Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Afternoon Tea Worcestershire

Enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea at the 4 star Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa in Redditch, Worcestershire.
Afternoon tea - an unforgettable experience.
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.
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

  • Delicate finger sandwiches
  • Scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam
  • Selection of afternoon cakes
  • Pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee
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.
Afternoon tea is priced at only £12.95 per person or £25.00 for two. 

We also sell Afternoon Tea as a gift voucher - ideal treat for someone for their birthday.

Afternoon Tea is available Monday - Saturday from 12.00pm - 5.00pm to book call 01527 406600

Enhance your afternoon tea experience and add a glass of Champagne or Sparkling Wine for a treat, prices available on request.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Sunday Lunch

Let us do the cooking and washing up! 

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday then with family and friends at The Abbey Hotel. Enjoy a delicious 4 course, all you can eat Sunday Carvery Lunch.

4 Course Sunday Lunch Carvery

We love Sundays at the 4* Abbey Hotel, Golf & Spa in Redditch, Worcestershire. Sunday lunch is our speciality! Served buffet style, a heart warming soup course is followed by a lavish hors d’oeuvres table - an exciting choice of seafood, cooked & continental meats, pâté and freshly prepared salads. Then a plethora of your Sunday lunch favourites including traditional roasts with all the trimmings and a few tempting desserts of course to finish.

£15.95 per adult
£7.95 per child
Under 3s FREE

Table bookings for our Sunday Lunch Carvery are essential and bookings for Sunday Lunch are available between 12.30pm until 3.00pm. To book please call 01527 406600.

If you are celebrating a special occasion and require a private room for your Sunday Lunch, our team will be more than happy to assist you with your enquiry. Please see information of our private rooms which we have available to hire.
Sunday Lunch 4 Course Carvery Menu

Soup Kettle - Chefs home made soup served with an assortment of freshly baked bread
The Hors D’oeuvres Table - An array of freshly prepared salads, pates & terrines, cooked & continental meats, shell fish & cured fish served with dressings, pickles & savouries
The Hot Tables - A selection of three roasts and one vegetarian option all accompanied with a selection of freshly prepared market vegetables & potatoes 
The Dessert Table - Assorted gateau’s, cheesecake, Freshly prepared fruit, British cheeses, fruit coulis

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. Please note price supplements may be applied during special periods including Mothers' Day, Fathers' Day, Easter and throughout December.

Table bookings essential please call 01527 406600

Monday, 11 May 2015

Christmas at the Abbey

 Join us this Christmas for our fabulous events throughout December.

We are hosting our ever popular gala party nights including 4 course meal with coffee, festive novelties and a disco. Click here for the menu.

Friday 4th,11th, 18th December - £35.00 per person

Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th December - £37.50 per person

Sunday 20th, Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd £30.00 per person
Our best ever value party nights in our Bramblings restaurant are the perfect way to celebrate. Includes a delicious buffet. Click here for the menu.

Friday 4th, 11th, 18th December - £25.00 per person

Saturday 5th, 12th, 19th December - £27.50 per person 
We will also be serving festive lunches and our very popular festive Sunday lunch. If your booking up one of our festive Sunday lunches and you have children in your party they will receive a little Christmas gift from us. Festive Sunday lunches are available 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th December at £17.95 per adult, £9.95 per child and under 3’s free.  Click here for the menu.


Festive lunches are available Monday-Friday from 1st-23rd December at only £9.95 per person for two courses or £13.95 per person for three courses. Click here for the menu.


Why not treat yourself to a truly scrumptious festive afternoon tea available Monday-Saturday 12pm-5pm and include the following:

Delicate finger sandwiches

Scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam

Selection of festive afternoon cakes

Pot of freshly brewed tea or coffee

All for only £12.95 per person, or get into the festive mood by adding a glass of fizz or mulled wine for only an extra £5.00 per person.
Christmas Day lunch only £75.00 per adult, £35.00 per child age 3-12, £10.00 per child 3 and under to include a five course feast and even a visit from Father Christmas. Click here for the menu.


