Wentbridge House


It’s always nice to have a day off. This one was partically great as the sun was out and I was invited to Wentbridge House Hotel to have a look around and to hear a talk by Kate Osborne, interior design specialist from Farrow and Ball.

The Hotel is set in 20 acres of gardens and grounds in the village of Wentbridge, West Yorkshire which is a nature conservation area. I thought that it would be hard to find but there were directions on the A1 and did not even need to use my Sat Nav.

As I arrived the first thing that struck me was the immaculately rolled and mowed lawn and the gardens that surround the hotel, this was highlighted more so by the blazing sunshine.

I had been looking for a bit of decorating inspiration and was very happy to find out the ‘tones’ in our living room were very on trend- the less said about the other half’s colour choice for the office the better.

Lunch was served in the Crystal Room, the largest room on site at the hotel, the patio windows overlooking the gardens area not only added to the atmosphere but gave the room a glow of natural light.

The room is also used for conferences, weddings and as it was on this occasion luncheons.

crayfish

The menu for lunch was very classic and well cooked seeing it was being served for such a large number of guests. The chicken breast was not overcooked which is sometimes the case with menus like this and the dessert looked lovely although I didn’t have any as it contained nuts, but was given a cheese plate instead.

bakewell

After lunch, we were shown around the hotel rooms by the hotel manager Catherine, all in all there are 41 bedrooms. Each are individually designed so no two rooms are the same. This gives guests a selection of styles, wether your a four-poster bed kind of a person or, like me love a contemporary finish in your hotel room.

contemporary room

four poster

All rooms are stocked with Yorkshire tea and other local delights and the bathrooms are stocked with Elemis products.

yorkshire goodies

Wentbridge House’s restaurant holds 2 AA Rosettes, the same chefs that work at the restaurant handle all the food functions throughout the hotel, looking at the restaurant menu there was a lot of local produce used. Local beef from Kirby, Dexter beef and lots of daily specials.

The Fler de Lys restaurant is the perfect setting for fine dining whereas the brasserie with its quirky Duck leg lamps is more for informal dinners.

fler de lys

As a place to go for a weekend break it seems ideal as well being near Castleford (Junction 32 ladies !!) also Catherine told us about a walk that was created for guests so that they could see the wonderful natural sites that surround Wentbridge.

All in all a lovely way to spend a day.

Wentbridge House Hotel
Wentbridge
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
WF8 3JJ

http://www.wentbridgehouse.co.uk/

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