Stoke Park

Members' Newsetter November 2012

Introduction Boutique News
Club Night Tennis and Health News
Social News Health News
Golf News Juniors' News
Spa News Special Offers & Online Shop


We are pleased that the restoration works to the Mansion’s cupola are on schedule and the scaffolding will be gone by early December. The winter months also herald the arrival of some fantastic social events, the first of which is Bonfire Night. We hope many of you will be joining us for a superb display and great atmosphere. We will also be hosting our usual Christmas Sunday Lunches, a perfect way to get into the festive spirit. And, to top the year off, there is of course the New Year's Eve Ball. This year, there will be a Best of British theme to celebrate what has been a phenomenal year for Britain, what with the Diamond Jubilee, Olympics and Paralympics, and to look forward to another year that is just as good!

Club Night at Stoke Park

Club Night at Stoke Park is held every Wednesday evening in the Orangery between 6:00pm and 9:30pm. Booking is not necessary. Club Night costs £12.50 per person when payment is made by levy account (£13.89 otherwise).

7th November
  • Coq au Vin with Sauté Potatoes and Ragout of Green Vegetables
  • Apple Crumble Tart with Vanilla Custard and Cinnamon Ice Cream  
14th November
  • Pan-fried Fillet of Sea Bass with Crushed Potatoes, Spinach, Confit Fennel and Tomato Provencale Sauce
  • Orange and Whisky Bread and Butter Pudding
21st November
  • Garlic and Lemon Roasted Chicken with Herb Mash, Peas, Carrots and Red Grape Jus 
  • Plum Tarte Tatin with Pistachio Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce 
28th November
  • Roast Loin of Pork with Roasted Potatoes, Honey Parsnips, Mixed Vegetables and Apple Sauce 
  • Bakewell Tart with Vanilla Ice-cream and Nutmeg Custard



Social News...

Social News
November 2012
Bonfire Night
Sunday 4th November
BBQ and Entertainment included
Commences at 17.00
£25 Members | £30 Guests
£17.50 Under 12s | Free Under 2s

Trivia Quiz Night

Wednesday 14th November

Teams of 4 (Men, Ladies or Mixed).

If booking alone, we will endeavour to pair you up with other members

Starts at 6pm for a 6.30pm Quiz start

£12.50 Members

Gourmet Evening
An Evening at the Movies
Thursday 15th November
Four Course Dinner with Fine Wines
Jacket and Tie
Commences at 19.00
£89 Members | £95 Guests


December 2012
Ladies’ Lunch
Hosted by Executive Chef Chris Wheeler
Wednesday 5th December
Commences at 12pm
with a drinks reception
Two course lunch
followed by a talk by the host
£27.50 Members | £32.50 Guests
Christmas Carol Service
Wednesday 5th December
St Giles Church at 7pm
Followed by Mince Pies and Mulled Wine at Stoke Park
£5, with proceeds donated to the church
Children’s Christmas Party
Sunday 9th December
Experience the wonder and magic of Christmas
with entertainment, party food and a gift from Father Christmas
£30 Child
Christmas Sunday Lunches
9th, 16th, 23rd December
Three Course Lunch
sittings from 12.00-14.30
£42.50 Adults | £25 Under 12s
New Year’s Eve 'Best of British' Ball
Monday 31st December
Three course Dinner with Wine
Commences at 19.00
with a Champagne Reception 
Black Tie
Members £145 | Guests £155
Table of 10 £1,300
Please contact Leanne O’Shea on 01753 717112 or by email for more information or to make a reservation.
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Golf News...

