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First Birthday and New Menu Launch a Huge Success

Last night we celebrated our first birthday and new menu launch in style at The View Restaurant, Bar and Balcony.

Guests were treated to an Evolution Sparkling wine reception with delicious light bites provided by two exceptional local companies – Shropshire Salumi and Moyden’s Hand Made Cheese.

Will and Martin showcase their homemade Shropshire cheese and salumi

The cocktail bar had a calm and relaxed atmosphere as people chatted and perused over a selection of sumptuous dishes from our new menu.

Starters including Line Caught Mackerel and Chicken Liver Parfait with Hencote Chutney was followed by main courses featuring 28 Day Aged Beef Ribeye, Potato Gnocchi with Charcoal Roast Beetroot and Pan Seared Stone Bass.

Pianist Steve Parry elegantly played for diners with an array of romantic classics and familiar modern-day hits – he even took a few unusual requests.

Dessert arrived and for those with a sweet tooth, the decision was particularly hard. The Sticky Toffee Pudding provided comfort in a bowl, perfect for these cold winter nights, while the Tiramisu Baked Alaska capped a delicate finish to a stunning culinary evening.

Our Tiramisu Baked Alaska

We had some wonderful feedback about the food and the evening itself. Our brigade of chefs worked tirelessly throughout the day to make sure that guests left happy and wanting to come back for more.

If you missed out last night, don’t worry, our new menus are available here. Our next major event is happening November 29th when we launch our first Estate Red Wine – the Mark I.

You can book your table or for more information contact [email protected] – we would love to see you.

Glamping in Shropshire this winter

The idea of camping during the winter is not always met with enthusiasm. The thought of wrapping up in layers of clothing or trying to stop an ice-cold draft coming into the tent can put people off an outdoors style adventure – but all that has changed.

If you have heard of the term Hygge which is pronounced “hoo-ga,” then you’ll know that this Danish concept encompasses a feeling of relaxation and fulfilment. It’s also about well-being and enjoying the simple things in life, such as curling up in front of the fire with your favourite book.

With the current glamping trend sweeping the nation luxury glamping is a unique way to escape to the outdoors without the hassle of pitching a tent. Even those who hate the idea of spending time outside under a thin layer of canvas will be surprised to learn just how relaxing glamping can be.

So if you’re looking for a winter break then check out our guide to make sure you get the most out of your winter glamping trip.


When it comes to glamping things are more modern nowadays. Most glamping locations will supply some form of heating during your stay. This could be radiators or better still, a wood-burning stove. If you’re really lucky then you could find a bathroom which has underfloor heating – just like we do here at Hencote; meaning you’ll never have to experience stepping on cold tiles after a hot shower.


Clothing & bedding

Winter in Shropshire can be cold, so wrap up warm and bring those essentials you’ll need for braving the outside. Of course, there is plenty to keep you warm at Hencote including wood-burning stoves and hot tubs. All our beds come complete with duvets and pillows to provide you with comfort, and above all else, warmth.


Hot tub

What could be more luxurious than sitting in a hot tub on a chilly winter’s day looking out across the South Shropshire hills? Glamping and hot tubs are the perfect combination and using them during winter is a unique experience not to be missed. At Hencote each one of our glamping lodges come complete with your own personal hot tub. We’ll even get it ready for you, so all you need to do is pour yourself a glass of our estate wine and relax.


Wood burner

Wood burners pack plenty of heat once they get going and they will be enough to heat the entire lodge. If you don’t have one at home then experiencing a wood-burner during winter is a must. Each lodge has a fully functioning wood-burning stove and we will provide you with everything you need to get a roaring fire going. Then it’s just a case of curling up on the sofa with a good bottle of red and escape your busy day-to-day life.


You will also be able to enjoy the delights of The View Restaurant and Bar which is just a short walk from the comfort of your lodge. Here you can sample the food created by our team of dedicated chefs who have produced a stunning menu to match our great selection of estate wines.

If you would like to know more about the accommodation available at our luxury glamping village and The Grange, then get in touch with one of the Hencote team who will be happy to help.