Two-night seaside break for two at the majestic Britannia Grand Scarborough, including breakfast and a bottle of sparkling wine, just £55!

There’s nothing quite like a traditional British seaside getaway to bring back childhood memories. Times were simple then. All that mattered was your ice cream had a flake in it and your sandcastle had a ruddy good moat. The rugged coastal scenery of North Yorkshire hasn’t lost any of its charm we assure you. Nor any of its proper chippies either…

For just £55, enjoy a two-night stay for two people at Britannia Grand Scarborough. You’re adults now, so a sparkling bottle of wine will make your acquaintance on arrival – sorry, no Coke floats – as well as a hearty English breakfast each morning. A traditional, good old-fashioned seaside break… go on then, have a splash in the sea, you little scamps.

about Britannia Hotels
Britannia Hotels have 41 hotels across the UK, offering 7,000 bedrooms. Location is the key to their success, with hotels found in prime cities throughout the UK, as well as near major airports, in seaside resorts or surrounded by stunning countryside. Their aim is to provide extremely good value for money at a time when it has become an increasingly important factor to companies and individuals. Britannia not only offers extremely competitive rates but also combines this with richness in décor and facilities such as a choice of restaurants, health clubs, nightclubs, bars and free wireless internet access.


Two-night seaside break for two at the majestic Britannia Grand Scarborough, including breakfast and a bottle of sparkling wine, just £55!

There’s nothing quite like a traditional British seaside getaway to bring back childhood memories. Times were simple then. All that mattered was your ice cream had a flake in it and your sandcastle had a ruddy good moat. The rugged coastal scenery of North Yorkshire hasn’t lost any of its charm we assure you. Nor any of its proper chippies either…

For just £55, enjoy a two-night stay for two people at Britannia Grand Scarborough. You’re adults now, so a sparkling bottle of wine will make your acquaintance on arrival – sorry, no Coke floats – as well as a hearty English breakfast each morning. A traditional, good old-fashioned seaside break… go on then, have a splash in the sea, you little scamps.

about Britannia Hotels
Britannia Hotels have 41 hotels across the UK, offering 7,000 bedrooms. Location is the key to their success, with hotels found in prime cities throughout the UK, as well as near major airports, in seaside resorts or surrounded by stunning countryside. Their aim is to provide extremely good value for money at a time when it has become an increasingly important factor to companies and individuals. Britannia not only offers extremely competitive rates but also combines this with richness in décor and facilities such as a choice of restaurants, health clubs, nightclubs, bars and free wireless internet access.


Two-night seaside break for two at the majestic Britannia Grand Scarborough, including breakfast and a bottle of sparkling wine, just £55!

There’s nothing quite like a traditional British seaside getaway to bring back childhood memories. Times were simple then. All that mattered was your ice cream had a flake in it and your sandcastle had a ruddy good moat. The rugged coastal scenery of North Yorkshire hasn’t lost any of its charm we assure you. Nor any of its proper chippies either…

For just £55, enjoy a two-night stay for two people at Britannia Grand Scarborough. You’re adults now, so a sparkling bottle of wine will make your acquaintance on arrival – sorry, no Coke floats – as well as a hearty English breakfast each morning. A traditional, good old-fashioned seaside break… go on then, have a splash in the sea, you little scamps.

about Britannia Hotels
Britannia Hotels have 41 hotels across the UK, offering 7,000 bedrooms. Location is the key to their success, with hotels found in prime cities throughout the UK, as well as near major airports, in seaside resorts or surrounded by stunning countryside. Their aim is to provide extremely good value for money at a time when it has become an increasingly important factor to companies and individuals. Britannia not only offers extremely competitive rates but also combines this with richness in décor and facilities such as a choice of restaurants, health clubs, nightclubs, bars and free wireless internet access.


A Short Summer Break in the South of France: Provence

Church

With summer on the horizon, a trip to the south of France to visit some of our rosé wine producers seemed like a perfect escape from April showers in England. I wasn’t disappointed.

After landing at Toulon airport, surprisingly small and very efficient, we met our driver and were whisked off to our first Vineyard, Chateau Saint Marguerite.

Marguerite

A family owned and run business through and through, currently under the stewardship of the Charismatic Jean-Pierre. His sons also run various aspects of the business, and with seven grandchildren the Chateau will be in safe hands for years to come.

We met Jean-Pierre at the Chateau, greeted by the palm trees depicted on the label. After a brief introduction we sat down for dinner. The delicious Marguerite Organic Rosé was of course flowing and matched up wonderfully to the traditional provençal dishes served by Jean-Pierre’s wife.

A fantastically well balanced wine, the red berry fruits and delicate floral aromas are held together with a refreshing acidity. As close to ‘Summer in a Glass’ as you are likely to find on Majestic’s shelves.

