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

 

Tastecard

Have you heard of tastecard? You could save 50% on your meal!

Tastecard is an app and service that helps you find and save on eating at restaurants. Some users have a card (the same size as a credit card) to show that they have access to these discounts. Other, more tech-savvy users display their card via the app.

The service costs only £3.99 a month or £39 for the year. With some restaurants offering up to 50% off or two meals for the price of one you can clearly see, if you like a meal out, how this would save you a good amount of money throughout the year!

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Barnsgate offers 2-for-1 on meals with tastecard. So why not become a member and save yourself some money instantly! You can now book a table at Barnsgate online through here: https://bgmanor.wordpress.com/contact/

Find out more about tastecard here:                   https://www.tastecard.co.uk/subscribe

@BarnsgateManor

 

 

Morgan Sports Car Club Brighton Centre Spring Lunch #DriveItDay

Morgan Sports car owners joined us for lunch on St. George’s day. What a beautiful line up of motors!

For those of you who didn’t know, #DriveItDayIMG_1634[1] was yesterday which meant if you were out on the road, chances are that you managed to glimpse some stunning vehicles out and about!

The weather was lovely and we were lucky enough to host the Morgan Sports Car Club from Brighton for Sunday Lunch!

You can just imagine how wonderful it would be to go on a Sunday drive through Sussex with the roof down in one of these truly distinguished motors. The Morgan Sports Car Club boasts over 5000 members worldwide IMG_1633[1]and it is not exclusive to owners. Enthusiasts are welcome to join and take part in events. Each center organises track and training days as well as their “Noggin & Natter” events to get together and chat. They even have their own monthly publication for group members.

The club started with a small article in the Autocar magazine over 50 years ago advertising for any Morgan owners who would like to form a club. Now they organise tours all over the world visiting famous tracks and locations such as New Zealand and Le Mans!

Being that it was St. Georges day, we displayed the tables with a red and white theme. There was a set menu prepared for the day with a choice ofIMG_1636[1] Lamb, Stuffed Chicken, Cod or Halloumi Strudel. We very much hope you enjoyed your stay with us. We certainly enjoyed having you!

@BarnsgateManor

You can see more images of the Spring lunch on the club’s website here

22/04/2017 – RAF Air Cadets Annual Meal

It was a pleasure to host the RAF Air Cadets for their annual meal at Barnsgate Manor

A lot of effort went into the presentation of our Ashdown Restaurant function suite. Throughout the day members were hanging banners, arranging tables and making sure it was going to be a night to remember.

IMG_1631[1]Guests were able to mingle in our function suite as well as on our balcony while enjoying the views of the south downs (due to the weather being permitting of course!) before sitting down to a three-course meal from a set menu prepared for the evening.

The RAF Air Cadets do a lot of work to support the Royal Air Forces Association which is a charity set up to support families of RAF members through every stage of their life. They provide help by participating in exhibitions, helping less mobile, older members and joining in line ups at formal parades to point out a few examples.

Their work is valued and appreciated. The RAF offers two awards for their participation. Flying Scholarships and their rafa YOUTH Cyprus Award to help further their career opportunities within the RAF. I feel this highlights what a wonderful organisation the RAF Air Cadets really is. IMG_1630[1]

You can find more information on the RAF Air Cadets here: https://www.rafa.org.uk/what-we-do/air-cadets/         Crowborough Squadron 1414

We hope you enjoyed your evening with us. It was a pleasure to be your host and we hope to see you again soon!

@BarnsgateManor

 

 

 

The Barnsgate Llamas

If you have visited us recently, you may have noticed on your way out some of our long term residents peering at you.

I’m talking about the Barnsgate Llamas! You may or may not have known that we have eight llamas all residing in comfort at the top of our drive, but as of late they have been making themselves known by bounding majestically to the fence line to greet random passers-by.

Kronk the Barnsgate Llama

You may catch one of our majestic, fluffy friends galloping full pelt to the top of our grass mound with their head flailing all over the place… just so that they can have their picture taken.

They truly are living the high life. They have everything they could want with two different types of highly nutritional llama food with lashings of syrup, fresh vegetable trimmings from the kitchen, they even have a paddling pool for those days when the weather is hot and a llama has to cool themselves down.

It may surprise you to know, Barnsgate Manor has always had llamas. Even from the beginning over 25 years ago. With access to three different paddocks, the llamas have always been hard to spot. However, since the new shelter has been finished, the llamas have very much enjoyed the warmth that it provides and have made themselves at home in the first paddock.

Why not come and say hello? Their names are Kronk, Spit, Ian, Patrick, Bright Eyes, Tina, Fitch and Llama Croft. (All appropriately named by the kitchen staff that keep them fed up with veggies!) . See if you can guess who is who! It won’t cost you anything and the restaurant will be available for you to grab a bite to eat while you’re there!