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2019 Edition 43


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Contents

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Piersland House Hotel

24

Dates for the Diary

6

Legacy Hotel Victoria

26

King Charles Hotel

8

Afternoon Delights!

29

Featured Group

Upham Group

14

Using our Services

32

Into the Woods!

16

Inn on the Lake

38

The Infotel Guestbook

18

Gwesty’r Marine Hotel & Spa

40

Infotel Deals

20

Yorkshire Day

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Piersland House Hotel

Troon, Ayrshire KA10 6HD

Luxury, style and authentic comfort combine in the former home

of the famous Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky family! A superb

choice of guest rooms in hotel, lodge and mews styles, showcase

individual design and elegance that is certain to charm. With

hospitality trays, WiFi and a flatscreen TV in rooms, guests can

enjoy a 4-star country house hotel where excellence is delivered

at all times.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11:00pm

10 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

From

£97.75

There is a choice of dining options; from a warm and welcoming

fireside meal to a fine dining restaurant experience. Open from

Friday to Sunday, the Red Bowl Restaurant is locally renowned

for the home cooked dishes created by John Rae and his talented

team, and The Walker Bar and Restaurant is the perfect place for

a post dinner malt!

Restaurant & Bar

“The rooms are beautifully presented with

excellent decor. The restaurant is first class

serving high quality cuisine. The hotel

grounds are lovely and it’s just over the

road from Royal Troon Golf Club.

Highly recommended.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Legacy Hotel Victoria

Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1DB

The Legacy Hotel Victoria is in one of the best locations in

Newquay; sitting on the cliffs overlooking the Great Western

Beach and with town centre attractions all within a short stroll.

Many of the en-suite guestrooms have sea views and some

have a balcony. Situated over four floors, there’s a choice of

single, double, family rooms and suites. Dining is in either The

View or the hotel’s Mexican restaurant Senor Dicks plus Bertie

O’Flannigans’ Irish inspired pub is another option for a

pre-dinner drink. Free WiFi is available in all public areas and

leisure facilities include an indoor pool, mini gym, spa and

table tennis.

The hotel has convenient, limited parking available on-site at

a small extra charge and is a good base for discovering more of

Cornwall’s attractions.

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 11:00pm

100 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£99

“Super friendly and helpful reception staff.

Very tidy and clean hotel in a cracking spot

in Newquay. Rooms were impeccably clean,

great views.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Some rituals and traditions are worth holding

onto and afternoon tea is definitely one. Originally

used to quell the hunger pangs between lunch

and dinner, this elegant and refined ceremony

of carefully crafted cakes, China tea pots and a

collection of delicate sandwiches has been making

people happy for centuries. Quite simply, a tier of

tasty treats enjoyed in a special setting with good

company will never go out of fashion.

In the words of Henry James:

There are few hours in life more agreeable than

the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as

afternoon tea.

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The outstanding Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel

and Spa in Sheffield is serving afternoon tea in a

quintessential style befitting the elegant ritual, in

their recently launched Laura Ashley Tea Room.

Open from 10am to 6pm and with its distinctive

signature Laura Ashley décor and fine china, guests

are certainly in for an hour or two of sophistication

in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

The Tea Room has a choice of menus, starting at

£20 for traditional afternoon tea up to £30 for the

champagne tea. There’s also a savoury option for

those who don’t have a sweet tooth and proving

you’re never too young to experience this great

British tradition, a children’s afternoon tea is also

available for just £10.

The tiers of temptation include tantalizing

sandwiches of goats’ cheese and beetroot, honey

roast ham and piccalilli, Scottish smoked salmon

and cream cheese plus tasty Henderson’s rarebit.

For fans of savoury treats, and if it’s not too much

of a sacrifice, hold back on these tasty sandwiches

and enjoy the most deliciously soft boiled Scotch

egg imaginable, flaky pastry pork pie and a piece

of moist fruit cake with Wensleydale cheese before

savouring light and fluffy buttermilk scones, jam

and clotted cream.

Then pause. And linger over the Laura Ashley loose

leaf tea and a Prosecco refill!

