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Celebrate English Wine Week

From the 23rd - 31st May, just in time for the Bank Holiday Weekend, we will be joining in the celebrations for English Wine Week.    Each year the English and Welsh wine industry campaigns to raise awareness for English wine across the country with a wide range of events and promotions.      We are certainly wine lovers at Tylney Hall and are...more info

Steve & Linda’s intimate spring wedding

On the 1st May this year, we had the pleasure in hosting the very beautiful and intimate wedding of Steve and Linda Grace.    I enjoyed planning Steve and Linda’s wedding from start to finish, in fact I enjoyed it so much, I just have to share with you all the wonderful feedback Linda recently shared with us.    Factfile: Date of wedding:  ...more info

Out & About this May

Time is certainly flying at the moment and with May Half Term around the corner, we thought now would be a good time to share with you a handful of the fantastic events taking place locally to Tylney this May.   The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Hexagon, Reading Saturday 23rd May             Writing Workshops at Jane Austen’s House...more info

We're talking hats at our June Ladies Lunch

On Monday 8th June celebrated milliner, Angela Benn, will be hosting a special ladies luncheon with us at Tylney Hall.  Angela, who is based in West Berkshire, was initially trained by Rose Cory, the Queen Mother’s milliner and uses traditional couture millinery skills to dye, hand-block and stitch the finest straws, silks, felts and feather...more info

NGS Gardens open for charity

This year we are very excited to be hosting four garden open days as part for the National Garden Scheme, the first of which is this Sunday 26th April 2015.    On a sunny day, we can expect over 200 hundred visitors to our garden open days and they are great fun!      In case you are not familiar with this charitable trust, we would to take...more info

How will you vote this May?

  With the General Election looming have you decided how you will vote? It certainly can seem daunting with all the information available to know what party best matched your views.   If you haven’t already discovered it, we certainly recommended this great voter advice app! By taking Vote Match’s simple quiz, it will advise you on your perfect...more info

Tylney does the Reading Half Marathon

Congratulations to our Head Therapist Lisa Pack who recently completed this year’s Reading Half Marathon in March in support of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).   Lisa decided to complete the popular half marathon in aid of MS as her aunt is a sufferer and has been for over seven years.   Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition which affects around...more info

We are welcoming Monty Don this May!

On Saturday 16th May we are inviting keen gardeners to celebrate spring during our Garden Appreciation Weekend with renowned English gardener, Monty Don.     Monty Don is a committed organic gardener. He has worked with schools and groups of drug addicts to help build respect and show the rewards from working with the natural world.   ...more info

Employee of the Year

Earlier this year it gave our Management Team great pleasure to announce Maintenance Apprentice James Clifford as our Employee of the Year.  James who has been with Tylney for three years assists our hard working Maintenance Team with a variety of different tasks across the hotel. It was decided amongst our Management Team that James was...more info

Enjoy our gardens this Easter

Spring is definitely in the air and we cannot wait until Easter!   There are lots of reasons to spend your Easter with us this year but, if we had to choose one, it would have to be our gardens.   I had a chat with our Estate Manager Paul Tattersdill this week about all the beautiful spring flowers that a beginning to bloom all over our 66 acres...more info

A Lovely Ladies Luncheon

If you follow Tylney Hall’s social media channels, you may have heard we recently enjoyed a wonderful Ladies Luncheon with guest speaker Janine Roebuck.   Janine, who is a fantastic speaker, shared with us her story of being a deaf opera singer and treated to a performance of Summertime by George Gershwin. In fact we enjoyed Janine’s talk so much...more info

How about an outdoor wedding ceremony?

