In celebration of our hotels welcoming guests once again, and of National Picnic Month this July, we are shining a spotlight on the Great British picnic, the bedrock of summer frivolity.

A picnic is full of exquisite moments; the taste of your first strawberry, warm sun on your skin, the feeling of grass underfoot, and the cool vaper drifting from the neck of a freshly popped bottle of fizz. 

In the grounds of a Hand Picked Hotel, your picnic becomes an elevated experience. Our Chefs are as passionate about picnic food as they are about modern British dining, and cater for all requirements using locally-sourced, fresh seasonal produce to create a delicious spread. And no picnic would be complete without the beverages to go with it, whether you enjoy a zesty lemonade or a chilled glass of Pimm’s. These treats will be nicely arranged into a premium wicker basket complete with utensils, so you will have a portable al fresco feast in the palm of your hand.

All that’s left to do is decide whether to lounge amid acres of manicured lawns, enchanting woodland or tranquil water features. Our countryside properties’ generous grounds allow guests to find a spot that is perfect for them, be it the natural shade of an oak tree or the banks of a glittering lake.

You will feel like you have the place to yourselves, with enough space to relax, run and play with family and friends. Why not challenge them to a spot of croquet, or suggest a stroll along one of our woodland walks?

If this has you pining for your own picnic paradise, we’d love to create a treasured experience for you. All you need to do is choose from our 19 locations, and we will take care of the rest.