Archive for February, 2012

Culture, classics and more Charlie at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on February 18th, 2012 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

Rugby and romance at the Horse & Groom – well, it all turned out lovely for England in the end, but only just (and thanks largely to comeback king Charlie Hodgson). Next up is Wales and that game will be a lot harder without doubt – more edge-of-the-seat stuff at the Horse & Groom I think.

The Wales game takes place at Twickenham, where I’m sure we’ll hear a few renditions of Swing Low and Jerusalem. The latter might also crop up on the play list at the Chichester Festival Theatre on 24 February as it hosts the BBC Concert Orchestra as part of Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night programme. Expect show tunes, film scores and more.

I would recommend some great British food courtesy of Mal before such a performance and I think it would also go down a treat after a morning at the first Goodwood Breakfast Club meet of the year. The theme to kick it all off is Tax-Free Sunday, which means lots of pre-73 classics to enjoy.

From one type of classic to another – as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations for the Chichester Festival Theatre, Pallant House Gallery is showing the Art of Chichester Festival Theatre exhibition from 3 March. It will show how sets and plays have been designed around the famous stage.

For a double bill of culture, book a night in one of our rooms and get a ticket to a West Sussex Opera production of Dido and Aeneas at Chichester University on 7 March. Mal can be relied on for a fine pre-show dinner too!

For more info on the Horse & Groom or to book a table or a room, contact Mike and Michelle on 01243 575339 or info@thehorseandgroomchichester.co.uk.

Rugby and romance at the Horse & Groom

Posted in Uncategorized on February 2nd, 2012 by Horse and Groom – Be the first to comment

From politics and beer to rugby and romance – we take it all in our stride at the Horse & Groom. I mention rugby because we’re gearing up for the start of the 2012 6 Nations. It all gets going with back-to-back weekends of bruising ball chasing, all of which you can watch in our bar.

England against Scotland is the big match here and it looks set to be an enthralling game, not least because England will field a host of new caps. Oh, and then there’s the fact that the Auld Enemy are bristling for revenge after their defeat at the World Cup. After that, we’ll see how the new boys take the sunshine of Rome.

February means romance as well as egg chasing and the Horse & Groom is still the place to come! We’re taking bookings for Valentine’s (Mal is a man of many culinary talents and a fine Valentine’s menu is among them). Our cosy restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic dinner.

If you want to make a night of it, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr are longing for each other in An Affair to Remember at the New Park Cinema in Chichester and, at Chichester Festival Theatre, there’s the choice of The Sound of Music or Gilbert & Sullivan’s Iolanthe. And, if you want an extra-special night, you can follow a show and dinner with a stay in one of our charming rooms.

A few days earlier, just down the road, the Kennels in Goodwood is hosting a Valentine’s Opera Gala. The Night at the Opera evening on 10 February features operatic duo Jon Grave and mezzo-soprano Susan Legg.

For more info on the Horse & Groom or to book a table or a room, contact Mike and Michelle on 01243 575339 or info@thehorseandgroomchichester.co.uk