Every day it is beginning to feel more and more like spring! It won’t be long before we can enjoy the lovely long summer evenings again. As you might know, it is the run up to our spring Wedding Showcase. We cannot wait to show you our beautifully dressed ceremony and reception rooms but if you are in the market for something a little more...more info

Our foodie Mother's Day

It's official, both our Mothering Sunday events are no FULLY BOOKED and our mouths are watering already thinking about our two luxurious foodie events for the whole family to enjoy.   Firstly, we will be offering mums an indulgent afternoon tea served in our Tylney Suite. The special afternoon tea menu includes a selection of delights from smoked...more info

Best of Broadway & Beyond sneak peek!

Our highly anticipated Best of Broadway & Beyond musical event with the fabulous TOO DARN HOT is just around the corner and we want to give you a very special sneak peek of the top West End performers who will be gracing our stage at Tylney Hall. Tansy Aked -Theatre Musical Director, West End Pianist & Keyboard Player, TV & Film,...more info

Student of the Year Nomination

We are pleased to share with you that our Assistant Accountant, Dorota Jasko, was named runner up in the prestigious CMA Annual Association of Accounting Technician’s (AAT) Student of the Year Awards 2014.      The CMA Annual AAT Student of the Year Awards recognises the best students from a number of colleges across Hampshire and West Sussex....more info

Making Valentine’s Memories

We like to think that Tylney is one of the most romantic venues in Hampshire and with Valentine’s day just around the corner, we thought we would share with why our guests fall in love with us. Our 66 acres They are what we are known for far and wide. Our gardens are lovingly cared for by our Estate Team and have a rich history. Many a romantic...more info

Your wedding at Tylney Hall

We recently had a catch up with Alistair Jones of Ideal Imaging about why he loves photograhping weddings at Tylney Hall and this is what he had to say:   "If you’ve just got engaged then first of all congratulations! Perhaps you are now in the process of looking for a venue and setting a date for your wedding. If so then I’d like to offer up...more info

Join us for Burns Night

With almost one week until our first special event of 2015, we are inviting guests to join us for our Black Tie and Tartan dress code Traditional Burns Night Supper on Sunday 25th January.   From 7.00pm our guests will be welcomed with a drinks and canapé reception where you will be treated to a refreshing Bramble Berry Royale cocktail and the...more info

Diary of a Wedding Coordinator

Well hasn’t 2015 come round quickly! On behalf of all the Wedding Coordinators at Tylney Hall I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year.   2014 was a great year for us, we held some extra special weddings at Tylney and had the fantastic opportunity to shoot our stunning new wedding video last summer. Click on the image below to take a...more info

Our key events in 2015

Well, 2015 has well and truly arrived! We hope you all had a fabulous New Year and are looking forward to lots of exciting plans throughout this year. You may have already spotted our 2015 Calendar of Events around the hotel but we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you, some events we are particularly looking forward to this year:...more info

Our Top 5 Gift Certificates for Christmas

We know what it’s like when it comes to Christmas shopping. You keep putting it off, hoping that you will think of that perfect gift for your loved one but more often than not, you end up running around the highstreet in a mad panic on Christmas Eve with everyone else.   We hope that you haven’t had a problem with your Christmas shopping this year...more info

Not one but TWO wedding awards!

We are delighted to announce that we have been presented with two national wedding venue accolades in the 2014 Weddingdates awards.    The Weddingdates awards recognise wedding venues across the country that have received impeccable reviews from happy couples who recently tied the knot.   The two awards we have been presented with are: Top Rated...more info

DIY Tylney Wreath

For all those who have been admiring our beautiful Christmas Wreath, now is your opportunity to create your own at home.    Arcadia Flowers, who produce our beautiful floral displays throughout the hotel, recently gave us a demonstration of how their beautiful wreaths are created at our Christmas Ladies Luncheon.    The demonstration went down a...more info

Sustainable Business of the Year

We are extremely pleased to announce that Tylney Hall has won the ‘Sustainable Business of the Year’ award in the 2014 North Hampshire Inspire Awards. The Inspire Business Awards celebrate the achievement of local businesses in North Hampshire. Since 2005, the awards have proved extremely successful as they ensure that leading businesses, big and...more info

