Car Park Paved with Gold

(Well Golden brick paving)

Well ten years after our first application our patience has paid off and we now have permission to redevelop our top car park.

As soon as we close the doors (please don’t be sad, you need the break) on November the 11th the diggers will move in and work will commence.

So when you come and see us (you know you want to) from March 14th 2008 your parking experience will be oh so enhanced. No more noisy gravel! Exciting eh?

see plans here >

More and more of our guest’s are increasingly interested in the history of the site that is La Barbarie. So for those of you interested in all things past please follow the link to a brief if ancient history. More here >

Meet Colin Pearson

Head Chef Colin is now in his third year and despite all my efforts is still a Newcastle United Supporter. I can already hear Mr Jones of Boston applauding as I write this. His football team’s lack of consistency is not an affliction Colin suffers from.

Old Barbarians and our local customers consistently praise Chef for the food he produces. As an extract of Mr Cottingham’s letter put it so well “ we so enjoyed our meals and the very expert way it was cooked and presented.” And then there was Mrs Lesbirel “As always the food was superb and we felt so looked after by you all”

Thanks to Colin and his team “Ed.

More improvements in Restaurant Comfort

Three Chairs. Hip Hip Hooray. Well 70 New chairs actually to replace the creaky ones that have had quite a lot of surgery over the past 16 years. Amazing what you can do with Super Glue and a few nails!!

Best Hotels Finalist

La Barbarie Hotel was proud to named a Finalist in the 2007 “Best Hotels in Great Britain and Ireland” awards ceremony that took place in London 21st June 2007.

Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism Mr Shaun Woodward said “Quality is the key to the future success of UK tourism and these nominees are a clear example of excellence in the industry”.

My thanks to: Mrs Anderson, Mrs Gorman, Mrs Purt, Mrs Cadman-Cramp, Mrs Nye, Mrs Ward, Mrs Wood and everyone who put pen to paper about a possible Beauty Salon at La Barbarie. We are still assessing the viability and will keep you posted. Ed.

More Kind Words. I am grateful to many Old Barbarians for taking the time to write to me with feed back on their stay. To read a selection of customer reviews click here >
They're Back . . . by popular demand

La Barbarie "Mini Breaks"

•  Car hire
•  2 Nights en-suite accommodation
•  Full buffet and cooked breakfast
•  Option to extend your stay

from only £80.00 per person.

Full details available here >

La Barbarie "Fly Drive Breaks"

•  Return Flights Gatwick Bristol Southampton
•  Car hire
•  3 Nights en-suite accommodation
•  Full buffet and cooked breakfast
•  Option to extend your stay

from only £225.00 per person.

Full details available here >

2008 Free Car Hire Offer
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Nice to see . . .

Mr & Mrs Brockhurst
Happy anniversary on Ten years of consecutive visits to La Barbarie. Old Barbarians with some stamina!

Mr & Mrs Taylor
That will teach you to eat at another place!

Mr & Mrs Finnie
Thanks for the Blue Bottle. I haven’t used it yet! (Maybe the Taylor’s should have one.)

Kevin and Jeanette Purt
whose take on an Indian head Massage had me quite baffled and looking for a take away!!!

Mr & Mrs Turner
Cobra Beer now in stock

Brenda & David Ellam
Loved the Grey Hare Card. I don’t need the Grecian 2000 yet!!

Mr & Mrs Coombes from Andover
Fried Bread withdrawal symptoms yet?

Mr & Mrs Buxton
A legend amongst the Legends of Anfield!!

And all you other Old Barbarians who keep coming to see Ivo’s not looking any older!!

Barb Wire Caption Competition Issue: 18

Winning a Lobster Dinner for two Plus a bottle of House Champagne on their next visit is Mr K M Boddy of Taunton.

Please don’t forget to mention your prize when booking your next visit. Ed.

Barb Wire Caption Competition Issue: 19

The winner of the funniest caption for this Picture of a beautiful Rose (Rebecca D) between two thorns will win two nights B+B here at La Barbarie.

The judges (yours truly) decision is final and the winner will be notified by E mail before 30 April 2008. Please send entries by Email or that other Post thing.