Ed: Although normally out of our "range" we know a number of our readers /residents frequent Goldstone Hall Hotel so we thought we post this information.
Goldstone Hall Hotel, near Market Drayton in Shropshire, are preparing to re-open their award winning Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Partner Garden for visitors to explore and dine within from Saturday 17th April 2021. The gardens, which were recently featured alongside 9 other internationally acclaimed, elite, country house hotels in '10 Best British Hotels with Beautiful Gardens' article by Britain Magazine, are open to visitors every Monday to Thursday, March through to October 2021, with the exception of National Garden Scheme (NGS) open days and any privately booked special event days, and from 17th April for outdoor dining. Goldstone Hall Hotel and Gardens was selected as an RHS partner garden in 2020 and has been described by The RHS as "mature, immaculate and intriguingly designed' and 'with one of the UK's largest hotel kitchen gardens".
Outdoor Dining at Goldstone
Pre-booked outdoor dining will be available from 17th April in the airy and spacious Oak Pavilion and the peaceful rose terrace, overlooking the sweeping lawn and double tiered herbaceous borders. The menu is inspired by the productive one-acre kitchen garden and includes seasonal and local highlights.
Owner of Goldstone Hall Hotel and Gardens, John Cushing, said: "We've been very lucky to have been so well supported in lockdown with our 'Goldstone at Home' delivered dining service, but we've missed seeing everyone and can't wait to be able to open the gates to visitors after such as long time.''
''Those visiting can enjoy our five acre, award winning RHS partner garden including one acre productive kitchen garden with fragrant herbal walkway. Summer highlights include our double tiered herbaceous borders displaying Actinidia kolomikta, alliums, clematis and a bushy line of Bee friendly Ballerina roses. Into summer when dining outside, the rose terrace which over-looks the formal rose garden with boxed hedges adds to the sense of place and includes a mix of varieties which give continuation of flowering.''
'Good To Go'
Goldstone Hall Hotel has also been awarded the industry accreditation 'We're Good to Go' the consumer mark of assurance for opening to tourists operated by VisitEngland.
Admissions and Opening Times 2021
Garden Admissions will be charged at £6.00 per adult and children are free. RHS Members receive free entry (member 1 only) between 10am and 5pm every Monday to Thursday, March to October excluding Bank Holiday Mondays, private event days and NGS charity days when all entry admission are donated to the NGS charities.
The garden is also open for the National Gardens Scheme on 5th 26th May | 9th 30th June | 14th July and | 15th September 2021.
All visitors whether to the garden or just dining must book in advance either calling 01630 661202 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
'Goldstone at Home'
Goldstone Hall Hotel are also offering a twice weekly, delivered, three course menu with petits fours and homemade bread featuring seasonal produce picked from their once acre kitchen garden. To book please call/email 01630661202 / email@example.com.
Visitors can also enjoy features such as the double tiered herbaceous borders including seasonal perennial planting schemes; an early flowering walled garden with nurturing micro-climate; immaculate rose garden and rose lined walkway; a sweeping lawn fringed with mature trees and shaded seating; a stunning laburnum arch and of course the one acre kitchen garden with raised beds and herbal walkway. An area of 140 sq meters under an old cherry tree has recently been cultivated with wild flowers to compliment the colour scheme in the double tiered herbaceous borders.
The garden has been designed for relaxation, celebration and enjoyment and is the perfect setting for admiring the well thought out landscaping and planting followed by a tranquil afternoon tea, game of croquet or perhaps a special celebration.
The garden is also open to guests of Goldstone whether they are staying overnight or simply in the restaurant for lunch, dinner or afternoon tea.
Awards and accreditations
Good Hotel Guide 2021, Editor's Choice Good Hotel Guide 2020, 2019, 2018 & 2017; Gold for Small Hotel /Townhouse of the Year; Waitrose Good Food Guide 2018; AA 2 Rosettes for culinary expertise 2018; AA 3 Star Hotels 2018 and a member of Enjoy Staffordshire, Discover Shropshire and Telford and Shropshire Tourism.
The Royal Horticultural Society
The charitable work of the RHS is supported by 206 Partner Gardens, 184 in the UK and 22 overseas. These gardens generously offer RHS members free entry at selected times of year. Over half the 500,000 RHS members take advantage of these free visits as well as enjoying other benefits such as The Garden magazine, the UK's largest Gardening title.
For more information on the recent award of Goldstone Hall Hotel & GardensS, or to enquire about bookings or any further information, please contact them on 01630 661202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To see picture of the hotel and garden, please visit the website www.goldstonehallhotel.co.uk.