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Blog archive: July 2014

A bit of a puzzle...!

Date published: Wednesday 2 July 2014

New flooring is a bit of a puzzle...

Our renovation work continues with the new tiling on our entrance floor.  

The main entrance has been re-modeled to make it easier for guests to enter the Hotel with their luggage and the flooring has been replaced by these delightful tiles.

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Find of the Month Feature

Date published: Tuesday 8 July 2014

We were delighted to be featured as 'Find of the Month' on the website Ruffined Taste which was created by Sonia Syrda for dog lovers everywhere.

 

You can read her recommendation here  http://www.ruffinedtaste.co.uk/Find-of-the-Month/fotm-july14.html

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It's a mini adventure...

Date published: Friday 11 July 2014

Teeny Tiny Ponies Take over

This time of year is perfect for these newly born miniature Shetland ponies who entertain both visitors and staff on the lawn outside the Balmer Lawn Hotel.

We have watch the dear little mares getting bigger and bigger until they looked fit to pop... but look at the delightful foals they have produced.

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Fantastic Five Star Food

Date published: Friday 11 July 2014

Fantastic Five Star Food 

 

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been awarded 5 Stars on our recent Food Standards Agency inspection.

 

This is the highest level achievable and we are very proud to be able to share the news with everyone.

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Historic Luncheon

Date published: Wednesday 16 July 2014

Mayor of Christchurch NZ visits Balmer Lawn

The Balmer Lawn Hotel was delighted to host a luncheon this week with special guests including the Mayor of Christchurch New Zealand and other VIP's from Christchurch Borough Council Dorset and delegates from Christchurch New Zealand.  They were celebrating the tinning of the two Christchurch towns, and commemorating 100 years since the Balmer Lawn was utilised as an army hospital for the ANZAC troops in World War One.

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A wonderful wedding thank you

Date published: Thursday 17 July 2014

Flowers for Francesca

What a delightful surprise for our Wedding Co-ordinator Francesca Twinn!

One of our wonderful Brides had this fabulous boquet delivered from http://www.johicksflowers.co.uk/ to say thank you to Fran for all her support and hard work getting everything organised for her wedding this weekend.

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Weekend sunshine and shenanigans...

Date published: Thursday 24 July 2014

What sizzling weather we were blessed with this weekend in the New Forest, and we've had some lovely images to share of the Andy Dickens Jazz Trio that performed on our Front Terrace during our Sunday BBQ with restaurant manager Randy Gomez joining in as Assistant Percussionist...!!

A lovely weekend of sunshine also saw the miniature ponies back on the front lawn and a large conference group relaxing in the last of the sun to enjoy their evening meal!

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Summer is here....!

Date published: Monday 28 July 2014

Wow... what amazing weather we have been enjoying, and the great news is... it looks set to continue!

The New Forest is looking wonderful in this glorious sunshine with so much to enjoy!

The New Forest Show kicks off today and is expected to draw record crowds to its many attractions.  You can find more information here http://www.newforestshow.co.uk/

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