Infotel Magazine | Edition 38 | March 2019

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Crack open this month's digital edition of Easter escapes and special offers from around the UK. Submerge yourself in Sherwood Forest for head-to-toe therapies and tee off from Wales' famous Championship golf course at Vale Resort. Whether you're travelling the UK for business or leisure, you'll find temptation on the pages of The Infotel Magazine! READ NOW >> https://www.infotel.co.uk/magazine/

2019 Edition 38

Easter Escapes!

Pubs, Period Properties

& Places by the Sea

Head to Toe Therapies

in Sherwood Forest

Championship

Golf Breaks at

Vale Resort


If work or leisure are taking you to the Great British countryside, we

have a superb collection of hotels, B&Bs and inns to match all budgets.

01775 843413

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm

reservations@infotel.co.uk

Photo By VisitBritain/Lee Beel


Contents

4

The Old Manor Hotel

22

Dates for the Diary

6

Granary Hotel & Conference Centre

24

Black Swan Inn

8

Easter Escapes

26

Picture This

Wales

14

Using our Services

30

Pine Lodge B&B

16

Dickleburgh Crown

31

Featured Group

Oceana Hotels

18

Tee Time

32

The Infotel Guestbook

20

Therapy Time

34

Infotel Deals

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Front Cover: © Visit Britain/ Lee Beel


The Old Manor Hotel

Leven, Fife KY8 6AJ

The Old Manor Hotel is situated on the Fife Coastal Path and is

convenient for the long-distance Fife Pilgrim Way walk which takes

hikers through the stunning countryside of the Highlands, Forth and

Tay estuaries and onto the Scottish coast.

From its hilltop position in Lundin Links, guests staying at The Old

Manor Hotel can enjoy beautiful views overlooking Lundin Golf

Course and onto the Firth of Forth. Several of the guest rooms also

have sea views which can be appreciated from private balconies.

All of the guest rooms are finished to a high standard and offer

en-suite facilities, complimentary toiletries, a flat screen TV,

hospitality tray and free WiFi.

The superb views continue in the Sea View Restaurant and along with

the relaxed and friendly atmosphere, lingering over breakfast, lunch,

high tea and the evening a la carte menu is positively encouraged!

For guests flying to Scotland, Edinburgh Airport is one hour away

and Glasgow Airport is a 90 minute drive.

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

100 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£44

“What a find; hotel very clean, staff very

good and what a view! Breakfast spot on,

dinner to die for…I will book again.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Hotel

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Granary Hotel

& Conference Centre

Daventry, Northamptonshire NN11 3BU

Guests arrive at this charming country hotel along a private

driveway through the green acres of the Fawsley Estate in

Northamptonshire. The historic property, which is a listed

building, offers contemporary accommodation of a high

standard. The ten en-suite guest rooms are individual and

stylish and have FreeView flat screen TV, a DVD player,

hospitality tray and free WiFi.

Breakfast is continental or a cooked full English. Guests

wishing to dine at lunch time or in the evening will need to

make prior arrangements with the friendly team, who will do

everything to make a guest's stay relaxed and comfortable.

There is good on-site parking and Northampton town centre

is under a 30-minute drive and Junction 15a on the M1 is

19 minutes.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

50 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£90

“Good size room, tea making facilities, iron

and ironing board, bed was very comfortable

and room was warm, breakfast was good

quality and plentiful … staff very friendly.

Wouldn't hesitate to book again.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Easter escapes

Pubs, period properties and places by the sea are providing us with the

perfect excuse for an Easter getaway! And it doesn't matter if the sun doesn't

shine, the rain falls or the wind blows because when you receive a warm

welcome, have a comfortable guest room and are excited by the super food

to follow, the scene is set for an enjoyable Easter escape.

As the long bank holiday weekend falls late in April, signs of spring should

certainly be in abundance and the promise of blue skies and warming

sunshine will add to the appeal of an Easter break for many people.

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The Royal Oak at Keswick

KESWICK, CUMBRIA CA12 5HZ

For lovers of the Lake District and fans of craft

ales, picking a pub in Keswick for a few nights

away has to be close to perfection! If you feel

you need to work up a thirst and an appetite to

justify your stay, you're in the right place to roam

the hills and ramble round Derwentwater. If you

prefer the comforting glow of an open fireplace

and a good book for company, you're in the

right place too! Pick the 18th century Royal Oak

for your stay and you're following in the footsteps

of literary giants such as Sir Walter Scott, Lord

Tennyson and Robert Louis Stevenson.