The top tier of the Laura Ashley cake stand is a

beauty! Macaroons, mousses and mouth-wateringly

scrumptious cakes and pastries provide the final

sugar rush on what is a lovely experience delivered

with thoughtful service. Gluten and vegan options

are available along with morning brunch so

whether you’re staying at the hotel or visiting

Sheffield for the day, do make time for tea here.

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Afternoon Delights!

One of the beauties of Kenwood Hall Hotel is the

stunning grounds and on a summer day guests

can enjoy the Laura Ashley Tea Room experience

on a sunny terrace overlooking the landscaped

gardens. Mature trees and manicured lawns lead

down to a lovely lake with coots gently drifting

between the lilies and squirrels darting out

from behind trees. The trail that runs around the

back of the hotel is a charming walk and as

Kenwood Hall Hotel is dog friendly, the shaded

woods are perfect for dogs on a hot day.

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Nested in a lovely countryside location on

the borders of Essex and Hertfordshire, Great

Hallingbury Manor Hotel combines traditional

Tudor design with a contemporary boutique style

interior. Afternoon tea guests can make the most of

the beautiful grounds and enjoy views of the well

kept gardens and lake which combine to create

a stunning setting for the ritual of afternoon tea. A

popular hotel for business travellers and with brides

and grooms wanting an enviable backdrop to their

big day, Great Hallingbury is a sparkling gem that

doesn’t disappoint.

Afternoon tea is an indulgent affair with classic

finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, exquisite

sweets and home-cooked cakes. Whether relaxing

in the restaurant or the hotel grounds, afternoon

tea at Great Hallingbury can be upgraded to an

afternoon of G&Tea. Choose from over ten gins on

the premium gin club menu to add a refreshing

twist to the tradition!

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Afternoon Delights!

Bordering Cambridgeshire and the historic town

of Wisbech, the Crown Lodge Hotel in Outwell

serves a stunning afternoon tea from 3pm-5pm,

Monday to Saturday in the award-winning Moorings

Restaurant. The beautiful slate and chrome tiers of

tastiness include everything you would anticipate;

freshly prepared sandwiches, freshly baked scones,

delicate pastries, traditional fruit cake and luxurious

tea cakes.

With a pot of Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Assam or English

breakfast tea or a cafetiere of coffee on the side,

afternoon tea at Crown Lodge Hotel is £19 or £26

if you decide to start the occasion with a glass of

champagne on arrival.

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Inn on the Lake

From

£69.50

Gravesend, Kent DA12 3HB

An excellent location and superb transport links, a peaceful and

scenic setting, welcoming guest rooms and first rate hospitality

all combine to make a relaxing stay at the Inn on the Lake in

Gravesend. The well appointed guest rooms include lakeside

rooms which feature their own patio with direct access to the lake.

Dining is in the Willow Restaurant where an a la carte menu is

served Monday to Saturday. The team of experienced chefs use

local produce and suppliers where possible and create dishes

to suite all tastes. An all day bar menu is also available.

The hotel provides free WiFi in all public areas and has ample

on-site parking.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 11:00pm

100 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

£59.50

“We’ve stayed at this hotel many times over

many years. The staff are always friendly,

polite and helpful. The rooms are spacious

and clean. The breakfast is very good, as

are the restaurant and bar menus. The

value for money is amazing.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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Gwesty’r Marine Hotel & Spa

Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 2DA

Located on the promenade in Aberystwyth, this large family-run

hotel offers a warm welcome and a choice of accommodation

which includes self-catering apartments in addition to 60

beautifully designed en-suite guestrooms. Available as single,

double, twin and family rooms or deluxe which feature four

poster beds and Jacuzzi baths, all the individually decorated

rooms have Freeview TV and hospitality trays.

A spa, fitness centre and pool room plus dining in a choice of

on-site restaurants make this Cardigan Bay hotel a popular

choice with new and returning guests.

Check-In 2.00pm

Check-Out 10:30pm

40 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

From

£50

“If you are looking for somewhere where

you get character, charm, friendly and

helpful staff, individual, quirky rooms,

home cooked food, then choose this hotel.

