We are pleased to announce the opening of the Golf Course from 29th March, closely followed by the Meare Garden and Jiggers serving food and drink to accompany your visit. Come the 17th May the hotel will fully reopen so get those clubs ready, the course is looking great and is just missing one thing... you!
On welcoming you back, you can guarantee that all the necessary precautions are in place to ensure your safety. We look forward to seeing you very soon, Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel Folk.
On behalf of myself and Jenny Hill, our Director of Operations we’d like to keep you, our loyal guests updated with our pre-opening preparations.
Before I continue I hope you, your friends and family are all keeping safe and well during this extremely challenging time? If you or a loved one have been personally affected, our heartfelt thoughts go out to you from everyone at Thorpeness Golf Club and Hotel.
Golf at Thorpeness will be back from 29th March, we're happy to welcome members, their guests, visitors and new members alike. The golf course is looking good, with the sandy ground, typical British winter weather is no challenge for our green keeping Folk, who have resumed normal service once more.
If it’s golf coaching you are looking for then our fabulous coaching team can help, coaching is available from our Director of Golf and PGA honorary member, Christine Langford or Thorpeness PGA Professional Daniel Skriabin, just search 'Thorpeness Pro Shop' on Facebook for some handy tips! The Golf Folk at Thorpeness are ready to welcome you back so get planning your society days, overnight stays and fun plays – just let us know if we can help you to enjoy your golfing experience at Thorpeness.
Jenny and her fellow Hotel Folk have been working hard to retain the balance between the Thorpeness experience you have learned to expect, whilst giving you the confidence you need to plan your next visit. Let me take a few minutes to explain some of the changes you can expect to see.
I’m sure many of you have met David Margas, our hugely experienced and creative Head Chef. David and his fellow culinary Folk have been working through our menus to ensure you can enjoy the full Ogilvie’s experience in the restaurant, on the terrace or within the comfort of your own room.
From the 12th April David has prepared a small menu available to enjoy outside on the terrace or in the Meare Garden whilst the outdoor only restrictions are in place.
Whilst the quality of your food will remain as tip-top as before, you’ll notice some changes at breakfast as we move anyway from buffet-style service with every dish prepared to order and delivered to your table until 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to join us for breakfast.
David has prepared a delicious bar menu, which is available until 5 pm. Dinner has not been overlooked serving from 7 pm – 9 pm, check out our menus here available from 17th May.
I know many of you will remember Jane and Shirley, our Food and Beverage Managers, and they are continuously working to implement our new safe dining experience to make sure that you feel comfortable and able to relax. The first and most obvious is adherence to the 2 meter social distancing guidelines ensuring tables are well spaced throughout the restaurant, of course, if you would prefer to eat in the comfort of your own room we can arrange that for you.
We will of course be asking you to look after yourselves a little more than usual, whilst we’re happy to bring your choice of wine or beer to your table, we’ll allow you to pour the wine for yourself.
Tracy Bryan, our Front of House Manager, is looking forward to welcoming you all with a friendly smile. You’ll notice a few small changes in reception, we’re kindly asking guests to check in a little later at 3 pm and check out a little earlier at 10 am simply to allow housekeeping to complete an even more thorough clean of our bedrooms before the next guest arrives.
Turning to housekeeping, our Housekeeping Supervisor, Elizabeth Hayward, has also been making some subtle changes. Some examples include the earlier check-in and check-out times as referenced above. Daily housekeeping for residents staying more than one night will only be completed by request, we are of course happy to do this for you, we just ask you to arrange this with Tracy at reception. You’ll notice all in-room reading has been removed therefore you’ll receive a more enhanced pre-arrival e-mail on completion of your reservation.
In the public areas of the hotel you’ll notice housekeeping Folk are always on hand to ensure all popular touch-points are regularly sanitised as well as lots of sanitiser stations around the hotel. Your safety and our high standards of cleanliness are of utmost importance to us.
Some of the saddest stories I have been hearing are of friends and family events that have had to be cancelled, our Events Manager can help you get those all-important dates back in the diary. Please contact email@example.com
I do hope this information has put your mind at ease and given you some reassurance as to the steps we are taking to make sure your return is a safe one.
As things change I will update this page and as I opened I very much hope you are all safe and well. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our website for our latest updates with regard to the golf course, Christine Langford our Director of Golf is always on hand to answer any questions or concerns.
Chief Executive Officer – The Hotel Folk