Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Thursday 1st December 2012
5.30pm – 8.30pm
ART AND CRAFT FAIR
Come and find unique and original gifts for your loved ones at Pelham House. Enjoy a glass of mulled wine, a mince pie & Carol Singing from Paddock Singers, browse our stalls and soak up the festive atmosphere.
Original art works by Flo Snook, Etchings, linocuts and woodcuts from bip-Art Printmakers, Jewelry and gifts from local artists, Gracie Collins and Beatrice Von Preussen, Fine Bone China by Belen Gomez, Cards and linocuts from Teresa Winchester and original Paper-cuts form Sylvie Howitt
Something for everyone and the perfect way to start the Yuletide Season!
PECKSNIFFS PERFUME EVENING
You are warmly invited to a fragrant trail through the world of perfumery by
trained nose and fragrance expert, Nancy Meiland. Nancy will present a vignette into both the history of perfumery and our often underused sense of scent. Festive fizz, mulled wine and canapés will welcome you in out of the frosty air to this illuminating evening. Discover simple, home spun ideas to fragrance your home this Christmas. Plus an opportunity to browse through a range of products from the Sussex based perfume house, Pecksniff's all at a 15% discount.
£10.00 per person please book your session, first is at 6pm and second is at 7.30pm.
Book your tickets with reception 01273 488600
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
17th November 2011- 3rd January 2012
Private View 6-8pm 20th November 2011 for invited guests
Four lines have evolved in John Armstrong’s work - landscapes, abstracts, biblical narratives and pictorial church sign-boards. Showing at Pelham House are his landscapes and abstracts. The landscapes are mostly based on the South Downs, bringing out their underlying abstract shapes. The Abstract pieces also on show, start from New Testament passages that express a value or an incidental meaning. They are designed to allow colour, geometry and symbols to speak for the subject. He wants to show that this kind of religious painting can show a better understanding, that a colour field for meditation seems more useful than an illustration.
John Armstrong (b. 1937) studied at Swindon, Walthamstow and Brighton Colleges of Art. He taught art and craft in schools, worked in museums and at the Exhibitions Unit, University of Brighton. Work can be seen locally and nationally. Paintings are in the Royal Collection, private collections in England, Belgium, Singapore, Australia, the collections of East Sussex County Council, Nuffield Foundation and Brighton Museum collection. He has twice had one-man shows at Hove Museum, the Grange Gallery Rottingdean, and St Raphael Gallery, London. As well as group shows in Britain, he has also participated in exhibitions in Spain, Italy, Poland, Germany, and Austria.
Teresa Winchester is a painter and printmaker and perhaps foremost a storyteller, as she explains “As a child I loved to curl up in a chair with a book and read of magical worlds, brave deeds and princesses. The only pastime I enjoyed more was to draw the pictures these stories suggested. And I still love doing this.” Stories continue to inspire her work. Some of the images emerge from the well known tales such as the Red Shoes, but others drift into the artists mind quite unexpectedly, often as she’s falling asleep!
Teresa Winchester lives and works in Sussex and participates in the Brighton Open House every May during the Brighton Festival as part of the Fiveways group. The relief prints are produced on a wonderful old Columbian press in the bip-Art printmaking studio in Brighton. Apart from being an accomplished printmaker, Teresa also paints in oils and acrylics
Monday, 15 August 2011
Diners can choose between 2 courses, priced at £17.95pp, or the full 3 courses priced at £22.95pp. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and booking is advisable.
* Soup of the Day
Wild mushroom, globe artichoke fricassee, fresh peas,
ver yus, soft herbs (v)
* Pan-fried scallops, sweetcorn puree, black pudding, creamed truffled potato
Twice baked Westcombe cheddar souffle, cheese & pickle sandwich, crispy onions, confit garlic (v)
Crispy plaice goujons, tartare sauce
Rabbit terrine, raisin puree, broad beans, radish
* Seared pigeon with poached pears, pickled shallot, game jus
*Home cured pork "Petit Sale", puy lentils, onion marmalade
* Bouillabaisse of fresh market fish, saffron aioli, fennel bread
Potato gnocchi gratin, griddled peppers, chicory, sage (v)
* Seared cumin scented monkfish, coconut & lime dressing, tamarind jelly, coriander mojo, onion bhaji
* Grilled Rib-eye steak, fat chips, Chasseur sauce (£5.95 supplement)
Braised shoulder of lamb, potato terrine, aubergine puree, crispy broccoli, olive gremolata
"Corned beef" brisket, bacon, beetroot, braised potato
On the Side - all £4.25
Garden leaf salad
Braised baby gem, peas and mint
Green beans, anchovies and samphire
Roast carrots, rosemary and horseradish
Mangetout, sugar snap peas
Buttered new potatoes
Raspberry & Champagne trifle
Pecan pie, praline ice cream
* Lemon posset, deep fired mustard fruits & marzipan
Caramlised ginger & chilli chocolate delice, coffee, whisky bitter dark chocolate mouse
* Selection of cheeses, homemade chutney, oakcake biscuits (£3.00 supplement)
* Selection of ice cream or sorbets
West Sussex strawberries, Cornish clotted cream, shortbread
* can be prepared gluten-free
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Keith & Kate held their 10year wedding anniversay at the hotel today with a large family gathering full of laughter and cheer. Guests arrived from mid afternoon and took in the sunshine on the terrace before tucking into a hearty bbq buffet. Brillo the clown entertained the children before everyone moved inside to The Terrace Room to take part in a quiz looking back over the last 10years of wedded bliss and then to be entertained by a live 4 piece band. 11pm saw the band perform their closing number and the merry guests then started to depart. Congratulations to Kate and Keith on their 10yr anniversary and we wish you many more years of happiness to come.
