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The White Rose Awards 2017

What a night we had at the White Rose Awards! The Saddle Room team are nursing hangovers this morning after a night of very well-deserved celebration at the Welcome to Yorkshire White Rose Awards.
We were nominated in the Best Inns & Restaurants with Rooms Award after being shortlisted from 200 entrants. Whilst we didn’t take home the award last night, we feel tremendously proud to have made the final and to see our name listed alongside some truly fantastic Yorkshire Businesses.
This tops off what has been a fantastic 2017 for all the staff at The Saddle Room and we are already excited to continue to grow and progress in 2018, watch this space…

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Chef De Partie Position

Are you looking for a new challenge and the reward of working as part of a top-class kitchen team at one of the best restaurants in the Yorkshire Dales?

 

We are looking for a Chef de Partie to join the Saddle Room kitchen brigade. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear understanding of the hospitality sector and a love for working with fresh, local, ingredients to create outstanding seasonal dishes.

 

As well as the opportunity to work alongside our talented kitchen team producing grand honest food you will also enjoy a number of staff benefits that include:

 

  • 28 holidays per annum (including bank holidays)
  • The opportunity to gain further work place qualifications
  • Live in accommodation including utilities for £25 per week
  • Share of the gratuities
  • Reduced rates on accommodation and food and beverages for family and friends

 

Filling this position will also allow us to move one step closer of a four-day working week for all kitchen staff.

 

If you are interested in applying please go to www.thesaddleroom.co.uk/jobs With a short bit about yourself and why you would like to take on this exciting new challenge!

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5 Reasons to Book your Wedding at The Saddle Room

1.      You can choose from a variety of venues on the Estate

One of the best things about having your wedding here at the Tupgill Estate is the amazing choice of venues each with their own unique charm and character. We have our newly refurbished Bell Barn with a stunning feature fireplace to dazzle your guests or for something a little less ordinary for a pre wedding day dinner is our quirky wine cellar with vaulted ceilings and hidden passage… For smaller wedding parties we also have the Hayloft that boasts beautiful views across the Estate or our Fishing Temple that is an impressive backdrop for wedding photos.

 

2.      Delicious catering packages tailored to you!

One of the most important elements of any wedding is the food and this is where we believe we excel. Our wedding menus are delicious and inventive and tailored to suit your tastes. From impressively presented canapes to three course fine dining, we look to create a menu both you and your guests will never forget.

 

3.      You can incorporate the award winning Forbidden Corner attraction into your day

Anyone who has visited the Forbidden Corner will tell you there is no other place quite like it! The attraction is a labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies all more creative and surprising than the next. We know that more and more couples are looking for something a little extra from their wedding day and their wedding photography and the photo opportunities at the Forbidden Corner are endless!

 

4.      Our accommodation is perfect for out of town guests

There’s nothing that kills the mood at a wedding more than guests panicking to be ready for prearranged transport to their accommodation after the reception, or worse, frantically trying to arrange taxis! We think everyone should be able to have a fun filled day and evening too and have a range of beautifully appointed rooms on the Estate (and within stumbling distance!) from our wedding venues. We also have Self Catering options for guests who with bigger family groups who would all like to stay together.

 

5.      Our wedding package includes an on-site Wedding Coordinator!

Let’s face it, Wedding planning is stressful! At The Saddle Room we think wedding planning should be an enjoyable experience and our staff are here to make that possible. Rachel, our on-site wedding coordinator has helped countless couples organise every detail of their big day. Here is what one bride had to say about her wedding with us…

 

“Ria thank you so much for all your hard work in the many months leading up to our day, you have been so lovely and huge thanks to the rest of your team every one of you have been amazing! Rachel thank you so much for your attention to detail you’re a perfectionist and the barn looked incredible!”

 

If you are planning your wedding and would like to know more about our packages why not call our team, or better yet, plan a visit and experience the magic yourself!

 

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Adam and Laura’s Wedding

There is a phrase by Chinese Philosopher Lao-Tzu that perfectly sums up Laura and Adam,

 

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage”

 

Laura and Adam are a very special couple who recently tied the knot here at The Saddle Rooms. In 2013 Adam was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer called pseudomyxoma peritonei and given only weeks to live. After hearing about a pioneering surgery Adam and Laura took the decision for Adam to undergo the same procedure.

