Sharing and caring is the focus at a popular Warwick pub with the launch of their new themed wine and cheese nights and Valentine’s celebrations.
The Hatton Arms has teamed up with Fraziers Wine Merchants in Solihull for an exclusive wine tasting event which, once a month, promises to take visitors on a fascinating culinary journey around the world.
It’s delivered by Frazier’s Operations Director Steve Jay who has created a Connoisseurs selection of wines to complement the food.
Steve said: “We want to give the more discerning wine drinker the chance to indulge in their passion for finer wines. When selecting the wines, I try and find the more unusual styles so the guests get the chance to taste something different.
“These evenings are a fantastic chance to taste wines from outside of the comfort zone along with great food. It is very easy to stick to what you know best when buying wine so this gives people a chance to taste a different style of wine which gives them confidence to buy by the bottle in the future.”
The next wine tasting will take diners across the other side of the globe to Australia, on February 23rd.
Meanwhile, it’s all things Swiss every Wednesday at the new Hatton Arms Fondue Nights, with a choice of Fondue or Fondue and Steak menus, served between 5-9pm.
With sweeping views of the idyllic Hatton Locks, the award-winning country pub has established a reputation among locals for authentic dining and classic British cuisine made with the finest ingredients, often sourced direct from the privately-owned Hatton Estate.
Manager Steph Ward said: “The fondue nights came about because we wanted to bring something different to the area, something to bring people together, a sharing experience, especially after the pandemic.
“The Hatton Arms team have also been educated about their wines and can be more informative for the guests who like their wines. It’s a different kind of experience and something we haven’t done before at the pub and the chefs are enjoying the chance to be creative in this way.”
The Wine Tasting Nights take place on the last Thursday of each month and cost £40pp. The Fondue menu is available every Wednesday night for £23 or £32 (for steak and fondue).
Love is also in the air at the Hatton Arms with a series of Valentine’s events lined up between February 10th-15th, including this year, Galentine’s and Palentine’s nights as well as a family Valentine’s offering on Sunday, February 12th.
Steph added: “Valentine’s puts a lot of pressure on single people or people who have recently split up with their partner so the Hatton Arms Festival of Love is a way of offering something for everybody.”
Bookings can be made via the website here