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70 years at West Lodge Park

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West Lodge Park Hotel is superbly located within easy reach of all parts of North London and South Hertfordshire, just one mile off Junction 24 of the M25, between Cockfosters and Potters Bar.

The hotel is gloriously situated in 35 acres of stunning parkland, with unlimited free parking, and comprises 59 beautiful bedrooms, the Mary Beale restaurant and Terrace bar, and five main banqueting rooms suitable for smaller parties up to 80, or in a marquee in the grounds up to 180.

The Beale family have owned and actively run the hotel through three generations from 1945, and West Lodge Park has the highest AA quality rating of any four star hotel in the North London area.

Over the past 65 years, we have hosted many happy smaller barmitzvahs, batmitzvahs, weddings, wedding anniversary celebrations, and birthday parties. Numerous testimonials
are available on our testimonials page.

The hotel does not offer Kosher cuisine, but care is made to not include any pork or shellfish within our Simcha menus. Strict individual Kosher guests can be catered for separately by our outside caterers Hermolis.

If you would like further information, please speak to our dedicated Simcha co-ordinator, Sharon Blackgrove, who will be delighted to assist you with dates, show rounds, menu tasting, and event planning.

Chris Hall
General Manager

Simcha Enquiries Contact

What our customers say...

  • June 2014

    Robert & Julie's Anniversary Dinner

    Hi Lisa

    Just to say that Julie and I had a great party yesterday and we would like to convey our sincere thanks to all the staff for this. All arrangements went to plan and the food was first class. The function room was perfect for us and all of our guests had a great time.

    Many thanks

    Kind regards
    Robert Rosenberg

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  • May 2013

    Joseph's Bar Mitzvah party

    Dear Sharon.

    Hope you're well.

    Sorry it's taken me a few days to send this email but we're still recovering from Joseph's Bar Mitzvah weekend!

    We just wanted to say a big thank to you and everyone who helped organise and run the party on Sunday.

    Will and all the staff on the night were brilliant. They were really helpful and went out of their way to make everyone feel welcome.

    Please also thank the chef and kitchen staff as the food was lovely. We have had many, many messages saying how good the meal was.

    All in all, we had an absolutely fabulous time from start to finish. The only shame was that it all went by in a blur.

    Thanks again.

    best wishes,
    Brandon, Ann and Joseph Malinsky

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  • September 2012

    Grateful thanks..

    Just to let you know the Party was a great success - and your staff, without exception, were wonderful - all the arrangements worked very well (& of course the weather was perfect.) Food excellent (more than enough brown bread for the smoked salmon!) and the vegetarians were very pleased with their red onion tart- and I think your staff were very kind & fetched one more vegetarian lunch for a guest who suddenly decided not to eat meat! Altogether everyone - from Andrew the Manager, to all the girls, and the Hall Porter who helped with the wheelchair, were so kind and helpful; a lot of my guests commented on that.

    With love and thanks - Jo K

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  • August 2012

    Just a note to say that Mrs Sigler rang this morning to thank us for a wonderful dinner yesterday in the John Evelyn Suite

    ‘Excellent service – food beautifully cooked, especially the fish - and also the summer pudding was divine’

    ‘the young man who looked after us on the evening was excellent too’


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  • March 2012

    Dear Sharon

    Thank you so much for all your help in organising our celebrations for Francesca's Bat Mitzvah party.

    You were very supportive and helpful throughout and made some really helpful suggestions.

    We had the most fantastic evening and all of our guests said how much they enjoyed it.

    You more than played your part in making the evening a success.

    All of the staff were extremely professional and helpful; and Gina did a really great job making sure that everything flowed seamlessly.

    Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.

    Kind regards,

    Peter and Michele

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  • August 2011

    Dear Louise

    Just to say a big thank you to you, Will and all at West Lodge Park who contributed to the great success of my "special" birthday party today. Everything went to plan, the catering was excellent, and your staff most helpful and accommodating. The sun even shone for most of the afternoon! All our guests thoroughly enjoyed the party.

    I regret that we overlooked leaving a gratuity as a thank you to Will and his waiters and waitresses. Please tell them that when we settle your account we will enclose something for them.

    With many thanks once again, and kind regards
    Janet Solomon

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  • July 2011

    Dear Sharon

    Just writing to express our sincere thanks for your help and useful advice given to us for our Golden Anniversary celebration on Sunday 31 July 2011.