Golf News
GLENBRAE Logo Heaven - Club sweaters are renowned for being your traditional black, navy and bottle green but here at Stoke Park we are looking to mix it up and brighten up the golf course as we head into the chillier weather. Visit the Pro Shop now and try on our exciting new range of Autumn/Winter men's and women's club crested sweaters in colours such as Zest Green, Olympia Blue and Amethyst Purple. Glenbrae's Spirol Lambswool Collection is the ultimate in technical knitwear combining the innovation of Spirol®, a multi component yarn, with Seamless Technology, it delivers shot assisting performance that looks incredible too. 
FEATURE Product - The Glenbrae Half Zip Lined Logo Sweater - The latest addition to the Glenbrae Collection is the stylish but practical Europa Lined Sweater. Offering fantastic wind and water resistance (light 'precipitation' only and not 100% waterproof) – all through a combination of a Wool/Polyamide mixture outer yarn and a lightweight, noise free, stretch lining. Available crested from the Pro Shop in dove grey, black and dark purple.


CALLING All Titleist Pro V1 Fans - We would like to give you the opportunity to pre-order a limited quantity of the new 2013 Pro V1/Pro V1X golf balls ahead of the official launch. To make this even more exclusive, we are personalising these with four options of a new double digit play number (00/99/20/13). These will not be available after the launch. Furthermore, Titleist will print a personalised message onto each dozen. Maximum of 2 dozen balls per customer and only available to the first 5 customers! First come first served basis, order deadline 30th November, £40 per dozen and balls will be delivered before the launch of the new Pro V1 (by 15th Feb 2013). Please email or contact the Pro Shop on 01753 717184 to place an order or for more details. 
THE New Taylormade Burner OS Irons - Hit it high, hit it long! - Fresh from the workshops at TaylorMade comes the new Burner OS iron with every feature engineered to work together to promote faster ball speed and added yardage. Features such as a wider sole, inverted cone technology, ultra-lightweight shafts and an extra-low centre of gravity make this a long and forgiving iron with a very user friendly launch angle. All this for just £349 (8 iron steel shafted set) or £449 (8 iron graphite shafted set) - An ideal Christmas gift! Contact the Pro Shop on 01753 717184 or for more details.
2012 Ex-Rental TaylorMade Clubs Available - We are now selling this year's TaylorMade golf club hire fleet. Amongst the clubs available at reduced prices, which have been used since March this season, are the ever popular TaylorMade Rocketballz and R11s drivers, fairways, hybrids, irons and putters. A great opportunity to grab a deal in the run-up to Christmas.
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Spa News...

Spa News
THALGO Taster Day - Thursday 29th November - Come and experience a Thalgo facial treatment and get expert advice from our Thalgo specialist.
£25.00 for a 30min facial fully redeemable against any Thalgo products purchased on the day. Book early to avoid disappointment, limited spaces available.

HAIR Salon – The hair salon is now closed.  We will be updating you in the near future with the plan for the space, once we have received feedback from the Health and Tennis and Health Members' Questionnaire.
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Boutique News...

Salon & Boutique News
CHRISTMAS Shopping Day - Come and get all of your Christmas presents or simply treat yourself and indulge with the Spa Christmas Shopping event on 14th November.
Take advantage of amazing savings on Thalgo Christmas gift sets and other great gift ideas. A free gift wrapping service will be available and shoppers will receive a great gift with a purchase.
From 10am onwards in the spa boutique, 14th November.
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Tennis and Health News...

Tennis News
FESTIVE Tennis - The annual festive tennis mixed doubles event will be held on the weekend of the 8th and 9th December. Tennis will be played on both days for those available or simply put your name for one day if you are busy. Dinner will be in the mansion on Sunday 9th from 19:30 but again is optional if you only want to take part in the tennis. Sign-up sheets are on the notice board.
BOX Leagues - The box leagues are now also up on the notice board so please get playing those matches! Unfortunately we have not had enough response to run a men's league this year.
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Health News...

