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Countrywide Hotels: Market Performance

An update from our MD, Darren Patt on our market performance.

Celebrate the Festive Season

Let our hotels put the sparkle into Christmas. Our hotels will be open throughout December offering festive dining from delicious afternoon teas to festive lunches and dinners.

We will also be open for the all important Christmas Day lunch, Boxing Day lunch and New Year's Eve dinner.

Visit our hotel websites below to find out more.

Selecting a venue for your 2021 event

We know that things will look different in 2021 with regards to hosting events.

We recently spoke with Carrie Larwood from Function Fixers – read about how she sees venue selection moving forward in 2021.

Did You Know?

Whately Hall has a friendly ghost called Father Bernard and many hidden staircases behind its walls.

CWH Fitness Challenge Week 3

How was your week? Keep up the good work!

This week we have another three challenges for you to complete

Richard & Judy's Christmas Book Club

Richard and Judy's Book Club has been recommending great reads for over 10 years.

If you are stuck for a Christmas present for your nearest and dearest then check out the six wonderful new books they have chosen for the Christmas season.

Salted Caramel Rum Hot Chocolate Recipe

This cup of pure boozy decadence is perfect for cosying up on colder evenings, and generally lifting the spirits.

Seabass with Red Wine Butter Sauce Recipe

This week's recipe uses European seabass which is Executive Chef, Andrew MacKenzie's favourite fish.

Its robust delicate flavour and crisp skin allows it to be used in a variety of cooking styles.

Black Friday Winter Escape

The perfect remedy for post-lockdown, treat yourself to a Winter Escape at one of our cosy hotels.

Save on our normal rates and enjoy a break at one of our city locations or our countryside manors.

Did You Know?

Within Risley Hall's grounds the controversial Lanx, a Romano-British silver plate, was discovered in 1729.

CWH Fitness Challenge Week 2

How was last week's challenge, did you do it?
Keep it up!

This week we have three different challenges for the week ahead.

Winter Skincare

Winter can be super harsh on our skin.
Cold weather, bracing winds, having the heating on – it all takes its toll and can leave skin feeling dry and rough.

Take a look at our guide to give your skin some love.

Whisky Spritz Cocktail Recipe

A winter twist on the summer classic, this week's cocktail is refreshing with an edge of mystery.

Home Roast Pheasant Recipe

This week we have a delicious seasonal game recipe from our Executive Chef, Andrew MacKenzie.
Pheasant is the main game shooting bird in the UK and it is one of Prince Charles favourite meals.

Did You Know?

The Manor Elstree stands on the site of an old tudor house that dated back to 1540.
It was the country home of armaments manufacturer and First Baronet Sir Arthur Trevor Dawson, named Edwardbury House until the 1930's.

CWH Fitness Challenge

Our leisure club team at East Sussex National have created this overloading legs fitness challenge to help motivate and inspire you to get active during this time.

Surviving Lockdown 2

We've put together a quick guide to help you survive lockdown 2. It's time to take a deep breath and remember we will get through this.

Sticky Toffee Cocktail Recipe

The perfect pairing to enjoy with our Sticky Toffee and Date Pudding.
Enjoy and let us know what you think!

Sticky Toffee & Date Pudding Recipe

This week we are sharing a very special recipe from The Pudding Club at Three Ways House Hotel.

A British classic and still a favourite for many of us.

10 Hotels Join the Countrywide Hotels Portfolio

Exciting News - A further 10 Hotels have been added to the Countrywide Hotels portfolio.

COCKTAIL - GREEN PARK

The perfect combination of basil and lemon make this a really refreshing cocktail. Perfect for enjoying in the garden this summer.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - HERBY MUSHROOMS ON TOAST

This week's recipe is a real favourite from our new al fresco dining menu. It's one of those simple and delicate dishes that can be made and enjoyed at anytime of the day.

TIPS FOR GOLFERS

This week, Jack Budgen, Golf Pro at East Sussex National, shares his tips on the pitch shot which is very important for beginners to master.

 

YOGA TO HELP SHIFT PERSPECTIVE

This yoga practice will help enable you to welcome a possible shift in your perspective and find creative solutions to any problems, which may be needed right now.

COCKTAIL - APEROL SMASH

A great cocktail for drinking in the garden during Wimbledon fortnight, even if we are missing the tennis this year, using fresh British strawberries and fresh mint.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - AVOCADO & TOFU SALAD

This week's recipe is a dish from our new al fresco dining menu which is launching across all our hotels.

TIPS FOR GOLFERS

Following on from last week's tip of forming the 'Y' position, Jack Budgen, Golf Pro at East Sussex National, continues the theme by sharing his tips on chipping and how to roll the ball.

