Festive Season 2021

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Decking the hall with boughs of Holly, this festive season at Llangoed Hall is almost upon us, with an open invitation to simply have the most wonderful Christmas and New Year at this beautiful and historic Welsh country house.

Festive magic and charm combine to transform the exclusive 23-bedroom hotel in a sparkling seasonal bauble nestling amid 17 acres, wrapped within the luscious Wye Valley.

A place soaked in history and tradition – ‘Tis the season to be jolly and Llangoed Hall guests will be just that, thanks to plentiful crackling log fires, Christmas trees and excellent warm and friendly personal service.

Join us to toast in 2019, and enjoy an evening of sparkle, fizz and fun.


Llangoed Hall gets things popping in fine style with a Champagne reception and follows that up with a magnificent six- course Black-Tie Gala dinner and entertainment, rounding off with a glass of bubbly at midnight and a Highland piper and firework display to see the New Year in, in style.

For full details of Llangoed Hall’s Christmas and New Year packages, plus its festive offerings for non-residents, visit www.llangoedhall.com/special-breaks-events . Alternatively call 01874 754525.

Pentonbridge Inn

We use the very best produce foraged, grown, fished, farmed and caught from the land and sea around us. From the kitchen we serve a familiar menu of pub favourites. No compromise is made with the ingredients, just comfort food made to delight. We also have local ale on tap, a dartboard for amusement, a roaring fire to warm the cockles and a bowl of water for the dog.

We have nine beautifully appointed bedrooms both in the original building and in the connected converted barn. Most have views over the stunning Cumbrian countryside, and all take their name from a Border Reivers clan infamous for raiding and marauding their neighbours.

We produce the majority of our fruit, vegetables and herbs less than five miles away in our Victorian walled kitchen garden at Netherby Hall. The gardens were established by the Graham family who lived at the Hall for four centuries and brought back to its former glory in order to supply the inn by current owners Margo and Gerald Smith, alongside head gardener Mark Jeffery.

Head gardener, Mark has worked closely with our chefs, since the start of 2017 to design a kitchen garden in harmony with the requirements of the inn’s kitchen. The garden has been laid out as it might have been in Victorian times with additional modern crop varieties being introduced at the request of the chefs to ensure an exciting and varied menu at the inn.

In our first year, we enjoyed excellent crops of cabbages, cauliflower, kale, onions, garlic, leeks, lettuces and other salads in particular and we are looking forward to a bumper pumpkin season.


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It’s that time again…..Time to sort organise that office Christmas party

The annual Christmas party serves a very important purpose, it’s such a fantastic opportunity for staff and management to let their hair down and have a good time, an opportunity that should not be brushed to one side and forgotten about.

And with one in five employees last year having reported that their company did not have a Christmas party, the office Christmas party has never been more necessary. But with uncertainty still hanging over the current economic climate, it is understandable why many companies may be looking carefully at their Christmas party, and questioning how necessary it is. But there are, however, plenty of reasons why the Christmas party should be made top priority this year:

For nearly all staff, the Christmas party is something to look forward to for many months, and the highlight of the working year. The Christmas party is a fantastic opportunity to recognize the hard work of the last year, and to celebrate the success of the staff and the achievements of the company. You yourself may have had a difficult year, and if that is the case, then it is more important now than ever before that you celebrate coming through hard times with an end of year celebration. The Christmas party is an excellent exercise in team building.  It also places a positive end to a challenging year and a positive start to a better year ahead.

Your Christmas at Waterside

You want your Christmas event to be extra special. The works party that will be talked

about for years to come. A Christmas lunch that will have the whole family smiling and happy. Well the good news is, that’s exactly what we want too. That’s why, when you choose

Waterside this Christmas, you won’t be disappointed.

Christmas Party Nights

Our Christmas party nights have been a sell-out success for years. This year is no different, with fizz on arrival, award winning food and a top class DJ to take you into the early hours.


70’s Party Nights

Let your hair down, come and dance the evening away at our ABBA

themed night! TAKE A CHANCE on this Christmas Party and you’ll be the DANCING QUEEN. MAMMA MIA!, you’ll be saying GIMME! GIMME! GIMME more!

Sunday Lunch with Santa (throughout December)

Let’s just set the scene. Succulent meat, cooked to perfection. Crispy roast potatoes. Delicious side dishes that complement them perfectly. And all accompanied by the big man himself (with presents for the kids – of course).

Sound good

Christmas Lunch

Christmas day is about family and friends. So this Christmas

relax and enjoy the day. You can just smile and breathe a sigh of relief. But that’s not all… Santa is joining us with even more presents for the children.

Make the most of your night

Leave the driving for some other time. Stay with us and

let us look after you from the moment you arrive.

In the morning you can relax and revive in our pool and health club.

For more information and to book call us now on 0161 445 0225

Wilmslow Road, Didsbury,

Manchester, M20 5WZ


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Prenton Preparatory School

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Scarisbrick Hall School

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Lake District Inns & Cottages

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Storthes Hall Park

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Oasis Fostering Services

Please find below my thoughts on my experience of dealing with you.
I have always found you to be really polite and patient with me - I have a very busy workload and you have been understanding of this when I haven't managed to come back to you. I have found you to be very helpful and explanatory and have always been happy that I've understood exactly what you are proposing. I have been impressed with how speedy you have dealt with any questions I have had. I was happy with the ad and although it is difficult to always identify where our enquiries come from, we have definitely seen a rise in enquiries - so something is working for us! We would definitely consider using you again and we would definitely recommend you to others.

Holdens Solicitors

I wanted to set down in writing my views on the skill with which you have dealt with me over the last months. You are extremely business-like and always make a compelling case for Holdens to advertise. You are efficient and effective and have a no-nonsense approach which is very engaging. Without your sensible and accessible approach, we would never have advertised or thought to do so. You also have the ability to make us as the client feel special and work with us as if you are working for our success. This combination of skills is exceptional as I can testify after a long career in the corporate environment when one is bombarded with services being offered.
If there is anything, I can do to promote your high level of service to us please do not hesitate to let me know.

Livewell by Cheryl

‘ I found Dan to be very informative, understanding and professional. He was also extremely patient, as I asked a fair few questions. Thanks for your help Dan, especially as I am reasonably new to advertising.’

Gwernydd Hall Holiday Home Park

My Experience with you and Colston Media was a positive one, you came across very professional and may I say an experienced and "Good" Salesperson. You were not pushy but you did persevere to get the important points across.
Printed advertising does not work too well in this industry anymore, Online and social Media is bringing in the sales at the moment.


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