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Recipe of the Month: Crème Brûlée

by Andrew Soddy, Executive Head Chef at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa

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Alfresco Dining

The British Summertime bring many joyous things: longer days, warmer temperatures, sunshine, Wimbledon… the list is plentiful, but one of the best things (in our opinion) about Summer is eating Alfresco.

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Cheers to World Cocktail Day

Celebrate World Cocktail Day on 13th May 2019 with some inspiration from our bar team at Hand Picked Hotels across the UK and Channel Islands.

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Recipe of the month: Sea Bass

With the help of our Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy, learn how to best cook Sea Bass at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.

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A return to their roots

With so many happy memories formed over the years at Buxted Park for both this local bride and groom, it was almost inevitable that it would play host to their special day.

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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

When it comes to choosing a venue, Laura and Dan advise to go with gut instinct. They fell head over heels in love within minutes of seeing Stanbrook Abbey and sure enough couldn’t have imagined spending their day anywhere else.

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The Wedding Bear

We love being a part of our wedding couples' special days so much so that we give all our newlyweds our exclusive keepsake to be cherished forever along with the memories.

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Recipe of the month: Easter Egg

With the help of our Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy, learn how to make an Easter Egg at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.

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Coming Soon to Stanbrook Abbey

We are evolving...

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How do you do Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner?

Nutrition can mean many different things to different people but here at Hand Picked Hotels we believe in providing nutritious dishes featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients at any time of day. Take a look at our top picks for some inspiration.

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