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Welcome to West Lodge Park, one of the finest country house hotels 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.

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What our customers say...

  • March 2015

    Hi Sharon,

    Apologies this has taken me all week to write to you but I would just like to say a personal thank you from Anna and Frank for the wonderful lunch you put on for us last Saturday. Sean did a wonderful job in looking after us and everyone had a great time all very positive feedback.

    I look forward to hopefully working together again in the future.

    All the best with the arrival of your grandchild J


    Charlotte Price

    Tullett Prebon Information

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  • March 2015

    Simply the Best Thank You

    Hello Andrew, we have some builders working at home and booked two nights at West Lodge Park as respite from the dust and upheaval.

    We would like to nominate Matthew Croxford as Simply the Best. Matthew works hard and is always friendly and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. He found us a nice table each day, remembered that we prefer elderflower pressé, and also to tell me that Ron’s meal contained nuts, which I appreciated as I do not eat nuts. In our haste to come home this morning and open the house, we have brought the form with us.

    We realise you are very busy and hope you may have a few minutes to let Matthew know he did a great job this weekend.

    We will write a separate review for the website.

    Best wishes, Mary and Ron Hunter

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  • March 2015

    It was so pleasant to have a relaxed chat in a lovely atmosphere catching up with family news. The food melted in the mouth and the Earl Grey tea was very enjoyable. A champagne afternoon tea is a definite must on a Saturday to recharge the batteries. I could become addicted to it! Thank you for making our afternoon more exciting.

    Mrs Jacqueline Hughes

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  • March 2015

    Dear Jane, Sharon and Andrew,

    A very quick note to say thanks so much for your support for our Mothers' Day Raffle. All of the mum's really appreciated the thought and we made sure that they knew the local businesses who had donated prizes. The afternoon tea at your hotel was a very popular prize!

    The school and the PTA both really appreciate the support and involvement of the local community.

    Claire Thomas

    Brunswick Park Primary School Parents’ and Teachers Association

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  • March 2015

    Dear Mariusz,

    Thank you for your e-mail. I have already put my review on Trip Advisor. I have to reiterate what I said in that review, which was that the West Lodge, along with Beales Hotel, is fantastic. We have been to both on several occasions and loved our stays - although very different each has its own style and appeal.

    On our visit to you this time, as always, the food was amazing and the staff friendly, efficient and extremely hard working. You should be very proud of West Lodge Park as it is indeed a wonderful retreat. We stayed this time in Room 63 which had a great view over the gardens - the only downside was the weather as we only had a quick walk around them on Saturday as it was raining!

    Once again, thanks to you all for a lovely stay. We will definitely be back.

    Kind regards

    Ellen Lee

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  • March 2015

    Hi Louise,

    Our 15TH Anniversary today was great. We love the seclusion. Having had a massive Vow Renewal couple years ago in the Caribbean, we wanted something soothing, this was just the answer. The arrangement was superb. I am a fussy eater and I consumed everything except the wine. There was plenty of food, when it was time for dessert, I was like really more food. James and Desiree were the best with mannerism. I really really wanted to stay longer. Just sitting down and listening to music, The guest felt the same way as well. Oh and having the use of the garden for our pictures that was the best. Wow Louise it was undeniably excellent.

    Thanks a lot to you and your team,

    Karen and Cassius.

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  • March 2015

    Hi Sharon,

    Hope you are well.

    Once again I wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and your team for making Dr Nolan and Fletcher's evening very memorable! The room looked beautiful, the food was delicious and the service was excellent...we were surrounded by new and old friends....what else could we ask for to make it a wonderful evening!

    Everyone really enjoyed themselves and once again thank you for all your help. By the way the cake looked amazing... thank you for giving me number of the lady (The Cakeway). Everyone was impressed!! She did a fantastic job - would definitely be using her again.

    Talking of repeat business I do hope to be using you again in the not too distant future for any other events we are planning on having.

    With warmest and kindest regards,


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  • April 2015

    Dear Lisa Campbell,

    Thank you and all the West Lodge Staff for an excellent reception and food and drink for my late wife Valerie's function last Monday. You handled the whole event with professionalism and the food was good.

    Lisa , you made all the arrangements and were most courteous in all your dealings with Alex and myself.

    Kind regards,

    Norman Brooker.

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  • April 2015

    Dear Lisa,

    Thank you so much for arranging my birthday lunch on Sunday 29th March. Everything went really well, the food was excellent as was the service. All our friends and family had a really good time and we have received many thank you messages. The only disappointment was that our two youngest grand-children and their Dad were ill with a sickness bug and were unable to come. I spoke to Sarah on the Saturday and we agreed to give them till 9am on Sunday to see if they were any better but they had not improved so we cancelled their meals. They are feeling better now and we hope to bring them perhaps for afternoon tea to make up for their disappointment.

    We have posted a review on Trip Advisor giving you a mention and a good report.

    Thank you again for all your help.

    Kind regards

    Neil and Jenny Kobish

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  • April 2015

    We have visited West lodge many times before as a family but not for a while with my very elderly mother. We (my 21 year old son and I) need not have worried. We had a wonderful time; excellent service and food and my mother's experience was crowned by the young Maitre D's explanation of the history of the hotel and Beale family. He also encouraged my son, who is studying Hospitality Management to apply for work experience as he had. Thank you all.

