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Travelodge has released rooms from £29



Travel Lodge Abingdon Road Oxford

Travel Lodge Abingdon Road Oxford

Did you know that the UK has been producing premium wines since pre-Roman times? Today there are around 500 vineyards and 135 wineries in England creating award-winning sparkling and still red and white wines.


This spring bank holiday, Saturday 28th May 2016 not only marks the start of English Wine Week, a national campaign to raise awareness of English wines but also the start of the new growing season for British wine makers.


So why not make the most of your long weekend and get wine wise. Visit one of the UK’s top wineries and explore their vineyards, learn how wine is made and best of all, enjoy the tasting! To help you make the most of your trip, Travelodge has released rooms from £29 for English Wine Week – providing the perfect excuse to whisk your partner away for a romantic break. Alternatively, why not arrange a get together with friends this spring Bank Holiday and spend quality time bonding and becoming wine connoisseurs.


English Wine Week starts Saturday 28th May until Sunday 5th June 2016. To book your £29 room visit: www.travelodge.co.uk.


Travelodge has over 500 hotels across the UK which have been recently modernised in a new contemporary design – created by Travelodge customers.


To help you plan your visit, detailed below is Travelodge’s top ten English wineries / vineyards to visit.


Brightwell Vineyard adjoins the River Thames and is situated one mile north of the historic town of Wallingford and eight miles south of the city of Oxford. The flinty chalk greensand and gravel of the Thames Valley provides ideal grapevine soil while also being sheltered by the surrounding hills of the Chilterns, North Downs and Cotswolds makes the region one of the warmest and driest areas of the UK. The vineyard produces white, rosé, red and sparkling wines which frequently win medals in Regional, National and International competitions.
For more information: http://www.brightwellvineyard.co.uk/

Nearest Travelodge: Oxford Abingdon Road


Leventhorpe Vineyard is Yorkshire’s longest established commercial vineyard, producing wines since the 1980s. Wine-making in Yorkshire is not as new as one might think. George Bowden and his wife Janet re-introduced commercial winegrowing to Yorkshire by establishing the five-acre vineyard in 1985, and now produce award-winning Yorkshire Appellation wines: mainly whites, with limited amounts of sparkling and red wines. Visitors are welcome to have a free taste of the wines on offer prior to purchase.
For more information: http://www.visitleeds.co.uk/thedms.aspx?dms=3&venue=2193741

Nearest Travelodge: Leeds Colton

Three Choirs Vineyard is one of England’s oldest and largest vineyards nestled deep in the Cotswolds. Open all year with wine tasting and tours every day. Visit, relax and take a gentle wander through the vines or have food in the restaurant. The rolling hills and valleys of Gloucestershire provide a unique microclimate which is perfect for growing grapes. Book a tour and tasting session to find out more about how the Three Choirs produce our great English wine.
For more information: https://www.three-choirs-vineyards.co.uk/gloucestershire/
Nearest Travelodge: Gloucester


Adgestone Vineyard on the Isle of Wight has a chalky south facing slopes and almost frost free microclimate, coupled to that the six  purpose built subterranean cellars maintaining a steady 11oC, it all makes for an environment where the vines can grow perfectly. Take an audio tour and go underground into one of the oldest commercial wine cellars in England. Impress your friends with your new wine tasting skills. Enjoy something to eat in the modern café with a light lunch, cream tea or delicious sharing platter. For the kids, there’s fun with the free range chickens and treasure hunt too.
For more information: http://adgestonevineyard.co.uk/index.php
Nearest Travelodge: Ryde, Isle of Wight


Biddenden Vineyard is Kent’s original family run, commercial vineyard, with the second and third generation of the Barnes family managing the estate. Today the single estate vineyard spans 23 acres of gentle south facing slopes situated in a sheltered valley, just outside the picturesque Wealden village of Biddenden. You can find 11 different grape varieties grown here to produce an array of award-winning white, rosé, red and sparkling English wines.
For more information: http://biddendenvineyards.com/our-story/

Nearest Travelodge: Ashford


Bosue Vineyard is a family run vineyard producing award winning white, rosé and sparkling wines made from Cornish grown grapes.  Owned and run by Paul and Liz Sibley, Bosue Vineyard is situated about one mile north of St. Ewe village, close to The Lost Gardens of Heligan on the south coast of Cornwall. The south facing slopes and mild Cornish climate perfectly suit the varieties of Rondo, Regent, Solaris, Phoenix and Orion Grapes.

For more information: www.bosuevineyard.co.uk

Nearest Travelodge: St Austell





Travelodge has recently spent £100 million modernising its hotels to a new contemporary design. As part of this investment all Travelodge rooms now feature a luxurious, king-size Travelodge Dreamer bed and family rooms now feature two individual beds for children. In addition, to help save even more money, Travelodge has recently launched its best ever unlimited breakfast menu at just £7.95 and the unlimited lighter breakfast at £5.75. For each paying adult, two children eat for free.


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