A lovely stay with lots of places to visit in

and around Aberystwyth”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

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yorkshire day

Yorkshire Day is celebrated at the beginning of August but with so much to see and do in the

UK's largest county, from arts and crafts, history and heritage through to the dramatic coastal

and countryside landscapes, Yorkshire is an excellent all-year round destination.

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Yorkshire Day

Maypole Inn

Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 4PH

A 16th century coaching inn with an excellent reputation for superb food.

Wrangham House Hotel

Filey, North Yorkshire YO14 0NS

Individually styled guest rooms in a 17th century Georgian country house.

Downe Arms Inn

Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 2EE

Quality food, drinks and accommodation that are excellent value for money.

Midgley Lodge Motel & Golf Course

Spacious guest rooms with views across the local countryside and golf course.

Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 4JJ

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Yorkshire Day

Mercure York

Fairfield Manor Hotel

York, North Yorkshire YO30 1XW

Best Western York Pavilion

York, North Yorkshire YO10 4PJ

A 4-star 18th century Georgian hotel in six acres

of gardens.

Individually designed guest rooms and a park and ride

service to the centre of York.

Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough

by Compass Hospitality

Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2AG

Beverley Arms Hotel

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8DD

South Bay views and a two minute walk from

the beach.

An 18th century coaching inn close to the medieval

town centre of Beverley.

For more accommodation in Yorkshire, Click here

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Getaway to the great British countryside

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AUGUST 2019

WHERE?

WHO? WHEN?

BBC Countryfile Live

1 - 4 August

OXFORD

Shrewsbury Flower Show

9 - 10 August

SHREWSBURY

Leeds Festival

23 -25 August

LEEDS

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Dates for the Diary

Brighton & Hove Pride

2 - 4 August

BRIGHTON

FA Community Shield

4 August

WEMBLEY

British Firework Championships

14 - 15 August

PLYMOUTH

Garlic Festival

17 - 18 August

ISLE OF WIGHT

Reading Festival

23 -25 August

READING

Asylum Steampunk Festival

23 - 26 August

LINCOLN

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King Charles Hotel

Gillingham, Kent ME7 5QT

Nestled in between the Medway towns of Chatham and

Gillingham, The King Charles Hotel has excellent transport links

to London and the Channel Ports via the M2, M20 and M25.

The family run hotel offers 97 en-suite rooms which feature

walk-in showers, flat-screen TVs, WiFi and hospitality trays.

In addition to single, double and twin rooms, the hotel offers

family rooms and bridal suites too.

Dining can be enjoyed in either the Aurora Restaurant or the

Lounge Bar which serves freshly cooked meals and bar snacks

as well as an excellent range of beers, wines and spirits. Using

local produce and suppliers, the Aurora Restaurant menu

includes dishes from the land, the sea and the grill!

Check-In 3.00pm

Check-Out 12:00pm

250 Spaces On-Site

FREE WiFi

Restaurant & Bar

“My room was lovely and clean and

very spacious. Bed was really comfy

and I slept well. The staff very good;

friendly and helpful.”

Taken from a recent Trip Advisor review.

From

£52

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Featured Group

A collection of charming pubs and inns in wonderful locations. Bursting with personality,

atmosphere, great staff and superb food, this is where people love to meet, eat, drink

and sleep.

George Inn

Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA12 7DG

A traditional coaching inn set within an acre of

grassland on the banks of the River Wylye in the

lovely village of Longbridge Deverill.

The Mill at Gordleton

Lymington, Hampshire SO41 6DJ

Located in the hamlet of Gordleton, just minutes

from the New Forest and the South Coast.

The Navigator

Southampton, Hampshire SO31 7EB

A prime location, minutes from the magnificent

marina at Lower Swanwick, Hampshire.

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The Thomas Lord

Petersfield, Hampshire GU32 1LN

Set in West Meon, Hampshire and featuring a

restaurant, bar and garden views.

The White Hart

Petersfield, West Sussex GU31 5QB

A fine old village pub with superb guest rooms,

character, charm and home cooked meals.

