On the sixth day of Christmas in Notts we give to you . . .

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Six Pilgrims Sailing!

Before embarking on their infamous journey across the Atlantic Ocean over 400 years ago, the Pilgrim Fathers started life in some of the market towns and villages of Bassetlaw district in north Nottinghamshire.

Situated in the pretty village of Barnby Moor, near Retford, you’ll find Ye Olde Bell charming 17th Century coaching inn passionately restored throughout, with traditional period features, antiques and rich furnishings. There’s nowhere like Ye Olde Bell at this special time of year and it is the perfect venue however you celebrate.  You might like a Vintage Afternoon Tea available every Saturday in December, or the Boxing Day Vintage Tea Dance with music from the 1920s the 1940s. You might prefer to see to stay over for the New Year break with the Gala Dinner Dance.

Blooming marvelous . . . snowdrops bloom at Hodsock Priory.

Blooming marvelous . . . snowdrops bloom at Hodsock.

Just a few miles down the road in the tranquil village of Blyth you’ll find Hodsock Priory, a historic country house set in 800 acres of countryside. This beautiful family home has been restored and is now an exclusive luxury wedding and events venue. The gardens will open in February for the annual Snowdrops at Hodsock event where you can see12 acres of snowdrop covered woodland and explore five acres of formal gardens. This outdoor spectacular takes all visitors to the heart of the Snowdrops woods.  This really is an event not to miss.

Today, are giving TWO lucky readers the chance to win one of these great prizes:

1) Two tickets to the Boxing Day Vintage Afternoon Tea Dance

2) A day pass to see the snowdrops at Hodsock with tea and cake

To be in with a chance of winning simply fill in the form below, stating which prize you would like to win. The competition closes at midnight tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow morning (terms and conditions apply).

Don’t forget to check out our great festive offers page! 


Posted on 11 December 2013
Featured author: Catherine Allen Marketing Assistant

Arts fan, runner and cyclist who has been living in Nottingham for more than a decade. Loves real ale, craft beer, good food, travelling and sausage dogs.

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