50 Years Later..

Date published: Friday 20 March 2015

We were very excited when we received a phonce call from a gentleman asking if he could bring along his friend for an evening meal and a tour of the hotel as Mrs Thompson worked at the Balmer Lawn Hotel 49 years ago! 

On Wednesday 18th March, Mr Manners and Mrs Thompson arrived at the hotel to be greeted by our General Manager, Damir Terzic and taken on a tour of the hotel whilst reminising over her past time here, before relaxing in the Lounge with a glass of Champagne before her meal.

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Hitch and Moon at the Balmer Lawn

Date published: Thursday 19 March 2015

We were delighted to have Kirsty Ashton from Hitch and Moon visit us on our Wedding Open day this month. If you are looking for a wedding planner to help with every aspect of your day then check out Kirsty's blog to find out more about her day with us and what she can do!


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Mothering Sunday

Date published: Wednesday 18 March 2015

On Sunday we were delighted to welcome such lovely mothers and grandmothers who came and spent Mothering Sunday with us, enjoying either a Sunday Carvery in our Beresfords Restaurant or an Afternoon Tea! On departure our General Manager, Damir Terzic surprised all mothers with flowers.

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Blogger Reviews

Date published: Wednesday 11 March 2015

We recently had a young family come and stay with us which lead to them writing such a lovely review about their stay on London Baby's blog. If you have babies/young children in your family then you will enjoy reading this blog to inspire a great stay with us.

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Another Successful Wedding Showcase

Date published: Wednesday 4 March 2015

We're back and throughly enjoyed participating in the twice yearly New Forest Wedding Showcase where the majority of the New Forest Wedding Venues open their doors for couples to pop in and out to choose their preferred venue! 

We were very happy to have gorgeous floral centre pieces on display by Jo Hicks Flowers which were focused on the upcoming season - spring! Such a wide variety of displays featuring yellow and cream tuilips as well as yellow roses which really complemented the newly refurbished function rooms and apple green chair sashes provided by Classic Chair Covers

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From our own Basil & Sybil!

Date published: Tuesday 3 March 2015

18 years on and a lot of blog nagging by the team has kicked Chris and Alison into action! Well there’s never a dull day in the life of an Hotelier and there’s been many memorable days!

From the gentleman (revealing no names!) who first informed us of the need to have day rates (great news for the business plan as we can now look to achieve 200% occupancy – even better news for the bank!). He was an older gentleman with an obvious passion for the little luxuries in life, from long lunches with a beautiful lady and fine wines to staying in one of the best four poster in house. But I still don’t understand what was happening with the ties and empty yogurt pots found attached to the bed posts on checkout – 50 shades of grey rinse? Imagination runs wild!!

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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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