Wow, on Saturday night Belle Grove guests tried at least 9 different gins (lost count by the end) from all over the world. While we enjoyed all, smooth classic Sipsmith and Japanese Roku were voted favourites. A chilli-infused gin – appropriately from Chile – was interesting too!
In case you’re wondering, we lay on these complementary events in the main house in lieu of off-season discounts.
Pleased to announce that, once again, Belle Grove has been awarded a 5* Gold rating!
The Upper Barn also now qualifies for a One Step Ahead Award. This means catering for those who are a little less mobile on account of its manageable facilities, not least the ground floor bedroom and en suite walk-in shower. If you wish to book because of this accessibility, please ensure you indicate your need on the booking form so we liaise with you as to specifics.
In what has become a popular annual event, all those who book a short break at Belle Grove over the first weekend of February – this year it’s 31st January – 3rd February 2019 are invited to a special complimentary Gin Tasting Experience in the on-site Dragon House on Saturday 1st February 7pm. It’s all about sampling a series of unfamiliar gins with accompanying tonics and nibbles, then selecting our favourite.
This year’s Tasting covers gins from Japan, Germany, Scotland and the US as well dear old England of course! These are just a few of the contenders plus a few images from last year…..
We had fun setting up a guest’s Thanksgiving Dinner last week, so here are a few images (turkey and pumpkin pie followed) !
A guest wrote this while staying here with friends during the lazy hazy days of last summer…
” through infinite blue
a thousand bird songs swirl
luscious lazy June
a bee sucks pollen
buzzes hastily onward
I sit easy by my friend
papers flap their news
blooms of summer are sweeter
wine, cool in the mouth
wind stirs in the high ash”
Although only planted 20 months ago the trees are bearing fruit!