Explore Alvaston With The “Friend”


Enjoy a fun-filled 3-night break at Warner’s Alvaston Hall Hotel, Cheshire with “The People’s Friend” March 23-26, 2018.

“I’m thrilled to invite you all to take a short break with the “Friend” at beautiful Alvaston Hall Hotel in Cheshire,” Editor Angela says.

“It comes with my personal recommendation – I’ve stayed there myself and had a wonderful time!

An unforgettable, tailor-made holiday

“Why not join me and other members of the “Friend” team for an unforgettable, tailor-made holiday just for you?

“Over the long weekend, there will be a host of “Friend”-themed activities for you to take part in, including tea and a chat with me (scroll down for all the details). It’s a great opportunity to make friends and meet up with other “Friend” readers.

“I’m looking forward to meeting you!”

Relax in style in one of Alvaston Hall’s comfortable, well-equipped bedrooms, with en suite bathrooms and lots of thoughtful touches.

The price includes half-board menu.  With a choice of full English and continental buffets, or dishes cooked to order, breakfast will set you up for a fun-filled day ahead.  Choose from the carvery, extensive buffet or Alvaston’s menu of delicious dishes served straight to your table. Make sure you leave room for dessert!

Fantastic-value Standard rooms are a real home from home with TV, tea and coffee making facilities, biscuits replenished daily, comfy chairs and reading lights, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, telephone and safe.  Prices for standard rooms are from £259.


For added luxury, treat yourself to a Signature room, which has all the amenities of a Standard room and includes a pillow menu, toiletries selection and a complimentary bottle of wine.  Prices for signature rooms are from £289.


There’s never a dull moment at Warners! Your break includes full use of the hotel’s leisure facilities, participation in any daily activities of your choice and live entertainment every night (see below).  In addition, as a “Friend” you will receive the following exclusive additional treats:

Friday evening:

  • Private welcome drinks
  • A “Friend” goody bag
  • Meet and greet with the “Friend” team


  • Coach trip to Nantwich (leave 10 a.m., return 2 p.m.).
  • Craft session run by the “Friend” team where you will make:
    • Hand-made cards
    • Easter gifts


  • Tea with the “Friend” Editor. Indulge in a cup of tea and a chat with Angela and other members of the “Friend” team.
  • Exclusive tour of the gardens led by one of Alvaston House’s expert gardeners.
  • The “Friend’s” travel writer Neil McAllister talks about 30 years of writing for the “Friend”.

Warner Hotels are renowned for their fantastic live entertainment. Put on your dancing shoes or just  sit back, relax and enjoy Big Night Live with Stacey McCarthy and the Shock, moving effortlessly through Jazz, Soul, Motown to present day.  Warner’s daily activities include:

  • 9-Hole golf course
  • Table Tennis
  • Air-rifle shooting
  • Archery
  • Quizzes
  • Games
  • Free WIFI in public areas
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Bubble pool
  • Tropicarium
  • Full equipped fitness studio
  • Aqua fit sessions

To book call 0330 102 9952 or email groups@warnerleisurehotels.co.uk

Please quote: “The People’s Friend”

Lines open Monday – Friday,  9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

You can read all about our trip:

Jackie’s blog

Margaret’s blog

Kirsty’s blog

Angela’s early start

Terms & conditions:

Offer subject to availability, new bookings only, applies to groups of under 19 and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Prices correct at time of printing, prices quoted are per person. Additional £30 supplement per night for single occupancy rooms, note first 7 rooms to be booked will not incur this charge. Holidays booked less than 10 weeks ahead of holiday start date must be paid in full at booking. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Bookings must be made by 26/01/2018. Warner hotels are over 21s only. Minimum of 16 guests required for the Nantwich trip (transport only, not a guided visit). Please advise on booking if you want to go on the Nantwich trip. Full terms and conditions for Warner Leisure Hotel breaks can be found at www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk (Bourne Leisure Holidays trading as Warner Leisure Hotels is a company registered in England and Wales, company number 01854900, registered office 1 Park Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP2 4YL).

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