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Spring into spring days at Wentbridge House

Each season has its own charm in West Yorkshire, but spring always brings a sense of renewal. It’s lambing season on the farms. Wildflowers appear by the roadside. Vegetable markets stock fresh asparagus, spinach and spring greens. It’s time to cast off heavy overcoats and jumpers and step out in lighter clothes.

Wentbridge House is no different, embracing the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of spring with typical enthusiasm. The stately Georgian-era country house, now a luxury four-star hotel and events venue, dresses itself in spring florals. Its 20 acres of gardens and grounds, redesigned by renowned landscape architect Stephen Welch, begin to bloom. Wentbridge chefs can be seen foraging near woodland bluebells for wild garlic to add to their dishes. Take the opportunity to refresh yourself this spring, with these suggestions from the always attentive Wentbridge House team.

Eat at Wentbridge

Spring is the ideal time to step out on the Garden Terrace for a seasonally-inspired lunch or dinner from the hotel’s celebrated Brasserie menu. Or toast the promise of sunnier days ahead with handcrafted cocktails from the bar. (Even if the Yorkshire weather misbehaves, the thoughtful Wentbridge staff have you covered, with cosy blankets and outdoor heaters).

Meanwhile, the Wentbridge’s famed afternoon tea takes on a ‘secret garden’ theme from March. Served Mondays to Saturdays from 2.30pm and Sundays from 3pm, it’s a favourite time for friends to relax and catch-up, or celebrate a special occasion, in sumptuous surroundings. Bookings are recommended, online or by phoning 01977 620444.

Stay at Wentbridge

The individually designed and decorated bedrooms at Wentbridge House offer a luxurious couples escape at any time. This spring, the hotel is advertising a special package that includes a chilled half-bottle of champagne in your room, delicious and nourishing dinner for two, bed (king size with crisp cotton sheets) and a full Yorkshire breakfast, with late checkout. An overnight stay will give you the opportunity to explore the historic Wentbridge area a little. Take advantage of the spring weather and follow a walking trail through the Went River valley and the Brockadale Nature Reserve (buzzing with wildlife and wildflowers at this time of year) to the hamlet of Little Smeaton and return.

Get involved at Wentbridge

Wentbridge House is a popular venue for functions and events, including its own vibrant ‘what’s on’ calendar of interesting speakers, tastings, workshops and family-focussed days. Keep up to date with the spring schedule by clicking here.

If you’re planning a wedding, make sure you register for an upcoming Wedding Showcase, a chance for family, friends and the couple themselves to take a tour of Wentbridge House and discover how it can turn your dream wedding day into a reality.

Where to find Wentbridge

Wentbridge House is in the charming West Yorkshire village of Wentbridge, not far from the A1, between Leeds and Doncaster. Click here for contact details and directions.

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