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Swinton Park
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Set in 200 acres of parkland, lakes and gardens, this splendid castle hotel is a real treasure. Only 8 miles from the A1, and two and a half hours by train from London, Swinton Park is easily accessible, and yet a world apart at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. This is a stately home - the ancestral seat of the Earl of Swinton - and lavishly decorated with family portraits and antiques. Thirty rooms each individually furnished, including five suites, with one on three circular floors in the turret. Spa, treatment rooms, private cinema and snooker room. There is a Bird of Prey Centre on site and other country pursuits available include golf, walking, fishing, riding, cricket and shooting. Civil wedding licence. Cookery School with day and residential courses throughout the year.

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Ratings/Awards: AA 4 Star
Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2011
Good Hotel Guide 2012
Winner of Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2011
Silver Award - Green Tourism Business Scheme
Gold Winner of Excellence in England
Tea Guild's Award of Excellence 2011
Welcome to Yorkshire - White Rose Award Winner 2011
Sustainable Restaurant Association Member 2012
Number of Rooms: 31
Number Ensuite: 31

Price per Room:

Price Includes: Bed & Breakfast or Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Double: £185 - £380
Twin: £185 - £380
Suite: £330 - £555
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Name: Samuel's
Cuisine: Modern British
Chef: Simon Crannage
Awards: 3 AA Rosettes. White Rose awards in Restaurant of the Year 2012.

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Special Offers

Valentine’s 2014
14th – 15th February 2014
Treat the one you love to a romantic Valentine’s break. Enjoy two night’s accommodation with dinner on both nights, featuring our Classic Menu on Friday night and a lavish, gourmet Valentines Menu on Saturday night. The package also includes Laurent Perrier champagne, strawberries dipped in chocolate in your room on arrival and a Swinton Park romantic gift on your second night.
From £275 per room, per night in Knights, Barons and Earls rooms. From £342.50 per room, per night in Dukes rooms and Suites.
Terms & Conditions: Rate based on two sharing a room. Available for new bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Bon Viveur Weekends
1st March, 29th March, 12th April, 26th April,
10th May, 30th August, 27th September
Join us for selected weekends in 2014 for a night of foodie decadence. Arrive on Saturday afternoon by 4pm, in time for a one hour cookery demonstration with Stephen Bulmer, our Cookery School Chef Director, who will show you the professional tips and techniques behind one of his signature dishes while entertaining you with anecdotes from the Michelin restaurants he has taught at.
You then have a choice of dining experiences. Choose either Hotel Head Chef Simon Crannage’s Classic Menu in the elegant surroundings of Samuel’s Restaurant, or return for a second helping of Stephen Bulmer, watching him prepare a seasonal gourmet menu in front of you at a Chef’s Table, in the informal surroundings of the Cookery School. Whatever your preference, we’ll treat you to a pre-dinner glass of Viginie T, the exclusive new champagne created by Virginie Tattinger of the famous Reims champagne dynasty. A full Yorkshire breakfast is also included on Sunday morning.
From £285 per room
Tempting Treats:
Upgrade dinner to the Signature Tasting Menu, £15 per person.
Add a wine flight to accompany the above, £28.50 per person.
Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Rate based on two guests sharing a room. Dining choice must be pre-booked. Signature Tasting menu and Wine flight at extra cost. New bookings only. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Castle Club privileges apply.

Easter – 3rd Night Free
18th – 21st April 2014
Make the most of a late Easter by enjoying a delightful break at Swinton Park. We are offering 3 nights for the price of 2 over the Easter long weekend, giving you plenty of time to relax amid the beautiful spring flowers in the parkland and enjoy the wide range of activities Swinton Park has to offer. Those who want to get active as the weather gets warmer can enjoy walking, cycling, riding and golf; or you may prefer to relax in the spa and try our wonderful new Thalgo facials and body rituals.
As an alternative to dining in Samuel’s, we will be running our first Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners for 2014 – a wonderful alfresco dining experience in the Parkland. Keen cooks can join our Barbecue ‘Cook and Lunch’ class, helping Cookery School chef Stephen Bulmer as he grills the meat and fish for a delicious buffet lunch. Alternatively, relax and enjoy a convivial dinner under the stars at our Deerhouse Dinners.
There will also be an Easter trail and activities for children, with the private dining room set up for family dining.
From £550 per room
Terms & Conditions: Available between Friday 18th April to Monday 21st April, for consecutive three night stays. Two nights to be charged at standard dinner inclusive rates and a third night’s accommodation and breakfast will be free. Offer based on two people sharing a room. Extra beds for all three nights and any additional nights added will be charged at standard rates. Castle Club privileges apply.

Offers posted Tue 28th Jan 2014

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Sample Menu:

Samuel’s Classic Menu

“Chicken liver parfait”
Sweet and sour apple, truffle brioche, Madeira jelly

Charred mackerel
Oyster jelly, pickled cucumber, toasted sesame ice cream

Swinton Rabbit
Rillette of Rabbit, date puree, mulled turnips, game chips

Smoked Swinton trout
House pickles, fennel toast, citrus crème fraiche

Breast of duck
Confit gizzard, watercress, garden artichoke, calvados sauce

Fillet of scotch halibut
White beans, poached white cabbage, smoked chicken stock, confit wing

Middle white pork
Belly, fillet and pulled shoulder, crispy herb buckwheat, treacle roasted carrot, bay and onion puree

Fillet of stone bass
Jeera spiced mussels, toasted coconut, garden spinach squash set cream

Pear and praline
Set praline caramel, pear sorbet, poached pear

White chocolate mousse
Sesame and peanut, salted caramel ice cream

Pineapple and lychee
Lychee mousse, caramelised pineapple, coconut sorbet

Yorkshire Rhubarb
House baked granola, yoghurt mousse, rhubarb sorbet

A selection of seasonal local cheeses
Served with their own garnishes
(Supplement as extra course £10.50)

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