Last weekend proved a very busy weekend when we were asked by Stapleford Park Hotel to provide extra accomodation for guests attending an event they were hosting. The event was star studded and I have to say thanks to one of their staff Caroline who was posted with us for the weekend to deal with the more exacting requirements they had - say no more !! Thanks to Stapleford Team for their organisation.
Started today our revised a la carte menu. Visit the restaurant page and you can view a copy. The perfect excuse for a night out !
Don't forget fathers day next Sunday. Only a couple of tables left- treat him or more importantly save mum from cooking !
On Wednesday the Melton Pork Pie Association hosted the British Pie Awards in St Marys Church. The event which is a trade event (public invited to watch) saw 617 pies entered in a variety of categories including pork pie, cold savoury, hot savoury, fish, vegetarian etc. Pies came from the length and breadth of the country.
We co sponsorsored the event and hosted some of the judges. The judges included well known chefs, food writers, local celebs etc. We had staying at the hotel- Tamasin Day Lewis, Tom Bridge, Alan Stuart as well as others. They enjoyed a pre event meal on the Tuesday evening - this did put the pressure on our Chef Jan, cooking for 'foodies' including a Michelin starred chef- well done to Jan they all enjoyed their meal.
The event the following day was a great success and we had local press & TV coverage, and national coverage on Daybreak and the One Show.
On Bank Holiday Monday we hosted a fundraiser to celebrate MacMillan being 100 years old. The event was posh afternoon tea with ladies in hats etc. The weather wasn't kind to us with constant drizzle, we put up the hotel marquees as well as some loaned ones and we were able to keep everyone under cover. The marquees were decorated with bunting, the tables had cloths and flowers - afternoon tea was laid out with an abundance of sandwiches and cakes. To cap it all there was jugs of Pimms and glasses of Champagne to supplement the tea and coffee- I know which I prefer !
The event raised £1500.00 for MacMillan and we are proud to share our 100 years with them. Sysonby Knoll was built in 1911 by Mr Thurman- obviously a good year.
We have the Rotary Club of Melton Mowbray for lunch every Monday. Last week we also had the Rotary Club of Perterborough Wellington and Shepshed rotary who visited us as a half way house to compete against each other in Minor Sports. For those not in the 'know' it is pub games eg Jenga, dominoes, cards (darts not allowed - health & safety). Still believe the Melton Clubs games of conkers and pea shooters was more fun !