Health News
MEMBER Survey - We have just started receiving your feedback about the gym and services provided and thank you for your comments.
Have you completed our Membership Questionnaire?
We value your input and to show that, we are offering everyone who completes the survey the chance to win a £250 top-up for their levy. Simply fill out the form which can be found in the Member’s Area on the website under ‘Health’ and you will automatically be entered into a prize draw. The winner will be drawn on Wednesday 7th November.
One thing that has appeared from the results we have received so far is that not everyone is aware that as part of your gym membership, our trainers are available to induct you into the gym, including a health & fitness check. From this we will be able to create a new and challenging workout to help you achieve your goals and keep you motivated. Our help does not stop here, we recommend that you come back to us every 2 months to reassess to ensure that you are making progress with your training regime. This is available to all members, so please do not hesitate to contact us on 01753 717104 or speak to the team in the gym.
We will be contacting everyone who has said that they would like an induction or reprogram in the survey in the coming week.
A Bit About Our Trainers and Members:
Ashley Dunnicliffe-Murray - Dip. PT, MLBP, SMT - Master Personal Trainer 
“I have been in the fitness industry since 1998, including 9 years which I enjoyed working with the army as a physical training instructor. After leaving the military, I completed my Diploma in personal training and sports massage therapy. Recently I have completed my Register of Exercise Professionals level 4 course in Management of Exercise for lower back pain, along with core conditioning, movement based flexibility and resisted movement training. So after 2 long hard years of studying I have recently passed my final exam and have joined a very small percentage of level 4 Master Personal Trainers.”
If you would like to book an induction, reprogram or personal training consultation with Ashley, he is available in the gym Wednesday & Saturday mornings/afternoons and Thursday afternoon/evenings. Please call 01753 717104 to book.
Dhanik has been a member at Stoke Park since June 2011 and has trained with Joseph Ogbonnaya since July 2012.
“Joe took my training to another level. I had already been hitting the gym for an hour a day for 7 days a week before I met Joe and I had lost a bit of weight but nothing major. For the amount of effort I was putting in, I was not getting the results I deserved.
This is the problem with the fitness industry, there is so much contradiction out there; Joe cuts through all of it and goes back to the basics of what works and gets results fast. His knowledge and experience equips him to give the best advice available. Additionally, his loyal personality ensures that results are achieved as soon as possible in the safest way possible.
Its not only his fitness knowledge that has allowed me to achieve my goals but the inspiration within me that he draws, when you train with him, yes he hits you hard, but you want to reach his targets and surpass them. His encouragement and continuous support, no matter how large or small the goal, individualises him as a trainer.
All those phone calls outside of training hours have really helped too, just to know that there is an expert out there who has got your back all the time is very supportive and comforting.
I am infinitely grateful to Joe and here are my photos to prove I haven't been wasting my time.”
Before After

KINETICA Protein and Recovery Powders now available at Stoke Park - Kinetica is an Irish owned company which is part of the Carbery Group, a large producer of Irish cheese. As a result of this, the company has the unique position of owning both the production of best quality Whey Protein (a by-product of cheese production) and the manufacture of the natural flavourings that go into their products. 
We at Stoke Park feel that Kinetica is of the very best quality whey proteins on the market today and we are pleased to recommend and stock this brand for members to purchase in 2.2kg tubs for home use. From September onwards, Kinetica will also be the sole protein powder used in protein shakes sold in San Marco’s Restaurant.
HERBOLOGY – Phytotherapy, or Herbology, uses extracts from a natural and wide variety of plant extracts for the prevention and treatment of diseases. 
A.Vogel (see is a leading pioneer in the techniques of fresh herbal extraction and uses only freshly picked herbs in his remedies from organic farms in Switzerland. The medicinal plant remedies are used to treat many conditions, including:
  • to prevent infections
  • to support and maintain body systems
  • to relieve symptoms (menopausal, poor sleep, digestion pains)
Elena Paul from the gym has completed the A. Vogel course 1, which covers herbal treatment for the following:
  • Colds and flu
  • Enlarged prostate
  • The menopause
  • Moods, stress, sleep problems
  • Aches and pains
If you would like a consultation please contact her in the gym on 01753 717104 or email
PRE- and Post-Natal Training and Powerplate Training - Physical activity and reproduction are normal parts of life, combining regular exercise and pregnancy appears to benefit both mother and baby in many ways, including:
  • Increased sense of well being and self esteem
  • Improved posture and relief from backache
  • Reduction in pregnancy induced symptoms
  • Some effect on mothers’ ability to cope with child birth and postnatal recovery.
Exercising with a personal trainer will ensure your workouts achieve the above benefits in a safe, structured and enjoyable manner!
Elena Paul is qualified YMCA Pre-/Post-Natal Gym Trainer and Post-Natal Power Plate Trainer. For a free consultation please contact her in the gym on 01753 717104

