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A Churchillian Interlude

Bookable for parties by arrangement and at Selected times throughout the year

A very special all inclusive two night break in which we celebrate the life and achievements of the great man, and visit his former home in convivial company. Relax in luxurious surroundings as we pamper you at Rye Lodge, and enjoy the delights of Rye - a town full of fascinating history.

We are finalising dates with Chartwell for this summer's interlude. Please express your interest by telephone or email as soon as possible, so we can reserve your place on this very special break.


7 pm

Cocktail Reception in the lounge -
Jean and Kerry de Courcy
welcome you and introduce you to your fellow guests.

7:30 - 8pm

Welcome Dinner is served in the
Terrace Room Restaurant



8.00 -10 am

Breakfast is served in the Terrace Room or you may order breakfast in your room from Room Service.

10:30am Our coach leaves to drive through the Sussex and Kent countryside to arrive at Chartwell, Sir Winston Churchill’s country home for over 40 years.
12 noon Arrival at Chartwell when, subject to fine weather, we will explore the garden prior to pre-lunch drinks.
12.30pm          Pre-lunch drinks will be served in the Mulberry Room.
12.45 pm

Lunch with wine in the Mulberry Room. 
Following lunch at about 1.45 pm we will have a private talk on Sir Winston, his family and their life at Chartwell.

Following this talk you will be free to explore the whole of Chartwell seeing Lady Churchill’s bedroom, kept as it was 50 years ago, Sir Winston’s study and his desk where he wrote some of his most inspiring speeches of World War II  and the dining room where he entertained world famous figures.

Return to Rye Lodge about 4.30 p.m.


Champagne Reception in the Terrace Room    Champagne Canard-Duchêne Cuvée Léonie BrutNV


Kerry de Courcy will present
“Churchill & Champagne”
- A light hearted presentation about Champagne Pol Roger, the Champagne House that supplied Sir Winston for many years and named their Prestige Cuvee –The Sir Winston Churchill Cuvee in honour of their most celebrated customer.   You will taste this famous Champagne which retails at around £100 a bottle.


The Churchill Gala Dinner
Following the presentation you  will enjoy a delicious five course dinner with wines and Champagne specially selected to complement the food.


Friday (not inclusive in package)


Guests may depart or, for those staying on, a visit can be arranged to the famous Wartime Tunnels in Dover Cliffs.   [It was from here that so much of the war was controlled, and many Battle of Britain pilots, shot down in the channel, were treated in the underground hospital.   A visit to these tunnels, first dug in the time of Napoleon and enlarged during WWII, makes a fascinating day out.]


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