Children of all ages are invited to take their Mums for a Mothering Sunday (March 26, 2017) treat at a boutique Devon hotel to help raise funds for charity close to the owner’s heart.
The Jubilee Inn in West Anstey near South Molton is supporting Cancer Research UK by hosting special ‘Perfectly Pink’ champagne teas for mothers on Saturday 25 March 25 and Sunday 26 March.
Claire Sellar-Elliott, co-owner of the luxury country inn that offers gastropub/fine dining food and designer B&B rooms, who is also a mum-of-four and a cancer survivor herself, explained: “Mums are the unsung heroes of the world, without a pay cheque, or the numerous ‘thank yous’ they deserve, so at least once a year we should remember how amazing a Mum is and how lucky we are to have them, and let them know by a gesture how loved and appreciated they truly are.”
After a divorce and disabling liver cancer diagnosis, Claire left a career as a partner in a law firm in London’s West End in 2012 to follow her dreams of running a country house hotel on Exmoor where she used to spend her childhood holidays riding.
Claire added: “With my four young children and the incredible support of my family, we all set about renovating and rebuilding The Jubilee Inn together while I fought Hepatocellular cancer (HCC), underwent countless operations, received a live donor liver transplant from my brother Barrie Elliott and continued to live with and treat the recurring HCC in my lungs with chemotherapy, radio-frequency ablation and resections as and when necessary and continuing. My family has shown remarkable fortitude throughout and my Mum was a rock, this is why we’ve chosen to support this wonderful charity in this way.
“Bring your Mum for a special Mothering Sunday or Saturday treat with us to show her how much you care, while also raising funds for Cancer Research UK with each booking by donating £5. Also for every Mum booked in to stay with us during the Mothering Sunday weekend, we will donate a further £5 to this amazing charity too.”
The Jubilee Inn is offering its ‘Perfectly Pink’ luxury champagne tea on Saturday 25 March and Sunday 26 March from 11am until 12 noon and from 2.30pm until 6pm. The tea is priced £24.50 each or £45 for two.
Claire continued: “Enjoy a selection of pink finger sandwiches, homemade pink scones, strawberry clotted cream, homemade ‘pink’ cake, mini ‘pink’ desserts with pot of tea and a glass of Brut Rose Pierre Gobillard Premier Cru. Advance bookings only. £5 will be donated per booking to Cancer Research UK.”
After having spent three years closed, Claire and her family fully refurbished and re-launched The Jubilee Inn in 2015 with the help of Executive Chef and co-owner Sam Salway.
“We’ve created a successful restaurant and boutique B&B with an excellent reputation for ambience, customer service and fabulous food. We’re open throughout the week except Mondays, serving seasonal dishes with ingredients sourced from nearby. We also have six beautiful and individual guest rooms that are all luxurious and inviting. We wanted to create a real home from home atmosphere, with all the little extra luxuries!”
All the bedrooms are ‘uniquely different’ and some have four-poster beds. They have en suite bathrooms with showers and beds with Vi-Spring mattresses and crisp linens.
Claire added: “We provide our guests with luxurious accommodation, fabulous fine dining in our restaurant or classic comfort food in our bar. All our dishes are cooked to perfection, feature local and regional seasonal produce and are accompanied by fine wines and ales.
“We’ve also put together a special one-night stay at the hotel for Mums. If you book your mum and a guest in for a one-night break, either the Friday or Saturday night of the Mothering Sunday weekend, it will cost just £180.
“For every additional generation of mother in any family booking, staying with us, so, for example, where there is a mother and grandmother booked in together, we will donate £5 per mum to Breast Cancer Research.”
For further details about The Jubilee Inn, which is on the B3227 at West Anstey near South Molton, please call 01398 341401 or visit www.thejubileeinn.co.uk.