Champagne has some powerful transformative qualities. It can add romance to a dinner for two, add a sense of occasion to a personal achievement and instantly turn any given moment into a celebration. So for a luxurious Summer in Britain, there could only be one ingredient we needed to add. Read on for our guide to the best ways to enjoy your fizz in style this Summer.
At the races
Champagne at Goodwood, Sussex
Hot on the heels of Royal Ascot, the Goodwood Qatar Festival has just as much glamour but within an even lovelier setting since it’s surrounded by the spectacular South Downs. Celebrate the horse racing in style with the exclusive Richmond Champagne Package, which includes four Richmond Enclosure tickets as well as a chilled bottle of Champagne. And for an insider-tip, boutique gem The White Horse down the road in Chilgrove also stocks a fine range of British sparkling wines too.
For a culture fix
Champagne at The Signet Library, Edinburgh
In case you’re thinking about soaking up some culture at the Fringe Festival in August, be sure to visit the beautiful Signet Library – one of Edinburgh’s finest buildings – to savour superb Pommery Champagne and divine food in the most esteemed of heritage settings. Something to suit Champagne lovers and cultural aficionados alike.
On a country escape
Cranborne Champagne Weekends at The King John Inn, Wiltshire
If you’re looking to escape the city then the King John Inn, part of the Epicurean Collection, in the gorgeous Cranborne Chase does country-lux exceedingly well. Sweep a loved-one off their feet with the Ruinart-fuelled Champagne Weekends and pair your fizz with their field-to-fork food. If you’re not in the mood for romance, any of the Collection pubs offer a little Champagne on the house when you book direct.
With a bottomless brunch
One Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London
Brunch has become a dining ritual in the UK and is one of the best ways to get your fizz fix in the capital, especially when the Champagne is bottomless. While One Canada Square may be bustling with city workers during the week, on Saturdays it’s a sanctuary of impeccable brunch and bubbles accompanied by a live pianist.
At the spa
Champagne at Thermae Bath Spa, Bath
Something a little different to your usual spa offering. At the renowned Thermae Bath Spa you can do as the Romans did and enjoy a rejuvenating rooftop soak in the natural hot springs overlooking the beautiful spires of historic Bath, before padding to the restaurant in your robe and slippers to sip Champagne over a light bite.
At Europe’s longest Champagne bar
Searcys at St Pancras Station, London
London has no shortage of Champagne bars but any wine enthusiasts making a trip to the capital must include a pilgrimage to Searcys Champagne bar in St Pancras station. Boasting the longest bar in Europe, call buttons allowing guests to ‘press’ for more Champagne, and the largest selection of Grand Marque houses in the UK including 17 available by the glass – it’s a Champagne-lovers’ institution.
With your facial
Champagne and Truffle Facial at the Verbana Spa, Yorkshire
At the award-winning Verbena Spa in Yorkshire, Champagne’s transformative properties have been harnessed into a seriously luxurious facial, combining Champagne with silk, diamonds, gold and black truffles. A glass of complimentary bubbly is included too, so you can enjoy your Champagne both inside and out.
Originally published on A Luxury Travel Blog.