Sopwell House

The earliest mention of Sopwell House is found in a deed from 1603, and after four centuries of visits from notable figures of history, the stunning Georgian country house set in 12 acres of gardens is still as popular today. Located just one mile from the M25/M1 junction, the 128 guestroom hotel is the perfect […]


  The UK’s largest distributor of personalised chocolates has launched an innovative new product to the promotional confectionery market.   Whitakers Chocolates unveiled the ‘Colourbar’ for the first time at the Independent Hotel Show at London’s Olympia in October.   The Yorkshire-based chocolate supplier is now taking orders from hoteliers, restaurateurs, caterers, retailers and leisure […]

Sebastien Voisin Appointed Head Chef of the Bankend Bar & Brasserie at Holiday Inn Dumfries

Sebastien Voisin has been appointed Head Chef of the Holiday Inn Dumfries and its Bankend Bar & Brasserie.    Sebastien joins the culinary team at Holiday Inn Dumfries after years of study and experience as a Head Chef. Locals will be familiar with Sebastien as he joins from the renowned local restaurant Casa Mia where he was […]