Our new Chestnut Suite is revealed

We are pleased to announce the refurbishment of our popular Chestnut Suite.    The renovation, which took approximately three weeks, is part of our ongoing refurbishment plan in which bedrooms and public rooms throughout the hotel will undergo makeovers.    Guests using the Chestnut Suite will now be able to enjoy new luxurious wallpaper, plush...more info

Diary of a Wedding Coordinator

What a busy few months we have had in the events department at Tylney Hall! A booming wedding season and another successful Autumn Wedding Showcase. It has been all go.   There has also been one very special project our team have been working on and that is our brand new wedding video.   Back in August, Elite Hotels made all the arrangements for...more info

Debbie's Thames Tow Path Challenge!

On Saturday 13th September our Events Manager Debbie Hine, completed The Thames Path Challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK. The Thames Path Challenge follows one of England’s longest rivers as it meanders from its source in the beautiful Cotswolds, through busy London. The challenge allows participants the option of walking, running or jogging...more info

Facebook fans' hotel of the year

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Facebook Fans’ Hotel of the Year award in the 2014 Best Kept Secret Awards. The Facebook Fans’ Hotel of the Year award, voted for by hotel goers on the Facebook page, was awarded to Tylney Hall because of its charm, warmth and glorious parkland surroundings.    ...more info

Success at our NGS Garden Open Day

We are delighted to announce that a record number of visitors attended our charity NGS Garden Open Day hosted on Sunday 5th October,  resulting in over £1000 being raised for charity.    The National Garden Scheme (NGS) aims to raise money for charities through a network of gardens, which are opened up to the public at specific times of the year...more info


We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Business Development Manager, Nikki Edwards.     Nikki, who has been in the hospitality industry for 19 years and has previously worked for Hand Picked Hotels and Tylney Hall’s sister hotel, Ashdown Park, will now be responsible for hotel sales, marketing, public relations, existing...more info

A beautiful wedding at Tylney Hall..

As wedding season is coming to a close, I was recently reminiscing with Charlotte at our recommended wedding florist Moutan, about all the fabulous weddings we have had this year and she reminded me of this beautiful spring wedding.  "On the 1st March we had the pleasure of supplying John and Carol’s flowers for their wedding which was held at...more info

Opentable’s 2014 ‘Diner’s Choice’ list

For a second consecutive month, Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, has been voted onto Opentable’s  ‘Diner’s Choice’ list for 2014.    Opentable is the leading consumer site for restaurant bookings in the UK. The Diner’s Choice list represents the combined opinions of more than 340,000 reviews submitted in the last 12 months by verified Opentable...more info

Diary of a Wedding Coordinator

As a Senior Wedding Coordinator at Tylney Hall Hotel, two of the biggest events in my calendar are our annual Wedding Showcases, one of which is fast approaching, on Sunday 12th October.   One of the most popular questions I get asked by prospective couples is: How does your event differ from any other Wedding Showcase or fayre and why should I...more info

Key ingredients for great lifestyle...

It has been just over two years since our Lifestyle Photographer Alistair Jones of Ideal Imaging began working with us. Over this time he has produced countless beautiful photos of families, friends & couples within our gardens at Tylney Hall. I was recently speaking with Alistair about his photo shoots and how he creates the perfect shot....more info

New born baby girl named after Tylney Hall

We were recently honoured to learn that a local Hampshire couple have named their new born baby daughter after yours truly. Amy and Tim Harvey are regulars with us at Tylney Hall and are already parents to 11 year old daughter, Mia.  They welcomed their new born baby girl, Tylney Jayne, at 10.45am on Thursday 19th June weighing a healthy 7lbs 14oz...more info

Maintenance Apprentice of the Year

  We are extremely proud to announce that our maintenance apprentice at Tylney Hall, has been awarded with the ‘Maintenance L2 Apprentice of the Year Award’ by Basingstoke College of Technology.   James Clifford, who has worked with us for the last two and a half years, recently completed his Level 2 Apprentice NVQ in maintenance at Basingtoke...more info

Will it be a white Christmas?

