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Celebrating Wine at The Retreat

At The Retreat, we are passionate about wine, and our expertly curated wine list is just the beginning!

In the Courtyard you will find our Wine Cellar, with a fabulous selection of wines to take home or enjoy onsite. This is open to locals as well as hotel guests - perfect for picking up something special to go with dinner.

We offer wine tastings, tours of local vineyards and fine dining experiences with perfect pairings, hosted by our wine specialists. We are currently in the process of becoming an Approved Programme Provider for the WSET Level 1 and 2 Award in Wines.

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Tasting

Private Wine Tastings

Our Head of Wine, Polly Gibson, will guide you through a decadent tasting of premium wines from our Lay & Wheeler Wine Cellar. 

Tours

Winding Wood Vineyard Tour

A private tour of our neighbouring Winding Wood Vineyard, with tasting and nibbles

 

Tasting

An Evening In...

A series of tasting events and courses throughout the year on various themes.

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar

Our Lay & Wheeler wine cellar, located in The Courtyard, is open every day to hotels guests and locals.  Pop in for a browse and pick up something special to go with dinner!

Wine List

Wine List

Whether you're popping in for a few drinks with friends or joining us for dinner, our wine list has something for everyone and every occasion.

Private Wine Tastings

Our Head of Wine, Polly Gibson, will guide you through a decadent tasting of premium wines from our Lay & Wheeler Wine Cellar. One hour, four wines, and as much wine-speak as is called for!

Polly’s approach is enjoyment driven, with a smattering of interesting facts thrown in to deepen understanding along the way. Feel free to pick her brains or simply relax in the company of some of the world’s finest wines.

Prices start as below but please enquire for a bespoke package.

£200 for 12 people or less (£16.60/head at full capacity)

£300 for 24 people or less (£12.50/head at full capacity)

We can also come to you! 

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Winding Wood Vineyard Tour

Did you know that the award-winning ‘Winding Wood Vineyard’ is just on our doorstep?

Christopher Cooke farms his vineyards biodynamically and has picked up numerous awards at both local and national level for his range of sparkling wines

Contact us to arrange a private tour.

You will be hosted by Christopher, the owner and chief viticulturalist, providing a unique opportunity for a truly up-close-and-personal English Vineyard experience. And you’ll of course taste their award-winning wines in their beautiful Tasting Barn.

Parties up to 12 people £300; includes tour, tasing of three wines and nibbles.

The vineyard is a lovely 20-minute walk away, or please enquire for transport options.

For couples/smaller groups; please enquire if you would like to join a weekend group tour at Winding Wood. Tickets £25 pp which includes tour and tasting.

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An Evening In...

Be it a potted history of Bordeaux, or exploring the connections between wine and literature, these short, immersive, evening courses are designed to enlighten and entertain in the company of fine wines. A perfect way to spend an hour or two before dinner.

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Wine Cellar

Our Lay & Wheeler wine cellar, located in The Courtyard, is open every day to hotel guests and locals.  Pop in for a browse and pick up something special to go with dinner!

Wine List

Whether you're popping in for a few drinks with friends or joining us for dinner, our wine list has something for everyone and every occasion.

The Retreat Wine List NOV 2022 EDIT NEWEST (1)