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Yes, Chef!There are some big changes coming to the Restaurant at Jesmond Dene House - and with this - a new menu! We sit down with Head Chef Danny Parker to discuss his first year at Jesmond Dene House, the new changes to his menu, and his hopes for the year ahead.
A New Vintage: Meet Jeri, SommelierWe are very excited to introduce you to Jeri, our new Sommelier. Along with the restaurant refurbishments and menu changes, Jeri is bringing a variety of new wines to the table. We sat down with Jeri to learn more about the new wine offer coming to Jesmond Dene House.
The Scully is back!Renowned globally as the master of post-minimalist abstraction, Sean Scully’s painting ‘Bridge’ returns to Jesmond Dene House following a successful exhibition tour to the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
The Good Hotel Guide – 2019 Editor’s Choice for WeddingsOur beautiful, grand yet cosy 19th Century House in the North East has been awarded ‘The Good Hotel Guide Award - 2019 Editor’s Choice for Weddings’ and we are nothing short of delighted! In addition to the comfort and architectural indulgence of Jesmond Dene House, we boast old fashioned hospitality with modern standards across all areas of the hotel with Weddings currently taking a well-deserved front seat in terms of our offerings at Jesmond Dene House.
A (TASTY) NEW DAWN AT JESMOND DENE HOUSEOne of the rising stars of north-east chefs has taken over the kitchens at the region’s leading independent hotel with a promise to put guests first. Danny Parker, regional finalist in this year’s Great British Menu and formerly Head Chef at Newcastle’s Michelin-star restaurant, House of Tides, is now bringing his talents to the city’s Jesmond Dene House Hotel.
Meet Mrs. Cheek!We have appointed our youngest general manager here at the hotel. Leanne Cheek, 35, is our third general manager in our 13-year history and has big plans at the hotel. Lancashire-born Leanne, who joined us in July, was excited and eager to get on board when offered the job. “I thought it was too big, then quickly realised it was too good to turn down. It is a big challenge but brings together all of my experiences.” Leanne believes there are four key strengths a good general manager needs: attention to detail, strong leadership, good communication and a warm personality.
The Great Exhibition of the North 2018The Great Exhibition of the North is kicking off this Friday, June 22nd at 1pm! If you’re attending the opening night, be prepared for a spectacular visual performance. We wish we could tell you more, but let’s leave some of it as a surprise. The exhibition, scheduled over 80 days this summer, is a free celebration of the North’s pioneering spirit. It will be England’s biggest event in 2018 and is packed with creative exhibits, live performances, new artwork, displays of innovation, and various other exciting experiences.
Chris Steele-Perkins – Photography at Jesmond Dene HouseThere are barely any walls not being put to some use in Jesmond Dene House. And there are a lot of walls. Almost every wall that I can think of, if it hasn’t a window or isn’t an outer wall, has something interesting mounted atop it. What’s more, for those who really pay attention, the things that are mounted change at fairly regular intervals. A lot of time and effort, then. But for those who do pay attention, very rewarding. True to its Arts & Crafts architectural flirtations, in its own way, Jesmond Dene House is a kind of Art Gallery and all because having art on display for those who visit has to be more interesting than having none.
Barbara Gubbins, Celebrant at Jesmond Dene House, reflects on the glorious Royal WeddingThe recent Royal Wedding was truly spectacular and even though we weren’t all invited it allowed us the opportunity to become involved in our own special way. At Jesmond Dene House, the Great Hall was turned into celebratory splendour with red, white and blue flags, a royal themed afternoon tea and guests in their finery watching the drama unfold on the big screen. We even made it into Cosmopolitan magazine as one of THE PLACES TO BE on the day.
New Corporate Ambassador joins the Jesmond Dene House TeamBoutique hotel, Jesmond Dene House has recently appointed Barbara Gubbins as corporate ambassador following her recent departure from the charity world. Barbara has developed strong networks with North East businesses through her fundraising activities and marketing career and the hotel group are looking to use her expertise to help build and expand their corporate client base. A refurbishment programme and creation of a new outdoor area for events is currently in progress at the hotel and Barbara’s appointment will help share this news to the business community.
Who was Saint ValentineHallmark Cards was founded in Kansas City, in 1910, by Joyce Hall. However, in spite of the inordinate associated proceeds they receive annually, Joyce did not invent Valentine’s Day. So, who was Saint Valentine; what have they to do with Geoffrey Chaucer; and what has any of this to do with Jesmond Dene House.
The Titanic, Wall Street & Wi-Fi at Jesmond Dene House: 3 Strange Bedfellows‘The Titanic’ was a feat of engineering brilliance. Literally titanic, for such an iron and steel behemoth to be buoyant was a juxtaposition of great paradox. After colliding with an iceberg on April 15th 1912, she took 1500 lives with her as she sank to the bottom of the ocean: her colossal scale matched only by her monumental failure.
Newcastle is the Number 1 Place to Visit in the World in 2018The words parochial and provincial, traditionally, have negative connotations. Being too proud of where one comes from can be controversial territory. Similarly, for any region, over time, local history and the great achievements of the past can become caricatured and condensed down into sets of crude, unfair stereotypes. Contrary to common characterisations, the North does not remain trapped in the horizon of Coal Mines and Shipyards. Nor, it seems, are we any closer than Kevin Keegan was to supplanting our well-worn, industrial trope with its Europe-conquering, footballing equivalent.
How to spend a weekend in Newcastle with the Independent TravelStuart Forster from The Independent Travel visits Newcastle to explore why with its Georgian core smattering of galleries and increasingly diverse culinary scene, a weekend in this former industrial hub offers much beyond nightlife and features Jesmond Dene House as a place to stay.
Relaxing Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House with North East TimesNorth East Times enjoy a relaxing Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House and experience the perfect, relaxing afternoon in an unrivalled venue, complimented by staff just as passionate about the menu as they were about the comfort of their guests. Whatever the occasion if its relaxation, indulgence and a spot of extravagance you're looking for , Jesmond Dene House is the place to visit.
Tying the Knot at Jesmond Dene HouseSpring is in the air and as the sun starts to shine, the days are growing longer; it's the season of romance. We think it's the perfect time to propose, when there is still enough time to plan a short notice summer dream day or a magical Autumn or Winter wedding. But first, where, when and how should you pop the question? We can't think of a better place than Newcastle ...
Jesmond Dene House Wins with The Good Hotel Guide 2017 – Editor’s Choice Award!What an incredible day for the whole Jesmond Dene House team. We’re already proud as punch to be featured in The Good Hotel Guide but to be one of the winners of the Wedding Hotels Category was the icing on the cake!
Fond Farewell From Stephen SuriThere are 7 years’ bad luck for breaking a mirror. I’ve always thought this excessive. Roughly, there are 4 cat years to each human year. One can verify this, fairly easily, by consulting Riley the Cat at Jesmond Dene House. On average, in the UK, the term of a life sentence is 15 years.
Ornulf Opdahl at Jesmond Dene HouseCelebrate the launch of the book Towards the Light: The Paintings of Ornulf Opdahl and an exhibition of the artist’s lithographs at Jesmond Dene House.
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 5 YearsTripAdvisor is a word that foments a very wide spectrum of responses in people. For linguistic and grammatical purists, can be a source of much irritation: where amateurs have usurped professional journalists, littering their prose with misnomers and non sequiturs.