    We were very pleased with all the arrangements made and feel we couldn’t have chosen a better venue.

    It was a very enjoyable occasion and, of course, the good weather on the day was an added bonus.

    The service provided by the staff was faultless, and a special mention must be given to Adam, the Operations Manager, who ensured that things ran smoothly.

    Thank you again Sharon, and our very best wishes to you, West Lodge Park, and its staff.

    With kindest regards,

    Yours sincerely,
    Nissim Abraham

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  • 7th May 2011

    Hi Sharon,

    Just a note to say how delighted we were with everything yesterday. It all went really well. The room looked so pretty for the ceremony and was then transformed once more when the tables were set up.

    The meal was lovely and all your staff were most helpful and attentive – especially the young lady who was ‘in charge’ – I’m afraid I can’ remember her name but she was great and very helpful. It was just a shame that my husband had obviously picked up some stomach bug and was feeling really unwell. At one stage I thought he might not even make it but he got there albeit feeling really under the weather and barely able to eat!! Meanwhile even the sun came out at the right time and we were able to have the reception in the gardens so we felt really lucky.

    Emily and John are now on their way to Wales for a couple of nights break and the rest of us are recovering.
    Many thanks for all your help and guidance which were invaluable and you made the whole process very straightforward and stress free!!

    With kind regards
    Felicity Weisfeld

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  • 13th March 2011

    Greenberg Family Celebration

    Dear Ms Blackgrove

    I'm writing to express our grateful thanks to you and your colleagues for helping to make our celebration yesterday so happy and memorable. Everybody had a wonderful time, and had nothing but praise for the quality and kindness of the service we received. We all also enjoyed the food very much, and I would like to extend my particular gratitude to the chef for making me a delicious, sugar-free dessert.

    Best wishes
    Lawrence Greenberg

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  • 22nd Jan 2011

    Dear Sharon

    I just thought I would send you a quick note to thank you for the wonderful lunch you arranged for us on Saturday. Every guest, myself and Maxine included, commented on the quality and quantity of the food. In fact, some of our guests managed to go back for 'seconds' (god only knows how!) but, by the end of lunch, we were all totally full.

    I am afraid I didn't catch the name of your manager looking after us, but he did a superb job in co-ordinating the lunch, so please convey our heartfelt thanks.

    Although this was the first time we have visited your hotel (even though we have lived locally for over 4 years!), we will have no hesitation in coming back for dinner or afternoon tea.

    Sharon you, and the hotel staff, have done a magnificent job for us, and we thank you all very much. Please accept our gratitude.

    Kindest Regards
    Barry Levene

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  • Rosenfeld Afternoon Tea - Sunday 14 June

    The following message from Kim Rosenfeld was left on my ansaphone yesterday: “Thank you very much – it was all perfect on Sunday – really super. It went off very well and a great time was had by all!

    Thanks and well done to everyone involved.

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  • Re: Levene Tea Party 21st Dec

    Mr Levene phoned to say thank for a wonderful tea party. He said all the staff worked extremely hard to make sure they have a lovely afternoon. They also managed to have an enjoyable walk around the grounds.

    Senior Conference and Banqueting Co-ordinator

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  • Dombrowsky Afternoon Tea
    Just to let you all know that Mrs Dombrowsky rang to say a huge thank you. She said that Lauren / Nicky and all the staff couldn’t have been more helpful – whatever was required was served without any fuss and with a smile - perfect. The whole afternoon was absolutely wonderful and she would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to anyone. Well done again to all.

    Manager Events Sales Team

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  • Jan 08

    Hi Sharon,

    I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you so much for all your help in organising Saturday’s lunch.

    It was absolutely perfect – the room looked lovely, the food was superb and the waiting staff and management were excellent.

    We really couldn’t have been more pleased with it. I would be most grateful if you would convey our thanks to all those who had input in the day and helped to make it special for us.

    Thanks again.
    Best wishes
    Linda and Simon

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  • Mrs Levy would like to thank Sharon Blackgrove and all members of the team for a marvellous afternoon, the service was great, food good, flowers lovely and of course the weather was great.

    Mrs Levy also wanted to mention Lauren – she was absolutely brilliant, she was a star.

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