Worcester’s Riverside Valentine Getaway at a Bargain Price

It’s nearly that time of year when lovers old and new start looking for something special to do on St Valentine’s night. So we decided to have a look around ourselves and see what some of our customers have to offer on this most romantic of all nights.

At AC Services (Southern), we’re in the business of installing and maintaining the Rational range of advanced cooking systems. They are used in some of the UK’s best Michelin Star restaurants, so we can always be pretty sure that the quality served up at our customers’ tables will be, in the words of TV chef, Michel Roux Jr., “top notch”.

Worcester’s Country House Hotel

And we’ve found a gem. Tucked away in the old “porcelain quarter of Worcester, behind the cathedral, is one of the faithful city’s best-kept secrets. The Diglis House Hotel is an imposing Grade II listed Georgian building in a stunning location by the River Severn.  Built in the mid 18th century as a private residence, Diglis House was a favourite haunt of landscape artist, John Constable, and is now a popular country house hotel with a conservatory restaurant overlooking the river. Outside are riverside terraced gardens and the beautiful Seymour Suite, a dedicated conference centre with views across the Severn to the Malvern Hills.

Perfect Setting

Under general manager, Steve Pirone, Diglis House has quietly been building a reputation as the perfect setting for intimate dinner dates and uber chic weddings.

This year, Steve has put together a fantastic offer for Valentine’s night.  For just £70, the lucky couples, who manage to bag one of the limited places, will enjoy a five-course dinner for two, including wine. But if you want to stay the night in one of their fabulous country-house chic rooms, just add another £15 a head and Steve will even include their legendary English breakfast. For just £100 for two, that’s got to be the perfect, recession-busting, romantic get-away.

“We are fortunate to have an amazing location here in Worcester and a really talented team who can help to make occasions like Valentine’s Day extra special for our guests,” said Steve.

Rational Cooking Systems

“But it’s not just about great food, great service or about offering great value for money. It’s about being consistent too; having the confidence that we can deliver these high standards on every single occasion, whether it’s a Valentine’s night dinner for two or a wedding for 100.” he said.

“And that confidence must start in our kitchens. I want the best and most reliable equipment, which is why I chose Rational cooking systems. But I also need to be sure that they won’t let me down and a maintenance contract with a company like AC Services (Southern), who are authorised and trained by Rational, will deliver that peace of mind. I know if I need them, they are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

AC Services Exceeding Expectations

We know it’s not easy to establish a reputation as a dinner destination these days. Guests can be unforgiving if their experiences don’t match their expectations; and Steve sets the bar very high at the Diglis House Hotel.

So at AC Services (Southern), we take great pride in being able to support businesses like this by ensuring that the systems we maintain are kept in peak condition, that our service levels exceed expectations and that we are always ready to step in at a moment’s notice if there is a problem.

Published Date: 5th February 2013
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