You know you are somewhere special as soon as you step through the front door of the Winchester Royal Hotel, as you are greeted with an impressive entrance and sweeping staircase. This charming 16th Century Hotel is a hidden gem within the heart of Winchester.
Come for an overnight stay with a visit to the Bombay Sapphire distillery at Laverstoke Mill on the beautiful River Test and enjoy some fun and games with the Finders Keepers antique hunting game.
Day One: Explore the Bombay Sapphire Distillery with a distillery host.
You'll discover the ten exotic botanicals infused into every drop in the beautiful Glasshouses. In the Botanical Dry Room, a real sensory experience will uncover your preferred flavour palate. You'll go behind the scenes in the Dakin Still House before your host leaves you to enjoy a drink 'on the house' in the Mill Bar. Check in to the hotel in Winchester with plenty of time to walk over to the Cathedral for Choral Evensong before dinner.
Day Two: Our celebrity antiques expert Karen Dalmeny arrives after breakfast. Karen is a long time antiques expert, who you might know from Dickinson's Real Deal and Secret Dealers. Enjoy an entertaining for a Finders Keepers briefing with Karen,dishing out tips and crisp tenners before you head off to look for treasure in an emporium of multiple traders that has featured on the BBC's Celebrity Antiques Road Trip. You can elect to shop alone or team up with as many people as you want and pool your money. Then it's back to the hotel for a light lunch and over coffee a very enjoyable session in which Karen evaluates all of your finds.
If no one has unearthed a Ming vase the winner or winning team will be selected on for the most unusual object, the most aesthetically pleasing junk or the find with the best potential profit. There's a prize for the winner and a lot of laughs for everyone throughout the day.
You'll be all set to head home by 3.00pm.
• 1 night DBB 4* Winchester Royal Hotel
• 10 Single rooms free of supplement
• Your choice of coach company
• Finders Keepers game with celebrity expert and light lunch with coffee
• Bombay Sapphire hosted tour
• Free Organiser plus up to 1 in 10 free
• Free driver half board & 24 hr parking
• 100% Passenger Payment Protection
• Free GTO Liability Insurance
Available midweek throughout the year
4* Winchester Royal Hotel This city centre 16th century hotel is the perfect blend of modern and traditional. The refurbished 81 bedrooms are spacious and come with free WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities and flat screen tellys. The cathedral, shopping area and a variety of museums are all within a five minute flat walk.
£229pp Minimum 25 people
Price Valid to 31 March 2020