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Foxhills to host the Surrey Life Food and Drink Awards 2013

PUBLISHED: 15:20 17 July 2013 | UPDATED: 15:20 17 July 2013

The historic Manor at Foxhills

The historic Manor at Foxhills


Nominations have been flowing in thick and fast for the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards and, this month, we are delighted to announce the venue for the lavish luncheon where the winners will be named in October

Found down leafy lanes just outside the village of Ottershaw, the Foxhills luxury hotel and resort will host the lavish luncheon for the first Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards on Thursday October 31.

Taking its name from the brilliant but mercurial 18th century politician Charles James Fox, a man with a passion for food, wine and gracious living, Foxhills proudly upholds standards that the great man would surely approve of today.

“After recently being awarded a rosette by the AA for the food at our The Manor restaurant, we are looking forward to welcoming the successful Surrey foodies and celebrating the talent within our county’s hospitality industry with them all,” says managing director and owner, Marc Hayton. “This year is also my family’s 30th anniversary of owning Foxhills and, as the year unfolds, so will our celebrations and we look forward to introducing many new faces to our resort.”

The award-winning The Manor is located in the Foxhills’ magnificent 19th century manor building and it’s here that executive chef David Hanlon and his team concoct their award winning dishes. Passionate about using locally sourced ingredients, they remain hungry for awards and their attention to detail is such that they smoke their salmon on site.

“I want people to enjoy food when it’s at its best and I want to source from local suppliers”, says David. “I’ll even go and pick fruit on my days off!”

A hungry fox

While The Manor is understandably garnering the plaudits, the 400-acre resort’s food and drink offering doesn’t stop there and it is food and beverage manager, Christy Childs, who ensures there is something for everyone.

“Our brassiere style restaurant is Bar Nineteen,” she explains. “It offers a slightly more relaxed atmosphere with a range of light dishes alongside salads, daily specials and choices from the grill.

“Guests and residents can literally head straight from the golf courses or tennis courts (after a shower!) to enjoy culinary delights with panoramic views of our championship fairways. There’s nothing better than the al fresco dining on offer here in the summer months.”

Elsewhere, the Summerhouse offers members a family friendly location set by the walled garden. Children are able to play freely in the pool or in the adventure playground, both of which are visible from the restaurant.

“Foxhills is so many things to so many people: a spa, a golf course, a restaurant, a gym, a tennis club… but to me, it’s a community; a place to belong; and I am really proud to be a part of the club today,” says Marc.

Independently owned and with a touch of glitz and glamour, the resort is sure to provide the perfect location for the Surrey Life Food & Drink Awards as we celebrate the very best of our county this autumn. ***

To find out more about Foxhills membership, visit for their annual open day on Sunday June 30, 10am to 4pm. To book your place, call 01932 704450 or e-mail To experience The Manor restaurant’s award-winning menu, make a reservation on 01932 704480 or e-mail For more information, visit


So what now?

Visit our main awards page on this site or download the nomination form from the homepage. CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES: Saturday August 31, 2013

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