Imogen on the otherhand chose Pelham House to host her hen-party, to celebrate her forthcoming nuptials. The party started early on for the girls with Afternoon Tea in the Panelled Room and on the Garden Terrace. The odd bottle of champagne was poured to accompany the sandwiches, cakes and homemade scones, oh and we think there were a few cups of tea drunk just to keep on the straight and narrow that is officially Afternoon TEA!! The party then moved inside later on and took a private meal upstairs in the library. After a sumptuous 3 course dinner the girls played a game of "Mr & Mrs" via a special dvd that the groom-to-be had created especially for them. With a little bit of singing and dancing afterwards we think it could be said that Imogen and her girls enjoyed their day. We'd like to wish Imogen a most enjoyable time at her forth-coming marriage day.
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Emmerse yourself in music by Bach, Giminiani and Boismortier, sip away on a glass of wine and gaze out of the window in the Terrace Room and take in the beautiful views of the hotel gardens and enter into a world of your own dreams.
Sunday 17th July 2011
Tickets- £15.00 including a glass of wine
Children under 12- £5.00 including a soft drink
Tickets available in advance from Reception
Tel. 01273 488600
Thursday, 16 June 2011
There was an air of excitement in the hotel this morning as a cheque for over £1.1million was delivered by courier to reception and champagne was put on ice in the restaurant.
This was all destined for hotels library where Robert Hutchinson and his wife Carol were about to have their life changed for ever……following the impressive win on the National Lottery (draw Sat 11th June 2011).
The couple, from Seaford, met with Camelot staff in the Reading Room, prior to heading to the press conference being held in the library.
Mr Hutchison told the press he was planning to retire at Christmas but handed in his notice when he discovered his millionaire status having played the game online. Mrs Hutchinson, who is already retired, received an e-mail on Sunday with news about the win. "I was in the garden sorting out my pond when Carol called me in," said Mr Hutchison. "We both expected it to be a tenner and when I logged in a big congratulations popped up. Neither of us could believe it, it was pretty surreal I guess."
The couple already had a holiday booked to Cornwall. They planned to take the 3 hour ferry trip to the Scilly Isle but will now upgrade and make the journey by helicopter! They also plan to buy a new car, a holiday to Italy and a new bathroom, as well as helping out their four children and eight grandchildren but firstly a new pump for their garden fish pond!
To finish off the press conference, Mr & Mrs Hutchinson headed into the hotel garden to pose for photographs and toast their win with the traditional “spraying of the champers”!
Pelham House is proud to have hosted the winning press conference and wish Mr & Mrs Hutchinson all the best for their, now much rosier, future.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Sunday 12th June 2011 saw the hotel taken over! Paul and Emma chose Pelham House as their wedding venue, who liked it that much they had it all!
One of the hotels top wedding packages is a totally Exclusive Use option where the entire hotel is made available solely for the Bride & Groom and their guests, and Paul and Emma took full advantage of this.
The Terrace Room was used for 60 guests to watch the happy couple take their vows before then being transformed into a dining room for the wedding breakfast. Tables were decorated with rustic flower decorations, personalised candy rock as name places, and chairs adorned with white satin sashes that had been stamped with the couples initials.
To keep the children entertained and happy "Punch and Judy" performed in the hotel atrium prior to the meal, where there were goodie bags waiting for them at their own special table with sweets and colouring pencils etc.
Both the hotel restaurant rooms were converted into chill-out areas with informal seating so guests always had somewhere to sit and enjoy their drink and conversation as, after the 100 plus evening guests had arrived, the hotel was certainly a bustle of bodies all enjoying themselves.
A live band performed during the evening in The Chamber Room, which had been decorated with similar flower arrangements and some 20 massive 4ft wide helium balloons in bright red, blue and white colours.
A hog roasting company had been arranged by Paul and Emma to come along and roast a whole pig to accompany the main evening buffet prepared by the hotel's chefs. Unfortunately due to the rain guests didn't venture outside into the garden to take in the mouth-watering aroma produced by the hogroast.
Once the band had completed their performance, a personal friend of the happy couple jumped onto his "decks" and mixed a variety of club tunes for all to dance away to. Midnight arrived and for those guests not staying overnight in the hotel it was time to say their goodbyes.
Resident guests then retired to the front restaurant bar and continued their party into the very small hours of Monday morning.
I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time helping Paul and Emma celebrate their marriage and we all wish them many happy years together.
If you're interested in getting married at Pelham House then the hotel offers a vast arrange to packages to suit your needs, whether like Paul and Emma you'd like to take the whole hotel, or if a more intimate occasion is for you with just close friends and family then one of our restaurant rooms or the library can be hired for a private dining occasion. For more information or to arrange a visit to the hotel please contact either Abi or Steve in our sales department on 01273 488600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org