I would like to say a Big, Thank You! to GM Paul Hicks and all the team at Crown Hotel for accommodating us with Celebrity Chef Jean-Christophe Novelli over the weekend, in Jean-Christophes Novelli's own world what a sweet location, peacefull surroundings, great hotel, great people and food as well as service.

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GM Paul Hicks, CROWN HOTEL

Left, Jean-Christophe Novelli, GM Paul Hicks and resident chef Paul Taylor.

Crown Hotel, Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4 8ES (UK) T 01228 561888 info@crownhotelwetheral.co.uk

Crown Hotel, Wetheral has won a 2011 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! TripAdvisor awards this certificate to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings from their members.

I would also like to thank Chef Paul Taylor who agreed to assist Jean-Christophe with 3 x cookery demonstrations at Warwick Halll, Carlisle on Saturdat 2nd July 2011.

jc carlisle and Chef Paul Taylor

The Crown Hotel is situated in the picturesque and peaceful village of Wetheral and is close to the historic city of Carlisle and Hadrians Wall. The hotel can be easily reached by road as it is only two miles from either junction 42 or 43 of the M6 motorway. For guests travelling by rail the local railway station is just a short stroll from the hotel and is on the Carlisle to Newcastle line.

The hotel offers a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone. All of our bedrooms are furnished in a tasteful country style and offer ensuite bathroom, satellite television, tea & coffee making facilities, trouser press, direct dial telephone, iron, ironing board and hair dryer. FREE WiFi connection is available in all bedrooms.

For that extra piece of luxury we also offer executive rooms, rooms with four poster beds and two luxurious suites, Edenholme and Warwickholme, both of which offer a jacuzzi in the bathroom. For guests requiring even more space and privacy we can offer the Crown Cottages - Inglewood and Willow - two self contained apartments in the grounds of the hotel offering all the comforts of home which are ideal for families or longer stays.

The Crown Hotel offers extensive conference and banqueting options - perfect for Carlisle businesses. We can cater for up to 140 delegates and can offer a variety of room options to suit the size of your meeting. Our rooms are suitable for every type of event from conferences and product launches to interviews and training courses. We offer a range of 24 hour delegate and day delegate packages to cover every aspect of your requirements.

Guests of the hotel are free to use our extensive leisure facilities which include an indoor 12 metre deck level swimming pool, fully equipped gymnasium, squash court, sauna, solarium and steam room.

Our recently refurbished restaurant, The Conservatory at the Crown, which overlooks our beautiful landscaped gardens offers guests a quality dining experience. Menus change frequently and feature a wide selection of local specialities and traditional dishes. The large conservatory with it's wooden beams and striking red quarry tiles has been simply, yet classically decorated using warm and relaxing colours, complimented by sandalwood blinds, dark wooden tables and plush Queen Ann seating.

For an informal and relaxed evening why not enjoy a drink in Waltons, the Crown's traditional village pub. Waltons also offers a tasty alternative to our main restaurant and serves snacks and bar meals in a relaxed atmosphere.

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The Crown Hotel is one of Cumbria's and Carlisle's leading hotels and wedding venues and we offer a variety of rooms which are perfect for any wedding celebration. With our attention to detail we will ensure that your wedding day is a day to remember. The hotel can also host wedding ceremonies as all of our wedding rooms have been granted a civil licence.

Thanks to Crown Hotel, ill be back myself soon!

Andy Richards

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