Brunette and Two Blondes: Disneyland Paris

I’m not sure if you know… but one of the brunette and two blondes is heading to Disneyland Paris! What we didn’t know was that the park is celebrating their 25th anniversary this year!

2017 marks 25 years since the theme park opened its legendary gates for the very first time. When we were sent some amazing information from 365 Tickets we were even more excited (who else is jealous of Minnie’s 150+ dress wardrobe!?).

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If you are interested in finding out a bit more about the Disneyland Paris park, you can check out the original 365 Ticket post here.

Be sure to stay tuned for our post all about our time at the park and Paris!

A New Venture for Cricketer’s Inn

The start of 2017 saw successful inn group, Cricketer’s Inn add to their collection of boutique properties with the acquisition of Giggleswick’s Harts Head Inn. In the months since the Inn has benefitted from over £200k in refurbishments, with improvements made to the kitchen, bar and restaurant.

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Hart’s Head Inn – Post Refurbishment

The inn has seen more than physical transformations, with a new head chef – Matt Adamson, who previously headed the kitchen at the groups’ lauded Plough at Lupton. Taking over from Matt at his previous post is the new head chef at the Plough, Robert Stacey, ex-Le Caprice, Galvin at Windows and latterly responsible for the superb reputation of the Castle Dairy in Kendal.

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Hart’s Head Inn

In addition to The Plough at Lupton, The Cricketer’s Inn has acquired the popular and CAMARA award winning craft beer hostelry, The Crown and Kettle in Manchester, which is also undergoing significant renovations at present.

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Hart’s Head Inn 

2017 looks like it is set to be prosperous year for the group and they are looking forward to welcoming guests to all three of their stunning venues this summer.

The Brunette and Blondes Hear About an Award Winning Modern Steakhouse offering a Fine Dining Experience with Premium Cuts of Beef

“At Steak, we’re fixated on providing our customers with the ultimate dining experience! We serve Succulent meat that’s seared to perfection by our wonderful chefs. These culinary geniuses create sides and sauces that deliver taste explosions, whilst our experienced restaurant manager meticulously selects palate adorning wines that accompany your food perfectly. Mark, and his team of proficient and friendly servers, will ensure your Steak experience is both exciting and relaxing. You have our word.

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Donald Russell meat – No meat is more tender or delicious than that of Donald Russell. They’re no ordinary butcher! Our feature cuts of beef are selected and hand cut by Donald Russell, Royal Warrant Holder since 1984 and supplier to H.M. The Queen. Once our beef has been selected, it is carefully matured using traditional methods to bring out its sublime tenderness. This can take from 21-35 days depending on the cut, in order to deepen the meats flavour. Good things come to those who wait.

They provide real food, real flavour, every day and we’re extremely proud of our partnership with them.

 

We want to serve the people of Edinburgh the best Steak in town. Our unique and theatrical venue provides our customers with a truly unforgettable experience. In the past year, we’ve been on an incredibly positive journey of culinary innovation in order to propel ourselves into the next phase of experiential dining. We’re delighted that we’ve achieved a brilliant and intuitive restaurant experience that our customers love.

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We boast a theatrical atmosphere, where the chic decor is the stage, the customer the audience and the meat, the main protagonist. Our mission is to achieve a standing ovation.

Steak is a meat lover’s paradise that pays homage to the finest cuts of meat from our highly acclaimed suppliers, including Donald Russell and Simon Howie. Our venue offers customers the chance to revel in a culinary experience that includes succulent and flavoursome meat accompanied by meticulously selected wines, palate fulfilling sides and sauces that offer a taste explosion.”

www.steakedinburgh.com

The Brunette and Blondes Reccommend Le Di-Vin

Le Di-Vin – Edinburgh’s most sophisticated wine bar is situated beside La P’tite Folie restaurant in the heart of the city’s West End.

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Proprietors Virginie and Ghislain have transformed the bar which was at one time Oratory of St Anne. A gloriously authentic ‘zinc’ and impressive wine display are the focal points and there is a range of convivial seating areas, a few intimate corners and a magnificent mezzanine floor in this classy, chic venue. Le Di-Vin offers a selection of food including platters of cheese, charcuterie, smoked fish, terrines, and salads. The wine bar also plays host to various wine tasting events held regularly throughout the year.

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They have a vast range of different styles of wine and most are sold by the glass. Their wine is sourced from a variety of countries including France, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Chile, Argentina and Patagonia USA as well as their specials and wine of the month.

www.ledivin.co.uk

The Brunette and Two Blondes Recommend Valentine’s Stays

Are you looking for somewhere to take your Valentine/Pal-entine this February? We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 UK hotels we’re dying to be taken.

  1. The Witchery, Edinburgh

Hidden in a collection of historic buildings at the gates to Edinburgh Castle, James Thomson’s Witchery is the most spectacularly atmospheric dining destination in the city.46.jpg

2. Beech Hill Hotel & Spa, Lake District  

From the eastern bank of Windermere, the dramatic views across the lake to the Western Fells are nothing short of breathtaking. This constantly changing scene serves as a living picture postcard of this most beautiful countryside, an eloquent backdrop to the captivating charm that is the Beech Hill Hotel & Spa.

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3. The Wizard Chamber, London

Concealed behind a bookcase door, curious guests can enjoy venturing to the Wizard Chamber on the lower ground floor of our 19th century hotel. Pass through a portrait-lined passageway that is bathed in candle light that casts dancing shadows across the walls.

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4. The Four Seasons Hotel, St. Fillans 

The Four Seasons Hotel in Perthshire Scotland is situated in a picturesque setting on the banks of Loch Earn. The natural beauty of this location is the first delight for every visitor to St. Fillans, and the position of the Four Seasons, looking south-west down Loch Earn, is one of the most enviable settings in Scotland

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5. The Crazy Bear, Stadhampton

The original Crazy Bear has been entertaining guests since its creation in 1993.
Abundant gardens, eclectic design, award winning dining and inventive facilities, within eighty acres of working farmland all contribute to its distinctive personality.

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6. Newton Hall, Northumberland

Unique among boutique hotels Newcastle and Northumberland, Newton Hall is blessed with Italian style, retro cool, Oriental mystery, colonial splendour, loft-style living, French chic and more… and all of it marvellously, wonderfully and beautifully relaxing.

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7. Trigony House Hotel, Dumfries And Galloway

Trigony House Hotel and Garden Spa is definitely not a budget “chain” hotel and offers a truly relaxing, bespoke and unique ‘5 star’ country house hotel experience.

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8. Borthwick Castle, North Middleton 

The rooms are scattered throughout the Castle, mostly accessed by spiral staircases and secret doorways. Some are named after the historic figures who would have slept there in days gone by.

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9. Balbirnie House, Fife

Balbirnie House is an award-winning luxury country house hotel nestled within 400 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Fife.

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10. Chocolate Boutique Hotel, Bournemouth

Nestling in Bournemouth’s fashionable Soho quarter, the Chocolate Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to unwind. Here you’ll find a warm, friendly welcome, cosy chocolate-themed rooms and chocolate galore.

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Where are you desperate to go this Valentine’s Day?