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Celebrating 50 Years!

  • Stoke by Nayland Golf Club was created in 1972 by Bill and Devora Peake
  • 50 years later, it is now the SbN Resort, and we are still proud to be a family business. We warmly welcome you to come and stay during this special year and to enjoy all the outstanding
    facilities on offer
  • Find out more here about our 50th Anniversary Events – and check out our Gallery and Video here. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Celebrating 50 Years!

  • Stoke by Nayland Golf Club was created in 1972 by Bill and Devora Peake
  • 50 years later, it is now the SbN Resort, and we are still proud to be a family business. We warmly welcome you to come and stay during this special year and to enjoy all the outstanding
    facilities on offer
  • Find out more here about our 50th Anniversary Events – and check out our Gallery and Video here. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Family-owned Stoke by Nayland Resort is celebrating 50th Anniversary.

April 2022

Champagne corks will be popping this year as the team and family directors at the award-winning Stoke by Nayland Resort will be celebrating a fantastic milestone - the 50th anniversary of its Golf Club. Entrepreneurial couple, Bill and Devora Peake, created Stoke by Nayland Golf Club on their undulating arable land in 1972 as a diversification from fruit farming and their Copella fruit juice enterprise, as there was a shortage of golf courses in the region. Now run by the second and third generations of their family, the business has been impressively developed over the years, complimenting the stunning Constable Country landscape surrounding the Resort. This landscape became part of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the 1980s, after both courses had been established. What started as a dream has blossomed into the successful Resort we see today, boasting two spectacular, mature championship golf courses, an 80-bedroom hotel, five contemporary eco-lodges, beautiful function rooms, a fabulous Spa, Technogym, a choice of restaurants showcasing locally-sourced ingredients and suppliers, and a host of other facilities. The venue now provides employment for a team of 250 staff. The Resort has recently invested substantially in refurbishing bedrooms and the Lakes Restaurant, and in creating beautiful outdoor terrace areas for the lounge and restaurant, with retractable rooves and heating so guests can enjoy the idyllic views in comfort, whatever the weather. Together with the Peake family’s sister company, Boxford Suffolk Farms, the Resort has also won a number of Green Awards in recognition of its environmental sustainability – all of the power required by the venue is generated from its own green energy sources. SbN Resort will be celebrating its Golden Anniversary with an array of events, activities and offers for the local community, guests, team and members to enjoy. From gala dinners to a golf week, family fun day and 70s night, there’ll be something for everyone. Susanna Rendall, Group MD of The Boxford Group said, “Our family is incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved over the last 50 years. My parents actually had a 50-year plan, but when they started on their journey to create one of the premier golf clubs in East Anglia, I’m sure they didn’t imagine it would become the Resort that it is today. We couldn’t have done any of it without the invaluable support of our brilliant team, guests, local community and the members, for which we are incredibly grateful, and we’re excited to celebrate this special year with them all.” In addition to all the festivities, and linking to its heritage, the Golf Club has created a line of limited-edition 50th Anniversary clothing and merchandise featuring the Club’s very first logo, now available from their onsite Pippin shop, as well as online (for clothing) at www.glenmuirpro.com/orderform/aA0LJ3aOIJtNKSBC If you’d like to find out more about the inspirational story behind the Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, or the events taking place this year, and watch the celebratory video, you can visit their website www.stokebynayland.com/50th-anniversary

Can Suffolk's tourist industry hang on to its new customers?

