Lainston House - Nr Winchester August 18 2014

Wander through the gates of Lainston House, up the winding drive and you enter an oasis of calm. This gracious country house is now a luxurious hotel with 50 bedrooms and suites, set in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland, but yet a short distance from the City of Winchester, the ancient capital of England. The hotel is part of the Exclusive Hotels group and retains all its 17th century style, which General Manager, Julian Tomlin describes as 'William & Mary'.

Cafetières are the order of the day not only in the restaurant, but throughout the hotel, for the lounge and room service. Because of the quantities involved, Café du Monde supplies its Continental cafetière coffee in bulk, which the staff serve into the correct size of cafetière. The hotel also receives a quantity of stylish polished stainless steel cafetières free on loan.