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SOUL TON HAL L “a top ten bolt hole” – The Observer tel:01939232786 www.soultonhall.co.uk


Soulton Court Christmas Menu Parsnip and Shropshire honey soup Smoked salmon salad with cucumber jelly, capers and lemon Pressed ham hock terrine, with an apple salad and a mulled wine dressing ♦♦♦♦♦ Roast Shropshire Turkey served with all the trimmings: chestnut and sage stuffing, chipolatas wrapped in bacon, bread sauce and pan gravy A Cheshire cheese set custard with fennel, grapes, walnuts and a balsamic dressing ♦♦♦♦♦ Christmas pudding with brandy sauce and Christmas tree tuile Chocolate and chestnut cake, served with cinnamon poached celandines Celebrate in private in Soulton Court – a dedicated celebration venue with stone flagged floor, timbered ceiling and double fronted log burner. Private parties for as many as 80-100 can be accommodated in this 300 year old converted barn, with its own dedicated bar, as well as upstairs retreat room ‘the Tallet’, with new oak floor and bespoke staircase. Many parties have arranged evening entertainment, and we will be happy to discuss any requirements with you. Not available for parties of fewer than 20 guests. Turkeys are carved at the table by your party; Christmas puddings are brought whole to the table, aflame with brandy. £32.00, with a minimum of 16 diners, private dining assured.


Soulton Hall Christmas Menu Dine in private in one of Soulton Hall’s historic dinning rooms. Soulton Hall’s two dining rooms: the Buttery (dating from the late 1300s, and the elegant Dining Room) are both exclusively lit by candles for evening dining. Retire after dinner to an open fire. This indulgent six course dinner is an essential experience, and a fitting way to draw a team or family together at this wonderful time of year. £45.00; no minimum number of diners. Private dining available for 6 or more guests. Crab and crayfish cocktail with little gem and bloody Mary dressing. Celery and potato soup with roasted walnuts Warm tartlet of butternut squash, tomato and Moyden’s cheese Ox cheek ravioli, mushroom duxelle and horseradish velouté ♦♦♦♦♦ Potted Salmon with a cucumber jelly ♦♦♦♦♦ Mulled wine sorbet ♦♦♦♦♦ Roast Shropshire Turkey served with all the trimmings: chestnut and sage stuffing, chipolatas wrapped in bacon, bread sauce and pan gravy Honey roast duck breast with parsnip three ways and a red wine jus Pan fried trout fillet with a squash puree, smoked salmon and potato cake and a tarragon dressing Spinach and chestnut mushroom turn over with English winter vegetables ♦♦♦♦♦ Christmas pudding, brandy sauce, cinnamon ice cream and Christmas tree tuile White chocolate parfait with brandy snap Rosemary crème brûlée with short bread Ice cream selection with tuile biscuit and fruit coulis ♦♦♦♦♦ Coffee and homemade petits fours


Soulton Hall at a Glance Guest accommodation at Soulton Hall • 4 double/twin rooms in Soulton Hall itself, all en suite; • 2 in Carriage House (both with en suite spa baths, one with its own sitting room) - these rooms have their own front door and dogs are welcome; Guests who wish to bring dogs may use these rooms. • 1 family suite in the Cedar Lodge (two double rooms and a single room sharing one bathroom, let as one unit); • 1 four poster suite in the Cedar Lodge.

the capacity of the cottages, please ask for details. Ample parking is available at the cottages Weddings, Celebrations, Events, Dining, etc •

Soulton Court and Soulton Hall present a diverse venue with many possibilities, being able to comfortably accommodate intimate groups of two or of three or up to 400 and more at weddings balls family fundays etc. See soultonhall.co.uk or get in touch for details.