March 2022

Family-owned Stoke by Nayland Resort is celebrating 50th Anniversary. Champagne corks will be popping this year as the team and family directors at the award-winning Stoke by Nayland Resort will be celebrating a fantastic milestone - the 50th anniversary of its Golf Club. Entrepreneurial couple, Bill and Devora Peake, created Stoke by Nayland Golf Club on their undulating arable land in 1972 as a diversification from fruit farming and their Copella fruit juice enterprise, as there was a shortage of golf courses in the region. Now run by the second and third generations of their family, the business has been impressively developed over the years, complimenting the stunning Constable Country landscape surrounding the Resort. This landscape became part of the Dedham Vale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the 1980s, after both courses had been established. What started as a dream has blossomed into the successful Resort we see today, boasting two spectacular, mature championship golf courses, an 80-bedroom hotel, five contemporary eco-lodges, beautiful function rooms, a fabulous Spa, Technogym, a choice of restaurants showcasing locally-sourced ingredients and suppliers, and a host of other facilities. The Resort has also won a number of Green Awards in recognition of its environmental sustainability – all of the power required by the venue is generated from its own green energy sources. SbN Resort will be celebrating its Golden Anniversary with an array of events, activities and offers for the local community, guests, team and members to enjoy. From gala dinners to a golf week, family fun day and 70s night, there’ll be something for everyone. Susanna Rendall, Group MD of The Boxford Group said, “Our family is incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved over the last 50 years. My parents actually had a 50-year plan, but when they started on their journey to create one of the premier golf clubs in East Anglia, I’m sure they didn’t imagine it would become the Resort that it is today. We couldn’t have done any of it without the invaluable support of our brilliant team, guests, local community and the members, for which we are incredibly grateful, and we’re excited to celebrate this special year with them all.” In addition to all the festivities, and linking to its heritage, the Golf Club has created a line of limited-edition 50th Anniversary clothing and merchandise featuring the Club’s very first logo, now available from their onsite Pippin shop, as well as online. If you’d like to find out more about the inspirational story behind the Stoke by Nayland Golf Club, or the events taking place this year, and watch the celebratory video, you can visit their website www.stokebynayland.com/50th-anniversary And if you fancy joining in with the celebrations with a trip back in time, tickets are now available online for the fabulous 70s night being held on Friday 29th April at www.stokebynayland.com/events-calendar/70s-night/.

Fabulous new outdoor dining spaces - and live TV Sport at SbN

February 2022

Now that Spring is just around the corner we can look forward to some warmer, lighter evenings and the delightful prospect of sitting outside again to enjoy some al fresco wining and dining. Stoke by Nayland Resort has just refurbished another impressive outdoor terrace area with glass frontage to protect from wind, heating, relaxed seating and stunning views over the lake. They have also installed an impressive, new retractable roof with lighting, which allows for basking in the sun during the day, and protection from any chilly air during the spring evenings. The whole atmosphere is relaxed, as is the mouthwatering, informal menu provided by the adjacent Sports Bar for lunches and dinners. There will be an additional new Lounge menu introduced later in the spring. Everyone is welcome to come along for a morning barista coffee, informal lunch or dinner, or just a glass of wine - or one of the enticing cocktails on offer whilst you savour the idyllic Constable Country location. For more of a fine dining experience there is the mouthwatering a la carte dinner menu in the Resort’s AA 2 Rosette Lakes Restaurant – which also offers its own fantastic al fresco dining space. The Lakes also welcomes visitors for its popular Sunday Lunches and delicious Afternoon Teas. The Sports Bar at SbN now features 3 live TV Sports channels – Sky Sports, BT Sport and Prime Video - for sporting fans who are keen to enjoy some hearty dishes and a beer or two whilst watching their favourite live game on giant TV screens which are located both inside the Sports Bar and outside in the terrace marquee. There’s no need for bookings. All dining options are available 7 days a week. For more information, menus and online booking please visit: www.stokebynayland.com/dining

Stoke by Nayland Resort announces generous employee benefits scheme

November 2021

During the long months of lockdown, the senior team at Stoke by Nayland Resort not only seized the opportunity to refresh the facilities, but also looked at how they could give back to the employees who have been so essential in delivering incredible customer experience and gaining award-winning Resort recognition. A new, more generous employee benefits package now includes complimentary golf on either of the two picturesque Championship courses, free access to the on-site Peake Fitness gym and pool facilities – boasting state-of-the-art Technogym equipment – as well as health insurance and childcare vouchers. In addition, members of the team can enjoy an array of discounts across the Resort facilities, including hotel and luxury lodge stays, tasty meals in any of the five newly refurbished restaurants, and pampering spa treatments. “The dedication and passion of our fantastic team here at Stoke by Nayland Resort is extraordinary, and we want to recognise and reward them for their hard work and loyalty,” explains Managing Director, Susanna Rendall. “We do all we can to provide an environment for our employees to thrive and flourish, providing ongoing training and promoting from within where we can. We pride ourselves on quality, atmosphere and fun above all else, and a happy team is essential to providing the very best customer experience.” “So many hospitality businesses have suffered greatly over the last year during the pandemic, so it is fantastic to see the recovery of the industry and new incentives to start or progress a rewarding career within it,” adds Simone Casley, Wedding and Events Team Leader. “I started with the Resort in 2017 as a waitress, have worked my way up through wedding and event planning, and now I’m a team leader. I have been nominated for awards and given the opportunity to introduce TiPi weddings and events to the offering. My personal and professional development has been well supported by my managers and peers throughout my whole journey - I’m so grateful to work with such an amazing team, and that my hard work and dedication is recognised. The new benefits package just shows how seriously this business takes their commitment to its employees.” The latest vacancies can be seen at stokebynayland.com/careers

