All Press Releases for May 13, 2010

Pride of Britain Hotel of the Year - Maison Talbooth

Paul and Geraldine Milsom proudly receive the Hotel of the Year Award from Pride of Britain Hotels.

    ESSEX, ENGLAND, May 13, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Pride of Britain is a consortium of independently-owned luxury hotels. They are the very best that the UK offers for hospitality and so to top the charts of the near 40 members takes some doing. Milsom Hotels and Restaurants have invested heavily in Maison Talbooth, set within the Dedham Vale on the border of Suffolk and Essex.

The unique hotel, in its secluded location, has wonderfully refurbished bedrooms, a state-of-the-art pool house and heated pool, tennis courts, hot tubs, the 2010 Award Nominated Treatment Rooms and the finest cuisine that East Anglia has to offer. It is testament to the ethos of the company and the hard work by all their team that they have won this award.

This year's Pride of Britain AGM and award ceremony was held at fellow POB member, The Goring, London.

The History
Le Talbooth Restaurant was discovered by the late Gerald Milsom in 1952 when it was just a simple tearoom with a superb location by the River Stour. Several years later, in 1969, Gerald bought Maison Talbooth and turned it into a luxury hotel. In 2008, on the eve of its 40th anniversary, the Maison experienced an exciting reinvestment to ensure that it stays at the highest standard. In 1978, Gerald, returning from a visit to America, decided that he rather liked the idea of having a seafood restaurant. The Pier was for sale... and the rest is history.

In 2001, Paul and Geraldine Milsom opened Milsoms in Dedham, which rapidly became the place to eat.drink.stay. During this decade, the company also saw a growth in the outside catering arm of the business with Talbooth Catering, which is now the preferred caterer at many outstanding venues in the area.

In April of 2008, Paul and Geraldine saw another new venture with the opening of Kesgrave Hall. This magnificent, Grade II listed mansion has been refurbished - while maintaining the original features of the building - as a contemporary gastro bar with 23 stylish bedrooms.

Milsom Hotels are a unique collection of hotels and restaurants, personally run by the Milsom family who have over 50 years of experience in hospitality... We pride ourselves to be 'the finest places to eat, drink and stay'.

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