To tie in with the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival, we are running a special Stargazing evening on Thursday 1st November. The evening will start from 7pm where we will welcome guests to our restaurant and dining room for drinks and a hearty Cottage Pie Supper will then be served from 7.30pm. A little later in the evening, as well as our own budding in-house astronomer (i.e. chef-owner John), we will be privileged to have Seb Jay, expert astronomer and author of “Exmoor Dark Skies”, on hand with his telescopes to guide everyone through the night sky and impart some of his extensive knowledge gained from over more than 20 years of stargazing. John will also have the hotel’s own telescope available to view the night sky.
Exmoor’s international dark sky designation means that in favourable conditions it is a fantastic place for viewing the stars with the naked eye and a telescope isn’t always necessary. Exmoor is one of the best places in the country for stargazing as it has very little light pollution and is often free from clouds. According to the Campaign for Dark Skies, less than 10% of people in the UK can see a natural night sky full of stars above them. But interest is growing through initiatives such as the International Year of Astronomy in 2009 and the BBC StarGazing Live series.
In addition there’s always the chance for guests to do some astrophotography, as there are some great photos to be had when the skies are clear.
* Please note, in the event of cloudy weather, Seb will give an indoor presentation instead.
Book tickets for the Pie at Night Stargazing evening only: Price £19.50 per person –
(Includes either a 125ml glass of wine or bottle of beer/cider or soft drink and a cottage pie supper plus guided talk by expert Seb Jay & chance to view the stars)
Please contact us either by telephone or email:
Tel: 01643 841241
Book accommodation & Supper/Stargazing evening
Arrival on Thursday 1st November:-
1-night starts from £124.00/room* based on double occupancy
(includes 1-night b&b plus Cottage Pie Supper/Stargazing evening)
2-nights starts from £209.00/room* based on double occupancy
(includes 2-nights b&b plus Cottage Pie Supper/Stargazing evening on the 1st night)
3-nights starts from £294.00/room* based on double occupancy
(includes 3-nights b&b plus Cottage Pie Supper/Stargazing evening on the 1st night)
*Price based on 2 people sharing our Cosy Double
Please contact us either by telephone or email to book accommodation & Supper/Stargazing evening:
Tel: 01643 841241