Horsham hotel opens The Cellar
South Lodge Hotel near Horsham, West Sussex is offering guests a more interactive wine experience with its opening of The Cellar.
The room features an Enomatic â€œEnoroundâ€ preservation system as its centrepiece, which allows guests to sample a regularly changing selection of 16 wines by the glass.
In all, The Cellar holds almost 300 different wines from around the world, but with an emphasis on Bordeaux.
Top-up cards for the machine are available from the five star hotelâ€™s reception, while head sommelier Dominic Roberts will be on hand to guide guests through the selection.
Having chosen their wine, guests can then buy a bottle to take through to one of the hotelâ€™s two restaurants, The Pass or The Camellia.
For parties of eight or more, head chef Matt Gillan can put together a selection from the menu designed to complement the wine choice.
Alternatively, groups of up to 20 people can arrange for their wine tasting to be accompanied by a selection of charcuterie, olives, chutneys and freshly baked bread.
Commenting on the launch of The Cellar, general manager at South Lodge Hotel, Rupert Spurgeon, said: â€œWe hope that it will further raise the credentials of the bar and restaurant whilst adding an exclusive concept to the five star luxury hotel.
â€œIt also shows South Lodge Hotelâ€™s dedication and passion towards everything wine and food related.â€