Top Tips on Accessing the Best Rates

Getting the best rates at Bignell Park couldn’t be any easier. Here are our top tips to help you make a saving on your stay:

Book direct

Looking for a hotel via travel search engines will bring up a variety of hotels but not necessarily the best rates available. When you book your stay direct on our website, you’ll be able to easily view rooms, search for vacancies and make a booking up to 365 days in advance – giving you the lowest tariff before anyone else. Plus, there are lots of exclusive special offers and rates that you can only access through our site, so we’d always recommend booking direct.

Be quick and be in the know

Confirm your booking as early as you can because the best value rooms get taken up quickly! And make sure you sign up to our monthly newsletter, which includes exclusive offers on special room rates, ‘Wine and Dine’ discounts and even 10% off dining at the Oaks restaurant. We update our offers every month so it’s definitely worth subscribing and checking your inbox for upcoming deals.

Check in on our offers page

Keep an eye on our offers page to view new discounts on everything from room and restaurant rates to special beauty packages at our in-house beauty salon, Hart.

Get social!

Don’t follow us on Twitter and Facebook? You’re missing out on a host of competitions, news and updates on our room rates, renowned restaurant, wedding packages and meeting spaces! Follow our social media accounts today so that you never miss our best rates.

Stay over on Sunday

It’s more likely that you’ll get the best room rate on a Sunday night so why not stay over at the end of the weekend and awake refreshed on Monday morning in a gorgeous four poster room? You can also take advantage of our ‘Sunday Night Club’ offer, which includes dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast for just £95 for single occupancy and £125 for double occupancy.

Give us a ring

Remember you can always give us a call on 01869 326550 to talk about your specific room requirements and find the best deal. We’re happy to create a tailor-made package that ticks all your boxes!

Top Tips – How to prepare the perfect Sunday roast this St George’s Day

Celebrate St. George’s Day with a traditional English roast – visit The Oaks Restaurant and order our Head Chef’s mouth-watering signature dish: slow cooked belly pork with celeriac mash, braised red cabbage, crispy crackling & cider jus. It’s a deliciously tender roast that’s perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.

This year marks Chef Radek’s three-year anniversary as our Head Chef – his flair for creating memorable dishes, his enthusiasm for sourcing local fresh ingredients and his culinary skill helped him to quickly work his way up from Sous Chef. Plus, because he loves talking to diners and gaining feedback, it gives The Oaks Restaurant an extra touch of character and an inviting ambience that you won’t find elsewhere.

Here are our Head Chef’s tips for making a perfect beef roast:

Look for marbling and fat

The term ‘marbling’ is used to describe the streaks of fat in lean meat, which, when rendered down in a hot oven, add flavour, moistness and juiciness to a roast. Choose a beef joint that has a thick layer of fat across the top to ensure that it doesn’t dry out during cooking.

Double check the basics

Always preheat your oven, set your rack in the centre and use a trivet so that the hot air can circulate around the meat and encourage an even roast.

Use a thermometer

It can be tricky to tell if your roast is rare, medium or well done just by looking at it. Use a roast calculator to figure out cooking times or use a meat thermometer to check the temperature in the thickest part of the joint: 60°C for rare, 70°C for medium and 80°C for well done.

Give the roast a break

Allow the roast to rest after cooking to allow the juices to run back into the meat and the fibres to relax. Wrap the joint loosely in foil and leave it on the countertop for at least 20 minutes before carving. Skim the fat off the resting juices to make a flavourful gravy. You can use this time to cook Yorkshire puddings, finish off roast potatoes and bake veggies.


Happy St George’s Day!