November 13, 2015 | Pride of Britain Hotels
Pride of Britain Hotels, the collection of independent luxury and boutique hotels, is delighted to announce two new members – Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa in Newmarket and Ellenborough Park near Cheltenham – bringing the membership to 48 hotels.
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, Newmarket, Suffolk
Originally built as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Bedford in the 18th century, four-star Bedford Lodge sits in three acres of secluded, landscaped gardens adjacent to Newmarket’s famous paddocks and horse-racing training stables. Today, Bedford Lodge has been renovated and extended, yet retains the charm and character of a country house. The hotel’s Squires Restaurant is renowned for reinventing celebrated British classics while using the finest seasonal ingredients and local produce sourced within a 50-mile radius. The state-of-the-art spa has a glass-walled hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna, experiential showers, ten treatment rooms, a lounge and a rooftop terrace (complete with hot tub). An overnight stay costs from £350 per room (two sharing), including full English breakfast and use of the spa.
Ellenborough Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Ellenborough Park, former home of Lord Ellenborough, Governor General of India, is a five-star hotel set on part of the original Cheltenham racecourse estate. A cluster of honey-coloured stone buildings is set around a historic Cotswold manor house and there are 60 bedrooms that provide a contemporary take on traditional English country-house style. The wood-panelled Beaufort Dining Room, complete with atmospheric Tudor fireplaces and stained glass windows, serves classic British dishes with a modern twist and the wine list is extensive, with over different 500 wines. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and an impressive spa featuring seven treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi pool, sauna, steam room, relaxation room and monsoon showers. Cheltenham Racecourse is a stone’s throw from the hotel and a private track leads guests through the grounds to the course entrance. An overnight stay costs from £230 per room (two sharing), including full English breakfast and use of the spa.
Both luxury hotels have been through a rigorous vetting procedure prior to being accepted to ensure that all new members of the exclusive consortium provide the exceptional hospitality and high standards for which Pride of Britain Hotels is known.
The two new additions bring the consortium’s total member properties to 48, just two short of the upper limit of 50 according to its rules. All applications for membership are subject to an anonymous overnight inspection before being presented to existing members for their vote.
Pride of Britain Hotels’ website provides a constantly- updated list of late booking availability and special offers. To book an overnight stay, and for the best available price, call Pride of Britain Hotels on 0800 089 3929 (www.prideofbritainhotels.com).