We are delighted to share that, after months of work reviewing and updating our CSR and sustainability policies and processes, we have achieved the Green Key accreditation.
180 Years to Grow and 50 Seconds to Go: The Felling – and Future – of our Oak Tree (Time-lapse Video)May 3, 2022
On the morning of March 4th, several members of The RCH Team breathed a sign of relief as they woke up and checked the weather forecast: no rain! It would make that evening’s challenge that little bit more manageable…
A number of the team had committed to sleeping outside (without tents) all night in the hotel’s gardens, to raise funds for the local homelessness charity Julian House.
The RCH Team are taking part in this year’s Big Bath Sleep-Out in partnership with Julian House, to raise crucial funds to tackle homelessness and to help those who are forced to sleep out every night.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Martin Blake as our new Head Chef!
With a passion for exquisite fine dining, Martin will be leading his team to develop a brand-new, farm-to-fork menu for our award-winning Dower House Restaurant, including a range of classic British dishes and afternoon tea options using locally sourced produce and suppliers.
We are so proud of our Front of House Team, who were shortlisted for the “Front of House of the Year” accolade at the Hotel Catey Awards on Friday night!
We are so proud to announce that our Front of House Manager Lily Gaspar has made Hotel Management’s annual “Thirty Under 30” list!
Lily joined us in 2019, and quickly infused the team with her passion for hospitality and the guest experience. With a family background in the industry, hospitality runs through Lily’s veins, and she strives to surprise and delight every guest who walks through our doors.
A peaceful night’s slumber for each of our guests is of the utmost importance to us, so we decided to celebrate this National Poetry Day (7th October 2021) with a selection of some of our favourite poems about sleep and dreaming.
Whether you are reading this under your own roof or right here with us, we hope that these poems inspire a perfect night’s sleep tonight…
Monna Innominata [I dream of you, to wake] – Christina Rossetti
I dream of you, to wake: would that I might
Dream of you and not wake but slumber on;
Nor find with dreams the dear companion gone,
As, Summer ended, Summer birds take flight.
In happy dreams I hold you full in night.
I blush again who waking look so wan;
Brighter than sunniest day that ever shone,
In happy dreams your smile makes day of night.
Thus only in a dream we are at one,
Thus only in a dream we give and take
The faith that maketh rich who take or give;
If thus to sleep is sweeter than to wake,
To die were surely sweeter than to live,
Though there be nothing new beneath the sun.