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Welcome to West Lodge Park, the finest country house hotel in Hertfordshire.

From the moment you contact us you will feel confident in the fact that you will be dealing with professional individuals who have several years experience in looking after you; most importantly they will be friendly, down to earth and will be there for you.

Here at West Lodge Park, we have so much to offer, including Weddings, Celebrations, Special Events and Christmas events and much more. Please have a browse through our site, as we are sure we will have just what you are looking for.

What our customers say...

  • July 2014

    The Team at West Lodge Park Hotel

    Just a note to thank you on behalf of 2 schools – St. Johns N11 and East Barnet School.

    The two events raised over £8,500 for vital equipment.

    Thank you,


    St. Johns N11 PTA / East Barnet School PTA

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  • July 2014

    Thank you once again for our complimentary afternoon tea at West Lodge Park. We took a close friend with us and had a very enjoyable time.

    Staff were very accommodating and the service and food was excellent. We will be going again and definitely recommend friends.

    Will write a report on trip advisor.

    Thanks once again

    Rosemary Whitehouse

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  • July 2014

    Dear Mr Beale,

    Following my letter to you in May, my husband and I revisited the Mary Beale restaurant last evening, with friends.

    We enjoyed a superb meal with excellent service, and would take this opportunity to thank you and your team for a truly lovely evening.

    We very much look forward to our next visit, which I feel sure will be sometime very soon

    All good wishes

    Claire Appleby

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  • July 2014

    Dear Annita!

    Big thank you for taking the time to respond to our request.

    We have received your letter today, and very grateful to you.

    My daughter just happy.

    Once again I want to thank you for your help.

    All the best.


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  • July 2014

    Dinner Party

    Hi Andrew

    Please see Linda’s note below, it says it all. One of the best nights of my life! The two guys who ran the event were exceptional, really nice of the new GM to come and say hello too. Please convey my thanks to all concerned for making this such a special evening.

    Hope to see you soon.

    PS. Thanks for the card!

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  • July 2014

    Dinner Party

    Dear Sharon

    I hope you are well.

    Following Simon’s 50th dinner last night I wanted to write to thank you.

    The evening really couldn’t have gone better – the room set up was perfect, the food and service were absolutely outstanding and we just couldn’t fault it! Everyone was extremely complimentary which is of course a fantastic reflection on you and your team.

    Please extend our gratitude to all involved and of course a big thank you to you for co-ordinating everything.

    Kindest regards,

    Linda Lester

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  • June 2014

    Dear Andrew,


    We held our summer fair on Friday and it was a fun day out for our pupils and their families, with a great atmosphere and perfect weather!

    I am writing to thank you for supporting our Raffle with your very kind donation. The raffle once again proved very popular, helping us to raise much needed money to upgrade our library space and kit out a food technology room, which will be hugely beneficial for our pupils for years to come.

    Once again, thank you for supporting our fab little school - it is hugely appreciated.

    Yours Faithfully,

    Vanessa Mason
    The Lea School Association (The Lea Primary School & Nursery)

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  • June 2014

    Dear Mr Beale,

    My friends and I have truly enjoyed today’s tour of the Arboretum, and we have certainly learnt a lot, although we may have forgotten some of the complicated names! Nonetheless, I have already purchased the Collins book. I will take it with me when coming next to West Lodge Park and I will use it to look closely at your beautiful trees. Although I have been coming to your hotel several times before, I must admit that I have now a very different view of the park and an even greater respect for these amazing giants.

    Often, we should learn to take the time to appreciate the diversity of nature and leave our virtual world behind us.

    Thank you for your time and for sharing your enthusiasm with us.


    Mrs Valerie Kelly

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  • June 2014

    Tribute to late Dr Michael Dalton - June 7th 2014

    Dear Sharon,

    Just a short note to let you know that everything went well on Saturday. I thank you, your staff and Grant, for all the help and co-operation given to us under the circumstances of unpredictable weather. It was very much appreciated I had left some flowers for you and staff, + 2 bottles of wine in the tray in the events room, one for you and one for dear Grant.

    With all my thanks and gratitude.

    Best wishes for your daughter’s wedding in August.

    God bless
    Pravina xx

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  • June 2014

    Birthday Party - Saturday 21 June

    Hi Sharon,

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

    Thierry's party was definitely surprise and everything went very well. In the end, the guests decided to move from the overflow car park, as they thought they would be too visible. They parked in the main car park, around the corner, so were well out of sight when we arrived.

    Thank you very much for all your help in making this party a great success!

    The staff working on the day did a great job!


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  • June 2014

    Hi Andrew,

    Just a quick word to say thank you from me and Amanda for an excellent stay. Everything was great, and the room was really nice. Much appreciated on the top-draw service – the evening went very well…I got the impression that Pam and Pete didn’t want it to end.

    Speak soon,

    Best, Andy.

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  • June 2014

    Dear Sharon, just wanted to let you know that mum and dads party was amazing. The food and service was excellent. Mum and dad were so happy with their surprise. We all had such a nice time. Thanks once again for arranging this lovely party.

