Our Summer Supper is being held at Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough on Wednesday 22nd June at 7pm. The cost is £27 per person which includes staff gratuities.
Mere Brook House, a substantial late Victorian house set in 4 acres, was built in 1897-98 for John Orrell, a Liverpool brewer; the house remained in his family until 1918, after which it was bought and sold many times. In 1941 it was the home of Ann Davison, the first woman to sail single-handedly across the Atlantic in 1952. Dr and Mrs McGibbon bought the house in 1949 and lovingly restored it; they installed the 17th century panelling in the dining room.
The current owners are Donald and Lora Tyson who bought it in 2002; four years later they began a programme of restoration and extension, creating a comfortable home where we can be assured of a warm welcome. The garden has also been restored, with a particularly attractive sunken dell, a large pond sheltered with mature trees. Beyond the woodland and paddocks the Mere Brook runs into Raby Mere.
On arrival, drinks can be bough at the bar and canapés will be served on the patio, weather permitting. The meal will consist of salmon with hollandaise sauce, homebaked ham and assorted quiches served with a variety of salads and new potatoes, followed by raspberry pavlova, chocolate roulade and lemon cheesecake, plus tea or coffee.
Contact Vanessa Stevens for more information or to book your place on 01244 880053 or 07729 348665