The Belfry Hotel & Resort – Warwickshire

Dine and snooze in this particular 4* top golf, pleasure as well as spa resort in the North Warwickshire countryside. Like we did…

Recognized for the world class golf of its as well as one AA Rosette fine dining, the 319 room ivy covered 4* country home set of 550 acres of gorgeous North Warwickshire countryside on the West Midlands/Warwickshire border carries a knock out 6 course gourmet Tasting Evening when a month. Dirty checks in…

THE LOWDOWN

Renowned for hosting the Ryder Cup 4 occasions, the very first thing you see relating to this award winning resort hotel is precisely how large the location is. You are able to be virtually get lost. Inside there is 2 restaurants, The Ryder Grill providing fine dining and much more relaxed Ryder Kitchen serving a 3 course buffet, in addition to Rocca’s Pizza Pasta restaurant in the Leisure Club, Sam’s Club House – the sports bar, the Brabazon Bar, (best for champagne, cocktails, afternoon tea as well as coffee), and Bel Air Nightclub. The Belfry Spa underwent a £1m refurbishment of 2014 and also has sixteen therapy rooms as well as an Ice and Fire encounter (*I’ll be previewing it separately).

Outside is among the top 100 Ireland and UK ranking golf courses that is great to check out. The Belfry happens to be called England’s Leading Resort in The planet Travel Awards for four consecutive years.

THE LOCATION

On the West Midlands/Warwickshire border in the North Warwickshire village of Wishaw, near Sutton Coldfield. A stone’s toss from Birmingham (around twenty mins), forty minutes to Rugby, Leamington Spa, Warwick and 45 minutes to Stratford-upon-Avon. Probably the most practical train station is Birmingham International from in which you are able to buy a taxi (roughly £20 -£25 each way).

THE VIBE

A contemporary white brick resort hotel with manicured gardens, water fountains, convention facilities along with 3 world class golf courses. It’s a county clubbish feel to it in places with doormen in the entry lobby though it is calm & unpretentious with super helpful team. The friendly, educated and welcoming staff help make the knowledge.

The vibe is quite different in the day to evening. During lunchtime you are able to rarely get a seat in the Brabazon Bar – The Belfry’s domed champagne as well as drink area. Dotted on tables through this big cafe/bar were business conferences, remote employees on laptop computers drinking groups as well as coffee of girls enjoying Afternoon Tea. The Spa would have been a hive of activity also with groups of buddies & daughters and mums on a pampering mission sitting outside in robes that are white experiencing the warm sunshine, and also the unusual container of Prosecco. Generally there was additionally a huge golfing day event underway while we had been there, predominantly all male, though I did spot rather a couple of girlfriends & wives.

The bar was really lively in the evening, though it was mid week. Constant entertainment includes live tribute and lounge nights – Boyzlife (comprising of former Westlife and Boyzone participants Keith Duffy and Brian McFadden) happen to be booked for Christmas party season on December twenty one.

Outside the hotel, it is a breath of air that is fresh – practically. Greenery and fields as much as the eye is able to see throughout the golf courses as well as grounds.

PILLOW TALK

The mum of mine and I remained in the well appointed Wentworth Suite on the 2nd floor, that had been huge, moreover exceptionally well thought out. You walk right into a spacious living room with corner couch in front associated with a big HD Freeview flat-screen TV as well as patio doors opening out upon a balcony terrace with views throughout the golf course. It is screened by a row of trees, providing a sensation of secrecy.

The contemporary luxury bedroom of ours was L shaped with a minute wall mounted flat screen TV, wardrobe and probably the comfiest, biggest bed. The smooth en suite experienced a bath as well as fab walk-in shower. Styling, basic with light coloured walls, and also coordinated designed furnishings. The one point I’d minimal problem with was the espresso machine, as the directions were not too sharp. A really jolly chambermaid demonstrated the way it worked as well as made us a cuppa that we savored on the sunny terrace prior to a visit to the spa. There is 24 hour room service, slippers & Belfry robe in the closet so that you are able to kick back and chill.

FOOD

The mum of mine and I were not here to perfect the swing of ours but to take a look at the seasonal 6 course menu held when a month in the à la carte restaurant. Executive Head Chef Robert Bates has earlier worked in a few Michelin starred hotels and restaurants throughout the UK, Monte Carlo and France, he was additionally a consultant chef to top French born restaurateur Albert Roux.

The brand new head chef of his is Tamworth lad, Ryan Swift. He spent several pleased years working for Leamington Spa’s Mallory Court with Simon Haigh, in addition to head chef roles at Hampton Manor’s Michelin starred Peel’s restaurant, the Edgbaston hotel, then pastry chef at Michelin Star restaurant Hambleton Hall in Rutland, East Mids.

The Ryder Grill is a gentle, airy as well as appealing contemporary room with ceilings that are high, a blend of plain mild sage green walls, patterned wallpaper & tiling decorated with picture frames, rustic circular mirrors and my favorite design function – these really punching cup container light-weight fittings. Food is seasonal and locally-produced.

It absolutely was a gorgeous warm evening and we sat by the window overlooking the Brabazon golf course, which operates as much as the eye is able to see, along with a buzzy open air Golfing Day BBQ as well as beverages on the backyard terrace. There seemed to be a gorgeous sunset. We had been remaining over on a Thursday evening, therefore it had been much less active than typical with a family celebration along with a splattering of couples enjoying a romantic dinner. Of the weekend, Friday – Sunday, you have to reserve a table as it gets quite hectic, Saturday as well as Friday night particularly.

In the event it involves the Tasting Menu oooh, you will be spoilt. Strap yourself in for a wild gastronomic ride…where brand new Head Chef Ryan exercises the creativity of his with flavoursome dishes.

VERDICT

Great for: Overnight escapees, a romantic gourmet weekend, golf lovers, Sunday lunch, girlie spa days as well as evenings out, a mini family rest as well as mid-day teas if you are planning to deal with the mum of yours.

Not for: If you are just after small, boutique or urban edgy. This’s a’ big hotel’ buzzing with daily life, a lot of amenities, luxe rooms, spa and additional extras.

The damage: It is definitely not budget, but this’s a premium experience. The Belfry Hotel offers the 6 course taster evening for £45 every person and also an extra wine flight, £40. A Signature Suite is about £290 a night. Family break bundles with tickets to local area attractions may additionally be placed from £159 every room. Drinks are £5+, including a coffee that is a tad pricey.