The Winning Post

Windsor, Berkshire SL4 4SW

A newly refurbished pub, restaurant and inn, set

in quiet countryside, close to both Ascot

and Windsor.

White Hart Hotel

Basingstoke, Hampshire RG25 3NW

A careful and considered refurbishment has

revitalised the unique character and charm of

this historic pub.

Bunk Inn

Thatcham, Berkshire RG18 9DS

A peaceful stay in glorious surroundings in the

small village of Curridge, just four miles from

Newbury and two miles from the M4 and A34.

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Peat Spade Inn

Featured Group

Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20 6DR

The Peat Spade Inn sits in a picture postcard

setting in the beautiful village of Longstock in the

heart of Hampshire.

Running Horse Inn

Winchester, Hampshire SO22 6QS

On the outskirts of Winchester and the New Forest

National Park, this restored village pub is an ideal

choice for business and leisure guests.

Station House

Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2PD

This impressive Victorian building and former

railway pub in Haslemere has been renovated and

refurbished for the 21st century.

Swan Inn

Godalming, Surrey GU8 4TY

Set on the edge of the stunning Surrey countryside,

within easy reach of London, The Swan Inn at

Chiddingfold offers a quality home-from-home

stay with award-winning dining.

The Hawk Inn

Andover, Hampshire SP11 8AE

The beautiful country inn is home to a modern

British menu complemented by fabulous ale and

fine wines, nine contemporary guest rooms and a

sandstone terrace with stunning views.

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There have been plenty of golf success stories

over the years; Rory Mcllroy, a four-time major

champion was world number one in the Official

World Golf Ranking for a total of 95 weeks and

Lee Westwood OBE was one of only a few golfers

who won tournaments on five different continents

(Europe, Asia, North America, Africa and Oceania)

and had victories on the European and PGA tours.

Today, over 700,000 golfers hold memberships in

some of the 1,900 clubs in the UK. This summer

you might be planning a few days away to perfect

your swing, enjoy some friendly competition or

just experience play on courses a little further away

from home. Whatever the reasoning, we’ve selected

a few of the UK’s hotels that also benefit from

fantastic golf facilities. They make a stay and play

weekend away even more enticing!

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Into the Woods!

First tee off is from Somerfield Lodge in Wales where

newly renovated lodges welcome guests and golfers

for overnight stays.

On the gateway to Gower Peninsula, Clyne Golf

Course overlooks Swansea to the east, the Bristol

Channel and Mumbles to the south and the dramatic

Brecon Beacons to the north.

Listed in the 200 Best Golf Courses in the British Isles

by legendary golfer Peter Allis, Clyne is also ranked

in the Top 30 Courses in Wales by Golf World and

the website Top 100 Golf Courses. The par 72 course

was designed by Harry Colt in the 1920s and is

suitable for all handicaps. Guest golfers can

take advantage of all year round grass tees and

championship quality greens.

Offering a great stay and play package, guests can

enjoy a delicious breakfast, two rounds of golf and

an evening meal, as well as en-suite accommodation

in Somerfield Lodge @ Clyne Golf Club.

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From Wales to the West Midlands; the Best Western

Windmill Village Hotel is a great option for golfers

looking to catch up with fellow fanatics in a

central UK location. Positioned on the outskirts of

Coventry, the 4-star hotel enjoys a secluded setting

and offers comfortable refurbished rooms for a

great night’s sleep.

The main attraction for golf lovers is the fantastic

18-hole, par 70 parkland golf course, which makes

for a challenging game. At 5,184 yards, there’s

plenty of greenery and the surrounding countryside

gives golfers great views to enjoy between shots!

A practice golf area, putting green and a pro golf

shop are available and the Fairways Restaurant and

Cellar is perfect for the all important post match

pint and light bites!

Being in such a central location, Best Western

Windmill Village Hotel Golf and Leisure

is convenient for discovering more of the

Midlands’ attractions. Why not combine a

golf stay with a rugby match at the nearby

Ricoh Arena? Get your timing right and you

could find Birmingham NEC has a golf expo

on too!

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Into the Woods!

