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Dining with a view

Dining with a view

The summer break has begun - what a wonderful time to spend with family and friends outdoors. Enjoy our alfresco dining within the comfort of our terraces which offer a selection of seasonal inspired dishes to enjoy in the sunshine.

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Recipe of the Month: Pimm’s Ice Lolly

Recipe of the Month: Pimm’s Ice Lolly

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

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Treat yourself to these tipples!

Treat yourself to these tipples!

Our mixologist at Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa shares his recipes for the perfect summer cocktail.

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A return to their roots

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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Alfresco Dining

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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Recipe of the Month: Crème Brûlée

Recipe of the Month: Crème Brûlée

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

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Cheers to World Cocktail Day

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

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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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue

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

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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