 

Adam underwent a gruelling 17 hour surgery performed by a skilled team of 30 people that involved replacing Adam’s pancreas, spleen and stomach.  Adam is one of only 4 people in the world to survive this intense surgery and is a true testament to his strong and determined character and their love as a couple.

 

This May Adam and Laura were married in our beautiful new Bell Barn in a ceremony that left no dry eyes. Their friends and family did a fantastic job of decorating the venue and the weather was perfect on the day.

 

We are very humbled to have been chosen as the venue for this extremely special day and wish the happy couple all the best for their future together.

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Finalists in the White Rose Awards!

We are delighted to announce that we are finalists in this year’s prestigious White Rose Awards run by Welcome to Yorkshire!

The awards are the biggest celebration of Tourism in the UK recognising excellence in 17 categories and the best businesses in Yorkshire.

We have been nominated in the best Inns & Restaurants with Rooms Award and are humbled to be shortlisted with other fantastic businesses in the area.

Judges for this year’s awards have remarked on the tough job they will face judging this year’s categories ahead of the awards later in the year.

“With so many strong entries, shortlisting was very difficult this year. Choosing the eventual winners is going to be really tough.” – Colin Mellors, chair of the White Rose Award judges

“The quality of this year’s entries has been exceptional and makes me feel hugely proud of all the brilliant work going on in tourism in the county. It’s an honour to be part of these awards that recognise the many businesses and organisations that make Yorkshire such an amazing destination.” – Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire

The Saddle Room team are all looking forward to the glitzy award ceremony later in the year!

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Sarah and James’ Dream Wedding at The Saddle Room

As more and more couples stray away from the traditional church wedding and village hall reception we are happy to be able to offer a flexible space for couples to have the wedding of their dreams.

A great example of this are Sarah and James. These childhood sweethearts had their hearts set on a wedding with a twist using tipis. After lots of hunting for a venue with the outdoor space to accommodate these they visited us. Our beautiful lawn that overlooks the Yorkshire Dales was the perfect space and our self-catering accommodation and bed and breakfast rooms means there is plenty space for guests to spend the night too. The bride and Groom will also enjoy the bridal suite that overlooks the lawn and rolling hills.

As well as an overnight stay there guests will also enjoy some time in the world famous Forbidden Corner attraction, we are sure this will make for some amazing photos of the couple!

We can’t wait to welcome James and Sarah as well as their family and friends in August when they tie the knot at the Saddle Room!

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Planning the Perfect Yorkshire Wedding!

We are all a buzz with great wedding ideas here at the Saddle Room following our Wedding Fair last weekend. We met so many lovely couples all looking to create their perfect day and there was plenty of amazing wedding businesses on hand to offer some great inspiration!

One thing we have recognised as a big wedding trend is couples looking to show their personality on their big day. Long gone are the days of couples all looking for the same fairy-tale style day. Weddings now are much more about expressing your uniqueness as a couple and sharing this with your guests.

We think one of the things that makes couples from Yorkshire so special is the pride in where they are from, and let’s face it what’s not to be proud of about Yorkshire! Inspired by this we have searched the internet for some beautiful, fun and quirky ways to celebrate your Yorkshire roots on your wedding day. Below are some of our top picks!


This is a cheese cake is like none we have ever seen. Any person born in Yorkshire knows that we are all about great tasting cheese, from a crumbly Wensleydale to a Yorkshire Blue, we truly are a region of cheese enthusiasts. Why not add a twist on a traditional wedding cake and give your out of town guest the chance to experience some of the magic of Yorkshire Cheese with this cheese cake!

We all know that a great Yorkshire Wedding wouldn’t be complete with some hearty Yorkshire food. And what’s more Yorkshire than the Yorkshire Pudding?! We can’t get enough of this delicious canape idea and we are sure they would go down a treat with your guests too!

One of, if not the most, significant part of every couples day is the ceremony and exchanging rings. We have scoured the internet and found these beautiful gold coloured bands embossed with a subtle Yorkshire Rose. We think these are the perfect way to show your love for each other and God’s own country and you can even have them engraved.

