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Winter walking break deal at Buckatree Hall…

November 2016

Winter walks at Buckatree Hall

There’s nothing better than coming inside from a crisp winter walk and relaxing in comfort – perhaps with a bite to eat or a drink or two to warm you up.

That’s why Buckatree Hall Hotel is the perfect location if you’re looking for a base from which to go out and explore the famous sights of Shropshire.

We know thousands of visitors flock to the county each year thanks to our popularity as a walking destination – and where could be better to stay than right at the base of the landmark Wrekin?

The subject of its very own folklore legend and having given its name to not only the saying ‘all around the Wrekin’ but also the Wrekin White cheese produced in nearby Newport, it’s not to be missed for keen walkers coming to Shropshire.

We’re also in prime position for The Ercall, part of The Wrekin and The Ercall Site of Special Scientific Interest with its ripple beds and lava flows dating back hundreds of millions of years and plenty of wildlife including many butterfly species.

Both of these walks are situated right next us literally – (it will take you two minutes to get to the bottom of the Wrekin but a little longer to get to the top – but it’s worth every step!) and there are plenty more you can access just a short while away.

Whether you want to walk the Shropshire Way, take a stroll through the historical site of Ironbridge or perhaps Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail takes your fancy.

Whichever you opt for, Buckatree Hall makes the perfect base with our choice of 62 rooms providing an excellent place to rest for a busy walking day ahead, friendly staff on hand to advise you on the best locations to visit while you’re in Shropshire and we’ve even got a pet-friendly policy so you can bring along your dog to enjoy plenty of walkies too!

Enjoy delicious food in our restaurant or bar to fuel up for the walks you’ve chosen – and of course there’s the amazing views to enjoy too.

We love winter so much we’re offering a “Winter 2 for 1” deal – yes two nights dinner, bed and breakfast for the price of one in a superior double or twin bedded rooms with a two course dinner on both nights and a full English breakfast on both mornings.

And upon arrival we know you may have had a long journey or already enjoyed a walk so we’ll serve you a steaming bowl of homemade soup with half a round of cheese on toast at the side. So, prices are from £74.50 per room per night – but don’t forget it’s 2 for 1!

If a winter walking break at the base of the Wrekin sounds idyllic, then get in touch today to plan your break.

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September 2016


Left – Phil Brown, Hotel Maintenance Manager and Right – Myself

We’re continuing our support of local sports and community initiatives here at Buckatree Hall by donating a new football kit to the Ercall Colts under-13s football team. Last month we donated 16 kits overall to make sure the kids could keepplaying the game they love!

The idea for the kits came about via the parent of a player on the team who happens to work here at the Buckatree, Phil Brown, who is our maintenance manager.

Phil approached me with the idea a few months ago and we have not looked back since.

Having a matching kit means the kids play together as a unit, and I know it’ll be a great boost for them.

The team’s coach, Nick Guy, told me the kids have already played a few games in their new kit and absolutely love them, which makes it all worthwhile. Nick told me he was glad to find such a community-minded business like ours to help out!

The Ercall Colts football club was established in Wellington in 1975, and now has over 100 players across different age groups, from five to 16. It’s a great place for kids to get out, get some fresh air, and take part in friendly competition.

Our donation to the colts is just another way that we’re trying to show our community spirit here at the hotel. We also donated a new bike for the Wrekin Riders BMX club earlier this month.

Buckatree Hall has always been community minded, even more so since the Moon family took over in 2010, and we think it is important that we work with a mixture of groups, so sponsoring the Colts was an easy decision to make.