CHRISTMAS Opening Hours - Please find below our opening hours over Christmas so you can plan your diaries accordingly:
  Gym, Tennis and Pool Spa
Monday 24th December 06:30 - 18:00 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 25th December Closed Closed
Wednesday 26th December Closed Closed
Thursday 27th December 06:30 - 22:00 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 28th December 06:30 - 22:00 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 29th December 07:00 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 30th December 07:00 - 20:00 09:30 - 18:00
Monday 31st December 06:30 - 18:00 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 1st January 09:00 - 19:00 09:30 - 18:00

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Juniors' News...

Juniors' News

Crèche Opening Times

Monday - Friday

09:15am - 12:15pm


09:00am - 12:00pm


10:00am - 12:00pm

For more information about Stoke Park's Crèche and its events, please call 01367 243800
Creche Events
BONFIRE Night – We will be enjoying a Bonfire Week at the Crèche, beginning on Monday, 5th November. There will be lots sparkle and glitter for the children to enjoy.
Christmas Golf and Tennis Camp - This Christmas sees the return of the very popular children’s combined golf and tennis camp. This year's camp will run from Wednesday 19th December – Friday 21st December and as there is only three days it will fill up very quickly, so be sure to get your place booked early.
It is a perfect opportunity to entertain the children while also giving you some time to organize yourselves in the run up to Christmas.  Contact the Pro Shop on 01753 717184 or for more details and to reserve your place. 
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This Month's Special Offer...

This Month's Special Offers
Stoke Park is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with 101 Locations to offer Stoke Park members special discounted membership to their service.  101 Locations is an international lifestyle management and concierge service offering a completely personalised service that goes beyond your wildest expectations.
Stoke Park member can claim a 50% discount on Gold membership of 101 Locations – instead of the normal £1000 (plus VAT) you would pay £500 (plus VAT).  Additionally, all 101 Locations members automatically become members of 101 Entrepreneurs, a private networking group. 101 Locations are also holding the Bob Champion Charity Golf Day at Stoke Park on Monday 17th June 2013.  
For more information on any of the above, please click here. To take advantage of this fantastic offer, please contact Karen Harris on or 020 8238 8501 and quote ‘Stoke Park’.

NEW Restaurant - The Baglioni Hotel has launched Moreno at Baglioni, the new restaurant led by the 2 Michelin-starred Italian Chef, Moreno Cedroni. Bringing an avant-garde spirit to Italian cuisine, Cedroni’s style incorporates contemporary techniques and combines traditional and modern Italian food with a strong emphasis on fish.
Chef Cedroni has installed Antonio Bufi as head chef, who will work alongside the existing team and the hotel's executive chef, Andrea Vercelli. Many of the ingredients used are delivered fresh from Italy, conserving their original fragrances and flavours.
Moreno at Baglioni will be open daily: Lunch from 12:30 – 14:30 and Dinner from 17:30 – 23:00
Three course set lunch with coffee - £22.50
Three course set dinner with coffee - £29.00
For reservations email or call 0207 368 5900
Click here to check out our fantastic latest offers, including spa day deals, Hotel Stay Savings and Luxury Breaks.
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