Greetings from the New Forest!
It has been a fantastic month at Woodlands Lodge. The weather has been brilliant, the walking has been superb and seeing the beginnings of autumn with the leaves changing colour is always wonderful too, so a lovely month.
We have also hosted some beautiful weddings- and had a wedding first, with a minion wedding cake – very fun. We also had a wedding with fabulous draping of the conservatory, as well as a lovely afternoon tea wedding. We wish all our bridal couples every happiness for the future, and come back and see us soon. I can’t believe how all our wedding couples have such unique ideas, it is a great job to have being part of such special days. Our wedding showcase is approaching too with the 15th November 2015 we will be setting the hotel up as a wedding venue and everyone is welcome.
We have also had some staff changes too, as we said goodbye to Tom, who set off to the high seas and Ed who has gone off to university. We wish them both well. At the same time we give a warm welcome to Mark who is already coming up with new ideas and Steven who gives us a little Irish charm and introduced a Woodlands inspired Cocktail menu – including a Forest Breeze & an Imo’s cosmopolitan (wonder where the idea for this one came from!!) To accompany the cocktail list is also a liqueur coffee menu – yum!
Speaking of delicious we launched our autumn menu last week, and already proving popular- a firm favourite is the partridge and Roquefort pannacotta (come and stay just for this).
The hotel has been busy so we have not done a lot with the rooms over the last few months, but I am delighted that we have a new carpet for room 16 and this really finishes this room off a treat. We have also been thinking of our winter projects, but first must spend some time on touching up the rooms after the summer season.
We have been working on the Christmas season too. We are looking forward to hosting the Christmas parties, always a great start to the festive season and a great fun night for all. We have our 3 day Christmas package to look forward to as well- and Steven has also agreed to host a Boxing Day bingo game J
We are also taking bookings for NYE. Please give us a call if you would like any information on any of our Christmas or NY packages.
I can’t believe we are approaching the winter at such speed, although good news for those who like a deal, as we will shortly be bringing our 3 nights for £300 back!
Look forward to welcoming you soon.