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Goodwood Hospitality

Goodwood

Goodwood is famed for hosting some of the most thrilling and quintessentially British events in the summer calendar. And with hospitality to match. Chris Page (20 Jul’15)

Whether it’s Goodwood Revival or the Festival of Speed, Goodwood brings some of the finest hospitality to top motor sport and horse racing events in the UK. This hospitality is led by Goodwood Food by Levy Restaurants UK, part of Compass Group and its team of highly talented chefs.

Bryn Williams joins the Goodwood complement as guest chef when he creates a unique menu for Qatar Goodwood Festival (28 July-1 August) and the Goodwood Revival (11-13 September) when his Odette’s restaurant makes its Goodwood debut. Bryn will be working closely with Goodwood head chef Julian Frost-Wilson to create seasonal fare throughout the summer event calendar.

 “I love horses and cars and I look forward to being a part of these fantastic Goodwood events,” he said. “Cooking some seasonal delights alongside a truly brilliant team of chefs, I will have as much fun as the guests!”

Dishes feature British and local produce including produce from the 12,000-acre Sussex estate, Goodwood Home Farm. Whether at the races or the motoring, in the Secret Garden or the Library Lawn, guests can look forward to the best of English catering.

At Qatar Goodwood Festival (Glorious Goodwood), a large garden party with a family atmosphere celebrates the best flat horseracing has to offer. And the English-themed menu includes new-season asparagus with truffled and rapeseed mayonnaise or ham hock terrine with spiced pear and toast.  Monkfish, asparagus and treacle-marinated beef fillet add to the English array.

Elsewhere the drinks menu encompasses a champagne reception and a complimentary bar of house wines, house beers and soft drinks. Naturally, traditional afternoon tea makes an appearance later in the day.

Prices start at £270 (plus VAT) per person

 See  https://www.goodwood.com

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House Party

Hedsor House fireworks 1

Hedsor House introduces 11 diligently restored guest rooms, this month, to guests who demand venue versatility. Chris Page (3 July ’15)

Mark Ronson held his birthday party there, Nicole Kidman filmed The Golden Compass and Dustin  Hoffman’s Quartet  extensively used Hedsor House as a film set dispelling any image of the heritage venue as ‘conventional’.

The new guest rooms mean that party revellers can stay overnight at the 1166 house. Its Bridal Suite spans the entire front of the house putting it  among the largest in Europe. Exclusive use of the venue means all manner of private events can be hosted and guests get a taste of living in their own stately home.

Hedsor House Guest room

The restoration has taken three years of planning with architects and designers of CJCT Studios working closely with the owners, the Shephard family.

Exclusive hire of Hedsor House starts at £5,450 +VAT booking the house for an event or party. This includes house hire and overnight accommodation for up to 22 people (sharing double rooms).

 See  www.hedsor.com

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