Let’s face it ladies, sometimes when it comes to planning Weddings the groom can be slightly overlooked! A great way to show your Groom you are thinking of him is to suggest ways to show his personality in his wedding outfit. If he is a proud Yorkshire man, this button Yorkshire Rose button hole is sure to go down well with him!

These are just some of the many great ideas out there for a true Yorkshire Wedding. Head to our Pinterest for more ideas and Wedding inspiration!

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AA Silver Award

Here at The Saddle Room we are constantly pursuing perfection when it comes to our delicious menu in our bar and restaurant as well as our luxury accommodation.

Just last week this hard work has been graded by the AA accommodation scheme that recognise excellence in accommodation for their 5 silver stars award.

This is a huge accomplishment and a real testament to the hard work of the staff as well as all the tradesmen who have worked with us to create beautifully finished rooms that really do offer a little taste of luxury right in the heart of the Yorkshire dales.

Our rooms are furnished with solid oak furniture, the softest linen from the White Bedding Company in addition to the luxurious Hypnos Mattress that combined are a recipe for a peaceful nights sleep.

One thing that might help get you out of bed is the promise of our delicious and hearty Yorkshire breakfast which is full of locally sourced products that offer an unrivalled taste and the perfect start to your morning in Yorkshire.

If you are looking for a special night away, a short break in the week or maybe an Easter break with the family, we have rooms and self-catering accommodation to suit you.

Why not explore our rooms online or give us a call to find out more about a break in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales!

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Wedding Trends For 2017

If you’re tying the knot this year you will no doubt be deep in the midst of wedding planning madness at the moment! To help you plan your big day down to the detail we have complied a list of hot Wedding trends for 2017 that are sure to wow your guests!

The Flowers…

First on our list is the flowers. 2017 is all about unique and colourful floral arrangements. Think mixing big and bright blooms like carnations and gerberas and incorporating colourful pompoms and ribbons for a one of a kind bouquet!

Wedding Trends Flowers

The Food…

Great catering can make or break your guests experience at your wedding. With many Wedding’s beginning early in the day and lasting late into the night, you will want to make sure your guests are well fed to avoid any rumbling tummies and disgruntled relatives! Lots of couples are now opting for additional extras such as delicious canapes for their guests whilst photos are being taken which are always well received. For an unforgettable evening reception why not opt for a hog roast?

Canapes

The Cake…

Its official, 2017 is all about the naked cake! Despite the name, this style of cake isn’t a saucy concoction designed to make Mary Berry blush, but rather the name given to a cake that has been left deliberately ‘unfinished’. Naked cakes are great for creating a vintage chic look at weddings and when dressed with fresh flowers are the epitome of understated elegance.

Naked Cake

 

The Venue…

Like with the flowers, something unique is the order of the day when it comes to the Wedding Venue. Many couples are looking to reflect their quirky personality on their big day and there is no better way to do this than a great venue. Here at the Tupgill Estate we have a variety of beautiful function rooms that are ideal for brides and grooms looking for something a little different. If you would like to know more about our function rooms contact us or why not come along to our Wedding Fair in May and see for yourself!

Wedding Venues

 

 

 

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Join Us For Our Quiz Night!

Looking for an alternative to the typical Friday Night pint? Why not join us for our Quiz Night on Thursday February 23rd.

There will be 5 rounds of quick fire questions on everything from Sport to Current Affairs followed by our Killer Question and the chance to take home the cash prize!

The winning team will also receive a bottle of wine and some yummy chocolates and free nibbles will be provided for all participants in the quiz.

The Quiz starts at 7.30pm and teams must consist of no more than 6 people. Quiz entry is £1 with the proceeds going towards the cash prize! And as it’s Valentine’s Day today and we are feeling in a particularly loving mood, we have decided to award each team 1 Joker to use for a round in the quiz.

Spaces are limited so be sure to call ahead to book your teams spot and secure the chance at being crowned Quizmaster Legends.

See you there!

Why not improve your chances and fuel your brain with a delicious meal in our restaurant ahead of the quiz. To book your table call 01969 640596

 

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