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Spring has sprung – time to book that team building day?

Segway at Escot House

Building bonds and boosting business – why you should book an Escot teambuilding day In today’s fast-paced business world, collaboration and communication are key ingredients for success. But with remote teams becoming increasingly common, and daily routines often feeling siloed, fostering a strong sense of community within the workforce can be a challenge. This is […]

Lady Kennaway’s mincemeat recipe

As we’re on the run up to Christmas we thought it an opportune time to share one of Lady Kennaway’s favourite festive foodstuffs. Lucy is a big fan of homemade mincemeat, the central element of the ubiquitous mince pie. When did mincemeat first appear? It was first popular in the Middle Ages, and instead of […]

Our most requested wedding food

At Escot House, all our wedding food is made by us, on the premises. Lady Kennaway aka Lucy heads up the catering herself. We thought it would be fun to ask Lucy which dishes were most requested over the past year. It turns out there’s a real mix! Top 4 Starters Smoked mackerel pate Mozzarella […]

Hey pesto! Catering with foraged ingredients

Wild garlic pesto and gnocchi

At Escot we are proud of our catering skills, which have given pleasure to guests and delegates at many wedding receptions, parties, conferences, seminars and family days over the years. Lady Kennaway is a qualified caterer, always happy to don her apron to create delicious dishes. Working alongside Lucy is a long standing member of […]

A right proper knees-up

Escot family celebrations

When you’re celebrating something special the ideal thing is to throw a big party for your friends and family. But then the question is, where to hold your party? How big is your house? Will it offer enough space for all the guests you want to invite – or will your party turn into a […]

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks ‘go’!

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks 'go'!

You can’t beat April for colour. It’s the month when everything starts to get greener, flowers begin to bloom in earnest and we get to see the big yellow sun in the sky more frequently. You can go to town on a Spring wedding in terms of pretty colours; pastels are a great choice, with […]

Say goodbye the way you want to

Say goodbye the way you want to

Having to organise a funeral service or memorial is not something any of us really want to have to do. However, at some point in our lives it is something most of us will have to do. At Escot, we provide a variety of options that will make this as straightforward as possible, allowing you […]

Enchant your wedding guests with edible flowers

Enchant your wedding guests with edible flowers

While most brides give a lot of thought to the flowers in bouquets, the church and reception, some also love the idea of using edible flowers to give their special day extra colour and vivacity. Edible flowers are perfect for a bright wedding cake, used in patterns or scattered randomly about; they also give an […]

What drinks should you offer guests at your wedding?

What drinks should you offer guests at your wedding?

Let’s face it, most weddings are an excuse for guests to let their hair down, enjoy a few drinks and dance the night away. So what drinks should you provide for your guests? Welcome drinks This can depend on the time of year that you’re getting married. In summer, fizz is a classic and prosecco […]

What’s in a wedding cake?

What's in a wedding cake?

In case you missed it, Harry and Meghan announced last month that pastry chef Claire Ptak will be making the cake for the upcoming royal wedding on May 19. And the choice? Far from being a traditional fruit wedding cake with royal icing, Harry and Meghan’s guests will be enjoying a cake with lemon and […]

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