UK hotel break ideas for Foodies and Culture Vultures

Here are three of the latest ideas for UK hotel stays with a cultural and culinary theme

Tylney Hall Lounge - Image (c)Tylney Hall

Tylney Hall Lounge - Image (c)Tylney Hall

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne - Image (c)Grand Hotel

Cottage in the Wood

Cottage in the Wood - Image (c)Cottage in the Wood

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August Opera Gala – from £165pp at Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire

On Sunday 20 August, enjoy a live performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Tylney Hall Hotel. Begin with a Champagne and canapés reception before hotel regulars Opera Piccolina take to the stage to perform the 18th Century tale based on the legend of fictional libertine, Don Juan. After the curtain comes down, enjoy a four-course dinner in the Oak Room Restaurant. Cost is £165pp including performance and dinner. A special £75 pp (two sharing) accommodation rate is also available. Call Tylney Hall Hotel on 01256 764881,

Fabulous foodie breaks – from £173pp at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne

Food fanatics looking for a tasty escape should look no further than The Grand Hotel. The five-star ‘White Palace’ located on the promenade is offering food lovers half a bottle of Champagne and Belgian chocolates on arrival and a five-course wine-pairing tasting menu, accommodation (with complimentary sea-view upgrade where available) and full English breakfast. Cost is from £173pp (two sharing) and is valid on stays Tuesday-Saturday inclusive. Call The Grand on 01323 412345,

New summer menu at the 1919 restaurant – from £85pp at The Cottage in the Wood, Malvern

Work up an appetite this summer with a scenic walk in the tranquil Malvern Hills, the inspiration behind J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘Middle Earth’ and C.S. Lewis’ ‘Narnia’. Follow the famous gas lamp trail to the The Cottage in the Wood and enjoy award-winning flavours in its recently refurbished 1919 restaurant. New dishes include smoked chicken breast, dressed Cornish crab and roast loin of lamb, served to you as you overlook the picturesque surroundings of the Cotswolds. Accommodation costs from £85pp (two sharing) including breakfast and dinner. Call The Cottage in the wood, tel: 01684 588 860 or visit