The Angel Hotel
The Angel Hotel
tel:- 01730 812421
web address:- www.theangelmidhurst.co.uk
The Angel Hotel :-
The Angel Hotel is privately owned and has been closely associated with the historic town of Midhurst and neighbouring Cowdray Estate since the 16th Century. It is a fine example of an old English stage-coach inn, sympathetically restored and upgraded. The hotel retains its heritage behind a neo-classical faÁade and many quality architectural features from its Tudor origins.
The front of the hotel overlooks the town and to the rear, behind flower filled courtyards and peaceful rose gardens, lie open meadows and the atmospheric ruins of Cowdray Castle.
The 28 bedrooms are all individual in character, some with four poster beds, separate sitting rooms, original fireplaces and views of the beautiful gardens and Cowdray Castle. All have ensuite bathrooms and many have wireless broadband.
The Angel has a choice of function rooms from the more formal Court Room to the garden room in the walled garden or the elegant Cowdray Room. We can offer the perfect surroundings for Weddings, Conferences and Dinners.
Try the Angel Hotelís highly acclaimed modern bistro for appetizing lunchtime snacks or itís delectable evening menu. In the relaxed and friendly environment of this popular restaurant, the Angelís chefs produce traditional dishes with a contemporary twist.
Recommended by Photographer:- Karen Bennett
GARTER AND BRIDAL BOUQUET TOSS
In parts of Europe during the 14th contrary, having a piece of the bride's clothing was thought to bring good luck. Guests would literally destroy the brides dress by ripping off pieces of fabric. In order to prevent this, brides began throwing various items to the guests - the garter belt being one of the items.In order to avoid this problem, it became customary in the 14th century for the bride to toss her garter to the men. Sometimes the men would get drunk, become impatient, and try to remove the garter ahead of time. Therefore, the custom evolved for the groom to remove and toss the garter. With that change the bride started to toss the bridal bouquet to the unwed girls of marriageable age. Tradition says that whoever catches the bouquet shall be the next to marry. She keeps the bouquet to ensure this destiny.