Polo is one of the oldest recorded team sports in history – believed to have originated in China and Persia around 2,500 years ago.
While often referred to as ‘the sport of kings’, the sport actually has a far wider public appeal and is played in countries across the globe by both male and female athletes.
This summer, Hospitality Action is delighted to bring you a great way to start the season in style.
You’ll enjoy a truly spectacular day of polo and a three-course meal at one of the oldest polo clubs in England; Cheshire Polo Club in Tarporley.
Your day will begin by watching a fast-paced and energetic game of polo – with G&Ts, bubbly and canapés on the stunning lawns of the Cheshire Polo Club.
You’ll then be treated to a delicious three-course meal prepared by three award-winning chefs.
The fun continues after the meal as you’ll watch more fantastically exhilarating polo in a special exhibition match, followed by an afternoon cream tea to round off the day.
Each ticket includes: day membership, car pass, polo match and demonstration, drinks and canapé reception, three-course lunch including half a bottle of wine per person, and an afternoon cream tea.
Aiden Byrne – head chef and director, restaurant MCR
Aiden trained and worked in a number of Michelin-starred establishments such as the Chester Grosvenor and Danesfield House and Spa.
In 2006, he became the youngest chef ever to earn two Michelin stars whilst at Tom Aikens at Pied A Terre in London.
Alongside Aiden’s highly successful restaurant career, he has also been a familiar face on a host of popular culinary television shows such as Masterchef, Great British Menu and The Good Food Show.
Kevin Lynn – chef and owner, Machine House Restaurant
Kevin is the multi award winning Chef and Owner of Machine House restaurant in Rossett, North Wales, awarded restaurant of the year 2018/2019 and 2 AA Rosettes.
Machine House has been featured in the Michelin guide since he opened in 2016 and was also awarded best newcomer in 2017.
Kevin has gained knowledge and experience whilst working in numerous acclaimed establishments throughout the UK, working for the likes of David Cavalier and Raymond Blanc.
Simon Shaw – chef patron and creative director, El Gato Negro
Simon is a highly experienced and respected restaurateur with over 35 years of experience, most notably as Chef Patron of El Gato Negro and Executive Head Chef at Harvey Nichols.
After visiting Catalonia and the Basque Country, Simon fell in love with the diversity and excitement of modern Spanish cuisine.
Over the last decade Simon has been recognised in countless industry awards, with El Gato Negro one of the country’s most celebrated modern Spanish restaurants.
Hospitality Action provides assistance to those who work (or who have worked) in the hospitality sector in the UK and who find themselves in crisis.
They support people suffering from life altering illnesses; experiencing poverty, bereavement and domestic violence; and those retired from the industry who may be isolated.
Money the charity raises goes towards grants for essential items; supporting lonely, retired hospitality workers; running educational seminars advising catering students of the dangers of drug and alcohol misuse.
To kickstart the summer season, entertain your clients, thank your teams, enjoy with friends – all whilst supporting Hospitality Action – bookings are now being accepted for tables and tickets.
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