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With just a few weeks to go until Mothering Sunday, how will you show the mum in your life that they are loved and appreciated? We have put together some luxury options for you, based on some key treats and activities for all types of mums.
Note: Club cards are not accepted in restaurants on Mother’s Day itself
1. For Mums Who Love Cooking
We suggest Lainston House Hotel, Season Cookery School, Sparsholt, Winchester, SO21 2LT
For foodie mums why not embrace that passion and learn from the experts? Season Cookery School at Lainston House is housed in a renovated 17th century well house just a stone’s throw from Lainston’s brimming kitchen garden. Classes are as diverse as the perfect dinner party, show-stopping meat dishes and chocolate masterclasses. For courses for novices and accomplished cooks courses run for a full or half day with plenty of food breaks built in! Click here for a full list of classes, booking details and gift vouchers.
Club member offer available in The Avenue Restaurant at Lainston House on selected days – Click here for details.
2. For Mums Who Love to Spa
We suggest Coworth Park Spa, Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE
Winner of Conde Naste Best Destination Spa 2017, Dorchester Collection’s Coworth Park Spa in Ascot provides a truly glamorous getaway. If your mum likes a pamper (and more importantly deserves one) then this ground breaking luxury spa will deliver. Partially submerged in the Spa’s landscape, its upper floors take in breathtaking views and the interior is flooded with natural light and filled with art and sculptures. Click here for links to treatment menu and shop.
Club member offer available in Restaurant Coworth Park, The Barn and The Drawing Room on selected days – Click here for details.
3. For Mums Who Love Gardens
We suggest Gravetye Manor Hotel, Vowels Lane, West Hoathly, Nr East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 4LJ
Gravetye’s famous grounds are a garden lovers paradise. Considered amongst the most influential in English gardening history, the manor became the home of innovative gardener William Robinson in 1884. His ideas were ground breaking and paved the way for much that we take for granted today in modern garden design. With spring in the offing there is no better time to take the horticulturalist in your family for a tour of the grounds, taking in the restoration of the kitchen garden. Enjoy complimentary member dining in the Michelin star restaurant where your mum can continue to experience the garden, as much of the produce grown is used in the exquisite menu. Click here for more news of Gravetye’s Garden.
Club member offer available in the Gravetye Manor Hotel Restaurant on selected days – Click here for details.
4. For Mums Who Love History
We suggest Great Fosters, Stroude Road, Nr Virginia Water, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9UR
Great Fosters has a long and celebrated history – you can practically feel the regal connections as you step inside the front door into the main hall. With a Saxon moat which dates around 500 AD still surrounding the property, the main house is documented as being used by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge. Above the main porch is the original royal crest of Queen Elizabeth 1 and interior ceiling crests denote those of Anne Boleyn, her mother. Secret doors, priceless tapestries and minstrels’ galleries along with exquisite formal gardens and a wisteria clad Japanese bridge will have your mother feeling like she’s stepped straight into a Phillipa Gregory novel. Click here for more details of Great Fosters incredible history.
Club member offer available in both restaurants at Great Fosters on selected days – click here for details
5. For Mums Who Love Contemporary Art
We suggest Sketch – Gallery, 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG
Turner prize nominated David Shrigley has transformed the Gallery at sketch as part of a long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants. 239 new works line the restaurant’s walls, forming the largest group of original drawings David Shrigley has ever exhibited. The work continues on the tables with new tableware featuring Shrigley’s distinctive mordant drawings and texts in a holistic interaction with Mater Chef Pierre Gagnaire’s good. The meal itself becomes a site-specific sculptural work that references sketch’s location in the heart of London and invites diners to respond with their own thoughts and reactions. Click here to view a video of the exhibition and links to menus.
Club member offer available in sketch The Gallery and also the Library and Lecture Room on selected days – click here for details
6. For Mums Who Love Horses
We suggest Lucknam Park, Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ
Horses add their own style to a country house setting with echoes of bygone days on a ride across the estate. The Equestrian centre at Lucknam affords everyone the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of horse riding. Whether your mum fancies a countryside canter, a gentle hack around the estate or a lesson from one of the many instructors, with 35 horses of all sizes and capabilities to choose from she’ll be spoilt for choice. Find out more about Lucknam’s Equestrian Centre here.
Club member offer available at The Park Restaurant and The Brasserie at Lucknam Park on selected days – click here for details
7. For Mums Who Love Gin
We suggest The Spread Eagle, South Street, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9NH
Mother’s Ruin or Mother’s Joy? With more than 55 gins (yes 55!!) the bar at The Spread Eagle will satisfy the most adventurous of gin drinkers. Guests can create their own gin journey choosing from 12 different tonics and a menu of fresh garnishes, many home grown from the hotel garden. Gins include Blackdown Gin, Monkey 47, Aviation, Warner Edwards and Bermondsey. Enjoy in the delightful bright conservatory, or cosy up in deep leather sofas by the inglenook fireplace in the bar.
Club offer available at The Restaurant at The Spread Eagle on selected days – click here for details
8. For Mums Who Love Sport
We suggest Stapleford Park Country House Hotel and Sporting Estate, Stapleford, Nr. Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2EF
Surrounded by 500 acres of Capability Brown landscape, this Grade I listed mansion offers a great variety of country pursuits and activities. Get up close and personal with Bernard the owl or aim for perfect markmanship at archery and clay pigeon shooting. Treat mum to a round of golf on Stapleford’s championship golf course or challenge her to a game of croquet on the lawn. Listed as a garden of special historic interest by English Heritage, you may decide to explore the acres of parkland and learn more about Stapleford’s rich history and discover why it is such a sanctuary from the bustle of everyday life. Discover more about the leisure pursuits on offer at Stapleford here.
Club member offer available in Grinling Gibbons on selected days – click here for details
9. For Mums Who Love Shopping
We suggest London’s Mayfair and Morton’s Club, 28 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EN
Treat your mum to a morning shopping in the iconic West End, taking in Regent Street, Liberty’s, Carnaby Street and Piccadilly. Then head to Mayfair and the exclusive Morton’s in the fashionable Berkeley Square. Offering a haven away from the bustle of London’s shopping district this beautiful first floor dining room is one of the most striking restaurants in the city. Once the private residence of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, members receive access to the club when dining.
Club member offer available in Morton’s on selected days – click here for details
10. For Mums Who Love The Sea
Hotel Tresanton Dining Room, St. Mawes, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5DR
Perched on the hillside overlooking Cornwall’s stunning Roseland Peninsula, Hotel Tresanton is a former yachting club which has seen a stunning transformation at the hands of owner Olga Polizzi. Now described as ‘Seaside chic at its finest’ Hotel Tresanton is a delightful fresh mix of white washed walls, watercolours and mosaics. The elegant restaurant is flooded with natural light from the windows on two sides making the most of the beautiful sea views.
Club member offer available in Hotel Tresanton on selected days – click here for details
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