Fern Hill Hotel & African Travel Solutions Ltd
Dear Travel Colleagues Welcome to the August e-newsletter for 2014!
Fern Hill has always been a family-friendly hotel ever since the doors opened in 1990. Over the last few weeks we’ve been building a new facility to make the environment even more family-friendly. Those of you with little children will be pleased to know that we’ve built a toddler play area. It’s located right next to the deck, so you’re free to sit in peace while your little ones play in a secure area that’s visible from your table. All of the jungle-gyms are specifically designed for toddlers, and the floor area has been carpeted and padded to avoid any bumps and falls. We hope your kids enjoy themselves, and that you get to relax a little more.
In other exciting news, one of our second-year Chef students, Monica Coetzee, made it through to the top five finalists for KwaZulu Natal in the Unilever Young Chef of the Year competition! She’s still waiting for her results of this regional final and might be making a trip up to the national finals later in the year. We’re immensely proud of her, especially because she was up against other chefs who are already working in the industry! Warm Regards Miklós Szecsei
Howick Hospice Food Festival at Fern Hill Hotel – 01 August 2014
Don’t forget that the Food Festival is this Friday! We’ve got more than 30 different stalls booked and ready to share their amazing food with you, and it’s all for a good cause as all the proceeds go towards Howick Hospice. The evening will include numerous stall holders providing the very best of locally produced food and wines for you to sample.
The evening starts at 18:00 and runs until 21:00. Entry is R100 per person and includes an arrival drink and snacks throughout the evening from the various stalls.
For more information you can contact Melanie on 033 330 5257.
Food & Wine Pairing Evenings in The Snooty Fox
Please be advised that our Food & Wine Pairing evening for July is already fully booked. However, there’s nothing stopping you from arranging your own, private pairing evening instead. If you have a group of between 15 and 20 people, our Executive Chef and Restaurant Manageress, along with wine reps for the various vineyards, are ready to design and take your group through an unforgettable evening of top-class food and exciting new wines. Menus are rather flexible to fit budgets ranging from as little as R150 per person upwards. This would be for a three course meal and a paired glass of wine per course. Naturally, the number of courses is up to you and your group, so arrangements can be made beforehand. If you would like to find out more about these private food and wine pairing evenings, then please contact Stephanie on 033 330 5071.
All pensioners will receive a 10% discount off their total bill every lunchtime on Tuesday. What’s more, there is no service charge for pensioner tables of less than five people. Pensioners can also benefit from our highly reduced Sunday Carvery pensioners’ price of R135 per person.
Thursday Pizza special is BACK!
Due to popular demand, we’ve revived our famous Thursday Pizza Special. Just R25 for a large Margherita pizza! There’s also an array of extra toppings to choose from that have been split into different pricing categories, so it’s easy to tailor-make a pizza to stretch your Rands a little further. What’s more, Windhoek beers are just R17 and a 500ml carafe of house wine is just R38! That means two people could each have a pizza and a glass of wine for less than R90! Booking is advised; please note that take-aways are charged at an additional R7 per pizza to cover the cost of take-away boxes.
Now get more at the Friday Night Curry Evenings!
Every Friday night we offer a special curry menu to all diners in our Snooty Fox restaurant. The special menu has been available for years and features a variety of curry dishes including traditional Indian curries, Thai curries and vegetarian curries. From now on, all diners will receive a free glass of red or white wine with every curry ordered. This is a new addition to the Friday Night Curry Evenings, and we hope you enjoy the added value!
Fern Hill Chapel – Available For Bookings
The Fern Hill Chapel is our latest addition to the facilities that can be found at Fern Hill Hotel. The airy and tastefully decorated venue is ideal for weddings, christenings, memorials and more. The venue includes locally designed and manufactured stained glass windows as well as two stunning driftwood chandeliers. Large glass concertina doors run the length of one side of the chapel, and these open out into a newly manicured and secluded garden for guests to mingle after services. It truly is a stunning venue and we’re very proud of it. The chapel is open daily for anyone who visits the hotel, so feel free to poke your head in to see the place for yourself. For booking enquiries contact Leon @ African Travel Solutions Ltd
Leon Bell Director
African Travel Solutions Ltd
The Columbarium, Home Farm,
Cringle Road, Stoke Rochford,
Lincolnshire, NG33 5EG.
Tele/Fax: + 44 (0) 1476 530927
Cell: + 44 (0) 7780 579306