3* Three Ways House Hotel, Chipping Campden
This is a 3-star, 48-bedroom hotel located in the heart of the Cotswolds in the small picturesque village of Mickleton. It is a delightfully atmospheric hotel built in the sandstone traditional to the area. It has an upmarket, but homely feel, with a cosy restaurant, bar and separate lounge with an open fire. The hotel is the home of the Pudding Club, which is trademarked and unique to this hotel. The bedrooms are all equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.
Shower and/or bath Tea/coffee making facilities Homemade biscuits Hairdryer Remote control TV Radio Direct dial phone Free Wi-Fi Randalls Bar Brasserie AA rosette Salford Restaurant Ground floor rooms available on request
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Elderflower Pressé before Pudding Club® Dinner
2-course Pudding Club® dinner on one night (3-choices of main plus 3-choice pudding buffet)
Tea/Coffee after dinner
Pudding Club® talk, introduction and certificates
Heritage Tour and Cream Tea at Cadbury World
Entrance to Hidcote Manor Garden
The Pudding Club®
Enjoy a whole evenings entertainment starting with a glass of Elderflower Pressé and a jovial introduction by The Pudding Master followed by a light main course and then the Parade of Traditional Puddings, with all its noise and ceremony, the aim is to taste them all and then to vote for your favourite pudding of the night over coffee. Guests depart with certificates in hand!
The Pudding Club® was founded at the Three Ways House Hotel in 1985 to prevent the demise of the great British Pudding, at a time when restaurants seemed to offer only tiny portions of Frozen Cheesecake and tasteless Gateaux. Today the Pudding Club® and its supporters can claim that their efforts have re-established such delights as Sticky Toffee Pudding, Jam Roly Poly, Syrup Sponge, Spotted Dick and Bread and Butter pudding as favourites throughout the country and beyond. Over the years, meetings of The Pudding Club® have been featured on the BBCs Food and Drink and Holiday programmes as well as numerous other TV, radio and press articles.
We depart from our home area and arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
With 18 amazing zones, see how your favourite chocolate is made and learn about the Quaker origins of the world's favourite chocolate brand. Discover the fascinating history of Bournville with a Heritage Tour. You will discover the Cadbury brothers' vision of a 'Factory in a Garden' and view examples of Bournville's beautiful architecture, including the unique village green. Enjoy a sequence of special effects cinema presentations in themed auditoriums. See how Cadbury's most popular products were made at interactive video stations, watch Chocolatier's demonstrate traditional chocolate making skills. You will also be able to reminisce over Cadbury adverts from the past 100 years.
Hidcote Manor Garden
Hidcote is an Arts and Crafts garden in the north Cotswolds, a stone's throw from Stratford-upon-Avon. Created by the talented American horticulturist, Major Lawrence Johnston its colourful and intricately designed outdoor 'rooms' are always full of surprises. Explore the maze of narrow paved pathways and discover secret gardens, magnificent vistas and plants that burst with colour. Many of the plants found growing in the garden were collected from Johnston's many plant hunting trips to faraway places. It's the perfect place if you're in need of gardening inspiration.
After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.