Leisure Membership 2015

Date published: Thursday 26 February 2015

Looking forward to the warmer weather?

Now taking Leisure Members for 2015 – Holiday every day of the year at the Balmer Lawn Hotel in our Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool (open May to September)  Sauna and Spa Bath. For the more energetic amongst us, Tennis Court, Squash Courts and Gym are also available.   

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Balmer Lawn Joins Confex

Date published: Thursday 19 February 2015

As part of the Confex Group Show held at the Olympia in London, Alison our Propietor and Sales Manager teamed up with New Forest Tourism Assosciation, other local Hotels and Team Building companies to promote the New Forest as a premier destination for corporate and conference clients to visit. 

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Valentines Weekend

Date published: Tuesday 17 February 2015

Our Valentines weekend started on Friday 13th February for guests who decided to celebrate early, but on Saturday 14th February we had a full house! Upon arrival guests were welcomed with a Champagne Cream Tea. Our freshly prepared scones from our Kitchen team smelt delicious! Accompanied with fresh clotted cream and strawberry jam, the Cream Tea Buffet was faultless.

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Morning Coffees with a loving touch..

Date published: Saturday 14 February 2015

Valentines morning started with a mug full of love here at the Balmer Lawn. Our guests relaxed in front of our lounge fire whilst sipping on cappucinos which, for one day only, had been designed for the most romantic day of the year! Check out our special Valentine heart design cappuccinos, produced by our barman Ben Edwards! The perfect way to start the Valentines weekend..

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Best place to work for in the New Forest

Date published: Tuesday 10 February 2015

Balmer Lawn Hotel is one of not many hotels in the New Forest that do not employ staff on a 0-hour contract.

What are these 0-hour contracts again of which we have heard so much about in 2014?
0-hour contracts mean that there is no guarantee you will be offered work, even if you are employed by a company. It does however prevent you from taking on another full time job.

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We'll meet again..

Date published: Thursday 5 February 2015

As part of the current refurbishment, we have been replacing some floorboards on the 1st floor and we have found some letters from 1944. In the Second World War the hotel was transformed into an Army Staff College and some of the "Orders for the Day" were issued from the hotel for the D-Day invasion. 

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Staff Christmas Party

Date published: Wednesday 4 February 2015

Due to being so busy over the Christmas period, catering for over 1600 guests for Christmas Parties, up to 100 guests for our Christmas Package and a further 100 for New Years, we decided it was our turn to party to celebrate all our hard work that paid off and saw all our guests had a lovely Christmas celebration with us.

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Winter Wonderland

Date published: Tuesday 3 February 2015

It was finally the our turn to join in with the snow excitement this morning, as we woke up to a thin layer over the New Forest!!

Although it was short lived and the sunshine decided to make an appearence resulting in the snow melting quickly, we still managed to capture a few pictures of our own Winter Wonderland in the New Forest!

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Choose a Saxophonist for your wedding!

Date published: Friday 30 January 2015

Having live music at weddings has become more and more popular, If you like the idea of live music being played throughout your day then look no further, we are pleased to announce, Graeme Budd, who specialises in making your wedding or event memorable.

Below Graeme has some advice for couples looking to have live music at their wedding.

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Sunday Carvery continues..

Date published: Thursday 29 January 2015

“A very pleasant dining experience”
Tripadvisor Review 12 January 2015

 Stayed at the Balmer Lawn for one night. We arrived early on the Sunday for the carvery lunch. The carvery was very good, choice of 3 meats and roasties and large yorkshires which you helped yourself to. They brought out a bowl of fresh vegetables for you. A pianist was playing in the background and was very good value for £9.95 and you could add a starter or pudding for £5.00.

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