Posted on October 9th, 2013
Chef Recruitment Open Day, 7th November 2013
The ever-popular holiday, leisure, wedding, conference, luxury spa and hotel destination – Ribby Hall Village – is inviting chefs to delve into the kitchens across The Village and meet the teams behind our delicious food on Thursday 7th November at either 12.30 or 2.30pm. This is a unique opportunity for chefs, and those with aspirations to be a chef, to visit the numerous kitchens across The Village to find out what Ribby Hall Village has to offer employees, and to discuss career opportunities with our current team of chefs.
To register your interest in advance of the Chef Recruitment Open Day, and to be entered into a FREE Prize draw for a day’s spa experience for two people, call FREE on 0800 107 1926 today. Alternatively, chefs are welcome to simply arrive on the day at either 12.30 or 2.30pm.
Paul Green, Senior Food & Beverage Manager says
“My team of chefs and I are really looking forward to meeting ambitious and talented individuals who want to be part of our family business. It’s a unique opportunity to meet with chefs from all levels of our Brigade; all of whom are also integral to the reputation of our Ribby Hall Village brand – providing only the finest of food and ensuring all our guests and visitors experience five-star service”
We are also committed to enhancing the Ribby Hall Village garden with our homegrown produce and to working with quality food and beverage suppliers both locally and within the wider Lancashire region, ensuring control of our food supply chain.
I believe this is an opportunity not to be missed for chefs of all levels keen to take on a new challenge within a great team in a fantastic environment”.
Chefs are asked to arrive at the Business & Banqueting Reception promptly for either 12.30 or 2.30pm – 7 November 2013
Posted on September 4th, 2013
Want to get away from it all this Christmas or New Year but don’t want to travel far? Ribby Hall Village near Wrea Green is known for fabulous family holidays but it also has something exclusively for adults – it’s five bubble, four star Spa Hotel.
The Spa Hotel is somewhere just for the grown-ups and a place where you can truly retreat from the busy build-up to Christmas. The luxurious adult-only Spa Hotel has some fantastic Christmas breaks for you to relax and unwind before, during and after the party season kicks in!
With room only overnight breaks starting from £80 per night you can combine your stay with a party in the Woodland Suite or Christmas themed entertainment at Harrisons Bar. Or indulge with one of our spa breaks from £99 per person per night. All Spa breaks include the Aqua Thermal Journey which is made up of several different hot and cold experiences to detoxify, relax and revitalise. Just imagine sitting in a hot tub under a cold night sky surrounded by peaceful countryside views, followed by a sauna, steam and then the comfort of the 2 AA Rosette Brasserie, a glass of fizz and a delicious 2-course dinner.
The Spa Hotel’s Festive Energiser two-night spa break arriving 20th, 21st or 22nd of December includes all of the above PLUS a seasonal stress busting treatment.
If it’s not your turn to host the family this Christmas, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a Christmas like no other where you will be wined, dined and pampered to perfection. On the three-night Christmas Spa Break there is mulled wine and mince pies on arrival, breakfast each morning, dinner on Christmas Eve and Boxing Day, Christmas Day Lunch and a selection of sandwiches and a cheese board delivered to your room in the evening. Plus the Spa will be open each day for Aqua Thermal journey and treatments. From only £349 per person.
If you have guests visiting and not enough room to put them up, or you need somewhere in the area, this year you can have a simple Christmas ‘Sleepover’ – available 24th, 25th and 26th December Stay in the luxury of the Spa Hotel, enjoy breakfast and the Aqua Thermal journey for one, two or three nights from £230 per night.
Between Christmas and New Year all Spa Hotel packages revert to the normal rates (Room only, bed & breakfast, Spa Break with Aqua Thermal Journey and dinner – see website for details).
Or enjoy a New Year that has it all! Don your black tie and cocktail dress for party, pampering and delicious food and drink. From only £299 per person, you will arrive on New Year’s Eve and enjoy two nights luxury accommodation, Champagne cocktails and a seven-course Celebration Dinner in the 2 AA Rosette Brasserie on New Year’s Eve with dancing until late. Enjoy a late breakfast with glass of bucks fizz on New Year’s Day, buffet in The Brasserie on New Year’s Day or lunch in The Restaurant plus full access to the Aqua thermal journey and treatments available throughout the break. Check out fully refreshed on the 2nd January!
Don’t want all the extras or are you partying somewhere else? Then you can book a simple New Year’s Bed, breakfast and Aqua Thermal Journey available on 31st December and 1st January 2014.
After the stresses and over-indulgence of Christmas and New Year, how about some time out with our New Year Re-Energiser. A two night luxury spa break available for arrival on 2nd, 3rd or 4th January 2014 relax with a two-course dinner on each evening, full English breakfast each morning and a seasonal stress buster treatment for each guest – you will feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the New Year! From just £299 per person.
Simply need to escape for a few hours? Not only is the Aqua Thermal Journey available from £29 but we also have a special Winter Warmer treatment for you to banish those winter chills. Indulge in an Elemis Aroma Hot stones Massage which includes a free gift especially for you from the Spa Hotel just £75 for over an hours treatment. Treat a friend or a loved one to our Festive Afternoon Tea for just £12.50 per person or (go on!) add a glass of champagne from £21.50 per person available from 1st December from 3-4.30pm.
