Dinner at Lainston House by Tara Anderson
What a lovely evening that was hosted for Brief2Event and Square Events Management by the 5 Star, Exclusive Hotel Lainston House. Lainston House is a 17th century country house standing in 63 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside. Perhaps the most spectacular view is from the hotel bar as the lawn stretches pristinely into the distance along a tree lined avenue.
Onsite they have a wonderful kitchen garden where they grow and use all their own fresh ingredients, the different aroma’s you get walking through is just out of this world. The hotel offers you a chance to experience Falconry within the grounds, with team building days – such as making your own pizza’s outside, to watching the falconry show, great for a drinks reception and dinner too.
It just so happened that the meal a colleague chose consisted of lamb from the nearby farm and rhubarb and ginger freshly picked from the kitchen garden. The ingredients certainly didn’t have to travel far to the plate.
With great company and a wonderful show round it was great to see the little extras that come with the 5 star product.
The hotel provided excellent service, beautiful grounds, lovely appointed spacious bedrooms and a delicious menu. The traditional style Dawley Barn would be perfect for a Masonic Ladies Festival. You are also very aware that the hotel is trying to be as eco friendly as possible with their ingredients travelling a short distance, giving advice to guests about how they can be more ‘green’ while staying at the hotel, along with the hotel still doing extensive research to continue reducing their impact on the environment.
With excellent transport links and four sister hotels of similar quality Exclusive Hotels are an essential ingredient for a perfect event.
5 Star properties are sometimes ignored due to the cost, but having met with the Sales Manager it has been said the hotel will be open to work with clients needs and if you have a budget, they will be happy to look into this and will take this into consideration when putting costings together. Please do keep these properties in mind for your next event.