Boxing Day lunch only £24.95 per adult, £12.95 per child, under 3’s free to include a traditional Boxing Day carvery lunch with all the trimmings. Click here for the menu.

New Year’s Eve we have two parties to choose from:


Adult’s only gala ball includes 5 course meal including a Bucks fizz reception with a selection of canapés. Dress to impress….Black ties, posh frocks. 1 night residential package - £139.00 per person (based on 2sharing). Click here for the menu.

 Family carvery and disco includes children’s entertainment, fun, games and dancing from our resident DJ. 1 night residential package at £129.00 per adult, £50.00 per child aged 3-12years, £25.00 per child under 3 (price based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing a room). Click here for the menu.

Friday, 8 May 2015

Wedding Open Evening

Join us at the 4* Abbey Hotel for our Wedding Open Evening

This is the perfect opportunity if you are looking to book a Wedding Venue allowing you to take a sneak peak at our gorgeous Wedding Venue & Wedding Rooms. 

·         Monday 15th June 2015

·         From 5pm and 8pm

·         Free Admission 

What to Expect 

On our Wedding Open Evening we will be able to show you our excellent facilities including:
• Our Henley banqueting suite set up as it would be on your big day
• Take a look at our bridal suites and guest bedrooms
• Check out our Health Club, Spa & Golf facilities
• View our beautiful grounds
• Plus sample our delicious canapés and reception drinks

Wedding Packages from only £2,995

Our Promotional Dream Wedding Package starts from only £2,995 for 40 days guests and 80 evening guests. Plus safe a further 10% when booking our Wedding Venue on a Friday or Sunday!

Feeling Peckish?

Why not book a table at our award winning Bramblings Restaurant for the perfect way to round off our Wedding Open Evening. With panoramic views over the golf course our restaurant provides a beautiful setting in which to enjoy a wide variety of international cuisine and wines.

Getting to Us

Sat Nav postcode: B98 9BE

16 minutes from Bromsgrove: View directions
21 minutes from Solihull: View directions
29 minutes from Birmingham: View directions
30 minutes from Stratford-upon-Avon: View directions

This is the ideal Wedding Open Evening for all Bride and Grooms to be! Join us for free on the 15th June or for more information call us direct on 01527 406 600.

Monday, 27 April 2015

Summer Ball

Summer Ball

Join us at the 4 star Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa in Worcestershire for our Summer Ball

Saturday 15th August 2015

Enjoy a live performance from professional vocalist Mitch Corner entertaining you with the likes of Michael Buble, and Motown Classics.

Plus an exquisite 3 course meal and disco to complete the evening

Our Summer Ball is priced at only £29.95 per adult

Alternatively include an overnight stay and breakfast with this event for only £69.95 per person*

To book your ticket for the evening only please call 01527 406600.

*Please note rate is based on two adults sharing a double/twin bedroom. Includes use of Health Club & VAT

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Abbey Boot Camp Sessions


Get fit for summer with our boot camp sessions at the Abbey Health Club in Redditch. Our AdultBoot Camp (16 onwards) is available for both women and men and will take place every Tuesday 7pm-8pm.

Our adult boot camp sessions are priced at £5.00 each session for non members, £3.00 each session for members. 100% of the money is going towards a defibrillator for the hotel.

No need to pre book, just turn up on the day.

For more information please call us on 01527 406525

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Trackman Golf Technology - Improve your Game of Golf

Don't be frightened of using modern technology to improve your golf swing…. as Dave soon found out!

Read about Rob Davies - Head Golf Professional / Golf Manager at the Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa using the amazing Trackman golf technology to help improve your golf.

"I teach golf to all standards of players and love seeing my pupils improve, whether it's a complete beginner hitting their first shot straight out the sweet spot or helping an experienced low handicap player break bad habits. The most common pupils I have play golf regularly, are members of a club or society and have a handicap they would like to get lower. It's these players in particular I love using Trackman with during their lesson.

