Throughout Chewton Glen’s impressive fifty-year history, offering great food has always been top of the agenda. It’s no wonder there’s no shortage of fantastic food and drink events to get excited about. Most recently, Chewton Glen hosted their Sunset Cinema Series with Rick Stein and his team cooking up a storm for guests at the outdoor cinema. If you missed that, don’t panic! There’s plenty more foodie events coming up, including the chance to cook with James Martin and much more. If you’re looking for a luxury retreat, this is it – set on the edge of the beautiful New Forest, it’s the perfect place to unwind.
Here’s our round-up of the best deals and events at Chewton Glen this year!
Gin enthusiasts, listen up! Here’s your chance to get hands-on and learn the gin-making process against the stunning backdrop of the Chewton botanicals, guided by the best. You’ll be led by the founder of Pothecary Gin, Martin Jennings, through the process of distilling and flavouring – time to test your creativity! On top of this, you’ll explore the botanicals and indulge in a gin-themed lunch. You’ll leave with a head full of knowledge and a goody-bag full of gin and gifts.
26th August & 1st December: £175 per person
This August, a one-of-a-kind experience could be yours at The Kitchen – Chewton Glen welcomes celebrity TV chef James Martin, who will be taking the kitchen by storm during his stay. There are two opportunities to see James in action, if you’re willing to splash out. If you’re a budding chef or serial food-lover, you could experience a unique cookery session in which you and a small group will watch James whiz up two of his favourite dishes, and then recreate them with his guidance. Alternatively, if you’d rather not get your hands dirty, you can spend the evening watching James demonstrate a delicious tasting-style menu for you to enjoy – anecdotes and banter included!
8th August: £350 cookery session per person, £500 dinner per person
Taking part in a cookery class is the perfect addition to your stay, and best of all – there’s something for everyone. From cooking to entertain, to cooking for wellbeing, from adventurous global dishes to Chewton classics, and from half or full day courses to children’s classes, everything is covered. Don’t worry – there’s baking too! For a day course, the morning will start with coffee and home-baked pastries, before a tour of the garden and greenhouse. You’ll then be taken to your workstation, yours for the day, where you’ll learn new skills before making your own indulgent creation.
Day courses: start from £155 and include refreshments, lunch, equipment and ingredients. Half-day classes: £85 per person. Children’s courses: £45 per child.
If you’re looking for a special dining experience, the Dining Room is for you. Here you can sample the summer menu, full of classic Chewton favourites and unique tastes. The three-course set lunch menu is just £26.50 per person, featuring changing dishes throughout the week, so why not bring the whole family? Not only will you feel well and truly spoiled, you can also count on the fact that most of the ingredients have travelled less than 100 yards from the kitchen garden.
This summer, when you stay four nights at Chewton Glen, you’ll get one of those nights free! Why not try something new and stay in one of the famous tree houses – the ‘height of luxury’? Not only this, but kids can stay for free this summer too, in case you needed any more reason to go. Best of all, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that Chewton Glen will provide the entertainment with their daily Kids Club – crafts, treasure hunts and baking entails, all for free!
Prices from £243.75 per room per night based on two people sharing a Garden Room.
If relaxing is what you’re after, look no further than the award-winning Chewton Glen Spa. With over 50 treatments to choose from, as well as a gym, indoor and outdoor pools and much more, you couldn’t possibly be any more relaxed if you tried. If sport is more your thing, this summer will see a ‘Tennis Clinic’ – a three-night break which will include daily coaching, daily dinner in The Dining Room, a full English breakfast each morning, and use of the spa facilities.
Tennis Weekend starting 13th August: £564.70 per room per night, based on two adults sharing a Garden Room. Spa Days from £155 per person, treatments start from £50