Infographic: Breakfast Trends Around the World

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Group Barbecues at Barnsgate

With barbecue season in full swing, why not choose our venue for your barbecue event?

The past few days have hardly sung of sunshine and barbecue weather but we have had a fair few dry spells this year and that means, for a lot of people, it’s time to get the tongs out and start grilling! We all love to make the most of the weather. Why not take the hard work out of the equation and let us prepare your barbecue event?

DSC_01Our outdoors area allows us to cater for up to 200 guests for any occasion. We have hosted barbecues for weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and all other manner of occasion. With the views of the South Downs on one side and the Ashdown forest on the other, it makes for the perfect venue to share a hot dog and a cold beer with friends and family.

There is also ample indoors facilities for you to use and, if you so choose, the use of our disco (for an additional cost) for you to get the evening swinging!

DSC_04Our group barbecues start from £18 to £25 per person, so put your feet up, let us do the hard work and we will make it a night to remember. Our group barbecue menu can be found here. To get in touch to book your event, you can give us a call on 01825 713366 or through our website here.

Parties at Barnsgate

Looking for a party venue in East Sussex? Barnsgate can cater for up to 200 people!

Whether it is a Birthday celebration, wedding anniversary or any other gathering of family and friends, we can help you make this celebration the best one yet!

We cater for parties of all sizes and offer the exclusive use of either our stylish Manor House Restaurant or for larger parties our Ashdown Suite, which is full of rustic character and seats up to 200 guests in comfort.

The question that is on most people’s minds when booking a venuThe bar in the Ashdown Restaurante is “What are we to do about food and drink?” We can offer a three-course meal from a menu of your choice for all your guests. If that’s a bit formal, the season is coming around for wonderful summer barbeques, hog roasts and buffets. With regards to drinks, we have a bar in both our Manor House and Ashdown Restaurant available for your party to use exclusively.

We have additional extras available to offer as well. A disco can be arranged in the Ashdown Cellars, our air-conditioned party room, with its own bar and outside patio area. The DJ can either be booked separately or can be included in our party package using our trusted DJ.Photo 03-05-2017, 11 37 16

What would a party be without photos to remember it by? We also recommend getting in touch with Portal Pod Photo Booths for the use of their Magic Mirror photo frame. This top end piece of equipment takes full-length photographs of your guests with many different ways to personalise your photographs. You can get in touch with them for a quote through their facebook page here.

Give us a call or get in touch through our website. We would be happy to discuss any ideas with you to make sure you have the most memorable event yet!

Weddings at Barnsgate

It was wonderful to have our first wedding breakfast and barbecue of the year last Saturday at our venue!

Barnsgate has established itself over many years as one of the most popular wedding venues in East Sussex. The peaceful and romantic setting offers wonderful facilities and beautiful surroundings, with spectacular views over the open countryside and forest to the South Downs in the distance.

It makes the perfect venue for wedding receptions and civil ceremonies.

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We can cater for up to 200 guests and all wedding parties can be assured of a warm welcome and friendly, professional service, excellent food and fine wines for the wedding breakfast, with the attention to detail that makes everyone feel relaxed and special – on this, the most memorable of days.

No two weddings are the same. Our expert team will advise and assist you to individually tailor your day – Whatever your requirements. To request more information, you can contact us through our website here and to view our brochures, you can use this linkPhoto 02-05-2017, 11 00 44Last Saturday was a wonderful occasion. We provided a carved buffet for the wedding breakfast, full use of our Ashdown suite and disco throughout the day and as the weather was good in the evening, we had our barbecue going for the day guests and any additional evening guests to enjoy also.

We hope you enjoyed the use of our venue. We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness together!

@BarnsgateManor

Chocolate Molten Cake Recipe

We found this extremely easy recipe and wanted to share it for all the chocoholics out there!

This recipe serves 4 people but can be easily adjusted to however many people will be joining you! Credit is due to fiddid on the BBC Good Food website

Ingredients

  • 100g (3.5oz) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 100g (3.5oz) butter
  • 150g (5.5oz) light soft brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 50g (1.75oz) plain flour

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (400F/Gas 6). Butter four basins or ramekins well and place on a baking tray.
  2. Put the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl and set over a pan of hot water (or alternatively put in the microwave) and stir until smooth, then set aside to cool slightly for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix in the sugar, then the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract and finally the flour. Divide the mixture among the basins or ramekins.
  4. You can now either put the mixture in the fridge and wait until they’re nearly ready to be eaten, or bake now for 10-12 minutes, or until the tops are firm to touch but the middles still feel squidgy. Carefully run a knife around the edge of each pudding, then turn out onto serving plates and serve with single cream.
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                                                                    Credit: Kraft Recipes

Why not put your own spin on this wonderful desert? We would love to hear your comments and suggestions!

Here are some helpful links to some of the equipment you will need to make this delightful recipe:

Norpro 8oz/240ml Porcelain Ramekins, Set of 4
Pyrex Prepware 3-Piece Glass Mixing Bowl Set
BELLA Hand Immersion Blender with Whisk Attachment, 250 Watt RED 14460

MGCC South East Spring Run at Barnsgate

We were very lucky to be the starting point for the MG Car Club’s Spring Run!

Photo 27-04-2017, 15 08 53Bright and early last Sunday morning, we had 35 gleaming MG’s – old and new – join us for a morning tea before their Spring Run. Though the weather was slightly overcast in the morning. There was no doubt that the sight of these stunning cars would brighten up any passer-by’s day!

Photo 27-04-2017, 15 08 20This was the first run of the year for the MGCC South East Centre. Organised by Grahame White who also runs the Speldhurst Natter, the run started at Barnsgate Manor and took the passionate drivers through the Kent and Sussex Countryside before finishing at Bewl Water. Luckily enough the weather brightened up!

Photo 27-04-2017, 15 10 14The club was formed in 1930 by the MG factory in Abingdon. It boasts a worldwide membership of over 50,000 enthusiasts. Each centre organises their own events and as you can see from the South East Centre’s calendar here. They are keeping themselves very occupied.

Photo 27-04-2017, 15 12 57The MGCC welcomes all MG owners, whether your car is old or new. It offers a fantastic opportunity to get together with like-minded enthusiasts and share your passion for these wonderful cars as well as offering the chance to take part in some very exciting events. You can find out more about joining here: http://www.mgcc.co.uk/membership/join-now/

Photo 27-04-2017, 15 07 25It is not the first time an MG run has visited Barnsgate. Our venue has also been used as a finishing point with cream teas provided. We received some wonderful feedback:

“Hopefully we will be back again as the spacious parking, wonderful views and beautiful venue suit the MG Car Club very well and we have Photo 27-04-2017, 15 08 07always been made very welcome.”

We are glad you feel this way MGCC! We very much hope to see you again in the future also. Seeing your cars really made our day so pop back anytime! We hope you had a very successful and enjoyable run!

@mgccse          @BarnsgateManor