    Mrs Helen Greaves Smith

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  • April 2015

    I am very pleased you asked for a feed-back - I had in fact decided to write to you on my own account…

    I can only say that we had a really delightful lunch at your restaurant. We have been clients of West Lodge Park Hotel in one way or another, for at least 40 years; family have stayed there when we had a house full, we have attended several weddings there (my husband twice “best man”) We have had many parties there - and quite special parties lately - celebrating 40 and 50 and 60 years of marriage - beautifully arranged by your Sharon Blackgrove - and indeed, many other occasions.

    We have always been happy there, but we noticed yesterday that there had been a considerable change in the booking arrangements, the seating plans, the Menu itself, which made it far easier to choose quite excellent food (we were five in the party and everyone chose something different and was very pleased) And lastly, of course, your very efficient and helpful and friendly staff - so.. many thanks to you all from my family…

    There are four of us, in fact, coming to tea tomorrow, and we are all greatly looking forward to it.


    Jo Kessler

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  • February 2015

    Continued Celebrations at West Lodge!

    Hello Andrew,

    I sent you an e-mail some time ago to let you know how much we value all the staff at West Lodge and the Hotel itself.

    My husband, also an Andrew, and I got married and had our Reception on 8th August 1987 at West Lodge.

    We then celebrated out 25th Wedding Anniversary there. In recent years, our elder daughter had her 21st Birthday with you and now, this Saturday 28th February, we are returning once more for our second daughter’s 21st Birthday.

    I wonder what the next celebration will be?!!

    With much thanks, and appreciation across the two generations.

    Please pass on our admiration and appreciation to the Staff.

    With best wishes,

    Deirdre Grist

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  • March 2015

    Mums 80th

    Dear Tony

    Apart from a lousy football result Mum had a brilliant weekend. Her lunch on Saturday was a great success and everyone enjoyed a marvellous time.

    Please can you pass on my thanks to Matthew and the restaurant team who worked tirelessly to make it a memorable event for everyone. Also a thank you to you and the whole team who ensured that Beales @ West lodge really hit 5 stars when it came to looking after Mum.

    Have a great week. Very best wishes.

    Yours sincerely, David Goldfarb

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  • February 2015

    Friends of Guy's Hospital

    Dear Mr Beale

    Once again I am writing to thank you very much for your continued support for The Friends of Guy’s Hospital. Your donation of an overnight stay for two with breakfast at the West Lodge Park Hotel made a significant contribution to the Christmas raffle, which was a great success. Your generosity enables us to continue to provide extra services for patients and staff that cannot be supplied by the NHS, and this does make a very real difference.

    with best wishes for 2015

    Dr. Michael D. O’Brien, MD.FRCP

    Chairman, The Friends of Guy’s Hospital

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  • March 2015

    My Cousin is a Vegetarian, and I have a very small appetite, due to recent illness. Peter went to infinite pains to select the right choices for us, and to ameliorate my cousin's dish with a mixture of yoghurt and mint. The dining staff were diligent in making sure everything was fine, and we were very happy with the results!. The atmosphere was particularly relaxing, especially, with live music. Thank you to the Pianist.

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  • March 2015

    We dined in the Mary Beale Restaurant on 7th March, and came away extremely pleased with our experience. From the first moment on entering the bar we felt we were in a very special place! Every request was greeted with a smile and with courtesy. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very professional, very welcoming, very caring, and very efficient. Thank you to all members of staff. The food, also, was excellent - beautifully presented and beautifully cooked. It was a real pleasure to be there and to enjoy such good fare.

    Mr Hanley

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  • March 2015

    Dear Sharon,

    We would like to thank you very much for all your help and advice. The tea went very well, the food was delicious and the staff very helpful. Everyone enjoyed it and suggested we repeat the event more often.

    Please pass our thanks to Sam and the staff.

    Kindest regards,

    Helene and Jack

    Euclid Lodge

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  • March 2015

    Thank you for a lovely Afternoon Tea experience

    Dear Mr Hall, Mr Lyons and Mr Croxford,

    I just wanted to express my thanks to you and your staff for such a wonderful afternoon tea experience today. I came with my mum as a Mother's Day treat and we had such a lovely time. Everything from the food and teas to the excellent and friendly service was enjoyable, and I very much appreciated that we did not feel hurried in any way.

    Thank you once again.

    Your sincerely,

    Sarah Harvey

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  • March 2015

    Dear Tony,

    Thank you for my beautiful flowers and the wine on Saturday. We all enjoyed the most amazing lunch. The staff were brilliant and a great credit to the company. From Matthew who quickly produced menus without the prices. Pete who oversaw the service at the table and all the other waiters who efficiently looked after us.

    Our compliments to chef and all his staff in the kitchen, the food was outstanding.

    My grateful thanks to all at West Lodge for giving us a very memorable lunch.

    Best wishes,


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  • March 2015

    Dear Andrew,

    Thank you so very, very much for letting Ralph, Lyndsay and myself stay at your wonderful hotel.

    It has been a lovely break for all of us – and has been so nice to look out on The Enfield Chase from our bedroom windows.

    The dinner last night was especially delicious and beautifully presented – we all felt quite royal!

    We are now about to enjoy a frosty walk and wander through the delights of the arboretum. A great finish to a great stay!

    Denise, Ralph, Lyndsay.

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Ferny Hill, Cockfosters Road,
Hadley Wood, Herts. EN4 0PY
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