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From Five Red Stars to Under The Stars: RCH Team Sleep Outside To Fundraise for Julian House

March 7, 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.

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Welcoming Martin Blake, Our New Head Chef

January 14, 2022
Martin Blake, Head Chef

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.

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15 Ideas For Your Sustainable Wedding

October 19, 2021
sustainable wedding in bath somerset fairy lights and eucalyptus

Sustainability is a huge focus for some of our couples, so we have collated some of the best sustainable wedding ideas we have helped our brides and grooms with.

If you are interested in minimising the carbon footprint of your celebrations, read on!

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Lily Gaspar makes Hotel Management’s “30 Under 30” list 2021!

October 13, 2021

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.

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A Celebration of Sleep and Dreaming this National Poetry Day

September 30, 2021
national poetry day 2021

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.

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