Some of our favourite Singing Waiters Somerset based Venues
We have been surprising and delighting guests at our singing waiters Somerset based venues, for over 12 years now. To continue our series on favourite venues around the country, we have focused on four of the venues that we have been impressed with.
Rookery Manor, Edingworth, Somerset
This 16th century manor has been transformed into a 4-star boutique hotel and spa by owner Ian Clapp, whose family has lived here for four generations. Set in award-winning lakeside gardens, our luxury hotel is the perfect backdrop for your spa break, wedding, corporate event, private party or dining experience.
Rookery Manor is a favourite singing waiters venue in Somerset. It is very close to our offices and Kim and the team always look after us and their guest so well.
Brympton House, near Yeovil, Somerset
Brympton d’Evercy (also known as Brympton House) is a manor house near Yeovil in the county of Somerset, England. It has been described as the most beautiful house in England, in a country of architecturally pleasing country houses; whatever the truth of that statement, in 1927 the British magazine Country Life published a set of three articles on the house, in which Christopher Hussey, near the start of his 50-year career as a notable architectural authority and documentor of British country houses, described Brympton d’Evercy as “The most incomparable house in Britain, the one which created the greatest impression and summarises so exquisitely English country life qualities”. Hussey’s articles remain the only detailed account of the mansion. During its long history Brympton d’Evercy has belonged to just five families, the d’Evercys, the Sydenhams, the Fanes, the Weeks (from 1992 to 2007) and the most recent owner who purchased the property in 2007.
Brampton house is one of the beautiful venues we have ever performed Singing Waiters at. It is Somerset at it’s best.
Webbington Hotel, Loxton, Somerset
The Best Western Webbington Hotel, situated prominently on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills, a short drive from Junction 22 of the M5 and close to Weston-super-Mare, was once the Webbington Country Club.
It was here in the sixties and seventies that top cabaret stars made regular appearances, attracting thousands from all over the West Country to its spacious entertainment venue.
The owner at the time, a Mr David Wells, decided to convert the Edwardian manor to provide the district with something new in the way of out-of-town dining and entertainment.
Back in the sixties, his son Alan ran the Webbington Country Club as one of the brightest nightspots in the South West. Membership was two guineas a year, which would cover full use of the facilities and include the nightly dancing to the resident band and cabaret spot.
Many famous names played the club during this time including Freddie Starr, Bob Monkhouse, PJ Proby, The Drifters, The Rocking Berries, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Acker Bilk, Tommy Cooper, Gene Pitney and Jane Mansfield to name but a few.
The Webbington still offers regular entertainment including our own Singing Waiters!
Coombe Lodge, Blagdon, Somerset
Coombe Lodge was commissioned by the Wills family, who ran the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tobacco Company in Bristol. Built from 1928-1932, Coombe Lodge became their family home for over 30 years. The house is set in the grounds, and built on the foundations of an older house dating from 1759. Constructed from Bath stone, with a Cotswold stone roof, Coombe Lodge was designed as an E shaped Jacobean house by the distinguished architect Sir George Oatley.
In his lifetime Oatley was the creator of many notable buildings in and around Bristol, including Bristol Royal Infirmary and several J.S. Fry & Sons chocolate factories. A large proportion of his work was commissioned by the Wills family; the most famous of which being the imposing Wills Memorial Building at Bristol University.
Coombe Lodge has since been sensitively transformed into a wonderful, contemporary venue, whilst retaining the elegance of its past, including the distinctive limed oak panelling found on the ground floor and staircase.
Our singing waiters performed at two weddings back to back in December and said it was a brilliant place for a winter wedding, with it’s roaring fires and warm welcome.
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