The occasion was a small (8) family dinner party to celebrate my Wife's birthday. After discussing arrangements and menu with Claire and John some weeks beforehand, I managed to keep secret the venue so that Tricia had a really pleasant surprise when we arrived - the others were already there. On a dark October evening, what a pleasure to be greeted by Claire and ushered through to the comfortable drawing room with its log fire, and enjoy a champagne reception with delicious canapes.
The superb six-course dinner was served efficiently and unobtrusively in the attractive dining room - yet another beautifully proportioned room so typical of this Georgian Rectory. We all were delighted by the wonderfully cooked and beautifully presented food, so much of which is locally produced. The Beef Wellington main course was superb, as were the other courses including the carpaccio of salmon and the cognac sorbet. Retiring afterwards to the comfort of the sofas in the drawing room, coffee was served to round off a delightful evening.
Claire and John were the perfect hosts - most welcoming and charming, and the whole evening was highly memorable. We will have to find a reason for another celebration at The Old Rectory.
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- Welcome to The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast, Cradley, Malvern, we are pleased to offer luxurious Bed and Breakfast and evening meals. Our magnificent listed Georgian property is set in the idyllic village of Cradley and nestles at the foot of the Malvern Hills in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is considered one of the finest Old Rectories in this part of the county. ... more less
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