Here's a typical example of what happens on a regular basis...

'Dave' booked in to see me after his regular playing partner 'Roy' beat him quite easily over their last few knocks. During a few post round beers Roy eventually confessed to Dave that he'd had a few lessons with me!

On arriving for his lesson Dave was a little nervous, not met me before & hadn't had a lesson for years but his current handicap of 16 was creeping up & Roy who he normally gets the better of was going in the opposite direction. He'd obviously been told about this Trackman thing and was slightly apprehensive about potentially getting bogged down with too much technical information.

I asked Dave about what he would like to achieve in his hour with me - the phrase 'I want to be more consistent' soon popped up - It's without doubt the most common thing people who come for their first lesson say to me!

So we start with a few loosen-up 7 irons. After a dozen or so shots (and straight way I noticed how excessively inside his swing path was through impact), I then start to measure Dave's next 10 shots on Trackman - I didn't tell him, he hadn't even noticed the little orange box was there.

Then we stopped, I explain a little about Trackman & walked over to the computer to look at his 'numbers.'

If you don't know much about Trackman, it accurately measures a combination of 25 different club & ball data parameters through radar technology. It's a very clever bit of kit as used by the world's best players & teachers & I’ve been privileged to use Trackman for over 2 years now. So as not to possibly confuse pupils, I often show only a few of these numbers to with begin with & as I knew that just club path & face angle for this lesson would be the key to improvement, hi-lighted only these two.

Unsurprisingly Dave's Swing path numbers averaged 15 degrees in-to-out (rightward path for a right handed player). His highest was 16 and lowest 14. His clubface angle at impact was mostly zero (dead square to target) so I told Dave that he was actually a very consistent swinger! The results on all 10 shots were hooks - some starting straight, some starting slightly right but ALL curving way left with the club often striking ground before the ball, losing lots of distance in the process.

After explaining to Dave that if we could simply get his path average to within 4 or 5 degrees inside - he will be a MUCH better player. He then proceeded to tell me he had been deliberately trying to swing more to the right to stop the ball going left - a common misconception!

Through 'old school' thinking Dave always thought a very closed (to target) clubface was his main issue with hooking the ball and was amazed to see on Trackman that his clubface was actually coming through square to target more often than not. After agreeing that the path was definitely the problem & getting Dave to understand that the face was very closed TO THE PATH - not target, we got to work getting things better.

This article is not so much about how to cure a hook, as there can be various reasons why golfers do. In Dave's case he had pretty sound fundamentals at address but a backswing & that got the club too much 'behind' him at the top. His instinct to swing rightwards on the way down & through in an effort not to hit it left which made his problem worse. So by simply getting him a feeling of swinging less 'around' (we worked on getting the club head pointing a little left of the target at the top) and encouraging a sense of swinging leftwards through impact, his path numbers within 30 minutes had improved to less than 4 degrees inside.

Dave's ball flight quickly became a LOT more neutral, but the main positive feedback I had from him was that he was now striking the ball as consistently well as he'd experienced for a long time. His swing admittedly felt a little strange to begin with but from experience when pupils get better results & see the numbers improve on Trackman - they will stick with changes and with new found confidence the slightly usual feelings soon become good feelings.

I then showed Dave his Angle of Attack Numbers. The Average before was 2.1 degrees up, after the path improvement it had become 2.2 down. Much more effective numbers for a 7 iron at his club speed. He then further understood why his ball striking was now so much better.

By getting pupils like Dave to clearly understand their issues, pointing out perhaps just one or two numbers on Trackman to hi-light them and then accurately measuring improvement with the swing changes we put into place, more golfers are embracing this technology & I’m enjoying teaching them more than ever". 

Rob Davies

Head PGA Professional

The Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa

To book a Trackman lesson or club fitting at The Abbey Hotel, contact the golf shop on 01527 406500. Email rob.davies@theabbeyhotel.co.uk