

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O N T H E

MENU

The Specials Board

September signifies change and it is harvest time

for Bramley apples, juicy blackberries and golden

butternut squashes. Shellfish and game really come

into their own with mussels, venison, duck and

goose coming into season and it’s the perfect time

for leeks, pears and plums.

Aimed at encouraging us to buy British, British

Food Fortnight, from 22 September to 7 October,

coincides with harvest festivals. It began in 2002

in response to the Foot and Mouth crisis the

previous year and is now one of the biggest,

annual celebrations of British food and drink.

British Food Fortnight is supported by HRH The

Duchess of Cornwall and famous faces from the

restaurant world along with major supermarkets,

pub groups, schools and Young Farmers.

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The Specials Board

If you’re travelling around the UK on

business in September or you’re looking for

an excuse to get away for a couple of days,

we selected a few of the tasty, tempting food

festivals which should be on your menu for

leisure time satisfaction this month.

LUDLOW FOOD FESTIVAL

7-9 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

Over 40 hours of chef demos, talks and tastings with up

to 180 stalls serving creative produce from Ludlow and

the Welsh Marches. There will be an invited handful of

traders who have different dishes from further afield.

MALTON GAME

& SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

8 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

A delicious serving of Yorkshire street food, lobster rolls,

oysters, grouse, venison and wild boar sausages. Plus a

side helping of live demos, cookery lessons and a

beer tent!

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On the Menu

FOOD ROCKS

8-9 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

Celebrated chef Mark Hix curates with Michael Caines

and Mitch Tonks amongst the top chefs delivering live

demos with the best food and drink Dorset has to offer.

ABERGAVENNY

FOOD FESTIVAL

15-16 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

Real food, real farmers and real chefs cook up a large

helping of master classes, feasts and festival food from

the farmyard! With night markets and street food to

tempt too!

LIVERPOOL FOOD

& DRINK FESTIVAL

15-16 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

Raymond Blanc, Gary Usher and Anton Piotrowski

accompanied by a gin garden, craft ales, street food,

sweet treats, healthy options and a market place with

over 30 stalls of independent, artisan produce. Finish

with local cheese and delicious wine!

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

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On the Menu

BROADSTAIRS

FOOD FESTIVAL

28-30 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

A vintage tea parlour and a cider house plus a chef’s

theatre are mixed with hundreds of stalls selling local

Essex produce with the Victoria Gardens and seafront

promenade providing the perfect backdrop.

ALDEBURGH

FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL

29-30 SEPTEMBER

On the menu

Pop-up restaurants, workshops and cookery

demonstrations accompanied by food stalls from local

farmers, butchers, bakers and ale makers.

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White Horse Lodge Hotel

Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 2ER

From

£55

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

The White Horse Lodge Hotel is

conveniently located just ten miles

from the A1, which provides a fast

route into Leeds City Centre, and a

five minute drive from Thirsk where

visitors can be in York within a 20

minute rail ride.

En-suite guest rooms have a TV and

hospitality trays. The restaurant

has an a la carte and buffet menu

available along with a popular

Sunday carvery. There is a small bar

area to enjoy a drink or play pool on

a rare circular pool table!

“The room we stayed in was

spacious and comfortable.

Staff were friendly and

helpful too.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

14 Spaces

On-Site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar Garden Tea/Coffee

in room

Check In

3.00pm

Check Out

10.30am

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

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A Postcard from...

CHICHESTER

With sandy and shingle beaches, scenic countryside, fishing villages and family attractions,

the West Sussex cathedral city of Chichester has much to offer, including its close proximity

to England’s wine producing region!

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A Postcard from Chichester

By Evgeniy Podkopaev [CC BY-SA 3.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

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Not just for the patriotic, English sparkling

wine is getting lots of people excited and

with an estimate of 10 million bottles to

be produced in England and Wales by

2020, demand is definitely on the rise.

With the cost of land cheaper here than

the champagne region, French producers

are sniffing around British soil as sales of

Champagne in Britain begin to fall and sales

in English sparkling wines increase.

Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Lucian Freud, Ben

Nicholson, Eduardo Paolozzi, John Piper

and Graham Sutherland are on display. Two

major exhibitions are also running, one on

British Pop Art and direct from Tate St Ives,

an exhibition inspired by the writings of

Virginia Woolf.

Not only is now a particularly good time to

buy British, it’s an excellent time to enjoy

a vineyard tour and taste trip! The region

offers a couple of vineyards to experience

with Denbies Vineyard the oldest and

offering tours and tastings all year round.

Fans of Modern British art will want to make

Located in a corner of the old RAF Tangmere

airfield, Tangmere Military Aviation

Museum showcases historic aircraft and

memorabilia from the First World War to

the Cold War and will keep aviation fans

content with a very informative journey

back in time.

time for the Pallant Art Gallery, regarded as

one of the best galleries outside of London.

Important works by Frank Auerbach, Peter

Continue to turn the clock back with a visit

to Fishbourne Roman Palace and Gardens

where the country’s largest collection of

Roman mosaics and the earliest garden

will impress.

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A Postcard from Chichester

Back in the sky and Hawking About offers

visitors a fantastic time with either a two

hour walk with hawks through stunning

woodland or a sunset stroll flying owls.

