Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Delicious Duck Recipe - Enjoy at the Abbey Hotel in Redditch

Well it's nearly dinner time... So how about this dish to whet the appetite -

Pan Roasted Barbary Duck Breast, carrot puree, pak choi, star anise jus

This fabulous dish is available to order in the Bramblings Restaurant at the 4* Abbey Hotel Golf and Spa in Redditch or if you want to try this dish at home our head chef Neil has provided some tips how to get this dish so delicious!!!

Abbey Hotel, Golf and Spa's photo.


To get this dish absolutely perfect our Head Chef- Neil pan roast's the duck skin side down, cooks our carrots in orange juice and star anise, before they are blended smoothly with butter. He then adds a scraped vanilla pod to our creamed potatoes, gently cooks the pak choi and tenderstem broccoli before he finishes the dish with a star anise jus.

Abbey Hotel, Golf and Spa's photo.

Book into the Bramblings Restaurant online here or telephone 01527 406600

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Afternoon Tea Worcestershire

Afternoon Tea Worcestershire

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week with us!
Discover a warm welcome with Afternoon Tea at the 4 star Abbey Hotel & Spa in Redditch, Worcestershire. Delicious Afternoon Tea at a fantastic price.
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The Afternoon Tea

Quintessentially British, afternoon tea is not only one of the UK's most famous pastimes, but also offers a welcome break during a long day.  Relax and refresh yourself with tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and perhaps even a glass of chilled champagne in the lovely surroundings of The Abbey Hotel in Worcestershire.
The tradition of the afternoon tea dates back to the early nineteenth century when Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford is said to have complained of "having that sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. To revive herself, the Duchess had her servants bring her a pot of tea and a light snack, taken privately in her boudoir during the afternoon. Then soon she began inviting her friends to join her for her additional meal in her room at Woburn Abbey. Before long all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon. And so became the Afternoon Tea!

Afternoon Tea Menu

Afternoon tea at the Abbey Hotel, Worcestershire is priced at only £12.95 per person or £25.00 for two. Afternoon Tea Menu:
  • Delicate finger sandwiches
  • Scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Selection of delicious afternoon cakes
  • Pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee
Afternoon Tea is available Monday - Saturday from 12.00pm - 5.00pm to make your booking please call 01527 406 600.
Enhance your afternoon tea experience and add a glass of Champagne or Sparkling Wine for a treat, prices available on request.
For those with special dietary requirements or allergies who may wish to know about the food ingredients used, please speak to a member of our team.
For the perfect gift we also sell Afternoon Tea as a gift voucher - ideal treat for someone for their birthday.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Warwick Castle

A review of Warwick Castle by Lisa Buszko

Worth every penny and a full day out!

Located only 22 miles (just under ½ hour) from the 4* Abbey hotel Golf and Spa in Redditch, plus if you’re staying with us ask reception for a 25% discount voucher. It’s best to go when they have events going on though out the day such as the jousting which I think was the best part of the day. The characters are believable and really take you back in time.

Lots to do and see not just the castle itself. You can pay extra to visit the dungeons however as we were with small children (they were 2 & 5 when we visited) we didn’t go, and they recommend that this attraction is unsuitable for children under 10 years old.

I did take my eldest to the top of the castle which was quite scary as you have to climb a very narrow spiral staircase and once you start going up you can’t go back as it’s a one way system but once you get to the top the view is spectacular and my little boy loved being the ‘king of the castle’.

There is a large outside play area great for kids of all ages. There are lots of places to purchase food from afternoon tea to fish and chips or you are welcome to take your own picnic.

Overall we all had a brilliant day and would highly recommend it for families or couples as there really is something for everyone.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

School Prom

 This years prom season has now come to an end but we have really enjoyed hosting so many of them and can't wait to do it all again next year. From formal sit downs to informal buffets we can cater to all requirements.

