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Denham Grove Hotel

Tilehouse Lane, Denham, Bucks, UB9 5DG

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The Hotel

Set in 42 acres of grounds just northwest of London.

Denham Grove is set in 42 acres of grounds just northwest of London with easy access via the M40 and M25. It combines a modern design with a peaceful rural setting.

In addition to on-tap coffee and tea, there is a bar area and the spacious dining-room serves a choice of dishes. There is free access to the internet for surfing the web.

Denham Grove is the ideal place to unwind, take a walk through the picturesque grounds or simply relax on the terrace or in the indoor pool, spa or sauna.

All the rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated for a comfortable stay. Facilities include en-suite bathroom, trouser press, hair dryer, tea/coffee making equipment and TV.

Facilities

Indoor pool, spa/jacuzzi, sauna, gym and tea/coffee available in the bedrooms and on tap in the venue.

Supplements

Executive room.

Location

Sandy Bell

Sandy Bell

Sandy worked for the De Beers diamond group in personnel management for the last 16 years of her career. Having been invited to apply to become a magistrate, she was appointed to the Magistracy in 1985. Sandy gave up work in 1991 in order to spend more time sailing in the Mediterranean with her husband and sailing their boat across the Atlantic to the Caribbean.

Sandy has played social bridge for 25 years and in 1995, after an amicable separation from her husband, she decided to set up a bridge club in the local yacht club in Port Solent near Portsmouth where she was living. Single people were encouraged to join and it was surprising how many widows and widowers attended on the first night who were delighted to be welcomed as a single player. Sandy is a member of EBUTA and has been teaching improvers' bridge for the past two years which she thoroughly enjoys. In May 2004 she was assessed suitable as a Club Director.

Graham and Sandy met 10 years ago sailing and soon discovered their passion for bridge. Graham is a retired naval officer and during his retirement has built several cruising catamarans of varying lengths. He has been a social bridge player for 40 years or so and is enjoying assisting Sandy with her Mr Bridge responsibilities.

Festive Bridge

DRAFT ITINERARIES – please note these are subject to change

Denham Grove:   Christmas | Twixmas | New Year | Other

The Olde Barn:   Christmas | Twixmas | New Year | Other

Blunsdon House:   Twixmas

 

Christmas at Denham Grove 2018

Hand Evaluation and Transfers with Sandy Bell

SUNDAY 23 DECEMBER
15:00 to 17:30 Mr Bridge Welcome Desk will be open in the reception area.
You are able to check into your rooms from 15.00 onwards.
Denham Grove staff to host mulled wine and mince pies from 15.00 till 17.00.
A complimentary porterage service is available on arrival and departure.
17:45 to 18:30 Welcome Reception.
Complimentary drinks reception in the bar lounge.
18:30 to 20:00 Dinner.*
20:00 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs.
 
CHRISTMAS EVE, MONDAY 24 DECEMBER
08:00 to 10:00 Full English or Continental Breakfast.
Note: Day Guests are not entitled to breakfast on any day.
10:30 to 12:30 Seminar -Hand Evaluation in No Trumps followed by Set Hands.
Alternatively relax in syndicates 1, 2 or 3 with the option of playing
other games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or do a Jigsaw.

Tea and coffee at approximately 11:00.
12:30 to 14:00 Buffet Lunch.
14:00 to 16:40 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs.**
Alternatively relax in syndicates 1, 2 or 3 with the option of playing
other games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or do a Jigsaw.

Tea and coffee at approximately 15:15.
17:45 to 18:30 Mulled wine, canapés and carols in the bar lounge.
18:30 to 20:00 Dinner.*
20:00 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs.
 
CHRISTMAS DAY, TUESDAY 25 DECEMBER
08:00 to 10:00 Full English or Continental Breakfast.
10:30 to 12:00 Discussion on the Answers to the Bidding Quiz.
Alternatively relax in syndicates 1, 2 or 3 with the option of playing
other games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or do a Jigsaw.

Tea and coffee at approximately 11:00.
13:00 to 15:00 Four course Christmas Lunch (Lounge suits/blazers).
15:00 Queen’s Speech displayed on televisions in the lounge bar.
Christmas cake to be available to all guests during the afternoon at the drinks stations.
15:30 to 16:40 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs.**
18:30 to 20:00 Festive Cold Buffet Supper.
20:00 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs.
 
BOXING DAY, WEDNESDAY 26 DECEMBER
08:00 to 10:00 Full English or Continental Breakfast.
10:00 to 12:30 Seminar – Hand Evaluation in Suits followed by Set Hands.
Alternatively relax in syndicates 1, 2 or 3 with the option of playing
other games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or do a Jigsaw.

Tea and coffee at approximately 11:00.
12:30 to 14:00 Buffet Lunch.
14:00 to 16:40 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs**
Tea and coffee at approximately 15:15.
18:30 to 20:00 Dinner.*
20:00 Bridge Session - Duplicate Pairs.
 
THURSDAY 27 DECEMBER
08:00 to 10:00 Full English or Continental Breakfast.
Note: The hotel likes clients to check out before 10.00.
It is therefore advised that you check out after breakfast.
The venue can store your luggage if required.
10:00 to10:10 Informal Prize Giving for the duplicate section.
10:10 to 12:30 Seminar – Transfers followed by Set Hands.
Alternatively relax in syndicates 1, 2 or 3 with the option of playing
other games such as Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble or do a Jigsaw.

Tea and coffee at approximately 11:00.
12:30 to 14:00 Buffet Lunch.
  All depart.  Have a safe journey.

To make bookings or for further information, telephone my office on 01483 489961.