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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Spring is in the Air

Now Valentine's Day is over the next big event in the diary is Mothering Sunday on March 15th. Although many people think Mothering Sunday has become very commercialised it does give you the opportunity to give Mum a day off and show her how much she is appreciated. Treat her to a weekend away where she can just relax, unwind and put her feet up! Take advantage of our winter weekends, stay 2 nights and get 3rd night FREE from only £186-00 per person dinner bed and breakfast in one of our standard rooms. If you are not able to bring her away spoil her with Sunday lunch or one of our delicious afternoon teas.

Spring is in the air, we have daffodils out at the Cloud Hotel, the weather is getting warmer and the evenings are getting longer all good signs that we are leaving winter behind!

We now have a new suite in the bar lounge where you can unwind and relax in these lovely comfy chairs in front of the log fire. Customers have been so delighted with them and commented on how comfortable they are.

Our set afternoon teas have become very popular with sandwiches, homemade cakes and scones with clotted cream and delicious locally made strawberry jam from Naked Jam. This is a lovely way to get together with family and friends to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or a special event. Booking in advance is essential. Alternatively if you just want to enjoy a clotted cream tea or tea and cakes no booking is required.

Speaking of birthdays and wedding anniversaries we do have a private function room that has access to our secluded garden and can cater for up to 32 people for a sit down lunch or dinner and approx 20 people for a buffet. This is also available for funeral receptions.

Finally I am aware that some people are not happy that I do not take young children in the Hotel or Restaurant. I took this decision a few years ago when I realised that the Cloud Hotel did not have the facilities for today's younger generation and that they were disturbing my regular customers. I decided that I  would leave the young children to go to hotels and restaurants that cater for them leaving my customers to enjoy the peace and quiet of the Cloud Hotel.

I look forward to welcoming you sometime in the near future.


Monday, 2 February 2015

Love is in the Air

This year Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday giving you the chance to treat that special person in your life to a romantic weekend away. You can stay 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE from £196-00 per person dinner bed and breakfast including the 4 course candlelit dinner in the Encore Restaurant
The Valentine's dinner menu and the lunch menu for the young at heart can be found on our website. We can offer you total relaxation in a child free environment and a warm and friendly atmosphere. If you feel like being energetic explore the beautiful New Forest by bike, we have a secure covered bike shed where you can store your bikes.

There are signs that Spring is just around the corner in spite of the cold weather. We have had some beautiful sunny days here in the New Forest, the daffodil buds are beginning to appear and the snowdrops are in flower. All good signs that the warmer weather will soon be here.

The Cloud Hotel has a very attractive function room with direct access into the garden. It is ideal for family celebrations, wedding anniversaries, private dinner parties and funeral receptions. We can cater for up to 32 guests and my dedicated staff will assist you to plan your event and tailor the menu to your requirements be it a cream tea, afternoon set tea, lunch, dinner or a buffet reception.

On February 14th I have been asked to judge the Great Brock Bake Off with Tim Daykin of Radio Solent fame. I was one of the judges last year and was amazed at the high standard of cakes that were entered by the local residents. I am delighted to have been invited again and look forward to this year's challenge with the theme 'Love is in the Air'.

Luckily at the time of writing we have not had any snow in Brockenhurst however if you are in an area where there is snow please take care.