Posted on 7th May, 2014

Upton Jazz Festival

Guests at the Abbey Hotel are never short of artistic diversions to enjoy. For example, the rhythms of New Orleans will be transported to Upton from the 27th to the 29th June, where you can enjoy over sixty concerts covering a plethora of music genres, such as Gypsy/Classical Jazz, Dance, Street, Gospel and Swing, to create a festival full of experience and atmosphere.  The New Orleans Jazz Band, Alan Barnes and Craig Milverton & his Trio are but a few of our best-loved musicians who will be performing over the three days, from midday until late. That’s not all; festival-goers can enjoy...

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Great Malvern Food Festival
Posted on 4th April, 2014

The Great Malvern Food Festival

Bon vivants and foodies alike will be in a fervour over the second Bank Holiday weekend in May, and you will find no better location to be than the Abbey Hotel, at the heart of all that is on offer on Sunday 25th & Monday 26th May. The Malvern Munch Food Walk is a leisurely six-mile walk around the Malvern Hills with the lure of some exceptional local food and drink whilst listening to live music at stops along the way. Tickets are reasonably priced at £20 and available from the Malvern Tourist Information Centre.  The walk, which is a...

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Posted on 31st March, 2014

Worcester Motor Festival 2014

Only 20 minutes from the Abbey Hotel lies Worcester Town Centre, the venue for our popular Worcester Motor Festival.  In its 8th year, the festival provides some real treats for the motor enthusiast. Taking place on Saturday 17th May, 30 of the latest models will be on display including the brand new Ford Kuga and the Fiat 500L, as well as more luxurious and traditional cars, which will be brought to you by the Malvern-based Morgan Motor Company.  If your passion is for a Triumph Herald or a Ford Thunderbird, there will be a fantastic range of over sixty vintage...

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Posted on 20th March, 2014

Counterfeit Sixties Show at Huntingdon Hall

With its picturesque gardens, the Abbey Hotel is the ideal setting to explore the surrounding counties of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire. There are many historical sites to visit including the close-by Malvern Museum (previously Malvern Priory and Gatehouse) which is steeped in history. Dating back to 1480, many historical points of interest remain, including the Porters Squint, used by the porter who monitored all the daily movements of people and goods to the Priory estate.  It can still be seen in the archway today.  After Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries, only Malvern’s Priory Church and Gatehouse survived. It was...

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Posted on 23rd January, 2014

A day in the life of an HR Administrator

“What do you do?” A question I get asked on countless occasions as my role is rather varied and I get to wear “many hats!” As the Human Resources Administrator at the Abbey Hotel in Great Malvern, a typical day for me includes … I’m focussing on the preparation of an induction programme for a new employee joining The Abbey next week. It’s essential to be organised and I give careful consideration, in liaison with the management team, to guarantee specific needs of individuals are met. Our Company Induction offers a warm welcome to Sarova Hotels and The Abbey ensuring...

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