Located on Main Street in Keswick, the former

coaching inn is close to the town centre and

offers en-suite guest rooms individually designed

in neutral tones and with a feature wall. Rooms

include a flat screen TV, hospitality tray and

free WiFi and the en-suite facilities are either a

fabulous power shower or a bath.

The bar stocks real ale from Thwaites Brewery

and the restaurant has a seasonal menu, using

the best of Cumbrian produce. Breakfast is a real

winner here too having made it into Britain's Best

Pub Cooked Breakfast!

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Easter Escapes

Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor

BEDFORD, BEDFORDSHIRE MK45 1AE

Moving on from the warmth and charm of a

Cumbrian coaching inn to the magnificence of

a period property in Bedfordshire where the

stunning Hallmark Hotel Flitwick Manor makes a

lasting impression on all who enter. Dating back

to the 17th century, guests arrive at the Grade II

listed building via a tree-lined driveway which

hints at further delights such as the acres of

landscaped grounds, a walled garden, arboretum

and a lake.

Internally, this property is extremely beautiful.

There are just 19 guest rooms which are

individually designed with period furniture,

antiques, rural prints and wonderful classic,

four-poster or sleigh beds. With two AA Rosettes,

you can expect first rate cuisine too in the

charming candlelit dining room which has views

over the gardens and terrace. It's also worth

mentioning the delicious afternoon tea which is

best enjoyed from the comfort of a soft, deep sofa

next to a roaring fire!

If its peace and quiet in a stylish setting that are

top of your Easter must-haves, Hallmark Hotel

Flitwick Manor will cocoon you in tranquillity,

warm you with old world charm and delight you

with award-winning dining.

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Andover House

GREAT YARMOUTH, NORFOLK NR30 3JB

We head to Norfolk for our pick of a place by

the sea and to Great Yarmouth which has been

keeping holiday makers happy since the late

1700s. Pristine sandy beaches, the Golden Mile

of entertainment and attractions, including rides

and a rollercoaster, plus a famous maritime

history and the picturesque Norfolk Broads

make this seaside town a popular destination for

weekend getaways.

Within a two-minute walk for the seafront and

convenient for Sea Life, Wellington Pier and the

Merrivale Model Village is Andover House. Located

on a quiet tree lined avenue, the award-winning

family-run hotel offers comfortable, spacious

accommodation with modern décor, a relaxing

lounge, outdoor terrace and a cocktail bar plus a

superb restaurant. There's also free street parking

which is always a bonus at the seaside! And that

child-free break you've been promising each

other is possible too as children under 13 years of

age are not permitted!

There are 27 guest rooms varying in size,

from standard single and doubles to a double

with a lounge or a superior ground. All have

complimentary WiFi, a flat screen TV with

FreeView, and a hospitality tray.

The hotel's Copper Kitchen Restaurant is open

for evening dining from Monday to Saturday.

The creative kitchen team change the menu on

a monthly basis so they can always make the

most of seasonal, local produce and they have

an amazing evening menu which offers diners

six courses for just £37. Not only is this fantastic

value, the dishes are delicious too.

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Easter Escapes

If we've tempted you into time away this Easter or perhaps you're now thinking about

the May Bank Holidays, why not browse our hotel collections for further inspiration?

Pubs & Inns

Period Properties

Seaside & Coastal

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Dickleburgh Crown

Diss, Norfolk IP21 4NQ

Guest rooms sleeping up to three and interconnecting family

rooms are available, all of which are located in a courtyard away

from the public house. Rooms are finished to a high standard and

have a hospitality tray, FreeView TV and complimentary WiFi.

The inviting pub features period charm, with beams and exposed

walls, and there's a log burning stove for those winter days and

chilly nights. A good range of ales, beers, wines and spirits are

available and the popular restaurant serves a traditional menu of

home cooked dishes. The Sunday roast is a real pleaser too.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 10.00am

10 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£60

“Comfortable bed, powerful shower, excellent temperature control (it was really cold while

we were there but the heating made it lovely and toasty). Pub staff were really friendly and

made us very welcome. Food was excellent value and has a home cooked feel; proper pub

food. We would definitely stay again”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

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VALE RESORT

PONTYCLUN, RHONDDA CYNON TAF CF72 8JY

Golfers have two championship courses to tee

off from at the stunning Vale Resort which has

hosted European and PGA golf championships,

society days and company events. The par 73

Wales National is one of the longest courses

outside of the USA measuring 7,433 yards.

Mature woodland, wide and narrow fairways,

water hazards and immaculate greens will have

even the lowest handicap golfers challenged

on a course which is a firm favourite with

members and guests.

