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Celebrate British Food Fortnight at Mercure hotels

12th July 2012 Print
Mercure Wine & Dine offer

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or someone who enjoys trying new things, British Food Fortnight (27th July – 12th August) is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the very best of Britain’s regional cuisines and locally-sourced ingredients. The Wine and Dine package from Mercure allows guests to experience an extensive regional tasting menu and sample fine wines as part of their stay.

Available in 18 stylish Mercure hotels across Britain, the Wine & Dine package includes a five course dinner of delicious dishes from a taster menu that’s unique to each hotel, featuring seasonal British produce. As part of the Wine and Dine experience, the meal is accompanied by two glasses of wine from Mercure’s acclaimed wine collection, which includes a tantalising range of English wines, specially selected to complement the day’s dishes.

The Mercure wine offering is one of the hallmarks of the hotel collection, featuring an extensive menu of high quality wines, sold by the glass as well as the bottle. This unique concept is designed not only to introduce grapes and varieties people may not be familiar with, but also to give guests the chance to sample high-end wines at an affordable price.

The wine collection is categorised into four different flavour areas: "Fresh & Tasty", "Fruity & Light", "Balanced & Elegant" and "Spicy & Full-Bodied" and guests will be guided through the unique matching process by the hotel’s in-house wine experts, the Mercure Echansons.

The Wine and Dine experience is available from just £155 for two, at participating hotels and includes a hearty Full English breakfast the following morning. For further information visit

Top five Mercure dining spots:

Mercure Stratford Upon Avon Shakespeare Hotel
In the heart of Shakespeare country, this hotel is perfect for literary buffs or lovers of the Bard’s plays. The hotel’s Tudor exterior gives it a romantic, olde-worlde feel, with the Othello Bar and Brasserie offering a relaxed atmosphere for guests to enjoy a leisurely meal with the Mercure Wine & Dine package.
Prices for the Wine & Dine package start at £70.00

Mercure Aberdeen Ardoe Hotel and Spa
This striking 19th century manor house was originally a family home and is set in 30 acres of countryside. Once again, the hotel retains all its original charm, including traditionally decorated rooms and four poster beds. The Blairs Restaurant boasts a wealth of period features, providing a suitably grand setting to enjoy the Mercure Wine & Dine experience.
Prices for the Wine & Dine package start at £89.00

Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa
A 700 year old country manor just outside central Blackburn, that’s perfect for a quiet retreat. The hotel has several original features, which offer guests a taste of living in the grandeur of a country manor. The Cameo Restaurant provides an elegant setting to enjoy regional dishes paired with sumptuous wines.
Prices for the Wine & Dine package start at £66.00

Mercure London Bridge Hotel
A stone’s throw from some of London’s top attractions, this contemporary 4 star hotel is conveniently situated on London’s buzzing South Bank. The Loft Restaurant and bar offers a modern and comfortable dining experience, with a superb selection of seasonal menus.
Prices for the Wine & Dine package start at £99.00

Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa
Set in a stunning 18th century manor house complete with 15 acres of gardens and an ornamental lake for guests to explore, the hotel offers a secluded stay for couples looking to getaway. The Oak Room Restaurant overlooks the hotel’s stunning grounds and boasts original 300-year-old oak-panel fireplaces – perfect for enjoying the Wine & Dine package surrounded by period glamour.
Prices for the Wine & Dine package start at £65.00

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Mercure Wine & Dine offer