Archive for May, 2014

Camber under the willow tree

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Always keeping a watchful eye out for any food, Camber checks out what’s growing in the walled garden.

The water lilies are flourishing with the promise of lotus flowers

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We are excited about the return of our lotus flowers which are on their way as summer sets in.

Lupins abound in the walled garden!

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Our lupins bring beautiful shades of violet, lilac and pink throughout the walled garden.

Chef Matthew prepares for tonight’s dinner

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The Hotel kitchen garden is starting to come into its own and Matt is finding more and more each day…a very happy chef

Wisteria Arch comes into bloom!

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Camber the hotel dog enjoying the perfume given off under the wisteria arch!

spotted this morning in the paddock

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Camber the dog approves the nature walk

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Dog seen running at high speeds around the nature walk….just wish he would stick to the path!!

Nature walk opens

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Lucy tries out our nature walk which is now open to our guests to walk around…..it passes the dew pond, bee hives and a very comfortable bench around the half way mark!

Yes that is a Porsche towing a bench!

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Won for ¬£35 at auction our bench is heading back to the Old Manor helped out by Stephen and is v expensive car…..not sure a tow bar on a Porsche is ever actually supposed to be used….hey ho needs must!

At the auctions….time to bid on this bench!

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This is perfect for our soon to be opened nature walk!

Bar becomes more open plan!

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We have been staring at these glass panels for the past 6 months and today we finally got Roy and Dave (our handymen) to remove them….this has flooded light into the bar area and created some theatre between the two spaces!

We love vegetarians

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Char-grilled baby leeks, crispy soft boiled egg, toast with Somerset brie salad cream….one of two veggie starters on our spring menu!

Camber inspects new arrivals

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Camber the dog sees how the two new hives are settling in…..we now have 7 in total!

who stole my bunny!

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Now then Camber….is this your handy work???

Table plan ladder

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something a bit different!

On the specials board tonight

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bone marrow, pigs cheek, mac and cheese….yummy!

All planted and ready to go

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now we just need good weather and a bit of luck!

First ever ceremony EVER!

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Getting ready to initiate the milking parlour with its first ever wedding ceremony

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