Long and short holes with water coming into

play on 13 holes set the scene for a challenging

and enjoyable round on the par 72 Lake Course.

Be warned, reaching the 18th can be intimidating

with the green situated behind a pond and

overlooked by trees and the eyes of hotel guests

watching your every shot!

There are chipping and bunker practise areas

and a putting green too so golfers can warm-up

or master their skills at leisure.

Further resort facilities include a friendly and

well-stocked pro shop, an all weather driving

range, trolley and buggy hire and an excellent

club house serving good, wholesome food. And

naturally, it provides the perfect place to recount

that beautiful shot you made on the 5th!

Stylish 4-star en-suite accommodation includes

family and interconnecting rooms as well as

executive guest rooms and luxurious suites.

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Tee Time!

All guest rooms have high speed WiFi, tea

and coffee making facilities, air-conditioning,

satellite TV and luxury toiletries from The White

Company. And if you prefer a room with a view,

the Vale Resort does not disappoint! Enjoy the

panoramic views of the landscaped gardens

and the championship courses from the relaxed

privacy of your own balcony.

When it's time to dine, you can tuck into

award-winning food at the AA Rosette La Cucina

which has a delicious Mediterranean menu

while the Vale Bar and Grill serves the best of

British dishes.

The resort also boasts Wales' largest spa, a

health club and 20 metre indoor pool, squash

and tennis courts. If you're extending your stay,

there's much to do to keep fit and active and

plenty to encourage relaxation and pampering!

At less than two hours from London, a two

minute drive from the M4 and only 20 minutes

from Cardiff, the magnificent Vale Resort in

Hensol is a real gem. Golf stays can be booked as

bed and breakfast plus 18 holes or dinner, bed

and breakfast and 36 holes making time to take

in both courses.

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

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CLUMBER PARK MUTHU HOTEL AND SPA

WORKSOP, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE S80 3PA

We never need an excuse to stick our toes into

the splendid spa facilities available in the UK

and as Mother's Day is just around the corner,

it's the perfect time to see what therapies and

treatments are available for mums! Whether the

prescription is a remedy for tired feet, releasing

tension in an aching back or saying goodbye to

winter with a facial for a beautiful spring time

glow, we have the place to welcome mums to

that calm world of white robes and essential oils.

And the icing on the cake; what could be better

than a head to toe pampering in the beautiful

English countryside?

Clumber Park Muthu Hotel and Spa is next to the

legendary Sherwood Forest and nestled among

the famous forest trees, at one with nature is the

hotel's New Leaf Spa. Along with six treatment

rooms, there's an indoor heated pool with a

whirlpool, a sauna, steam room and an outdoor

hot tub. The spa also has an enclosed garden

area for guests to sit and relax on a warm day if

they prefer this to the peaceful relaxation lounge

inside. With a dedicated café too, once at the

hotel's spa there is really little reason to leave!

Mums are sure to fall in love with the signature

New Leaf Spa full body massage which is 55

minutes of easing every ache to awaken the

senses! The full body exfoliation is equally good

too and leaves skin feeling refreshed, rehydrated

and radiant.

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Therapy Time!

For a spa day with a difference, the Ride and

Relax package starts with a one hour trek with

the Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre. It's suitable

for novices and experienced riders and takes in

local tourist attractions as well as Sherwood

Forest. Once at the spa, guests enjoy a delicious

cream tea and their chosen treatment. This

horse and spa experience starts from £45 and is

sure to make a memorable Mother's Day gift.

If Ride and Relax sounds a little too strenuous,

the Ladies of Leisure half day experience is

available during the week. It offers a choice of

either a New Leaf full body exfoliation with a

file and polish for either the hands or feet, or

alternatively, a New Leaf serene scalp massage.

The experience includes cream tea and full

use of the spa facilities and gym between

9.00am - 1.00pm. Prices start from £55.

For spoiling mums-to-be, the Baby Blossom

pamper session at £85 includes a peaceful

pregnancy massage and lunch in the Spa café.

A Jessica prescriptive manicure or pedicure can

be added on too for a further £25 each.

The New Leaf Spa has many more treatments

and experiences available but booking in

advance is definitely recommended, especially

for the weekends. Guests staying at the hotel on

a spa break package can use the facilities from

1.00pm on the day of check-in until 1.00pm

on the day of check-out. Accommodation at

Clumber Park Muthu Hotel and Spa ranges from

executive double rooms to romantic four-poster

rooms or a beautiful suite with a giant sleigh bed.

The hotel has two restaurants which are lead by

head chef Allan Barrett and with perfect timing,

the delicious new springtime menus have just

been launched!