Fantastic range of dining options at Stoke by Nayland Hotel for the summer!

May 2021

The team at the award-winning Stoke by Nayland Resort is excited to be opening its doors again from 17th May and welcoming diners to sample a fantastic array of dishes catering for all tastes. The family-owned venue will be offering a choice of menus in three newly-refurbished restaurants – for both inside and outside dining. For those looking for an informal hearty meal or just a burger and pint whilst you watch some live TV sport, maybe after a game of golf or gym workout, then the Sports Bar is ideal. Serving hot breakfasts from 7am and a full menu of hot and cold dishes from midday til 9pm every night of the week, it’s the perfect place to meet up with friends and family. The new permanent heated marquee on the Sports Bar terrace provides extra outdoor space for social distancing. Hot takeaway food can also be ordered from the Sports Bar 7 days a week. Details can be found at www.stokebynayland.com/takeaway The renowned SbN Afternoon Teas can also be enjoyed in the Lakes Restaurant from 12 noon to 5pm - and look out for their special themed Afternoon Teas starting in June with a Wimbledon-themed tea, featuring Pimms and fresh strawberries grown on the family’s Boxford Suffolk Farms next to the Resort. From 28th May, the first floor Gallery Restaurant, with stunning 180 degree panoramic views over the lake and rolling countryside, will be open from Monday to Saturday for its speciality Mediterranean-style buffet lunches from 12 noon til 3pm. In the evenings, the Gallery will be open for dinner 7 days a week serving a mouth-watering grill menu (in the Gallery) from 6 til 9pm – with plenty of veggie and vegan options too. The Gallery Terrace areas have been increased to cater for more al fresco summer dining. From 30th May by their popular buffet-style Sunday Carvery lunches, will return from 12 noon to 3pm. The newly refurbished Lakes Restaurant will also be opening on 28th May, 7 days a week, for breakfast, Afternoon Tea and dinner, with its exciting new a la carte menu. There’s also a fantastic new Vegan menu featuring some tasty and imaginative dishes. In addition the Lakes will also be offering a delicious Weekend Brunch menu to kick start your Saturdays and Sundays, served from 11am to 3pm. Finally, there’s a mouth-watering Tapas-style option on offer from 12 til 5pm, 7 days a week, in the relaxed atmosphere of the Orchard Lounge, Bar & Terrace. The comfy new terrace sofas with overhead heating and snuggly blankets are perfect for those cooler evenings, making this an ideal space to spend time with friends and family, whilst enjoying the fabulous Constable Country views. SbN Commercial Director, Peter Osborne said “We’ve made good use of the lockdown to completely review our offerings and gear them to three very different styles of restaurants, all of which offer fantastic extended outdoor dining areas with comfortable seating, overhead heating, and glass screen protection from the wind. Our team of talented chefs have worked really hard to create exciting menus to suit all tastes – including an extensive new vegan menu - to ensure that we can place ourselves firmly on the dining venue map for both our local residents and guests from further afield.” The Resort recently launched its Community Card scheme to local residents. The scheme not only offers fantastic discounts across dining, spa treatments and hotel stays, but also gives back a percentage of the income to local community projects. Joining the scheme is free of charge and can be done via their website www.stokebynayland.com/community. Full details of menus, timings and prices for all dining options can be found on the website at www.stokebynayland.com/dining where you can also book a table online. Booking is advisable to avoid disappointment, but not essential.

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