The main advantage for our school prom bookings is that we allow you to completely tailor-make your evening to suit your requirements. Whether it be the food, decorations etc. We offer flexibility to allow you to create the school prom of your dreams.
Our Prom Packages Include:
Red Carpet Arrival
An Arrival Mocktail/Glass of Fruit Punch
Complimentary Room Hire (Mon-Thur* subject to availability)
Three Course sit down meal from only £25.00 per person or evening buffet from £14.00 per person
school prom suggested menus
Dedicated Events Organiser
Dance Floor

We can help you to organise your event suggesting themes, colours, balloons, table decorations, a disco, a band, car hire companies and a photographer, or we are happy for you to organise it all yourself, but if you need good contacts we have many we can recommend. And if you are looking to add a little something extra to your school prom we can arrange a delicious sweetie table.

For school proms we can cater up to 150 guests for a formal 3 course meal and up to 200 for a more informal buffet. Music can play till 12.30am.

To find out more please contact our sales team 01527 406600 or email kay@theabbeyhotel.co.uk

Monday, 29 June 2015

Junior Golf Academy

With the Summer Holidays coming up, finding something to keep the kids entertained for 6 weeks can be tricky! We can help keep those little angels entertained for at least one day a week with our Summer Holiday Golf Academy.
Children from 7 years old can enjoy activities on the putting green, driving range, play selected holes on our golf course and most importantly there will be lots of prizes to be won.

Each session will begin at 9:30am and finish at 1:30pm. Please either send your child with a packed lunch or you can purchase lunch from our
Tawny's bar.

Dates available:
Wednesday 22nd July
Wednesday 29th July
Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 12th August
Wednesday 19th August
Wednesday 26th August
Tuesday 1st September

Each session is only £20.00 per child, per session


To book your child's place please call us on 01527 406500 or email

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Family Breaks

Family Breaks with Attractions

Looking to visit some top attractions here in the Midlands? Let the 4* Abbey Hotel & Spa in Worcestershire offer you a warm welcome and be your base for a great family get away. Make the most of your stay with two dining options here in the hotel, as well as our indoor heated pool which offers great fun for the kids!

Chocoholic Break

Our amazing Chocoholic break starts from £139.00 per night for 2 adults and 2 children and includes:  
  • Accommodation in a classic family bedroom
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Tickets for the fantastic attraction Cadbury World
  • Free WiFi access in all bedrooms 
  • Complimentary use of our superb leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna and gym (children's hours apply)

Our amazing Safari Break starts from £149.00 per night for 2 adults and 2 children and includes:  
  • Accommodation in a classic family bedroom
  • Full English Breakfast
  • Tickets for the fantastic attraction Cadbury World
  • Free WiFi access in all bedrooms
  • Complimentary use of our superb leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna and gym (children's hours apply)
 Both our attraction breaks are based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children, if you are a smaller or larger family please telephone the hotel direct to make your booking 01527 406600.
 To avoid disappointment we recommend that you check Cadbury World website and West Midlands Safari Park for their opening times. Please note for Cadbury World we need to book a tour for your visit so please contact the hotel direct on 01527 406600 or write a comment on your online booking with your preferred time and date and we will make all the arrangements for you. These offers are subject to availability and based on two guests sharing a classic bedroom for a minimum of one night. Price includes breakfast for both adults and children. Please note children's hours in our swimming pool are restricted (every day 9am-11am & 4:30pm-7:30pm) Check in is from 2pm and check out is by 11am, use of our health club is only available between check in and check out times.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

The Abbey Hotel receives TripAdvisor Hall of Fame Accolade

The 4 star Abbey Hotel Golf and Spa in Redditch has been recognised by customers as one of the very best in the business through receiving a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years.

The Certificate of Excellence award celebrates excellence in hospitality and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. The ‘Hall of Fame’ was created to honour those businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years. Winners include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a superior customer experience.

“Being awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row and being inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ is a true source of pride for the entire team at The Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Louchlan Deeming, Operations Manager. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years is a remarkable feat. TripAdvisor is pleased to induct five-time award winners into the ‘Hall of Fame’,” said Marc Charron President, TripAdvisor for Business. “By putting a spotlight on businesses that are focused on consistently delivering great service to customers, TripAdvisor not only helps drive an improvement to hospitality standards around the world, it also gives businesses both large and small the ability to shine and stand out from the competition.”

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honourees that takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period as well as business’s tenure and ranking on the Popularity Index on the site. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.