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

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MARCH 2019

WHERE?

WHO? WHEN?

Prosecco & Gin Festival

Newcastle

2 MARCH

NEWCASTLE

The Cheltenham Festival

12-15 MARCH

CHELTENHAM

St Patrick's Day Parade

17 MARCH

LONDON

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Dates for the Diary

Crufts 2019

7-10 MARCH

BIRMINGHAM

Words by the Water

Festival

8-17 MARCH

LAKE DISTRICT

York Literature Festival

15-31 MARCH

YORK

World’s Original

Marmalade Festival

16 MARCH

PENRITH

Bristol Jazz and Blues

Festival

22-24 MARCH

BRISTOL

Lincoln Street Food

Festival

28-31

LINCOLN

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Black Swan Inn

Norwich, Norfolk NR10 3HJ

The Black Swan Inn, which dates back to the early 18th

century, is three miles from Norwich city centre, just off the

main A140 Cromer Road, in the picturesque village of

Horsham St. Faith.

Standard single, double and family rooms that sleep three are

available, all with en-suite facilities, complimentary toiletries,

a hospitality tray and a flat screen TV.

A cosy lounge bar serves breakfast from 7.00am and the

restaurant, which is situated in a lovely barn conversion, serves

lunch and an a la carte evening menu of freshly prepared

dishes from the farm, the coast, the grill and the garden.

The Inn has a garden and ample on-site parking. For golfers,

the Royal Norwich Golf Club is a nine minute drive away.

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 11.00am

40 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£70

“Service was very welcoming and friendly.

Our bedroom was clean and comfortable.

Breakfast offered an impressive choice and

service was good. Coffee was also good.”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Hotel

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

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PICTURE STAYING IN WALES

FOR ST.DAVID'S DAY

© Visit Britain/ Lee Beel


Accommodation in Wales

WHITE HART INN

Llandeilo

LLECHWEN HALL HOTEL

Pontypridd

ROYAL HOTEL CARDIFF

Cardiff

NEW INN HOTEL

Newport

CLAYTON HOTEL CARDIFF

Cardiff

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Picture This

AMBASSADOR HOTEL

Llandudno

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL

Aberystwyth

WOODBRIDGE INN HOTEL

Pembrokeshire

HAZELWOOD HOUSE

Bridgend

HOTEL PORT DINORWIC

Gwynedd

PLAS HAFOD HOTEL

Mold

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Featured Hotel

Pine Lodge B&B

Hounslow, Middlesex TW14 0AB

This value for money guesthouse is located just a short

distance from London Heathrow Airport and offers a

private taxi service for guests travelling to the airport.

For business guests, Pine Lodge Bed and Breakfast is

convenient for Hayes, Southall, Slough, Wembley and

Windsor. This is a good choice for attending events

and matches at Twickenham and it's convenient for

those wishing to travel into Central London via the

overground and underground train services.

Check-In 11.00am

Check-Out 11.00am

15 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Breakfast

From

£59

The en-suite guest rooms have a hospitality tray, TV and

WiFi and several of the rooms have garden views.

There is free on-site parking available for 15 vehicles.

“Bedrooms were nice and

clean and there are plenty

of eateries around.”

Taken from a Trip Advisor review.

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Featured Group

Best Western Hotel Royale

Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3EQ

Best Western Hotel Royale is perched on East Cliff, just a

five minute walk from Bournemouth's sandy beaches and

a ten minute walk from the many shops and restaurants.

The award-winning hotel offers modern and bright

accommodation with each guest room having a desk and

cosy seating area, a hospitality tray, free WiFi and a TV with

satellite channels. The restaurant serves a cooked breakfast

and a creative evening menu and light snacks are available

from the lounge bar.

Hermitage Hotel

Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AH

A superb location for leisure and business guests as the

hotel is opposite the pier and Bournemouth International

Centre. Guest rooms are individually designed and include

a flat screen TV, free WiFi and a hospitality tray. Many of the

rooms also have great sea views.

There are two excellent restaurants; Hardys serves a modern

British cuisine while NEO has more relaxed dining and a

superb cocktail bar.

Cumberland Hotel

Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 3AF

Situated on the seafront with views over Bournemouth Bay,

this award-winning hotel is styled with a 1930s Art Deco

theme. Guests can enjoy dining in the 2 AA Rosette winning

restaurant and brasserie which is renowned for its superb

lunches, dinner and beautiful afternoon teas.

Comfortable guest rooms include crash pads, family and

balcony rooms and an indulgent and sophisticated top

floor suite.

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

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Infotel Deals

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