BikesSeaThe next day Jean-Pierre had arranged for us to visit the beautiful island of Porquerolles, where we rented bikes and even swam in the sea after finding an idyllic deserted beach. If you are ever touring the Cote d’Azure, this gem of an island is a must visit. There was just time for a final glass of Rosé with Jean-Pierre before we said our goodbyes and went on our way to meet our next producers, Famille Negrel.

Another family business, the property was purchased in 1813 by Jean-Jacques Négrel and his brothers. Today Guy Négrel runs the estate helped by his children Maud & Matthieu and they are celebrating the 200th anniversary of the estate this year!

TeamSaint Victoire is a sub-appelation inside the generic Côtes de Provence appellation. Located between the two mountains of Sainte Victoire and Monts Auréliens, the terroir expresses itself in the wines. Giving great depth of flavour and creating a complex rosé wine, to be enjoyed with food. A fantastic choice for Tapanade, olives and other provencal starters.

Viewpoint

After meeting Maud and Matthieu, we picnicked at fantastic viewpoint overlooking the Saint Victoire appellation. I have long thought that a large part of the enjoyment of wine is not just taken from the quality of the liquid in the bottle, but the atmosphere and environment in which you drink it. This evening was a great combination of wine, company and location which will leave fond memories for years to come.

RichThe next day after a tour of the vineyard and a wonderful BBQ lunch it was time to bid farewell to Maud and Matthieu and head to our next producer, Chateau Minuty, on the outskirts of St Tropez.

Another family business, created in 1936 by Gabriel Farnet the grandfather of the charismatic Francois, who runs operations today with his brother Jean-Etienne. Minuty is a huge operation, the largest of the three wineries we visited, producing around 3million bottles a year. Despite this impressive volume however, the quality is as high as ever. A point Francois was keen to stress, stating that if you lose control of what is in the bottle, then you have nothing.

DeliveryThe tour around the bottling plant was fascinating, this is big business, but with a constant eye on quality. Francois added a nice touch by ensuring that the pallet of M de Minuty we saw being bottled was destined for Majestic shelves. After our tour we had a quick tasting of the wines before being whisked off to a seaside restaurant for lunch. It was here that Minuty really began to make sense, a slightly lighter style, easy drinking with a focus on crisp refreshing flavours and mouth-watering acidity. It was the perfect accompaniment to the seafood menu. We ate, and talked, and drank, with the sun on our backs and the sea in our ears. This is what Provence, and Provence rosé is all about.

Barrel

Discover Provence Rose online at majestic.co.uk

Rich is the fountain of all Majestic customer service knowledge. A keen athlete and avid believer all scientific theories, at the weekend you can mostly find Rich running around his local park and collecting pond samples for his latest biosphere projects. Forced to choose one wine Rich would have the Catena Alta Chardonnay every time.

A Short Summer Break in the South of France: Provence

£59 for a three-night coastal Pontins break for up to four people, worth up to £171 – save up to 65% on self-catering accommodation at one of four fantastic holiday parks

Summer may be coming to an end, but there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy a fantastic family holiday beside the sea! Don’t let the grey skies get you down, because with today’s kgbdeal you can escape the dull and discover the delightful with a coastal stay at one of four fantastic holiday parks – plus you’ll save up to 65% while you’re at it…

Today we’ve got you a three-night Pontins break, in a Popular one-bedroom apartment for up to four people, for just £59. This package is for self-catered accommodation at one of four Pontins holiday parks, which would usually cost you up to £171. That means we’re delivering a discount of up to 65% on an adventure-packed getaway – after all, the fun never stops at Pontins!

which park will you choose?
Southport on the North West coast
Prestatyn Sands in North Wales
Brean Sands in Somerset
Camber Sands in Sussex
Find out more about the Pontins parks here>>

what’s on at Pontins…
With so much to do on a Pontins holiday, whatever the weather, the biggest problem is fitting it all in! Take a plunge in the indoor heated pool and check out the fantastic Water Walkerz, inflatables and slides. Zip round the Go-Kart tracks, abseil the Climbing Walls or take a putt on the Crazy Golf course. This Autumn Pontins is going to be ‘Spooktacular!’ with lots of spooky goings on for all the family so why not join in the fun and games, with spooky fancy dress competitions and gameshows, magic workshops and plenty of tricks and treats?  

about Pontins
Whichever Pontins holiday park you choose to visit, you’re sure to enjoy a fantastic beach, stunning surroundings, endless entertainment and free activities. Pontins specialise in family getaways with more packed in. Evening entertainment can include everything from bingo to live tribute acts, and depending on where you stay you’ll be able to fill your days with activities including football, swimming, abseiling, quad biking and even karaoke!


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