Less than thirty minutes from Coventry is the

Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe Stratford-upon-Avon.

Surrounded by 157 acres of landscaped gardens

and close to Shakespeare’s birthplace, this hotel

boasts 78 guest rooms which blend modern day

comfort with historic charm. A delicious cooked

or continental breakfast will kick-start the day and

hungry golfers can look forward to evening dining

with modern British and European cuisine at the

award-winning Trevelyan Restaurant.

The European Seniors Tour Ryder Cup has been

hosted here and golfers of all handicaps will enjoy

the 6,288 yards of greens and fairways where a

game of 18, 36 or 54-holes is available.

A one, two or three night golf package that includes

bed, breakfast and dinner is available at the

Hallmark Hotel The Welcome Startford-upon-Avon.

For golfers who love history, culture and the arts, a

stay here is a match on a par with Romeo and Juliet

without any of the drama!

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Head south of Stratford-upon-Avon towards

Swindon and Chippenham and you’ll find the

Wiltshire Hotel in Royal Wootton Bassett. The

golf course here was designed by Peter Allis in 1991

and has been strategically constructed to take

advantage of the many natural lakes. At 6,628

yards, the par 72 course has water hazards on 13

holes and with large greens, golfers rarely ever

have a straight forward putt!

The hotel is home to 50 en-suite guest rooms and

excellent leisure facilities which include a 20 yard

indoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room

and a fully equipped fitness centre.

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Into the Woods!

Offering first-class accommodation in 90 en-suite

guest rooms, Wensum Valley Hotel Golf and

Country Club is just a short distance from the

historic city of Norwich and offers golfers a choice of

two courses. Ideal for both novices and experienced

players, there is also a 12-bay floodlit driving range,

putting practice area and a well-stocked golf shop

on-site.

At 6,900 yards, the championship par 72 Wensum

course hosted the 2013 Motocaddy Masters season

opener of the PGA EuroPro Tour. The shorter Valley

Course features tree-lined fairways, well placed

bunkers and challenging greens on the gentle

slopes of Wensum Valley.

This hotel is another great all-rounder where

excellent leisure facilities add to the appeal. A

sports bar to keep up to date with the latest

scores, pool tables and snooker are available while

outdoor pursuits include giant chess, croquet and

clay pigeon shooting. And after a day of action any

aches and pains can be eased away in the Jacuzzi

and steam room!

Whether it’s a four ball mid-week break or

a weekend away to experience play on a

new-to-you course, we have an exciting

collection of UK hotels with superb courses.

Take a look via the link and find your perfect

golf escape!

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The Infotel

Guest Book

THIS MONTH’S TRENDING HOTELS

The Elms Hotel

Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 7DX

Inglenook Hotel & Restaurant

Bognor Regis, West Sussex PO21 3QB

The Old School House

Haltwhistle, Northumberland NE49 9EE

Quire Court Apartment

Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL1 2BE

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Gwesty Carreg Bran Hotel

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Isle Of Anglesey LL61 5YH

Bertra House B&B

Westport, County Mayo

MK Hotel No 131

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK7 6HL

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 1NW

The Royal Oak

Woodford, Essex IG8 9LN

Ibis Styles Glasgow Centre

George Square

Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 1DT

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Queens Hotel

The Mill Hotel

London

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Devon

Summer Break Offers

Sudbury

Dinner for 2 Offer

Thatchers Hotel

Guildford Leatherhead

Leatherhead

Dinner for 2 Offer

Skipton Park Guest’otel

Skipton

2 & 3 Night Reductions

Mercure

Letchworth Hall Hotel

Stevenage

August Offers

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City Stay Apartments -

Platform Bedford

Bedford

Longer Stay Discounts

Steve’s Place

Stoney Stanton

Mid-week Saver Rates

Dragonfly Hotel

Peterborough

Peterborough

Dinner for 2 Offer

Kingscliff Hotel

George Hotel

Mallory Court Hotel

Clacton-on-Sea

Dinner for 2 Offer

Colchester

Dinner for 2 Offer

Leamington Spa

Summer Packages

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