Thinking Of Coming To Cricket St Thomas?

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This November, “The People’s Friend” is inviting readers to join us for a four-night festive break at Warner Leisure Hotels Cricket St Thomas Hotel, Somerset.

If you’re thinking about coming, why not have read through some of our readers’ comments about our last short break?

Our 150th Birthday Bash was held in Alvaston House Hotel in lovely Cheshire earlier this summer.

Here’s what our readers had to say

It was fantastic. Thank you! It’s the first time I have been on holiday on my own since my partner died in Dec 2017. I was nervous about coming but it’s been brilliant. I loved it.

Chef Christof prepared some wonderful meals for me. I have a dairy and gluten-free diet and had full confidence the meals were free of these ingredients.

Lovely to see the team being so interactive and ‘available’, not just at specific times and events but even making a lovely cup of tea! I feel part of an ‘extended’ team now when I read the magazine.

I think one effect of the weekend will be the magazine becoming ‘personalised’ to me, it will no longer be just a good friend, there will be a connection to people I have talked to and heard speaking.

Thoroughly enjoyed it! First time I have ever been on holiday on my own and I only did this because it was a “Friend” holiday. Thank you.

It has been so interesting to meet the members of the team and realise how important an understanding of their readers is to them. I now have a sense of belonging to a community.

The staff could not be more helpful and friendly, being disabled this is more noticeable.

Just a wonderful relaxing, social and welcome break. The venue was excellent with plenty of choice on menus and in the daily agenda. I’ll go again. Thanks.

Look forward to meeting the lovely People’s Friend staff at Cricket St Thomas in November. I can’t wait!

Find out all you need to know about our Cricket St Thomas break by clicking here.

How to book

Prices are per person, based on two guests sharing standard accommodation.

There is a £30 supplement for single occupancy (per night), but if you book early you could secure your room with no supplement to pay.

  • Standard Room from £299 per person
  • Signature Room from £359 per person

To book, call 0330 102 9952, or email

Please quote: “People’s Friend”.

Lines open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Terms And Conditions
Offer is 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 and are per person based on two guests sharing standard accommodation. There is an additional £30 supplement per night for single occupancy rooms. Please note that the first 7 rooms booked will not incur this charge. Some activities incur an additional charge and all activities are subject to availability and change. If you book less than 10 weeks ahead of holiday start date, your holiday must be paid in full at booking. Calls cost no more than calls to geographic numbers (01 or 02). Please note that you must book by 25/10/2019. Warner hotels are for guests over 21 years old. Find full terms and conditions for Warner Leisure Hotel breaks at (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.

Lucy Crichton

Fiction Editor Lucy is always on the look-out for the very best short stories, poems and pocket novels. As well as sourcing enjoyable content, she enjoys working with our established contributors, encouraging new talent, and celebrating 155 years of 'Friend' fiction!