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Coming Soon to Stanbrook Abbey

Coming Soon to Stanbrook Abbey

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How do you do Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner?

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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The Most Instagrammable Wedding Venue in the UK?

The Most Instagrammable Wedding Venue in the UK?

When bride-to-be Nicole was checking out wedding Instagram accounts and found Rhinefield House little did she know how special it would prove.

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World Yoga Day - Friday 22nd February 2019

World Yoga Day - Friday 22nd February 2019

In celebration of 'World Yoga Day' which takes place on Friday 22nd February 2019 we have put together a simple introduction to a few popular Yoga poses so you can give this a try at home or even in the office. With the fresh spring air and sunshine bringing with it longer days we might even take to the garden for a real hit of good endorphins!

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Recipe of the month: Poached Salmon

Recipe of the month: Poached Salmon

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

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Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Afternoon Tea is something we hold dear to our hearts within Hand Picked Hotels, a significant part of the day rooted in British history which brings together friends and family.

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Valentine's Celebrations Around The World

Valentine's Celebrations Around The World

Valentine's Day is celebrated around the world. While February 14th marks a day of candy, flowers, greeting cards and romantic dinners in the UK, other parts of the world have their own unique ways to celebrate this romantic annual event.

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Discover Surrey

Discover Surrey

There are plenty of things to do in Surrey and Woodlands Park Hotel is well located to explore this county’s gems from its thriving market towns and picture postcard villages, to its ancient woodland and glorious gardens.

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A Spring Celebration at Nutfield Priory

A Spring Celebration at Nutfield Priory

This May wedding at Nutfield Priory in Surrey was filled with sunshine, love and laughter and the couple will be back for years to come to celebrate.

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We Talk British Dining with Hand Picked Hotels' Group Executive Head Chef

We Talk British Dining with Hand Picked Hotels' Group Executive Head Chef

Group Executive Head Chef, Matthew Ashton, has been working closely with Head Chefs from each hotel to create the latest seasonal menus. He tells us a bit about winter dishes at Hand Picked Hotels.

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