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Burns Supper a Huge Success

We had our first ever Burns Supper at the hotel on Saturday 24th January, in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray.

Fifty Rotary Club members were joined by about 20 hotel residents for a formal dinner, with a traditional Burns night menu and joints of matured English beef carved at each table.  The Haggis was "piped in" and addressed by a Piper in full regalia before being served.

Click play to see a video of the piper.

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We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr and Mrs Linford, who were celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary at the event.

We will be running a similar event next year so please send us an email if you would like to receive further information nearer the time.
Tue, Jan 27, 2009

Iris retires after 29 years

Our head housekeeper Iris Burns retired at the end of December after 29 years at Sysonby. She joined the hotel in 1979 when it was a small  guest house and has seen it develop into a 3 star hotel. She has also seen me move from school, to University, to accountancy and back to the hotel!

The team at the hotel has increased over the years, on leaving her fellow staff presented her with flowers and jewellery. The family team has grown with the addition of James and Zoe and we presented Iris with a watercolour.
Iris with staff & family
Iris with staff & family
We would like to thank Iris for putting up with us for 29 years and wish her a very happy retirement.

Visit to see full story in the Melton Times.
Sat, Jan 17, 2009

Winner of December Prize Draw

Those of you who came in for a Christmas meal during December will remember that we were giving away vouchers for a "2 for 1" deal on meals in January, February and March of this year.  We also put feedback forms on each place setting and entered all those who completed the forms into a prize draw for a magnum of champagne.

Jenny reluctantly handing over a magnum!!
Jenny reluctantly handing over a magnum!!

The magnum of champagne was won by Mrs Angela Hardy. She said she will be saving it for the summer to celebrate her daughter coming over for a visit from Australia.

Thanks to all others who entered the draw. The feedback was very much appreciated and passed on.  We were delighted with the response and the many positive comments.

We look forward to seeing many of the "2 for 1" vouchers in the coming weeks - don't forget they can be used for either lunch or evening meals.
Tue, Jan 06, 2009

New News Page Launched

We have updated the format and the way I do the news page. Hopefully it will work!
Tue, Jan 06, 2009