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Summer Fun

Summer Fun Summer is on its way!  Why not plan a mini break in the Malverns? There is plenty to do, from quirky to mainstream

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Celebrate our centenary

Celebrate Our Centenary We will be celebrating our centenary and newly-refurbished accommodation with a selection of events and activities in 2019. To commemorate our 100th birthday,

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Celebrate your 100th birthday with a complimentary afternoon tea at The Cottage in the Wood

To mark our 100th anniversary this year we are inviting people who also turn 100 this year to book a complimentary Champagne Afternoon Tea for two.

Join us high in the Malvern Hills and enjoy spectacular views of the Severn Valley – such an exquisite setting for a centenary celebration! Feel instantly at home in our restaurant, 1919, as our warm and welcoming staff serve you an afternoon tea to remember. Savour classic finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and a selection of sweets, all made by head chef Mark Redwood, and a glass of Duchene Cuvée Leonié Brut Champagne.

Tempted? Then simply call 01684 588 860 to make the booking. Please bring a copy of your birth certificate, which we think are so beautiful compared to the typed versions of today.

We’re really looking forward to hosting centenarians from all over the country to commemorate our 100th birthdays together in style.

Did you know? The Cottage in the Wood was part of the Blackmore Park Estate until it was sold out of the family in May 1919. Since then, we have welcomed an array of esteemed visitors during our history, including renowned composer Edward Elgar in the 1920s, former prime minister Margaret Thatcher and Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones.

For further information, or if you or someone you know is turning 100 this year, book today by calling 01684 588 860.

Literary lunch with Sunday Times bestselling author Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

As part of our centenary celebrations this year, we will be hosting a series of events including a special literary lunch on 22 May with Sunday Times bestselling author Erin Kelly.

Erin Kelly is the author of The Poison Tree, The Sick Rose, The Burning Air, The Ties That Bind, He Said/She Said, and Broadchurch: The Novel, inspired by the mega-hit TV series. Her last novel He Said/She Said spent six weeks in the Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller list.

Due out this month is Erin Kelly’s new novel stone mothers, a gripping new suspense story.

Hear all about the new novel from the author herself on 22 May. Our literary lunch event begins at 11am with lunch at 12:30. Tickets cost £18 and include a talk by Erin Kelly, a copy of stone mothers (RRP £12.99), book signing and photos with Erin, as well as tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival. A two-course lunch in our 1919 Restaurant & Bar with Erin costs an additional £20.

About stone mothers

Marianne was seventeen when she fled her home, her family, her boyfriend Jesse and the body they buried. Now, forced to return, she can feel the past closing in on her. And Jess, who never forgave her for leaving is finally threatening to expose the truth. Marianne will do anything to protect the life she’s built, the husband and daughter who must never know, even if it means turning to her worst enemy….but Marianne may not know the whole story and she isn’t the only one with secrets they’d kill to keep.

The Cottage Café menu

The Cottage Café menu Our newly-launched lunch menu has arrived at 1919, offering fresh, locally-sourced dishes perfect for friends catching up, busy people on a

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