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26th June 2019

The story behind the cocktails

Food & Drink

Cocktail Bar & Lounge Manager, Manuela Camilleri joined the Sopwell House team late 2018 and from the minute Menuela came on board she was …

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20th June 2019

A sprouting summer salad

Food & Drink

Anyone who says salads are boring, simply hasn’t made one well. By no fault of their own, this might have been because they were short of a …

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13th June 2019

Sopwell in bloom

Sopwell House | Sports & Outdoors

Spring/Summer Edition. If you’ve ever ventured to Sopwell House, you’ll know we take great pride in our glorious & blooming …

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18th April 2019

Combating Stress

Spa | Wellbeing

Stress is a very relatable feeling however it affects us all in different ways. It might be triggered by certain situations or events where you …

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18th April 2019

Only the best for Mum

Spa

Who need’s superheros when we have Mums in the world? Who else would do your washing, cook you delicious Sunday dinners, pick you up every time …

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18th April 2019

2019 Wedding Trends

Weddings

From wedding design and colours to innovative food ideas, here are some trends to make note of for the wedding season in 2019. From wedding …

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18th April 2019

Ten Questions with Lorenzo Vettori

Food & Drink | Sopwell House

ASSISTANT RESTAURANT MANAGER Welcome back to our ‘Ten Questions with…’ blog series where we’re sharing some inside information on our spectacular …

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18th April 2019

The best way to ‘detox’ this January

Wellbeing

The word detox will be used over and over throughout January and it’s a word that you shouldn’t be scared of. Put simply a ‘detox’ or as we like …

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18th April 2019

Spelt and Jerusalem Artichoke Risotto Recipe

Food & Drink

Are you eating healthily but struggling for recipe inspiration? We’ve got a dish that’s delicious, healthy, satisfying and versatile so that you …

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18th April 2019

Training Tips for Skiing

Sports & Outdoors

With the start of the ski season upon us our in house personal trainer, Laszlo Szabo,  is sharing his training tips for skiing to help you …

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18th April 2019

2018 Beauty & Skincare Gift Guide

Spa | Wellbeing

Christmas day will soon be upon us, have you begun your Christmas shopping? Today we’re sharing our top five beauty and skincare gift …

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18th April 2019

Festive Fruit Cake Recipe

Food & Drink

The secret to a deliciously rich and indulgent fruit cake is well soaked dried fruit. In this recipe our expert chefs recommend soaking the dried …

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18th April 2019

Winter Skincare

Spa | Wellbeing

As people who work in skincare on an every day basis, it was only right that we consulted our spa therapy team for winter skincare tips… …

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18th April 2019

Tiramisu

Food & Drink

Unforgettably delicious, rich and sweet, this tiramisu recipe will have you wanting dessert for every meal of the day. Serves 4-5 Ingredients …

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18th April 2019

Ingredients for a spectacular Christmas party!

Meetings & Events

Organising a Christmas party can come with its pressures. Whether you’re hosting colleagues, partying with friends or even celebrating with …

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18th April 2019

Ten Questions with Victoria Doyle

Meetings & Events | Sopwell House

WEDDING & EVENTS COORDINATOR Welcome back to our ‘Ten Questions with…’ blog series where we’re sharing some inside information on our …

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18th April 2019

Meringue Making

Food & Drink

Often feared in the kitchen is the mighty meringue, a necessity for your Pavlova and a staple in our personal favourite, Eton Mess. With this …

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18th April 2019

Hospitality Interview Tips

Meetings & Events | Sopwell House

Interested in joining a fast-paced, exciting and engaging industry? THEN HOSPITALITY COULD BE FOR YOU… Looking to break into the …

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18th April 2019

Ten Questions with Jonathan Edwards

Sopwell House

DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER A brand new blog series of ‘Ten Questions With…’ where we’ll be diving in behind the scenes to find out more about the …

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18th April 2019

Cumin Potato Cake

Food & Drink

Ingredients • 2 large potatoes, peeled • 4 sprig Spring onion, finely chopped • 150g of tinned chickpeas, drained • 1 tbsp of cumin seeds • 1 tsp …

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18th April 2019

Top tips for organising a conference

Meetings & Events

Are you in charge of organising the next company conference? We’re sharing our top tips which might help to ease the process. Being …

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18th April 2019

Mastering The Barbecue

Food & Drink | Sports & Outdoors

Our top tips for mastering the barbecue… We’re now officially into the summer months and we all know what that means, time to uncover the …

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18th April 2019

Watermelon & Feta Salad

Food & Drink

Serves 4 Ingredients  • 1/4 Watermelon –  skin removed and diced 1 inch thick • Feta – 200g diced or crumbled • Kalamata olives – 50g pitted • …

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18th April 2019

The do’s & don’ts post London Marathon

Sports & Outdoors | Wellbeing

Recovery after a marathon is not only one of the most important aspects of running a marathon, but it’s also unfortunately one of the most …

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18th April 2019

National Tea Day

Food & Drink

#NationalTeaDay SOME THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALMIGHTY BREW. If you were to search for ‘things associated with British culture’ it is …

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18th April 2019

Chocolate Brownie Recipe

Food & Drink

Ingredients  250g good quality dark chocolate – we use Callebaut Dark Chocolate Buttons! 250g unsalted butter 150g plain flour 1 tsp of baking …

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18th April 2019

Spring Cleaning Tips

Wellbeing

About to embark on your annual spring clean? We’re sharing our top cleaning tips for the jobs you might have been putting off…   1. Turn …

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18th April 2019

Team Building

Meetings & Events

Turn on the out of office; IT’S TIME TO ENGAGE YOUR TEAM IN AN AWAY DAY. With company culture a hot topic in the ever changing millennial world …

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18th April 2019

Quinoa, Fennel and Sweet Potato Salad

Food & Drink

Recipe BY EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF, GOPI CHANDRA INGREDIENTS • 30ml olive oil + 1 teaspoon • 1 large sweet potato, diced • 2 medium fennel bulbs, cut …

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18th April 2019

A guide to making Perfect Pancakes

Food & Drink

Pancake Making – Top Tips! BY EXECUTIVE HEAD CHEF, GOPI CHANDRA • The basic kit- a good non-stick frying pan – flipping will be a lot …

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18th April 2019

Sopwell Scones

Food & Drink

The secret recipe to our warm homemade scones. Makes 10 scones with 5cm diameter cutter Ingredients 250g plain flour 50g sugar 15g baking powder …

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18th April 2019

Top 5 Wedding Tips

Weddings

Straight from the experts. Getting Married? WE’RE SHARING OUR TOP 5 TIPS TO EASE YOUR WEDDING PLANNING… 1. Venue – pick your venue …

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18th April 2019

History

Sopwell House

A 17th Century Georgian Country House.. The earliest reference to Sopwell House is found in a deed of 1603, which makes reference to the house as …

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18th April 2019

Beat the Blue Monday Blues…

Wellbeing

IT’S ONLY THE MOST DEPRESSING DAY OF THE YEAR IF YOU LET IT BE. Is Monday getting to you a little more than usual? You’re not alone. It’s …

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18th April 2019

Champagne Tips

Food & Drink | Meetings & Events

FROM OUR RESTAURANT & BAR MANAGER Top of the Pops – You only need to remember one thing when opening a bottle of Champers, twist the bottle, …

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