14. December 2011 09:51
Christmas is well and truly under way here at The Hundred House Hotel! The decorations are up, the fairy lights are switched on, the real log fires are roaring, Stuart has got the Turkey baster out and the aromas coming from the kitchen are truly captivating.
With our 3 course Christmas Fayre Menu starting from just £24 it won’t break the bank to get in to the festive mood. Take a look at our Christmas menu.
We hope to see you soon.
28. June 2011 16:17
Guests can now bath in luxury thanks to a grant from the Shropshire Tourism Grant Scheme. The Hundred House Hotel is perhaps more famous for its food than its rooms but that could change following a major refurbishment programme.
We have been fortunate to receive a £10,000 grant from the Shropshire Tourism Grant Scheme towards our investment of over £100,000 to transform 9 bedrooms and bathrooms. The grant scheme was designed to help tourism businesses across Shropshire raise quality and increase popularity.
Tim King from Shropshire Council who has been administering the scheme said,
“We know the quality of bathrooms and bedrooms can make a huge difference to occupancy rates, return rates and referrals. This in turn helps the rest of the local tourism economy. We’re really pleased The Hundred House Hotel and their guests have been able to benefit from the grant scheme”.
With poor exchange rates and the cost of travelling abroad rocketing many people are now looking to the UK for weekend breaks. Henry Phillips explained why investing now while others are cutting back was important for The Hundred House Hotel,
“With review websites like Trip Adviser often being the first place someone goes when looking for hotel accommodation it’s vital we get good reviews to boost our ranking. I’m delighted to say this is already starting to have an impact. Our rooms have always been quirky with each having a swing hanging from the beams. Now the ‘rain showers’ and roll top Victoria and Albert baths add a distinctive air of tradition and luxury”.
The Hundred House Hotel has been run independently by the Phillips family since 1986 and has been awarded 2 rosettes for quality of food. Images of the refurbishment can be seen at Facebook.com/HundredHouse.
14. April 2011 13:49
A few months ago we wrote about how winter was affecting The Hundred House gardens. Now we’re well into spring and even having a few summery days the gardens are in full bloom so we thought it was time we gave you a little update.
Take a relaxing wander along ‘Lovers Walk’ and you’ll be greeted by a myriad of colours and scents.
The first things to catch your eye as you enter the gardens are the wild cherry trees in full blossom. Then as the path meanders around the flower beds and ponds you’ll be see the aquilegia coming through, primroses, cowslips, penny royal and euphorbia.
The hellebores have flowered magnificently but are now going over, as are the early daffodils; however, the Lily of the Valley are about to bloom and the roses are showing signs of vigorous growth.
Fortunately, we’ve now wheeled out the garden seats so feel free to take a break. You could even bring a sketch book or camera to capture the majesty of the pond’s skunk cabbage in full bloom or the herbaceous border that is showing signs of limitless colour for the rest of the season.
In the herb garden we’re now cutting sorrel, marjoram and variegated lemon balm for the kitchen. But it hasn’t all been plane sailing. Sadly, winter devastated the rosemary and seriously curtailed the sage so we’re now replanting. All our bay trees were totally burnt off by frost and have been cut down to ground level in the hope they will re-grow.
On a brighter note the vegetable patch is looking very healthy as vegetables should. Chives are in abundance with last year’s Italian parsley, carrots, leeks and little gem lettuce coming up.
Next time you’re visiting The Hundred House Hotel for a cream tea, lunch or early summer’s evening meal, allow a little extra time for a stroll around the gardens and Lovers Walk to enjoy the beauty nature has to offer.