    Dr Litras

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  • June 2014

    Mum`s 100th

    Hi Sharon

    Just to say a huge thank you – everything went very smoothly yesterday – the sun shone for just long enough to enable us to be on the terrace ‘til lunch - the staff were great - Chris (Kris?) looked after us with great care and attention – the flowers and the cake arrived safely and were in place – the food and wine were much applauded – the whole day worked really well.

    Mum was thrilled to be back at West Lodge where she has been so many times over the (100) years It was in theory a surprise but I think she had guessed and hoped for the venue she got.

    So heaven help me if I had arranged it at any other venue!! Phew.

    Thank you to you and your excellent team so much for making a very special (and quite challenging) day work so well.

    It could not have gone better and we had many thanks and compliments.

    Best regards


    Michael Drake

    Collyer Bristow LLP solicitors

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  • June 2014

    Dear Lisa,

    I just wanted to thank you and all the staff at West Lodge Park who helped make my retirement dinner such a success on the 11th June.

    Life has been so hectic leading up to today (the big day!) that this is the first opportunity I have had to put pen to paper. I missed you on the phone and really wanted to say a proper ‘thank you’. The evening was glorious and we enjoyed the garden.

    I think you are going to get a number of bookings for afternoon tea as all were enchanted by the setting.

    Thank you once again – as always WLP delivers.

    Yours sincerely,

    Dr. Philippa Curran

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  • June 2014

    Dear Mr. Beale,

    On Saturday my husband and I held a lunch for twelve in your restaurant to celebrate our Diamond Wedding. It was such a lovely occasion and your staff were so kind and helpful that I felt that I had to write to you once more to express my thanks for the excellence of the service and the lovely ambience of West Lodge Park.

    I wrote before on the occasion of my eightieth birthday party, which was somewhat larger and we held it in the John Evelyn room, and when we held our Ruby and Gold Wedding Anniversaries there in 2004 and 1994! I have the lovely photographs in albums of each occasion.

    This was a smaller ‘do’ in the main restaurant, but the staff still made is very special, the table was beautiful and the food as gorgeous as ever.

    We love West Lodge Park as a family, and just wanted to tell you how excellent the staff were and how much we again enjoyed it!

    We’ve even got a tree to commemorate the Diamond Wedding in the grounds this time!

    Thank you again from the whole family.


    Robina Gilbert

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  • June 2014

    Mr Beale,

    We just wanted to thank you for your kindness and generosity in organising our visit to West Lodge for my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. They both thoroughly enjoyed it, as we all did. The tea was delicious and I have never seen my father eat so many scones! The tour of the Arboretum was absolutely fascinating, it really did open up a new appreciation of trees and we were all inspired. Your knowledge of the subject was both impressive and remarkable.

    With enormous thanks once again

    Jeremy Hollingsworth

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  • May 2014

    Massive 'Thank you!'

    Dear West Lodge,

    I wanted to send you a note to thank you for making my Nan's 100th birthday cream tea go so well.

    We came to you on Thursday 29th May at 3 pm and the facilities and service was superb. The guy waiting on us could not have been nicer and more helpful. Everybody that attended said how lovely it was and my Nan thoroughly enjoyed it too.

    Please can you pass on this thanks to the man that was waiting on us that day, (we were booked in under Anderson for 13 people if that helps?).

    I really hope to come for cream tea again soon.

    Kind Regards

    Sharon Anderson

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  • June 2014

    Hi Wayne & James

    I have just spoken to Mrs Martin, she said that everything yesterday was just perfect, the food was outstanding and that she would mark it 11 out of 10! She was really impressed and wants us to keep up what we are doing !



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  • June 2014

    Dear Andrew

    We came back for our complimentary lunch yesterday and I thought I would just drop you a line to say what a difference to our previous experience and how much we enjoyed it. It was at the standard we expected and had been used to receiving from you previously.

    I also spoke to your restaurant manager as we were leaving and informed him that we were really happy with the experience.

    Many thanks


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  • June 2014

    Dear Andrew,

    Thank you so much for supporting The National Gardens Scheme and for the generous contribution you sent. I hope you had a sunny day. We were so lucky early in the year when all the snowdrop gardens were open – it was wonderfully sunny. Then we had all the rain and then all the warmth – a gardener’s dream.

    Our first Festival weekend last year gained some really good publicity for the NGS and has helped to put us on the map as a fund raiser and grant giver – so few people have ever heard of us outside the gardening world. The Festival weekend is 7th & 8th June this year and hopefully the weather will be better than it was last year for the Festival.

    Both the National Gardens Scheme and the charities we help are enormously grateful and, as a garden owner myself, I know just what is involved in opening a garden. It is hard work, but I hope the results, both in terms of pleasure given and results achieved, more than compensate.

    Thank you again and again,

    Penny Snell
    Hon County Organiser – London
    NGS Gardens open for charity

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