Setting. History etc Soulton Hall Cottages • Keeper's cottage is about half a mile from Soulton Hall in a superb woodland location, it has a two double rooms, and a twin/double room; there is currently one bathroom and a separate WC. • Herdsman's and Ploughman's Cottages are in open country locations about three quarters of a mile from Soulton Hall both have two double rooms and a single room. • Shooter’s Lodge: three en suite double rooms in a modern, newly refitted bungalow. It may be possible to arrange extra beds at the cottages depending upon your party's requirements and •

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Ancient Elizabethan manor house with over a thousand years of history; Enchanting walled gardens and country setting provide food used in meals at Soulton. Set in 500 acres of country estate under the shelter of the grade one landscape of Hawkstone Park incorporating Soulton Wood (50 acres of oak woodland recorded in 1086) and over a mile of brook and river bank Still cared for and cherished as a home by descendants of Sir Rowland Hill, the first Protestant Lord Mayor of London who built the present hall in 1556


S O U L TON HA L L CH R I S TM A S P A R T Y BO OK I N G FO RM “[we] so enjoyed their Christmas Dinner last Friday. The food was abundant and excellent as well as beautifully presented… we were extremely well looked after.. people have commented on the quality of the meal and the homely atmosphere” -- RAF 60(R) Squadron

We wish to make a booking for a Christmas party. We wish to have: [ ] Soulton Court Menu [ ] Soulton Hall Menu Our party will be for a total of _____ diners. How many vegetarians are there in your party? ___________ Do any of your party have special access requirements (please note that while Soulton Court is fully disabled accessible, Soulton Hall has restricted accessibility)? Details: ______________________________________________________ Deposit I understand that a deposit of £10.00 per guest is required. This is non refundable in the event of our cancellation of this party. I enclose a cheque for this amount. Please debit a credit card for this amount, details as follows: Name on card: _____________________________ Card Number: _____________________________ Expiration: _____________________________ Security Code: _____________________________ Accommodation Bedrooms are available at Soulton Hall. If you are a guest at a Christmas Party, you can reserve rooms. Please advise us if you wish to make a separate accommodation booking. tel: 01939 232 786 Soulton Hall fax: 01093 234 097 Wem www.soultonhall.co.uk Shrewsbury, Shropshire. enquiries@soultonhall.co.uk SY4 5RS


A few things make Soulton quite a distinctive place, and differentiate our work in important ways. Many couples getting married here are interested in these aspects of our work:

Provenance

Care of our Heritage

As farmers, and with a well-regarded restaurant, we know that the quality of the ingredients we use has a big impact on the quality of a meal. You are most welcome to book a table here to try our food before booking a wedding.

Soulton has a history stretching back, though the hands of a Tudor Lord Mayor of London, and a Saxon adversary of King Knut to the Bronze Age, and we are privileged to care for a number of lovely old buildings, as well as important archaeology.

We start from scratch for all meals, using quality ingredients, and grow a respectable amount of food in the gardens and farm. A saddening number of venues cater in a very different way. Your wedding breakfast should be of excellent quality.

Our buildings receive the best care we can give them. For instance, Soulton Court has a new oak staircase, built for us by the same craftsmen who worked at Balmoral.

Environmental Sustainability

Farming and Countryside Stewardship

For a number of years, we have been investing hard in greening our activities. We now produce 120% of our 2011 annual electricity requirement from our on PV array. At the time of writing, we are preparing to transfer to ground source heating, which would virtually eliminate our need for nonrenewable energy.

Soulton Hall is at the heart of a 500 acre farm. We farm this land, in addition to welcoming guests to Soulton Hall. We are proud of our farming heritage, and are conscious always that we should farm in a responsible way, which is respectful of our wildlife. A particular highlight is our 50 acre bluebell woods, and the 1.5miles of brook and river we look after: home to an impressively divers range of wildlife.


Hopefully the last page gave you some idea of how and why we go about our work here. We work hard to re-invest in Soulton, and social media has allowed us the opportunity to share this progress, and our future plans, with our guests and friends over time. If you want to know more you and have a look at these resources. You can access them all from our homepage (www.soultonhall.co.uk)

Facebook

Blog

This is a surprisingly useful resource: many photographers, venue decorators, musicians etc share examples of their work at Soulton Hall. It updates in real time, so you can see extra facilities as they are created.

This gives insight into major projects and an enhanced level of detail from other social media, as well as occasional posts about such details as our connection to King Cnut, our greening plans, or our Bronze Age archaeology.

You can access this here.

You can access this here.

Flickr Flickr us share images of our farm and its work, the changes in aspect of the house and cottages as we move through the seasons, etc. We also provide some insights into the Ă‚behind the scenesĂŠ aspects of our work, and preparations for special occasions. You access this here.

Twitter Shorter insights; you can access this here.


Soulton Hall Christmas 2012