How to organise a Christening

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Baptism Christening

Christening events can be as simple or complex as you’d like them to be. For many, the church service and picking the right godparents, are the only essentials they need to sort out. For others, they’d rather totally celebrate the occasion, holding a reception and having professional photographs etc. taken. Regardless of the type of Christening, you’re looking to hold, … Read More

Cream teas at Grim’s Dyke – a quintessentially English treat

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Cream Tea

Traditionally an afternoon speciality of Devon and Cornwall, cream teas are now enjoyed throughout the entire country. We at Grim’s Dyke believe that nothing quite beats a nice hot cup of tea, served with a generous warm scone, smothered in strawberry jam and clotted cream… and that’s why we serve them as a delightful afternoon treat, in the Drawing Room, … Read More

Honouring the natural seasons at Grim’s Dyke

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Plums

Here at Grim’s Dyke we like to honour the traditional seasons. No, I’m not talking about the seasonal changes in the weather – but that of the humble but oh so important fruit and vegetable seasons! As any keen gardener will know, vegetables that are grown in your garden plots will have specific seasons. Traditionally, this inevitably led to a … Read More

How to get the most out of a Whisky or Wine festival

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Corridor in winery

Going to your first whisky or wine festival can be a delightful experience, if you know what to expect and are organised. Initially, you’ll want to check the obvious things, such as knowing what time the tasting session are, what your ticket does and doesn’t cover etc. When it comes to enjoying the festival itself, you’ll want to know the … Read More

Harrow Wine Festival

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Harrow Wine Festival

Further to the success of our popular wine tasting evenings and the annual Harrow Whisky festival, the Grim’s Dyke Hotel is delighted to be bringing you our first full wine festival – the Harrow Wine Festival. We’re looking to provide you with a wide range of vineyards – both covering the world perspective and the main English/Welsh wine regions. UK … Read More

Harrow Whisky Festival

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Harrow Whisky Festival

The Grim’s Dyke Hotel is delighted to bring you the annual Harrow Whisky Festival. The 2016 festival was an immense success and 2017 promises to be even better – with 50% more exhibitors, additional exhibitor space and many of your favourites – so make sure you snap up your ticket early, before the festival inevitably sells out! The Harrow Whisky … Read More

Top 10 tips for organising your company conference

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company conference

Planning a company conference can seem like a daunting task, when you first attempt it, especially if you have no previous experience. Here are our top 10 tips, to help make organising your conference easier and less stressful! Plan early! When it comes to planning your event, the earlier the better! Good venues are often booked up months (if not … Read More

Harrow Whisky Festival

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Harrow Whisky Festival

Harrow Whisky Festival: 15th January – 16th January 2016 Set in the stunning location of Grim’s Dyke hotel, Harrow Whisky Festival features product from over 40 distilleries – making it a must-do event for every whisky lover! Grim’s Dyke hotel contributes so much more than a stunning setting for this festival though, it also has a well-stocked whisky bar, one … Read More

How to ‘taste’ whisky

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Springbank

Whisky, it can be a complex drink to master, especially as there are so many amazing choices on offer! However, navigating your way through the complex and subtle tastes is something that CAN be done – if you just know where to start! There are no right and wrong answers, when it comes to describing whisky. Whether you’re explaining the … Read More

MacMillan Coffee Morning at Grim’s Dyke

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coffee morning cake

Each year, the cancer support charity MacMillan Cancer Support host the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and, this year, we at Grim’s Dyke are proud to be supporting this great cause. MacMillan Cancer Support is one of Britain’s largest charities. They know how devastating a cancer diagnosis is to both patients and their families – and 1 in 3 people will … Read More