Blog. South West Polo Day raises £50,000.

June 4, 2024 | Author: Giuliana Vittiglio

Eight award-winning chefs from the South West came together on Sunday 2nd June at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire to raise £50,000 for Hospitality Action.

The sun shone as all 240 guests were treated to a sublime three course meal followed by afternoon cream tea prepared by; Martin Blake of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, Chris Cleghorn of The Olive TreeJauca Catalin of The Bath Priory, Sarah Hayward of The Coach, Marlow, John Jewell of Calcot & Spa, Hywel Jones and Nicolas Brandebourg of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa and Kelvin Mullins of The Pig Hotel Group.

Guests enjoyed a Taittinger and canapé reception prior to The Henderson Rosebowl and tucked into an outstanding three course lunch sponsored by Walter Rose and SonFlying Fish Seafoods, Four Seasons Fruiterers, Harvey and Brockless and Hobbs House Bakery amongst others. The meal was accompanied with wine kindly donated by Hatch Mansfield, soft drinks from Frobishers, and water from Wenlock SpringCreed Foodservice and Jongor Hire also helped to make the day possible for which we are hugely grateful, as did Tolchards.

The menu was:

Cornish crab tart with Cox apple jelly
Sarah Hayward, The Coach, Marlow

Chalk stream trout, spiced tomato, avocado and sorrel
John Jewell, Calcot & Spa

Slow cooked pork belly, Heritage potato, salt baked turnip, pea
Martin Blake, The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

West End Farm pork belly, cep ‘Sauerkraut’, preserved black truffle, Marsala
Chris Cleghorn, The Olive Tree Restaurant

Valrhona Gianduja dark hazelnut chocolate, butterscotch, passion fruit
Jauca Catalin, The Bath Priory

Strawberry buttermilk blancmange, new forest strawberries, garden fennel
Kelvin Mullins, The Pig Hotel Group

Afternoon Cream Tea
A selection of treats by
Nicolas Brandebourg & Hywel Jones, Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa

We are  extremely thankful to everyone who made the day possible including; Louise Hewitt, Oliver Harris, Steff Jones, Paul Sadler, Ashley Torr, Bart de Winter and Adam Willcocks. The combined effort really does demonstrate the positive difference we can make when working as a team.

We are of course indebted to all of our event sponsors and supporters, including Bishopstrow HotelDe Vere Tortworth Court, Ellenborough ParkGuarantee LaundriesOliver Harvey Chef WearOrigin Coffee, and Persephone Violet for their enthusiastic support.

To register your interest for the 2025 Polo Day please click here.

Photos by: @adambrodiewasteofpaint