Christmas at Grim’s Dyke

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Here at Grim’s Dyke, we’re here to help you celebrate the Christmas period in style. Whether you’re looking for fine dining, traditional merriment or a good old knees up, we’ll help you celebrate in fashion! Grim’s Dyke Hotel is a special place over the festive season. Our beautiful Victorian building becomes the perfect setting for you to celebrate with family, … Read More

Whisky Drinks To Warm The Heart

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The nights are longer and the central heating keeps getting tweaked. It can only mean one thing – winter is almost here! It’s the time of year where we love nothing more than spending the evening snuggling under blankets in front of an open fire, whilst we sip a warming whisky and enjoy pleasant conversation. But what’s your tipple? What … Read More

Here’s To The 7th Harrow Whisky Festival!

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The popular Harrow Whisky Festival returns to the Grim’s Dyke Hotel on Friday 12th & Saturday 13th January. Last year’s festival was a roaring success and this year promises to be even better. The featured distillers and bottlers are ready to make this a wonderful event you’ll truly remember. The Festival This year, the festival will have one of the largest … Read More

The Victorian Kitchen Garden

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Kitchen Garden

The kitchen garden at Grim’s Dyke supplies us with fresh fruit, vegetables, edible flowers and herbs for our restaurant guests. It also provides a rich environment for wild bees, insects and animals. During Gilbert’s time, this wouldn’t have been any different. The Victorian kitchen garden was a true work of art, run by its king – the head gardener. He … Read More

How To Taste Wine Like An Expert

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Wine Tasting

So many of us enjoy a glass of wine. No matter what your experience of wine, you can learn to appreciate some of the amazing choices on offer for you. But learning how to taste wine is something you have to learn to master if you want to really benefit and savour your wine. But how do you learn to … Read More

The Benefits of Honouring The Natural Growing Seasons

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vegetables being picked in the garden

The traditional way of honouring the natural growing seasons is something many of us have forgotten. With so much choice available to us throughout the year, it’s understandable that many no longer remember what is in season. The only time you get an indication that your fruit and veg is out of season is by its latest price tag! However, … Read More

The Art of Champagne Sabrage

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Sabrage demonstration

A Champagne bottle, cavalry sword and a celebration in full swing – what could be more ceremonial or flamboyant! Champagne sabrage is a wonderful sign of celebration and victory, but when did this type of celebration first start? And, as many people would like to know – is it easy to do? The Origins of Champagne Sabrage The tradition began … Read More

The 7 different types of Whisky you need to know about

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7 Types of Whisky

What is it about whisky that makes is so loved and enjoyed by many? It is essentially a hop-less beer made from either corn, rye, wheat, barley or oats. But did you know, there are essentially 7 different types? Each of those with different grains used to produce it. And each has a different sugar content, the higher the sugar … Read More

Easter Eggstravaganza at Grim’s Dyke!

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As Spring blossoms and the weather warms up, Easter is the perfect occasion to gather with friends and family and indulge in some delicious treats. Whether you’re looking for a cosy afternoon tea, Easter Friday Dinner, a family-fun filled trail through the gardens or scrumptious traditional Sunday lunch, at Grim’s Dyke we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out … Read More

Afternoon Tea Delights

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There is nothing more quintessentially British than a much loved afternoon cream tea. Henry James said it best, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” This delightful English tradition started, when a lady felt a little peckish one late afternoon before dinner in 1840! Waiting from lunch until … Read More