My daughter, Charlotte, used to work in the Ascot Bar in Pennyhill Park Hotel when she was at college. Gosh, we’re talking 5 years ago already! So, now we return, both customers, both hungry after a long day and both ready to let our hair down and have a giggle.
I arrive first and pick the prettiest table placing. It’s beautifully grand and elegant.
The room is kinda castle-like, a bit castle-esk. It’s definitely comfortable and I’m happy to be back here after all this time.
This was five years ago when my beautiful daughter served us coffee and cake. My husband, who was very proud, left her a giant tip that day.
and my nan was thrilled by the whole thing.
Time passes so quickly and I feel very lucky to still have my daughter close. We checked out the menu which is limited, but pretty much has what you need: burgers, fish and chips and the like.
Awww yes, a loaded Boar burger and sweet potato chips, that’s for me.
I love the elegance and quality of this place. It’s a bit old school in a way, but in a way that you know and feel safe with.
The young waitor was a star and helped me chose the perfect cocktail. I actually wouldn’t have gone for it (simply couldn’t imagine it’s flavour) but it was perfect for my tastes. Clever dude.
Yes, I’m a lightweight and yes, the food will get here soon (my daughter checked).
I take a walk around the room. Cue the Pride and Prejudice music, or is it Sense and Sensibility? Hold on, isn’t it Emma?
I decide I really like it. The room is both feminine and masculine, comfortable and rather grand all at the same time.
A great ‘bowl’ of champagne bottles looks impressive.
But no more alcohol for me, dinner has arrived and it’s time to tuck in.
Are you happy with yours baby? That’s a yes.
I’m happy with mine too.
Dessert! The ice-creams were exceptional. I probably shouldn’t have eaten quite so much of Charlotte’s.
and my gooey chocolate and pear pudding, go on have a try it’s so good.
I can just squeeze in a coffee. It turns up with 2 fresh cookies.
I remember these, says Charlotte! When I worked here they used to give us these to keep us going. I love these cookies!
It’s lovely that when so much changes in your children’s lives, somethings stay the same! I love my little cookie muncher.
If you’ve enjoyed looking around Pennyhill Park, you may also like a peek at The Barn, Coworth Park.
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