Tune in to BBC Radio Solent by 8.25 am tomorrow morning (Tuesday 20th December) to hear Barry Light being interviewed regarding his 60in60at60 challenge which starts this Thursday, 22nd December on his 60th birthday by running a marathon in the morning and hosting a birthday party at The Queens Hotel in the afternoon. Then continuing with his challenge of 60 marathons in 60 weeks aiming to raise £60,000 for charity.
More information at www.60in60at60.com
Just a few rooms left and we have a special offer which will make your Christmas special. Are you feeling tired and worn out with all of the Christmas Shopping, planning for New Year for work, tidying up all the loose ends for 2011? You and your family deserve a break, have your partner hang up the pinafore and head to Bournemouth and The Queens Hotel and Spa where you can guarantee to be spoiled and dine on beautiful food!
The menu for Christmas Day is as follows:-
Christmas Day 2011
A Smoked Salmon Roulade
filled with Creamed Cheese & Prawns, complemented by a Horseradish Dressing
Crown of Chilled Galia Melon
with Tropical Fruits laced with Mulled Wine
Fresh Tomato and Ginger Soup
served with Toasted Croutons
Refreshing Champagne Sorbet
Traditional Roast Bronze Turkey
with a Bacon Roll, Spiced Cranberries, Game Chips, Bread Sauce & a Roast Jus
Grilled Whole Bournemouth Bay Dover Sole
with Prawns & Toasted Almonds, complemented by a Rich Butter Beurre Blanc Sauce
Savoury Tartlet with Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers & Courgettes,
topped with Goats Cheese & Pine Nuts
All served with a Selection of Seasonal Vegetables
Traditional Christmas Pudding
served with Brandy Sauce
Brandy Snap Basket
filled with Mascarpone & Fresh Strawberries
Fresh Fruit Salad & Single Cream
Pear & Sherry Gateaux
Coffee & Petit Fours
Looking for a short break- allow us to look after you, it will be our pleasure…
We are running a special offer on two night breaks this summer;
Stay any Saturday from June to September, and add Sunday night for just £49.50 per person, bed & breakfast!
Offer excludes Bank holiday weekends
Please phone 01202 554415 to book.
Christmas parties, Christmas Lunches all going incredibly well. We are asking new clients “Tell us what you think …….”, we are very pleased with the ratings on the Guest Comment Cards – Food *****, Service *****, Atmosphere *****, Overall ***** 5 Stars many, many times over, “Very Good, Will Come Again, Excellent food, service and atmosphere” just some of the positive comments we are receiving.
Availability for a Christmas Break – due to cancellations. Please check out the website page: http://www.queenshotelbournemouth.com/christmas-new-year/
Come and enjoy the fantastic food and wonderful atmosphere at The Queens Hotel Spa.
St Patricks Day in Bournemouth – come and celebrate with a fantastic lunch here at The Queens Hotel and Spa:-
St Patrick’s Day
Potato Cake (v)
with Wild Mushrooms
Irish Leek & Bacon Soup
served with Soda Bread
Traditional Irish Stew
Limerick Style Baked Gammon
with Colcannon & Parsley Sauce
Poached Fresh Salmon
accompanied by a Watercress Sauce
All served with Seasonal Vegetables
Gooseberry & Apple Crumble
served with Custard Sauce
Bailey’s Irish Trifle
Irish Coffee & Mints
Available for large groups or private bookings. Telephone Julie on 01202 554415 to book
The Queens Hotel and Spa is supporting Bournenmouth resident Barry Light in his amazing charity fundraising challenge which starts on December 22nd, 2011 his 60th birthday.
The Queens Hotel is hosting the launch “birthday party” of Barry’s gruelling 60 weeks on his 60th birthday.
Sponsors for the launch event where Cava will be served and sandwiches served is still being sought.
The Daily Echo ran an article on Friday, December 2nd with a plea for further sponsorship of the launch event.
Several local charities are amongst the charities chosen by Barry during the fundraising marathon:-
Wessex Autistic Society and Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance
Visit Barry’s website www.60in60at60.com for further information or to donate.
The Queens Hotel and Spa are applying to the Guinness Book of Records to the largest number of single women proposing to their loved ones on a lead day, ie February 29th 2012. Would you like to be a part of this attempt?
The tradition of female proposals on February the 29th can be traced back to the year 1288. It was then that Scotland passed a law that stated women were allowed to propose to a man on that day only. It even went so far as to impose a fine on any man that declined a woman’s wedding proposal on that day in a leap year. The fine usually wasn’t too severe (sometimes even a kiss would suffice), but it does go to show how seriously this law was taken.
In England, the reason for the female proposal on February 29th is based on the fact that the law did not ‘recognise’ the 29th as a real date. Because it happened just once every four years, it had no legal status and was therefore disregarded by authorities. This didn’t mean that people simply ignored the law and did what they liked, but it did mean that some of the older more ‘unfair’ laws were challenged. The law stating that only men could propose, for example. This all lead to women being legally allowed to propose on February the 29th, every four years.