From Solent sailing dining experiences to gourmet getaways, Hand Picked Hotels has a range of new magic experiences to offer at its luxury hotels.

With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to enjoy the beautiful weather, escape to the English countryside and treat your tastebuds to some exceptional and exclusive dining experiences with Hand Picked Hotels. 

With a range of brand-new culinary-focused magic experiences on offer across its range of exceptional country house and beach retreat hotels, Hand Picked Hotels is truly helping guests savour the taste of summer and Great British modern cuisine. 

There is something for every palette, from wine tasting and seasonal al-fresco dining to dining day trips onboard a beautiful yacht. Making them the perfect spot for a little summer staycation splendour or a special occasion. 

Solent Sail Experience at Rhinefield House Hotel in the New Forest

Nestled deep in the stunning New Forest National Park, Rhinefield House Hotel is locally known as the ‘Nestled deep in the stunning New Forest National Park, Rhinefield House Hotel is locally known as the ‘Jewel of the Forest’. Beautifully blending Tudor and Gothic architecture with luxurious modern amenities and stunning grounds in which to enjoy the great outdoors, this is the perfect summer spot to unwind.

With the Solent Sail Experience, you can head on the water for the day with your very own professional skipper and crew. The perfect summer sail day starts at 9am with a check-in at Escape Yachting at Lymington Yacht Haven before heading out on the water for a lunch above the waves. If any evening sail is more your style then a 3pm departure is perfect for enjoying dinner off the coast – complete with a glass of bubbly, of course. 

Creating this relaxing day at sea, guests sail from Lymington to just off the Isle of Wight and are treated to a glass of Nyetimber English sparkling wine on arrival before enjoying a two-course lunch or dinner onboard the yacht. After a day upon the water, guests can return to the luxury of Rhinefield House to relax with an overnight stay, complete with wholesome breakfast. 

Overnight stays at Rhinefield House Hotel from £375. Solent Sail Experience available on request.

Gourmet Getaway Break at Buxted Park Hotel in Ashdown Forest

Steeped in history and set in 312 acres of lush grounds, Buxted Park Hotels offers grand Georgian elegance seamlessly combined with modern comfort, making it an ideal place to relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful East Sussex countryside. 

Throughout its history, Buxted Park Hotel has played host to an array of high-profile guests, including Williams Wordsworth, Winston Churchill and Marlon Brando. Now guests can experience the grandeur of hotel for themselves and indulge in a sumptuous culinary escape. 

From the moment Gourmet Getaway guests arrive, they’ll be immersed into a culinary experience to impress, starting with cream tea and champagne served by the exceptional team. In the evening, diners can retreat to the beautiful Orangery Restaurant to experience an exceptional three-course dinner, showcasing the best of local seasonal produce and perfectly paired with accompanying wines, under the guidance of an expert sommelier*.

When they awake in the morning, guests can head down to savour a hearty, wholesome breakfast before enjoying a late 12pm check-out.

Gourmet Getaway at Buxted Park Hotel from £480 per night, per room. *Wine pairing is priced at £25 per person and can be added to your package at check-in

Shop, Sip and Savour at New Hall Hotel & Spa in Warwickshire

As England’s oldest listed inhabited moated house, New Hall Hotel & Spa is not only a fine example of medieval architecture but is also the perfect place to indulge in a luxurious getaway. Set in 26 acres of beautiful grounds, complete with moat, ancient woodland and a drawbridge this elegant country retreats offers the best majestic magical settings combined with exceptional service and magic experiences. 

With the new Shop, Sip and Savour experience, guests can enjoy some well-deserved R&R - relaxation and retail therapy – and dining in style. Having enjoyed a glass of chilled prosecco on arrival, guests can make their way to the hotel’s exceptional spa to relax with a refreshing dip in the pool and spa pool, a revitalising sauna and steam or simply enjoy quiet time in the relax room. 

Having let the stress of everyday life melt away in the spa, guests can retire to their rooms before indulging in a delicious, seasonal three-course meal in the hotel’s exceptional Bridge Restaurant. 

The next morning, guests can savour a sumptuous wholesome breakfast before heading to Birmingham’s renowned Bullring - which is just 30 minutes’ away and home to the likes of Selfridges, Calvin Klein and Jo Malone – complete with a £50 voucher to spend at its stores. 

Shop, Sip and Savour at New Hall Hotel & Spa from £324 per room, per night.