You won’t have to worry about travelling hours in wintry weather to get to your destination when this 5 bubble spa is right on your doorstep. So forget the fog, shrug off the snow and book your 2013 Christmas and New Year break at The Spa Hotel at Ribby Hall Village. We look forward to welcoming you to the Spa Hotel this Christmas and New Year!
The Spa Hotel, Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Lancashire PR4 2PR Telephone 01772 671 111
Posted on August 21st, 2013
They may not be your archetypal Superman or Wonder Woman, but blood donors save and improve the lives of strangers every day.
There are currently 1.4 million active donors in England and North Wales, but last year NHS Blood and Transplant saw a 6% drop in people signing up. New donors are needed to replace those who cannot donate due to health issues, pregnancy and foreign travel and to help NHS Blood and Transplant ensure the right volumes of blood are collected to meet the needs of patients across England and North Wales.
Jon Latham, Assistant Director – Marketing and Donor Contact Services for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: “We want to thank all our donors – ordinary people who do an extraordinary thing by giving blood and helping save the lives of people they don’t know – they really are true superheroes. We hope those who haven’t donated before or for some time will be inspired by existing donors to become the superheroes of the future. We always need more donors to replace those who can no longer give blood for whatever reason.”
Donated blood is used not only in accident and emergency situations, but also for patients undergoing surgery and receiving treatment for cancer and blood diseases, such as leukaemia.
Your chance to be a Superhero arrives at Ribby Hall on Monday September 2 when NHS Blood & Transplant host a blood donation session in the Woodland Suite from 1.45pm to 3.45pm and from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Anyone aged between 17 – 65, weighing more than 50 kg (7 stone 12lbs) and in general good health could potentially start saving lives by becoming a blood donor. There is no upper age limit for donors who have donated in the last two years. To book an appointment to donate at Ribby Hall please call the Donor Line on 0300 123 23 23 or visit www.blood.co.uk, or simply pop in on the day!
Posted on July 31st, 2013
I’m very pleased to announce that we’ve been awarded four gold awards by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)!
This is a great achievement for the business. It recognises the efforts that go into ensuring we reduce our carbon emissions and run a sustainable and environmentally friendly business. Great strides are being made across the village; whether that’s continuing to improve our Nature Trail and Village Garden or our major recycling and waste disposal efforts. We are certainly proud of our commitment to Green Tourism.
Four areas of the business: Visitor Attractions, Self-Catering Accommodation, Conference and Banqueting and the Spa Hotel all scored highly, achieving over 80% of the GTBS criteria. The GTBS is a tourism certification run by Visit England. They assess things such as: energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity.
As a new member of the Ribby Hall Green Team I’m delighted that we have managed to achieve four golds. It demonstrates how committed we are to reducing our impact on the environment. Thank You to all the staff for their support in our Green Agenda.
We began working with the Green Tourism Business Scheme in 2010 and in that year achieved two gold awards and one silver. Since then, we have introduced the Nature Trail, allowing visitors to explore our surrounding woodland and discover the wildlife that calls it their home. We have also developed our Village Garden, where the food is grown to be used in eateries across the village.
Finally, it’s a huge team effort so a big thank you to all our members and holiday guests for your support in keeping the village green. It is great to be recognised with a Green Tourism award and I’m sure there’ll be more to come if we continue to reduce pollution, and support our natural environment and local community.
The Green Blogger
Posted on July 9th, 2013
The Health Club at Ribby Hall Village has won Club of the Year at the UKactive and Matrix Flame Awards 2013!
The awards recognise excellence and best practice and are decided after visits by the judges and on-site customer satisfaction surveys. The judges said: “This is a large facility with a range of activities to appeal to all age groups. The staff are very customer service orientated”
Sport and Leisure Duty Manager, James Mitchell, said: “We are very proud of this award and to be recognised as the best club in the UK. This award means even more to us knowing that it’s largely decided on feedback from our members.”
The ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards 2013 were announced on Wednesday night (3rd July) at the Ball of Fire, in front of an audience of 800 key decision makers and senior management from across the entire UK health and fitness sector at The International Centre in Telford.
David Stalker, CEO of ukactive said: “I’d like to congratulate all our finalists who prove year on year just what our sector is capable of. The standard was once again staggeringly high and every winner truly earned their award. Exceptional customer service, coupled with concise operational ability, were prevalent right across the board. The sector is getting better and better and I hope this year’s winners inspire others to just keep on improving.”
This year has already seen the opening of a new all-weather sports pitch and fitness studio at The Health Club at Ribby and work is well under way on an extensive gym refurbishment, due to be completed in September.
James added: “We are not resting on our laurels, we continue to invest to ensure our facilities and service continue to be the best in the business”
Ribby Hall Sport and Leisure offer a wide range of health club and gym membership packages to suit individuals, couples and families. For more information call 01772 682000.