I am sure that many of you have read the title of this blog and have cursed us for even mentioning this word on the hottest day of the year so far in 2014!   However, in the Sales & Marketing department at Tylney Hall, we have been hard at work preparing for Christmas. Would you believe that we have several bookings for our festive luncheons...more info

10 to do’s for every child this summer

  The school summer holidays have almost arrived. Sports days are taking place, musical productions are in preparation and speech days are just around the corner.   Over the past week I have been reminiscing about my school days and how much I could not wait for the summer holidays to begin. Despite only lasting five - six weeks, the holidays...more info

Dogs welcome at Tylney Hall Hotel

We are dog lovers at Tylney Hall Hotel and when Lifestyle Photographer, Alistair Jones got in touch to share this doggy photo shoot with us, we could not pass up the opportunity to share it with you too. Alistair conducts regular photo shoots within the grounds of Tylney Hall and this is what he had to say about this shoot in particular:  “I...more info

Freddie's cycle ride

A plucky employee from Tylney Hall, will be undertaking a 3,400km endurance cycle race from London to Istanbul in August – entirely solo!      Frederik Van Niekerk, known as Freddie, will have no team or assistance during his ride across Europe and can only use what he takes with him, or what he can find en-route at retail services.      ...more info

Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence

  For a second consecutive year, the luxury, four star Hampshire hotel, Tylney Hall Hotel & Gardens, has been awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.     Tripadvisor is the world's largest travel site and offers trusted advice from real travellers with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors, and over 100 million reviews and...more info

Tylney Hall’s gardeners work tirelessly to...

Following a winter of acrimonious storms, Estate Manager, Paul Tattersdill, and his team of four gardening staff at Tylney Hall Hotel, located near Hook in Hampshire, have been working tirelessly over the past couple of months to restore the gardens to their former glory. After the wettest January on record, and being battered by gusts of wind of...more info

Tylney Hall Employee of the Year

With its renowned reputation for outstanding service continuing to be a top priority, Tylney Hall Hotel in Rotherwick, Hampshire recently named their ‘Employee of the Year’. With over 150 staff working at the luxury country house retreat, and the highest standard of service expected at all times, becoming ‘Employee of the Year’ at Tylney Hall...more info

From London to Paris

A kind-hearted staff member at Tylney Hall Hotel in Hook, will be taking part in the challenging London to Paris Bike Ride in July, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care. Michael Driscoll, who has worked with Tylney Hall’s restaurant team for 17 months, decided to sign up for the mammoth bike ride back in November last year because he wanted to help...more info

Hook Junior School pupils visit Tylney Hall

Approximately 90 year three children from Hook Junior School attended Tylney Hall Hotel in Rotherwick last month to learn about the hotel’s past and present roles within the community. Estate Manager at Tylney Hall, Paul Tattersdill, led the students on a garden tour around the estate where they learnt about how the various areas, such as the...more info

How to choose your wedding photographer

What Questions should I really be asking my prospective wedding photographer? - Answered by Mark Seymour, a preferred wedding photographer at Tylney Hall Hotel. 1    Take a good recommendation from friends and family who like and have a similar taste to you. A good referral is worth its weight in gold . If you know a friend who loved their...more info

Tylney top 12 things to do over christmas

Christmas is in full swing at Tylney Hall; the decorations are up, our log fires are roaring and our team are working hard to ensure all our guests have a wonderful and special Christmas with us this year. We all have our favourite things we love to do over the Christmas period but I wanted to find out from our members of the Tylney team how...more info

Christmas Shopping

How are you getting along with your Christmas shopping? Have you bought all your presents, wrapped them and placed them under your tree? Are you currently battling the crowds and racking your brain to find that perfect gift? Or have you not started and the sense of panic is beginning to set in? I started my shopping a little later this year than I...more info