 

YOGA STRETCH

As businesses start to re-open and more of us return to work, we thought this yoga stretch practice would help with awakening your body and mind.

COCKTAIL - STRAWBERRY MOJITO

The perfect seasonal refreshing cocktail this week to enjoy in the sunshine.

With fresh British strawberries in season, this week's Strawberry Mojito cocktail is easy to make.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - SCALLOPS WITH APPLE & BLACK PUDDING

This week's recipe is perfect as a starter or light summer lunch to enjoy with family or friends outside.

TIPS FOR GOLFERS

This week, Jack Budgen, Golf Pro at East Sussex National, shares his top tips on how to tackle one of the most difficult parts of the golf game putting

 

FINDING THE JOY YOGA

As the lockdown is slowly easing and people’s lives are starting to return to some form of normality, we thought it would be a good idea to bring you a yoga session that boosts your energy levels.

COCKTAIL - APPLETINI

The Appletini first made an appearance in 1996 in a Hollywood bar called Lola’s, originally called an Adam's Apple Martini.

The team at Broome Park recommend you enjoy this chilled cocktail whilst soaking up the rays.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - CREAMY FISH PIE

Whether you make this as a comfort dish for yourself or as a gift for friends, it is always a winner.

WE'RE GOING GREEN

We are delighted to be partnering with Greengage Solutions to work environmentally smarter.

We are excited to announce that all our hotels have now been ECOsmart accredited with Gold and Platinum awards.

Find out how we are helping the environment.

RAINBOW YOGA

We're spreading some positive vibes this week with this yoga practice from Adriene, that will help brighten your day.

TIPS FOR GOLFERS

This week, Tim Holden, Head of Golf at Broome Park, shares his tips on understanding your divot pattern to help improve your swing.

 

GREAT BRITISH BREAKS OFFER

Celebrate with a 3 for 2 break after lockdown at one of our hotels.

COCKTAIL - POMEGRANATE MINT JULEP

In Ian Fleming's books, James Bond actually preferred a mint julep on the veranda of his porch in the Caribbean.

This recipe adds a twist with the addition of pomegranate, and is a great refreshing summer drink.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - STRAWBERRY WHIPPED PANNACOTTA

Something a bit different this week as Executive Chef, Andrew MacKenzie shares this delicious summer dessert for you to try.

TIPS TO MAXIMISE YOUR IMPACT IN A VIRTUAL MEETING

With virtual meetings becoming the new standard during Covid-19, Taking the right approach can produce a successful outcome.

We have put together some top tips to help you.

YOGA TO HELP YOU SLEEP

Whether you’ve had sleeping problems before COVID-19 or if they’ve only come on recently, this is a great yoga practice that you can do before bed to improve your sleep.

TIPS FOR GOLFERS - WEEK ELEVEN

This week, Jack Budgen, Golf Pro at East Sussex National, shares his tips on playing the greenside bunker shot.

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - BEER CAN CHICKEN

A fun and tasty recipe for the barbecue or oven. Enjoy!

COCKTAIL - FRENCH 75

This week's cocktail is the classic and refreshing French 75, shared by our team at East Sussex National.

GARDENING IDEAS

Staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak might be challenging, especially for people who live on their own.

However gardening can help us turn this situation into a positive, check out our ideas below.

YOGA FOR CYCLISTS

With people getting out and about on their bikes at the moment, we thought this yoga practice might help.

TIPS FOR GOLFERS - WEEK TEN

This week, Tim Holden, Head of Golf at Broome Park, shares his tips on iron play and the angle of attack.

 

3 Ways Hoteliers Can Build Guest Confidence

Interesting article on how hotels can build guest confidence coming out of lockdown, we will certainly be taking the advice on board.

FUN WITH THE KIDS

With half term next week, it's time to take a break from the home schooling and enjoy these fun suggestions of things to do with the kids.

We've got great ideas for creating your own garden olympics, searching for treasure, having a family bake off and camping under the stars.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - SALMON WITH WILD GARLIC HOLLANDAISE

A fantastic seasonal recipe from Executive Chef, Andrew MacKenzie this week for you to recreate.

RECOMMENDED WINES

This week our Food and Beverage champion, Peter Farrow, recommends four excellent white wines to accompany our delicious salmon recipe dish.

YOGA FOR KIDS

Yoga has been proven to be a positive benefit for your mental health.

This week we have a special yoga practice with Adriene - for the kid in everyone!

 

TIPS FOR GOLFERS - WEEK EIGHT

This week Golf Pro at East Sussex National, Jack Budgen, shares his tips to help improve your game.