Visitors are given their own falconry

gauntlet and have lots of opportunities to

interact with the hawks and owls, flying

and feeding. A knowledgeable falconer

adds to the experience; his passion

and relationship with the birds of prey

is infectious.

Take a picnic to the tranquil and scenic

Bosham Quay or tuck into afternoon tea in

one of the lovely cafés or enjoy a refreshing

pint in one of the pubs. Pretty cottages, a

quaint old church, a craft centre selling

local wares and antiques, and super views

over the seafront and the village make it

very easy to lose yourself for several

hours at this quaint working quay.

Quite possibly the country’s greatest

sporting estate, Goodwood is famous

for the Festival of Speed, the Qatar

Goodwood Festival (Glorious Goodwood)

and the Goodwood Revival. If you’re not

in Chichester when these key sporting

events are held, there are fantastic

experience days available; championship

golf, track side spin and slide sessions,

and hot lap experiences, or take to the

skies for a flight in a state-of-the-art Cessna

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

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followed by lunch in the former Old Control

Tower Café at the aerodrome.

For leisure time on the water, Wingate

is available for both private charters and

public trips around the harbour. Perfect

for bird and seal spotting, it’s a couple of

hours of gentle cruising onboard a former

lifeboat which helped rescue marines

when the Sir Galahad was bombed in the

Falklands War. Alternatively, splash down in

Chichester Water Sports where a 40 acre

freshwater lake is home to water skiing,

kayaking, wake boarding, paddle boarding,

an inflatable aqua park (which guarantees

an hour of adrenaline fuelled activities!)

or jump on the inflatable banana boat for a

high speed splash ending!

Fans of two wheels should take to the 12

miles of Saltern Way Cycle Route which

starts in Winchester, along dedicated

cycle routes as well as country lanes and

a few roads before concluding in the sand

dunes of East Head.

Whether you time your Chichester stay

to make the most of sunny seaside days

or opt for an autumnal break bursting

with arts and culture, we have a superb

collection of hotels to suit all budgets.

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A Postcard from Chichester

Trents

Chichester

Inglenook

Hotel & Restaurant

Bognor Regis

Hilton Avisford

Park Hotel

Arundel

Brookfield Hotel

Havant

Bear Hotel

The White Hart

Havant

Petersfield

Comfort Inn

Arundel

Arundel

FarmHouse Inn

Lodge

Portsmouth

Innkeepers Lodge

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

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

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Moorland Garden Hotel

Yelverton, Devon PL20 6DA

From

£69

01775 843413

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm

Nestled in nine acres of picturesque

gardens, Moorland Garden Hotel is

located on the edge of Dartmoor

National Park, a short drive from

Plymouth and Tavistock. Featuring 42

en-suite rooms, including four luxurious

suites, guest rooms are furnished to a

high standard and include free WiFi,

a TV with FreeView, complimentary

tea, coffee and biscuits, while suites,

balcony and premier rooms include a

Tassimo coffee machine.

Dining is in the AA Rosette Wildflower

Restaurant or enjoy the sun drenched

terrace or peaceful gardens for al fresco

dining options.

“The room was clean and

modern with a very chic

bathroom which included

toiletries. Really helpful staff

and a wonderful setting.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

120 Spaces

On-Site

FREE

WiFi

Restaurant Bar 24Hr Tea/Coffee

Reception in room

Garden

Check In

2.00pm

Check Out

11.00am

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What’s On?

WHO?

WHEN?

Dates for the Diary

September 2018

WHERE?

St Annes

International Kite Festival

Bristol Thai Festival

Newquay Fish Festival

1 - 2 September 8 September

Lytham St Annes >> Bristol >>

8 - 10 September

Cornwall >>

Walking & Outdoors Festival

The Great North Run

The William Hill

St Leger Festival

8 - 16 September

Yorkshire Wolds >>

9 September 12 - 15 September

Newcastle >> Doncaster >>

Jane Austen Centre, Bath

Berwick Film

& Media Arts Festival

Holmfirth

Food and Drink Festival

14 - 23 September 20 - 23 September 24 - 25 September

Bath >> Northumberland >>

Holmfirth >>

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

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GERRARDS CROSS

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN

ROYAL WINDSOR BERKSHIRE

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coupled with a professional service and relaxed

atmosphere welcomes guests to Sarova Hotels.

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MALVERN WORCESTERSHIRE

THE REMBRANDT

KNIGHTSBRIDGE LONDON

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

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Yarn Market Hotel

Somerset

Christmas Break >>

Edward Hotel

Gloucester

Cultural & Historic Tours >>

The Gate Hotel

Hertfordshire

Special Single Room Offer >>

Redesdale Arms

Hotel

Gloucestershire

Complimentary Bubbly >>

Golders Green

Apartment

London

Weekly Special >>

Taplow House

Hotel & Restaurant

Berkshire

Tasty Sunday Package >>

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Old Manor Hotel

Fife

Winter Offer >>

Erskine Bridge Hotel

Glasgow

Boogie Nights Packages >>

Crowtree Wigwams

Lincolnshire

Weekly Offer >>

Skelwith Bridge

Hotel

Cumbria

Christmas House Party >>

Granary Hotel

& Conference Centre

Northamptonshire

Wedding Packages >>

Montrose

Guest House

Somerset

10% Off 4 Night Stay >>

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

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