Savour some winter warmth

Some flavours and aromas just bring Christmas to mind in an instant – and mulled wine has to be near the top of the list. Its particular blend of spices and alcohol is brimming with the spirit of Christmas, with an added kick. We are ready this festive season with our recipe for mulled wine, to enhance our guests comfort, preferably savoured...more info

The History of Afternoon Tea

Our afternoon teas are one of our bestsellers at Tylney Hall and this has recently got me thinking, why is the tradition of afternoon tea so popular and where did it all begin? According to Twinings, “afternoon tea is rumoured to date all the way back to 1662 when Catherine of Braganza, King Charles II of England's Portuguese wife, introduced tea...more info

Tylney Hall Hotel shortlisted for award

 We are delighted to announce that Tylney Hall have been shortlisted for ‘Large Hotel of the Year’ in this year’s prestigious Beautiful South Awards. The awards, which are organised by Tourism South East for businesses in the tourism and hospitality industry, are presented to companies which provide an exceptional level of service within their...more info

Kerstin Florian Sensitive Skin Facial

As someone who suffers from very sensitive skin, my beauty regime consists of prescription moisturisers and shower gels. Simple everyday luxuries, such as relaxing bath oils and scented body lotions, are out of the question and I have been resigned to having to use fragrance free washing liquids, more designed for baby's skin.So when I had the...more info

Certificate of Excellence

Hampshire hotel, Tylney Hall Hotel and its Oak Room Restaurant, have both been awarded Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Tripadvisor is the world's largest travel site and offers trusted advice from real travellers with more than 200 million unique monthly visitors, and over 100 million reviews and opinions covering more than 2.5 million...more info

Get to know Tylney Hall’s Historical Grounds

We have recently produced a new history and garden information sheet, to help guide you around our estate, which is available from our Concierge team. When you arrive at Tylney Hall, you are immediately greeted by our famous red wood trees, which line the drive. However, these magnificent trees are not original to Tylney. There was once three...more info

Sustainability at Tylney Hall

At Tylney Hall, we have been striving towards becoming more sustainable for the past 7 or 8 years, by focusing on ways in which we can lesson our impact on the environment. In particular, we have increased the amount of waste we recycle and are working closely with recycling companies in order to further improve this. Tylney Hall has been assessed...more info

Great British Summer

Living in Britain, we are all fairly used to unpredictable weather. However, this week summer has finally shown its face and I thought it was high time to write about all things summery at Tylney Hall. With all this glorious sun our outdoor facilities have been crying out, in particular our wonderful outdoor swimming pool. A fantastic sun trap,...more info

First Class Treatment

Last week I was lucky enough to experience the Kerstin Florian Organic Aromatherapy Massage, here at Tylney Hall. My goodness! I came away feeling as if I had spent an afternoon on a paradise beach! As a busy working mum it is a rare thing indeed to be able to enjoy any sort of ‘me’ time, let alone a luxury pamper, so the opportunity to experience...more info

London Sales Day

Usually I spend my working day as an Event Co-ordinator based at Tylney Hall, but last month I got to spend the day with Hannah Burkeman, Sales Manager for Elite Hotels.  We went to London for the day to meet with three clients and for me to understand the role that Hannah plays at Elite Hotels. Having met at Basingstoke Train Station on a bright...more info

De Souza Associates - Site Inspection

Take a look at to see De Souza Associates review of their recent site inspection of Tylney Hall. Anna Hughes - Sales, Marketing and PR Co-Oridnaor - 3rd May 2013.   more info

MIA Award

We are pleased to announce that our Senior Events Co-Ordinator, Louise Searle has been shortlisted for and came within the top 25 in the MIA (Meetings Industry Association) list 2013. Louise was nominated for this award for her dedication, enthusiasm and hard work.  She builds great relationships with her clients and offers outstanding customer...more info

