2015 Archive

Sales & Events News!

June, 2015

Father's Day

Look out for Father’s Day on 21st June, with lunch and afternoon tea being served at both hotels! - Father's day at WLP or Father's day at BH

Arboretum Tours at WLP have started strongly, join me for a tour around the beautiful grounds, and learn about some of the 800 species of trees!


Andrew Beale

Managing Director 


May, 2015

70 years at WLP

Andreas Papachilleous

Wayne Turner

Phil Macrides

To The Beale family on 70 years at WLP March 1945 to March 2015 – Trevor, Andrew and Ashley (7th, 8th and 9th generations) planted a giant redwood at WLP in celebration of this milestone.

To Andreas Papachilleous (Food & Beverage Assistant) Simply the Best at Beales Hotel for April 2015.

To Wayne Turner (Executive Chef Beales Hotels) and the WLP kitchen team on their hygiene award of Five Stars (out of five) by the local EHO. At BH, Head Chef Scott Whitehead already has the same award.

To Phil Macrides (Head Chef WLP) on passing his LV3 Food Safety training.


May, 2015

Kieran Wheeler

To Kieran Wheeler, (Deputy GM BH) who heads off on his travels. Best wishes from all of us, Kieran.

Estates News!

May, 2015

Bedroom 23

New Reception Chairs

Bedroom 70 chairs

The refurbishment of Bedroom 23 is now complete at WLP – a fine improvement to this classic double/twin bedroom.

New chairs now grace the reception foyer at WLP.

New chairs have also been delivered to Bedroom 70 at WLP – a great improvement to this executive double/twin bedroom with sofa bed.


Sales & Events News!

May, 2015

Look out for the new Christmas 2015 brochures for WLP and BH – it is never too early to book!

Look out too for the new updated Beale Arboretum brochure.

Arboretum tours start on 6th May, and the Beale Arboretum open day is on Sunday 17th May 2-5pm.


Andrew Beale
Managing Director 


April, 2015

Peter Brassington

Grant and Carol

Zuzana Stadlerova

Sam Chamerberlain

To Peter Brassington [WLP restaurant] Simply the Best at WLP March 2015.

To James Siddall, Dion Darchiville, Patrick Jankunas, Suzanne Sutton, Carol Pearce, Grant Hughes, Suzana Stadlerova, Roderick Brown and Karla Snow on passing their Level 1 Food safety course.

To Zuzana Stadlerova on her promotion to Breakfast Chef at BH.

To Sam Chamberlain on his promotion to Conference & Banqueting Manager at WLP.

In Memoriam:

April, 2015

Valerie with Susan, Sally, Lucy, Rachel

Enid seated centre with other Beales pensioners

Valerie Beale has passed away, aged 100. She has been closely associated with the firm ever since her marriage to John Beale in 1939. She loved West Lodge Park which she knew for 70 years, and particularly enjoyed hearing all the news about the company. She will be much missed by all at Beales Hotels, and we extend our deepest sympathies to Susan, Bob, John, Peter, Sally and Lucy.

Enid Gray has passed away, aged 93. Enid worked at Hatfield Lodge Hotel for many many years, and although she was nominally in the kitchen, she was one of those people who could turn their hand to any department. A gracious lady, who always had a good word, and a smile no matter how busy she was. She will be much missed by all who worked with her.

Estates News!

April, 2015

New furniture in TalkBar

Chestnut Lodge corridor

WLP Food and Drink menu

BH Food and Drink menu

New furniture has been delivered to TalkBar at BH – we were missing some comfortable chairs and tables to eat at, and this is a very smart solution. [top left pic]

New chairs have been installed in the Outsidein Restaurant at BH – making it even more comfortable than before. [bottom left pic]

Chestnut Lodge Corridor at WLP has received a makeover with a smart new paper and paint scheme. [top right pic]

Food and drink news

Look out for new Food and Drink menus at WLP and BH, ready for the spring and summer season. [bottom right pics]
Look out too for the Easter special events at WLP & BH, the fantastic value spring breaks at WLP & BH, and for the forthcoming arboretum tours at WLP.


Andrew Beale
Managing Director 


March, 2015

UOH student visit

Scott Whitehead

Patrick and Steve

Balazs Sziva

Sara Bolognini

Jamie McDowell

To Scott Whitehead, promoted to Head Chef Beales Hotel with effect from May 2015 following the departure next month of Diego.

To Steve Banks (WLP Pastry) and Patrick Jankunas (WLP C&B) on their 15th and 5th anniversaries respectively.

To Balazs Sziva (BH Kitchen) Simply the Best at BH/Estates/Head Office for February 2015.

To Sara Bolognini promoted to Meetings & Events co-ordinator at WLP from 9th February.

To Jamie McDowell (WLP Kitchen) for being voted ‘Learner of the Month’ by HIT (Hospitality Industry Training) for December 2014, beating approx. 400 others in the Herts area for his NVQ Level 2. Fantastic news!

To Linda Purton, on hosting a visit of students from the University of Hertfordshire at BH.


March, 2015

Diego Granada

To Diego Granada as as Head Chef Beales Hotel in April to pastures new. Diego has achieved Two AA Rosettes for the cuisine at BH over many years, and has ensured that BH remains as the best hotel in Hatfield and surrounding areas. We wish you well Diego, and will miss you.

Celebrating 250 years of Beales Ltd

Read our fascinating story here
Celebrating 250 Years! Celebrating 250 Years!