 

The UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

View a copy of Our Plan To Rebuild: The UK Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy

LOCKDOWN PARTY IDEAS

Who is having to celebrate a birthday and anniversary in lockdown? Here are some ideas to help you celebrate together or online with friends and family.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - PANEER KORMA

This week's recipe is a delicious Paneer Korma to celebrate Vegetarian Week.

RECOMMENDED DRINKS FOR A CURRY

This week we recommend some drinks to go with your favourite curry. Enjoy!

OFFICE BREAK YOGA

This is the perfect yoga practice to do during an office break. No yoga mat or stretchy pants required.

 

TIPS FOR GOLFERS - WEEK SEVEN

Head of Golf from Broome Park Hotel, Tim Holden, shares his tips for all you golfers. Join us each week for more tips.

 

HERO KEY WORKER COMPETITION WINNERS

Take a look at the winners and why they were nominated for our Hero Key Worker competition.

HOW TO CELEBRATE VE DAY

It's VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) this Friday 8th May and the Royal British Legion are calling on the nation to mark the 75th anniversary from home.

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate.

RECIPES OF THE WEEK - PICNIC

This week's recipes are picnic themed and deliciously perfect to help you celebrate VE Day.

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK - PIMMS ROYALE

This week a twist on the classic Pimms cocktail to celebrate VE Day with a sparkle. Enjoy!

YOGA FOR DIGESTION

We all might have been indulging a little bit lately. This quick yoga practice is great for when you feel like you've overeaten.

 

TIPS FOR GOLFERS - WEEK SIX

Head of Golf from Broome Park Hotel, Tim Holden, shares his tips for all you golfers. Join us each week for more tips.

 

10 MORE THINGS TO DO IN LOCKDOWN...

...when you've already made 3 loaves of banana bread. We are here to help with more ideas.

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - BASIL PAPPARDELLE

Make easy fresh pasta with or without a machine and create this tasty dish.

 

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK - PORNSTAR MARTINI

Bar team member at Harben House, Harry Skinner, recommends this modern classic cocktail for you to enjoy this week.

YOGA TO HEAL STRESS

If some of you are feeling a bit stressed at the moment, try this calming yoga practice.

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - HARISSA CHICKEN KEBAB

This recipe is perfect for the barbeque or grill, and very easy to make.

 

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK - COSMOPOLITAN

Enjoy this classic cocktail, made famous by the TV show Sex and the City.

FREE THEATRE SHOWS

Are you missing the theatre? Then we've found where you can watch free theatre shows online from some great venues.

FREE LIVE FITNESS CLASSES

We are excited to launch our live fitness classes with Patrick and Pete from East Sussex National. Join them for Spin, HIIT and Abs/Arms Classes.

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - BBQ MARINADES & SALADS

With all this lovely weather we are having, we thought we would put together some tasty marinade and salad recipes for you to enjoy on the barbeque or grill this week. Please share your dishes on social media #CWHRECIPE

 

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK - LYNCHBURG LEMONADE

Enjoy making and drinking this refreshing cocktail, perfect for an afternoon sat in the sun.

TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER YOUR HANDS

We are all washing our hands more frequently. Follow our tips to ensure you look after them and keep them hydrated.

 

LOW IMPACT HIIT WORKOUT

We recommend this low impact HIIT workout from Joe Wicks AKA The Body Coach, which is easy on your knees.

 

GENTLE & SLOW YOGA

We are slowing the pace a little this week, try this Gentle and Slow Yoga session to help relieve stress and clear the mind.

 

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK - QUARANTINI

Paz, our Food & Beverage Manager at Hunton Park, is working from home and has sent us this easy Quarantini cocktail for you to try.

 

TIPS TO HELP BOOST YOUR WELLBEING

It is more important than ever to find the time to look after your physical and mental wellbeing. Follow our tips to help you focus.

 

COCKTAIL OF THE WEEK - GIN-SOLATION

Try and make our tasty isolation cocktail from the team at East Sussex National.

 

TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME

Head of Sales, Sadie Rowell, shares her top tips to make working from home a success.

 

RECIPE OF THE WEEK - SAUSAGE CASSOULET

Try out our sausage cassoulet recipe from executive chef, Andrew MacKenzie and share your creations online #CWHRECIPE

 

30 DAY WORKOUT CHALLENGE

Join our 30 day workout challenge, share your pictures with us #CWH30DAYWORKOUT

 

An update from our Managing Director

Update regarding Covid-19 and our hotel closures

A message from our Managing Director

Update regarding Covid-19 and our cancellation policy.