Mother-to-be Treatment

As I am now 33 weeks pregnant it was an ideal time to try the Kerstin Florian  mother-to-be treatment that is available in the spa here at Tylney Hall. A lovely little treat before the arrival of baby and a chance to rest and relax and let my mind drift off from all things work, baby and home-related for an hour and a half. As all of the Kerstin...more info

Graduate Management Training Scheme Blog

Looking back on my time at the University of Surrey studying Hotel and Catering Management and with fond memories of my first graduate role with Elite Hotels, I was delighted and honoured to be asked to be part of the working group formed to devise our own Elite Hotels Graduate Management Training Scheme back in 2011. Working with colleagues from...more info

So, what are Lifestyle Portraits?

A big hello to all the readers of this blog and an even bigger thanks to Tylney Hall for asking me, Alistair Jones (aka Ideal Imaging Photography), to write a little piece about the Lifestyle Portraits that I have been providing for babies, children and families across the region for the last few years. So let’s address the question - what are...more info

Employee of the Year 2012

Many congratulations to Dan Davey our recently promoted Trainee Supervisor who has been named as this year’s Employee of the Year. Dan, 25, has been involved in the hospitality industry since the age of 15 and joined Tylney Hall as a barperson in 2010. The following year he was appointed as the waiter overseeing the bar and lounge area and he took...more info

An Easter Break at Tylney Hall

If like me, you have had enough of cold weather and snow, I am certain you will be looking forward to the Easter Weekend, as it usually means spring is well on its way. Easter is my favourite bank holiday of the year as I a am child at heart and there is nothing more fun than painting Easter Eggs and waiting for the Easter Bunny to leave some...more info

Elite Hotels “GEM” Awards

Last year Graeme Bateman, Managing Director of Elite Hotels, set up a working party consisting of representatives from the four hotels.  Its aim was to create a scheme designed to give recognition to those employees who 'go that extra mile' in their daily work.  After several meetings and many discussions the GEMs Scheme was born - a scheme that...more info

The Hot Toddy Cocktail

With the arrival of short days and crisp frosty mornings it means the Winter months are firmly upon us and the festive season is in full swing.  We find ourselves already fed up with the endless stream of Christmas songs that have been playing since September and have finally dragged the decorations out of the attic and put them on the tree. ...more info

Preparing for Christmas

As I was walking through the crisp leaves whilst taking Oscar, my Basset hound, for a long walk the other morning, my mind turned to Christmas and the plethora of things that I needed to check were in hand at work, back at the hotel. Walking through our estate, crunching though the leaves on a crisp, sunny morning, one cannot helping wander if...more info

Selecting the Perfect Christmas Tree

There are so many methods and traditions that people follow when selecting their Christmas tree, that sometimes it makes the process something of a chore. I always feel that the process of choosing the Christmas tree signals the start of the festive season and it is no different here at Tylney, although we don’t go and personally select all of our...more info

Award News Update

I just thought that I would write a quick update to the blog Award News from the end of October to let you know how we got on in our award nominations. In the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012/13 which were held on Wednesday 28thNovember, and attended by myself and General Manager, Mark Ashton, we received the Silver award in the category...more info

Decorating for Christmas

It’s that time of year again..... time to add some festive cheer to Tylney Hall by putting up our Christmas decorations. Trees, tinsel, mistletoe, ball-balls, stockings, wreaths and as many lights as humanly possible! Nothing gets us more excited about Christmas than seeing our halls fully decked. Hopefully you’ll be coming by soon to see them in...more info

Winchester Christmas Market

Every year I organise a familiarisation weekend and invite key clients and agents from the Travel Trade industry for them to experience first hand what Tynley Hall and the surrounding area has to offer. One of the locations I take my guests to is Winchester, which is 25 minutes drive from Tylney Hall. Winchester is magical at any time of year...more info

