Learn 'The Sport of Kings' in Regal English Countryside
Polo is one of the fastest, most exciting games in the world. Commonly called “The Sport of Kings,” polo is a royal tradition and a wonderful skill that any luxury traveler would love to learn. At Ellenborough Park, a 16th century luxury manor house situated in the English countryside, guests can learn the noble sport of polo in a mere 90-minutes from Hurlingham Polo Association qualified coaches. Longdole Polo Club offers excellent playing faculties and well-schooled ponies, with the promise that any student will be able to play in a game of polo at the end of their lesson.
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Cocktail Splurge With a Competitive Edge at Ellenborough Park
Ellenborough Park, a 5-star luxury manor house located in the heart of the English Countryside, has a few cocktails to match their unbeatable equine experiences and ensure you are never left 'long-faced' without a drink. The 'Final Furlong' (pictured) is designed to relax horse racing fans during the final moments of a great race, with a delicate blend of Tanqueray Gin, kiwi and a subtle sweet lime finish. Whilst the 'Winning Post' is the perfect companion for a celebration, bringing together the complexity of Tanqueray Gin and the elegance of Belvedere Vodka.
The hotel has exclusive private access to the adjacent famed Cheltenham racecourse, and the elusive Cheltenham Gold Cup, much like the Kentucky Derby, which brings celebrities and horse owners alike to the hotel for some of the largest and most prestigious race meetings in the UK.
Nestled amongst the beautifully kept gardens in the heart of the Cotswolds, 16th century manor house Ellenborough Park provides the most enchanting setting imaginable for ultimate indulgence and a culinary experience with a masterchef! Executive Head Chef of both onsite gourmet restaurants at Ellenborough Park, David Kelman recently starred on BBC Two’s ‘Top Chef’ style renowned competitive cooking show, Great British Menu. Boasting professional accolades including heading the Olympic culinary team for Wales, in addition to a number of awards and achieving Ellenborough Park 3 AA rosettes for the fine-dining Beaufort Dining Room, where Chef Kelman creates seasonal menus with the freshest farm-to-table ingredients and the more relaxed environment of the Brassier (in addition to some times cooking for the queen herself!).
To celebrate Chef Kelman Ellenborough Park guests can enjoy 10% off dinner of home grown ingredients and locally sourced Costwold’s produce in The Beaufort Dining Room t June.