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Recipe of the Month: Venison, Pheasant & Pear Casserole

Recipe of the Month: Venison, Pheasant & Pear Casserole

With the help of our Executive Head Chef Andrew Soddy, learn how to create Venison, Pheasant and Pear Casserole at L'Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa.

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Why your skin will benefit from regular facials

Why your skin will benefit from regular facials

Taking good care of your skin over the winter months is essential to fighting damage caused by the cold, wet and windy elements, and regular facials are one of the most effective methods by which to nurture your complexion.

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Discover North Yorkshire

Discover North Yorkshire

From the magnificent beaches of the Heritage Coast to the dramatic rolling hills of the moors, a weekend break at Crathorne Hall Hotel will allow you to explore all of North Yorkshire’s gems.

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The A to Z guide to planning your wedding - part 2

The A to Z guide to planning your wedding - part 2

There is so much involved in planning a wedding, that it can often feel a little overwhelming; fortunately our A to Z of wedding planning, which covers every part of the process, should help to make things easier.

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Top 5 tips for planning your end of year, Christmas themed event

Top 5 tips for planning your end of year, Christmas themed event

Sharla Payne, Hand Picked Hotel’s Director of Agency Sales, is no novice when it comes to planning and hosting events! Here she gives her top tips for making your end of year event productive, fun and of course full of Christmas cheer!

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Getting married in Guernsey

Getting married in Guernsey

Easily accessible via an hour’s hop from the UK by air or a pleasant three hour sea voyage, if you are looking for a stunning island destination for your wedding, Guernsey won’t disappoint.

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Country House Conferences

Country House Conferences

With hotels across the UK and Channel Islands, all within strategic locations and beautiful surroundings, boasting fine food and unrivalled service, Hand Picked offer truly unique venues for corporate events.

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How to have a beautiful budget wedding

How to have a beautiful budget wedding

Despite having a limited budget, Lizzie and Mark were still able to find the perfect wedding venue with wow factor at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex.

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Discover Birmingham

Discover Birmingham

From its sleepy canals reminding you of a busy industrial past to cycle routes that lead to green vales and parks, Birmingham offers something for everyone. Conveniently located a short drive from the city centre, New Hall Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore it all.

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Family days out in Worcestershire

Family days out in Worcestershire

With so much to see and do for kids in Worcester, and Stanbrook Abbey Hotel just five miles outside the historic city, it is a great family holiday destination for October half term.

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