Award News

We are delighted to share with you that the team here at Tylney Hall have been nominated for a number of awards. Primarily, we have been shortlisted for two awards in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2012/13 which is run by Tourism South East. The first award is in the category of Large Hotel of the Year and the second is for the...more info

Photographers Playground

Another glorious weekend, another visit to Tylney Hall to shoot a wedding for a lovely couple, it’s work, but not as you would normally think of it. You see, to me coming up to Tylney Hall is like a visit to the theme park with friends.  Before I’ve even walked through the door I’ve had a friendly nod from the concierge and, on entering, a big...more info

Outdoor Wedding Ceremonies

I’m so excited that we are now able now to offer our Wedding guests the chance of getting married in our fabulous gardens. We have recently been granted the permission to use our beautiful stone Gazebos in the Italian Gardens as a civil ceremony venue. These have glorious views of the gardens and boathouse lake, and will make for beautiful photos...more info

A Wedding of Two Cultures

With trepidation I approached the brides’ door, knocked and waited. I’ve knocked on this particular door many times during previous weddings but, on this occasion I have never met its current occupant; Hong, who flew in from Hong Kong only a few days earlier and so had booked without us ever having met. This was set to be an unusual marriage, not...more info

Cookie Creations at Tylney Hall

We have been designing and creating wedding cakes for quite a while now and we were over the moon a couple of years ago when Tylney Hall chose us as their preferred cake supplier. Tylney Hall is a stunning landmark venue, set in the most idyllic surroundings. The first views of the house still have that wow factor for us even though we’re there so...more info

Moutan Flowers at Tylney Hall

We have been working with Tylney Hall for 6 years, and one of the great things about working closely with a hotel is that you learn where the  best places to decorate the hotel are and how best to utilise your flower budget. Tylney Hall has great spaces for flowers, if you’re having a larger ceremony in the Tylney Suite, we recommend large...more info

Professional Portraits in our beautiful...

If you’re like me, you’ll love capturing special moments in your lives. Therefore, whatever the occasion and time of year, why not consider a lifestyle photo shoot in our spectacular grounds with resident photographer Alistair Jones of Ideal Imaging? Sometimes referred to as ‘environmental portraiture’, a lifestyle ‘photo shoot’ is more of an...more info

London 2012 and Tylney Hall

Well, wasn’t the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony an impressive start to ‘the greatest show on earth’? All of the team here certainly enjoyed watching it and our favourite highlights of the evening included Mr Bean, the Queen and James Bond, seeing our home Team GB athletes parade in the Olympic Stadium, along with the amazing spectacle of the...more info

Event planning at Tylney Hall

I find event planning very interesting and rewarding.  Clients contact us for a variety of reasons: conferences, exhibitions, meetings, family fun days, weddings, christenings and celebration meals, making every event a unique experience for us to organise and our clients to enjoy. The events team, made up of 4 full time and 1 part time staff,...more info

Olympic Torch

This year has given us an opportunity as a nation to be proud to be British.  From the Jubilee Celebrations, where we came together for street parties to the nail biting penalties of England crashing out of the European Championships, it is now time again to get together to celebrate the Olympics and Paralympics. From when the torch relay was...more info

Gardens at Tylney Hall

This weekends Spring Lunch and Garden Tour on Saturday and Garden Open Day on Sunday were wonderful. Weather wise it was perfect and we couldn’t have chosen a better weekend! Thanks to our team of gardeners and the sunshine, the grounds looked absolutely stunning, particularly the Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Wisteria, all in full bloom. Don’t just...more info

A Marathon Effort

Here at Tylney we are very proud of our very own two 2012 athletes – Laura Sharp, Deputy Banqueting Manager and Will Moore, Senior Receptionist, who both completed this year’s London Marathon. Will ran the Marathon to raise money for Naomi House, a charity which provides support to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their...more info

Garden of Dreams

The Tylney Hall Gardens are springing into life right now creating tranquil and uplifting scenery. Whilst it’s not quite warm enough to sit on the terraces or by the outdoor swimming pool to enjoy the gardens due to the glorious unpredictability of the British weather! So here at Tylney Hall, along with Kerstin Florian, we have created an Ultimate...more info

