Monday, August 30, 2010

September Treat


Why don't you whisk your other half away on a romantic treat? We have a special offer on, just for you:
1 night dinner, bed and breakfast plus a free bottle of wine for just £75.00 per person.
Come on...make it a surpirse and give us a call, quoting "September Weekday Treat" to book.
Click here for more details.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Did you know?

When cotton was first brought into the UK they did not know how to spin it, so they spun it like wool (hence where the name cotton wool comes from). By the 1830's the UK had become the richest country on the planet thanks to its sale of cotton.
Long work days were endured by the workers in these harsh times, sometimes working 12-14 hours a day. In due course the 'tea break' was introduced into the daily routine where the workers could have a refreshing hot drink that was also healthy (thanks to the boiling water) and, with the added sugar, it gave them energy.
An initial problem at the time was that the cheap pottery which was used for cups often broke because it could not handle the heat of direct boiling water. Hence, it became commonplace to add a dash of milk into the vessel first to stop this happening.
This ritual continues to this day...

Monday, August 23, 2010

Treat Yourself

Had a busy summer?  Give yourself a well deserved rest book at the Inn, give us a call for a great midweek deal in September.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Good Luck

Laura is leaving today we wish her all the very best and we will miss you.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday High Tea

Finally!
After weeks of waiting we are now offering Sunday High Tea at the Inn from 4pm-6pm.
Come and treat yourself, we'll provide everything...even the washing-up afterwards. Now if that's not reason enough then check out our menu.
And it's easy to book - just give us a call!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Are you superstitious??

Are you one of the 60 million people that suffer from paraskavedekatriaphobia?
How strange, that we relate bad things with the number 13. It's not only that we act weird on Friday the 13th but there is no gate 13 at aiports, planes don't have a number 13 seat or a row 13 and hotels don't have a room 13 (as it's the same here). We don't even let 13 people sit at a table, we add a seat for our friend the Ape to the table so that there are 14 seats.
How come we have such an obsession with this date? Apperently it has something to do with the combination of the number 6 (Friday is the 6th day of the week) and the number 13. I've been told that it relates to the church and the last supper: there were 12 diciples and Jesus at the table and Judas who betrayed Jesus was the 13th to arrive.
But what if your birthday falls on a Friday the 13th? Surely, that must bring luck!
Any thoughts?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Anniversary

We have some Guests with Wedding Anniversaries this week, "have a brilliant time here at the Inn and have a great Anniversary".

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

And you thought you had the house to yourself

Have you listened to the news recently? Apparently, graduates are moving back to mum and dad after spending 3 to 4 years away from home. All thanks to the economic climate and the difficulty in getting a job after graduation. Nice, istn't it??
If you are in this situation and need some time away then come and spend a nice relaxing weekend at the Inn, getting pampered and looked after instead of doing the looking after.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Golf

We have lots of Golfers staying I still want to know how far you walk in a week?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

John Otway

We have John Otway playing tonight no Tickets left we are SOLD OUT but, have a look at our Webpage , Rocking at the Stables for future Gigs. http://www.theinn.co.uk/

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cocktail

The earliest definition of cocktail was in the May 13, 1806, edition of the Balance and Columbian Repository, a publication in Hudson, New York, in which an answer was provided to the question, "What is a cocktail?". It replied:Cocktail is a stimulating liquor composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water, and bitters—it is vulgarly called a bittered sling and is supposed to be an excellent electioneering potion, in as much as it renders the heart stout and bold, at the same time that it fuddles the head. It is said, also to be of great use to a Democratic candidate: because a person, having swallowed a glass of it, is ready to swallow anything else.
Perfect Cocktail   Use a Martini Glass, fill with Ice, add Ice to the Shaker, add 16 gluggs Gin to Shaker, 4 glugs sweet Vermouth, 4 gluggs dry Vermouth, splash of Lemon Juice, tip out the Ice in the Glass, shake and strain into Glass and garnish with a Green Olive.