Christmas pudding traditions date back over one hundred years at the medieval hotel, The Spread Eagle in Midhurst, West Sussex. I recently spent a fabulous day there learning how to make the perfect Christmas pudding.
Most of us have far too many ‘things’ in our lives, so this Christmas why not give an experience gift instead from Red Letter Days. I opted for a luxury spa day but what would your ultimate experience gift be?
Each autumn across the English countryside, there’s a soft light that’s particularly lovely early in the morning or late in the afternoon, casting long shadows and an ethereal glow across the landscape. One of my favourite places to enjoy autumn walks in this ‘golden hour’ is around Pagham Harbour in West Sussex.
The Park House Hotel and Spa is an absolute gem, tucked away in beautiful Sussex. The stunning restaurant, fabulous spa and grounds make it well worth a visit.
Perfect for a chilly evening or a hot summer’s day, here’s a simple recipe for a Hendrick’s Cucumber and Black Pepper gin cocktail, from The Goodwood Hotel
Walking down a country lane, I turn a corner and catch my first sight of the 12th century, Amberley Castle, in the South Downs National Park in the south of England. I have lived all my life just 15 miles away yet had never visited before. When my mother asked me what I would like for my 50th birthday I knew straight away – afternoon tea at Amberley Castle, now an elegant hotel and restaurant.
Reputedly the best restaurant in Bognor Regis, I found it lived up to the hype. Excellent food, in a lovely beachside location and great service.