American Muscle Cars come to Barnsgate

A stunning line-up of cars. The drivers parked up and enjoyed a cream tea with us last Sunday

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What are you planning this year? Contact us to hire our venue for your event!

Lola the VW Campervan

Campervans are one of the most iconic and retro ways to travel. A great way to arrive on your wedding day!

You may remember I mentioned in my Top Ten Ways to Arrive In Style On Your Wedding Day post that I suggested a campervan would be a very stylish and impressive way to arrive.

Roll on Lola the VW Campervan…

I saw Lola park up yesterday at Barnsgate through my office window carrying the bride and groom. Not only is Lola a means of getting to and from the venue but she also doubles up as a photo booth for everyone throughout the event. It’s such a great touch to add to a wedding day. It is one of the most memorable days in every couple’s lives and it’s these little touches that make all the difference. I’m sure the bride, groom and all the guests had great fun seeing Lola arrive yesterday. I know it brought a smile to my face!

You can get in touch with Mike (Lola’s owner/business partner) through his website or Facebook page if you would like to consider them for your wedding day. You will be able to find most of the details you would need on their website:

http://www.lolathevwcampervan.co.uk/

If you would like more information regarding Barnsgate Manor as a wedding venue, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. You can find our brochures here.

Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Barnsgate Manor has very recently received a certificate of excellence from the TripAdvisor website. We wanted to thank all who have helped us by leaving a review

Now in its seventh year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include restaurants, accommodations and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

TripAdvisor is excited to announce the recipients of the 2017 Certificate of Excellence, which celebrates hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers”, said Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. “This recognition allows us to publicly honour businesses that are actively engaging with customers and using feedback to help travellers identify and confidently book the perfect trip.”

As you can imagine, we are thrilled to have received this award and it is thanks to our customers that we have come to bear this mark of recognition so we wanted to thank you very much for your business and for your kind words.

If you haven’t yet left a TripAdvisor review. We would really appreciate your help. As a local, independent business, every review counts to help us be the best that we can be. You can follow this link to reach our TripAdvisor page:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g190766-d3929348-Reviews-Barnsgate_Manor-Uckfield_East_Sussex_England.html

3-Ingredient Smoothies

Imagine if choosing what to include in your health-conscious diet was as simple as pairing colours? Well guess what, with these quick but delicious recipes, you can do just that.

Line up your veggies and fruits that match for an antioxidant and vitamin blast that will invigorate your body. Toss them into a blender, switch it on, and watch the different shades combine. It’s that easy to create a rich smoothie that will fill you up and nourish your body.

There’s nothing easier than choosing your ingredients based on colour. And who would have known that’s a great way to make sure you’re getting the good stuff? Power up with these simple colour matched smoothie recipes that are DELICIOUS. Sweeten them up even more with a dash of honey if you’re trying to dodge those candy bars that keep haunting you. Try all nine and you might just discover a new favourite colour!

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Have you made any smoothies recently? We would love for you to share your ideas! What makes the perfect smoothie for you?

Source: 3-Ingredient Smoothies

CameraOn Wedding Videography

CameraOn Weddings is a wedding videography service that documents every moment of your big day. They were kind enough to share this video of a recent wedding at Barnsgate.


Wedding photos are a necessity on every wedding day. The special moments need to be captured to look back at throughout the rest of your lives together but what about a wedding video?

Having a video made of your wedding day brings it all back so vividly. Truly allowing you to relive the whole experience time and time again. That is what Cameron at CameraOn Weddings specialises in.

Cameron will spend the day with you, documenting every heart-warming moment before heading to the lab and carefully putting the video together piece by piece. Although the video above is but just a snippet, he does provide full length videos also.

Emma and Aaron’s wedding day was truly a day to remember. But having this video will take them back in time and they will, without a doubt, treasure this footage forever.

You can get in touch with CameraOn Weddings either through their website www.cameraonstudios.com or through their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CameraOnWeddings/ to book him for your Wedding day.

Did you like the look of the venue in the video? You can find all the relevant brochures for Barnsgate Manor here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our weddings.

How to Make The Perfect Pimms

The heatwave across the UK has left thousands of Brits absolutely parched. There is nothing more refreshing than a glass of Pimms in the afternoon. Here’s how to make the most of it.

Essentially, you are looking for a ratio of one part Pimms to three parts lemonade. From there you are looking to add a mixture of fruit of your choice with some fresh mint leaves and chopped cucumber. Make sure to chop your fruit as this will help to release the flavours into the Pimms and Lemonade.

Whether you are filling a glass or a pitcher, fill it with ice first and foremost. Then add your fruit, cucumber and mint, followed by your measurement of Pimms and top with lemonade and that will give you a standard Pimms! Simple really, here is one of Barnsgates examples:

  • Measurement of Pimms
  • Lemonade
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cucumber
  • Fresh Mint

There is plenty more to experiment with Pimms however. A famous example is to replace the lemonade with champagne. Known as a “Pimms Royale”. You could also replace lemonade with any other fizzy drink you might like to try.

You could try substituting mint for other herbs such as basil or thyme

Or you could even try freezing it to make Pimms Ice Lollies!

Half of the enjoyment of Pimms is being creative and coming up with the perfect concoction to “Wow” your guests. We would love for you to share your Pimms experiments. What fruits did you use? Was there an interesting twist to your recipe? Share your thoughts with us below!

Health Benefits of Coffee

Spread the good news! It turns out coffee can be good for you as it carries a number of health benefits. Do excuse me while I go and grab myself a brew…

Hey, coffee lover. Did you know that drinking coffee on a daily basis bring many health benefits? And the good thing is, it’s backed up by science. So it’s not just any myth. Without further ado, here are some reasons why drinking coffee is good for the body.

1. It boosts energy levels.
2. It helps burn fat faster.
3. Caffeine helps improve physical performance.
4. Coffee contains nutrients good for the body.
5. It reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
6. Drinking coffee helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
7. It reduces the risk of Parkinson’s.
8. It helps protect the liver.
9. Drinking coffee makes us happier.
10. It lowers the risk of some types of cancer.

health benefits of coffee

Source: Health Benefits of Coffee

Why not join us at Barnsgate for a coffee? We are serving all day with a selection of cakes and scones. What’s more, you can enjoy it on our patio with the stunning views of the South Downs in this gorgeous weather. You can book your spot here