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Mains for both of us was the traditional 28-day dry aged Hereford beef, served with hand-cut chips and roasted vine tomatoes, the meat was so tender and flavoursome, and the vine tomatoes so sweet and juicy, definitely the right choice.
Predictably after two delicious courses I was full, but I was gently persuaded by our fabulous waiter Mark to just refresh my mouth with a serving of mint ice cream. It was divine, just like eating freshly picked mint leaves, which incidentally the mint leaves to make this ARE picked fresh from the garden. Hubby had no such qualms of being full and he chose banana sticky toffee pudding with a hazelnut praline ice cream, a delightful mixture of texture and taste that just got better with each mouthful. Each item on the menu has been carefully thought about, prepared and then cooked to perfection to give the utmost quality and experience to your dining experience.
After dinner, we retreated to our room, where after a blissful night’s sleep we returned to the restaurant for breakfast. As well as a breakfast buffet there were hot dishes to order from the menu, and just like the food the night before the full English breakfast and Eggs Royale we chose were both faultless. After breakfast there’s still time to explore, so why not grab one of the hotel’s bikes and cycle round the lake, enjoy a romantic walk
exploring the stunning parkland, or just sit by one of the windows looking out over the vast scenery before you get in your car and head back to the real world. Stoke Place really is the ideal place to escape to. A traditional, tranquil country house hotel in a beautiful setting, perfect for a premoon, mini-moon or even your actual wedding! BOOK IT
A date night package for two people staying in a junior suite, starts from *£231 per night and includes an overnight stay, 3 course dinner, breakfast and wine and chocolates on arrival. *Prices may vary from those quoted. For more information or to book please visit www.thecairncollection.co.uk/hotels/stoke-place
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