Preparing for the London Marathon

This Sunday, the 22nd April, I will be running the London Marathon to raise money for Naomi House. This charity provides support to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families. The amazing support that the dedicated nurses and support team provide includes respite care for families, medical care at the hospices, home...more info

A Wonderful Ladies Lunch

I just have to share with you how absolutely wonderful Mondays ladies’ luncheon was.  Our speaker was The 8th Countess of Carnarvon, Lady Carnarvon. Lady Carnarvon, spoke to us on the Real Downton Abbey and the book she has written on her husband’s great grandmother, Lady Almina, the 5th Countess who converted Highclere Castle into a Hospital in...more info

Afternoon Tea - GCSE Group Visit.

Today a group of 6 GCSE students from Sherfield School visited the hotel to find out more about traditional afternoon tea and to experience the 'Tylney way'. This was to get real life experience, to help them in their course work of creating and serving their own afternoon tea, which will go towards their GCSE in Hospitality and Catering. The...more info

Beautiful South Awards 2011

On Thursday 1st December Hannah Burkeman, Sales Manager and I attended the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence 2011, held at Denbies English Vineyard in Surrey, where we were nominated for the Large Hotel of the Year. We were up against some stiff competition from the Aviator, Hampshire, Lingfield Park Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Surrey,...more info

Decorating for Christmas

It will soon be Christmas again here at Tylney Hall. It is one of my favourite times of the year as my team get to decorate the whole hotel with a little bit of Christmas sparkle! At the beginning of November we start to wake up our decorations, help them to stretch their arms and legs and give them a good polish with lots of love and care....more info

Putting up the Christmas Tree

If you ever wondered how our Gardener's make our Christmas Trees stand up straight here's how.  This one is outside the main entrance and is 18ft!   more info

Tylney Hall Mulled Wine

With Christmas fast approaching and the festive menu starting on Thursday we will be serving Mulled Wine throughout December, and after defrosting the car this morning I couldn’t think of a better time to start the preparation. We will be making approximately 500 litres of Mulled Wine (about 2,500 glasses) over the festive season, however below is...more info

Kerstin Florian and VitaMan Spa Launch

Last Thursday, 10th November, it was the launch of our new spa product ranges here at Tylney Hall. Over the summer months my team of spa therapists have all been trained on the new product ranges – Kerstin Florian and VitaMan. Kerstin Florian is a European skincare brand which specialises in using natural resources, including thermal mineral salts...more info

Replanting the Decidous Azalea Garden

This week marks the beginning of a 3 -5 year project at Tylney Hall which the whole Estates Team is involved in, the replanting of our decidous azalea garden, which is situated in between the lake and the bottom of the vista. The azalea garden is thought to be one of the last areas of the Tylney Hall Garden to be developed in the mid 1930’s by the...more info

The Downton Abbey Effect

Has anyone else been enjoying the Sunday night treat that is Downton Abbey? It is fantastic, and my favourite character has to be the Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith) who has some brilliant lines. It almost makes me look forward to Sunday evenings which is definitely not my favorite time of the weekend! In some ways life at Downton...more info

Planning That Special Day

Our wedding showcase which took place on Sunday was a wonderful success! We met so many happy couples on the day and it was such a pleasure to show them round Tylney Hall. Whether it was a small intimate wedding that they were looking for, or a large traditional wedding we have it all here. Aided by our award winning customer service (Silver Award...more info

Travel Trade Familiarisation Weekend

Last weekend (30th September to 2nd October) saw our first Travel Trade Familiarisation trip, organised by our Sales Executive, Martina O’Loughlin. Nine Travel Trade representatives came along to experience what we at Tylney Hall and the surrounding area has to offer their clients. Friday evening started with a full show round of the hotel...more info