Thursday, 26 November 2015

British Egg Week

To celebrate British Egg Week which was 5th-11th October 2015, we're sharing the nation's favourite ways to eat their eggs in the morning. I wonder if the way you eat yours has made the list!

A recent survey has highlighted that we Brits are picky when it comes to our eggs. Nationally, the fried egg is the favourite with 36% choosing this, scrambled egg was second with 25%, followed by poached in third with 18%. The most traditional choice of boiled was beaten into fourth with just 6%, with speciality dishes such as Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale gaining just 4%. The survey found both age and location had an impact on egg choice, with different egg styles proving popular in different areas and age groups.

Did you know that...

  • 18-24 year old's across the UK, and people in Northern Ireland prefer theirs scrambled?
  • Whereas 25-34 year old's in the North East like theirs poached?
  • 45-54 year old's in the South West want theirs fried?
  • Yet 55+ year old's in Scotland would prefer theirs boiled?
  • Finally, 55+ year old's in London would choose speciality eggs, such as Eggs Benedict?
How do you eat yours?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Afternoon Tea

We are proud to offer an afternoon tea with a difference. The idea was to create an afternoon tea which was personal to Mytton Fold and what better way than to link it with our history as a dairy farm.

Mytton Fold was a farm until 1982, when following a farming tragedy, the Hargreaves family started to take in paying guests - and so the hotel was born and has developed under the family's guidance over the last thirty years and more. The hotel and golf club are still privately owned and operated, but a member of Best Western Hotels - the largest group of independent hotels in the world.

Served in a wooden crate, a farm house feel is created from the very start. A selection of sandwiches, cheese and tomato quiche, bagel with smoked salmon and cream cheese, mini cherry scones with whipped cream and preserves, chocolate brownie, cupcakes, chocolate mousse and pink lemonade, give a country feel and fills a hole in our stomachs!

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Proms 2015

This year's prom season has been busier than ever stretching over three weeks. We have seen some wonderful grand entrances and posh frocks, it's safe to say a great time was had by all.

Our Abbey Suite looked simply stunning with star light curtains, roof drapes and chair covers, which along with delicious food and our very own Mytton Fold DJ, was everything they required.

Each night there was a buzz of excitement wondering which kind of transport would be arriving and we weren't disappointed. We had limos, camper vans, tractors, sports cars, vintage cars, motorbikes, a coach, two helicopters, a fork lift truck and our favourite of all an army tank.

We hope you all had a lovely summer break and wish you the best of luck in your future.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Abi 'gale' Storms the Party

The weather took its toll on Saturday and Sunday again with just a hardy few braving the elements.

The incredible fact of the weekend must be that Mytton Fold Golf Club must be the only course in Lancashire where play from the fairways (lush and free of divots) was possible and on to greens that were fast for the time of year.

No single competition was played but in the doubles Dave Clegg (10) and his diminutive partner Mike Chatburn (16) scored an incredible 37 points over sixteen holes to take first place.

Second, recording 34 points, were Peter Main (14) and partner and teacher Phil Hammond (5). In third place on 33 points were Gary Aldred (14) and Richard Greaves (18) who entertained the bar with his wonderful repartee.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Lancashire Tourism Awards

On Thursday 5th November, we attending Marketing Lancashire's annual Lancashire Tourism Awards and were part of a 600 strong audience at The Empress Ballroom in Blackpool's famous Winter Gardens, celebrating Lancashire's tourism economy.

Twenty of the country's finest tourism businesses received awards for excellence in their field, with most of the winners having the opportunity to go on to represent Lancashire in the national Visit England Awards for Excellence 2016.

The evening began with a drinks reception in the Winter Garden's Floral Hall before we took to our seats and enjoyed a delicious 3 course Lancashire inspired dinner catered by Blackpool-based Rowley's Offside.

The awards were hosted by Preston-born, TV journalise Ranvir Singh just a week after she received her own award for Media Personality of the Year at the Asian Media Awards. A proud Lancastrian, Ranvir was pleased to be named by Ruth Connor, Chief Executive of Marketing Lancashire as one of the organisation's first high profile Lancashire Ambassadors.

In her opening speech Ruth Connor said...

'Tourism is big business in Lancashire. Importantly growth is being delivered with over 63 million visitors annually, a £3.6 billion spend and over 56,000 jobs being supported by the visitor economy.'

'We know we have a great tourism story to tell here in Lancashire that is absolutely first class. Our collective goal is simple, more interest and enquiries for Lancashire means more business being generated, a thriving visitor economy that is one of our biggest strengths here in the county.'

'The aim is to grow the tourism sector in Lancashire to 70 million visitors by 2020, increase spend economy in the economy by 3/4 billion pounds and deliver an additional 5000 jobs.'

'There is no better place to be than Lancashire which offers such a high level range and choice for our visitors and residents, that is continually evolving, improving and being invested in.'

Congratulations to all winners, we thoroughly enjoyed our evening and are extremely proud to have been finalists in the following categories:

  • Large Hotel Award
  • Sustainable Tourism Award
  • Customer Service Award
  • Visitor Experience Award

Friday, 13 November 2015

Relaxing Christmas House Party

It's nice to get away for Christmas - so relax and let us do the work! We always enjoy Christmas as much as our guests - because we always have such lovely people staying. Christmas with us is a relaxing affair - it's about good food, great service, and good company. What it's not, we promise, is a full-packed programme - this is about doing just as much or as little as you wish to!

On Christmas Eve, enjoy tea and cakes in the lounge from 3pm, before a welcome Prosecco reception and dinner. Christmas Day of course is when lunch is the main event and this evening we'll serve a simple buffet supper to round off the day. There's lots of things to do on Boxing Day - you can visit the Wild Life sanctuary right on the doorstep, take a drive out to Blackpool which is only thirty miles away, or simply explore the rich and historic heritage that is Lancashire and of course lots of lovely Boxing Day sales at Boundary Mill. There's a final dinner this evening but of course you can always stay longer - there is so much to see and places to explore!

We have three fully accessible rooms which meet Level 2 standards with Visit Britain, We also have the Gold Award from Green Tourism in recognition of our commitment to the environment.