THE ELMS, ABBERLEY with FASHION by DEBUT
The Elms is a quintessentially English, four Silver Star country house hotel and spa, set in idyllic Worcestershire countryside. It has recently been purchased by a local entrepreneur and is being brought back to its former glory.
Lunch and fashion from Debut will make this a great day out. £33.
Many of you will have been to the Gift and Fashion fairs at either Cheltenham Racecourse or Sudeley Castle.
I have organised tickets for the Spring Fair at Sudeley and lunch at nearby Wesley House in Winchcombe.
An early two course lunch with wine, no coffee at this one as there are lots of options for a leisurely coffee at the event as I am sure you will want to be ...... shopping!!.
Entrance to the Fair, lunch and coach. £45
Another chance for some fab food and to stock up on your make-up.
It has been two years since we last saw Ariane who is one of the most successful make-up artists working today and her talks and make up demos are entertaining and informative inspiring confidence in women all over the UK.
Lovely lunch as well!! £33.50.
Now 30 years old, Stockton Bury Garden is home to mature plantings and offers keen gardeners plenty of inspiration.
There are new plants every year – many of which you are able to buy from the plant sales area.
The garden sits at the heart of a working farm which was originally one of the Bury farms of the Benedictine Priory in Leominster. The dovecote and medieval barns remain important landmark features.
Tamsin Westhorpe, has now joined the gardening team. She has previously been deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine and Editor of The English Garden magazine.
The Riverside Inn at Aymestry is an authentic and atmospheric black and white 16th century timber framed inn set in the heart of the Herefordshire countryside surrounded by and overlooking the picturesque natural beauty of the River Lugg Valley.
If the weather is good we will be able to take our after-lunch coffee on the banks of the river. Coffee, garden visit, lunch and coach £58
It's been ages since we had lunch at The Lyttelton Arms so nice to bring it back again!
Discovered this lovely little boutique in Chaddesley Corbett who will be providing the Fashion Show.
They also have an on-line shop where you can see (and buy) all of their stock. £25
Always a great day out and open to all, this is the first meeting of the autumn season, with the first race at 2.30 pm and the last one at 5.20 pm.
The £85 covers all the following: Coach from usual pick-ups around 10.45, Badge giving entry into all areas of the course, race card, and superb THREE course lunch at around 12 noon, tea/coffee.
Tote is in the restaurant which is on the first floor which overlooks the course and has great view of the start and finish. Coach £85
The Ivy is due to open in Cheltenham this November so not possible to book anything yet.
They are converting the Rotunda in Montpellier and this is what it may look like. Thought you might like to try this one but prices and more information will follow later in the year.
Ladies Who Lunch is a group of ladies from all over Worcestershire and the West Midlands who aspire to dine in all the best restaurants, both local to Worcestershire and on occasion further afield.
Over the past couple of years we have dined at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and taken afternoon tea at both The Ritz and The Savoy.
Ladies of any age are welcome to join us, and occasionally we are able to invite husbands and partners, for example to Ludlow Races. And just so we don't feel too self-indulgent at most of our events we aspire to raise money for local charities and in particular Kemp Hospice www.kemphospice.org.uk
Most of our lunches comprise two courses (main and dessert), plus coffee/tea and two glasses of wine. Soft drinks are usually available as an alternative.
We travel to many of the events by coach, usually with pick-ups at The Lyttelton at Hagley or Stone Manor at Kidderminster. If our event is in the right direction we can also sometimes pick up at Sixways, Worcester.
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