This is the news from January 2022!


To Paul Baynes, Annita Nicolaou, and Lucy Ackrill on 20 years, 10 years and 2 years respectively.

To Laurie Montenegro and Luke Eaton on 5 and 2 years respectively at WLP!

To Odette Howse on 5 years, and Hatice Elliott and Carly Alflatt on their first years at WLP!

To Luke Bird for his first 2 years in C&B.

To Matthew Croxford on a superb 15 years at WLP working throughout the hotel (in fact it is 16 years now – due to Covid we didn’t do many long service awards last year...), and Sophie O’Sullivan for her first 2 years in the Mary Beale Restaurant..


To Aziz Benahmed and Lucy Ackrill, to pastures new in Luton and Harpenden respectively.

Estates News!

A huge number of projects have been achieved since we reopened in April 2021. These include:

  • New terrace with heated gazebos and windbreak
  • New ropes and posts system on the terrace
  • New garden pavilion with associated landscaping and electrics
  • New wall and steps to replace the old tilting wall
  • New air conditioning system for the Edward Beale Room
  • Carpets in Ridge view bedrooms
  • New wash up area in the kitchen
  • New top field car park with white lining
  • Front drive new tarmac
  • All bedroom corridor painting completed on first and second floors
  • New Wi-Fi system to the whole hotel
  • New phone system for the whole company
  • 50 chairs for the Garden pavilion
  • A 40’ storage container
  • Lodge 2 Ferny Hill full refurbishment
  • Successful Catalpa National Collection completion
  • New walk in freezer in the dry stores
  • Cedar Lodge offices completion with new desks and chairs
  • Sauna area with new bench, new paving, planting, shower
  • Workshop heater installation
  • New water softener
  • New CCTV cameras for top field car park, Estates yard etc.
  • New alarm, security grills, and wifi for Estates workshop
  • 9 new bedroom minibar fridges
  • Removal of asbestos in the hotel
  • Bedroom 61 carpet
  • New historical archives room off room 70
  • Cedar Lodge Landing and WC flooring

Coming up in 2022 are:

  • Extra radiators for bedrooms 33, 36 and 70 by mid Jan
  • New Lodge bedroom areas upgrade by end Jan
  • Completion of Bedroom 58 as a cosy double by end Jan
  • John Evelyn to King Charles Room knock through by start Feb
  • Chandelier cleaning
  • Conversion of Bedroom 60 single to cosy double by end Mar
  • French drain on Croquet lawn
  • Major plumbing scheme to boost hot water and shower pressure
  • Planting out of the start of a Sequoia national collection
  • Planning application for a stunning new Reception area
  • Afternoon tea kitchen in the old incinerator room
  • Bedroom 8 and 45 bathrooms
  • Bedroom 29, 84, 85, 86 schemes
  • Magnolia two bedroom suite scheme
  • New carpet for front lounge and reception area
  • New carpet for bedroom corridors
  • And much more...

And last but by no means least……

The purchase of the Bell Hotel in Saxmundham in January 2022 and subsequent upgrade to become a stunning 10/15 bed boutique four star hotel in the Suffolk coastal area!

Sales & Events News!

Forthcoming special events include the ever popular Burns Night Dinner on 28th January, Valentine’s on 11th to 13th February weekend, and our Wedding Open Day on Sunday 20th February – all are bookable at

Special offers this new year include New Year Escape Dinner bed and breakfast from just £139 for two, Winter Warmer from just £120 for two, Escape to the Country 7 days each week offer from just £159, and Settle in Sunday from just £90.

All our available via


Andrew Beale

A happy new year to all our guests, staff, suppliers and shareholders!
Andrew Beale,
Managing Director

Andrew Beale - Managing Director

Celebrating 250 years of Beales Ltd

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