Grant Harrold

A ‘royally’ good short break – you can now meet the Royal Butler on your next staycation!

Do you know your fish fork from your salad fork? Or the proper way to greet someone? A national hotel group is giving holidaymakers the chance to learn from the royal family’s right-hand man with new breaks from March this year.

Warner Hotels is partnering with renowned etiquette expert and former Royal Butler, Grant Harrold, to offer a series of unforgettable weekend getaways complete with comprehensive insights into how the other half live at 16 unique destinations across the UK.

As a prominent member of the royal household, the Butler’s career spans decades of duties to some of the most notable royals of the century, including King Charles III, Camilla Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales to name a few. The etiquette expert will be running exclusive Q&A sessions and workshops – revealing an insider’s glimpse into what life is really like at Buckingham Palace.

Guests will then have the chance to tuck into a royally delicious afternoon tea and practice their newly polished skills with finger sandwiches, cakes, and scones topped off with a pot of tea – before the real test at their three-course evening meal, included in the price.

Alongside filling up on the etiquette expertise, guests will get to experience the joy of the great outdoors with a stroll through the garden and grounds, or beside the seaside, as well as enjoying blissful hours in the spa. Guests can try their hand at a new activity like archery or rifle shooting, and top everything off with a joyous evening of dancing to quality entertainment – all included within the price of the break.

Tony Roberts, Chief Commercial Officer at Warner Hotels, said: “‘We’re delighted to welcome none other than the Royal Butler himself to our 16 unique properties to give holidaymakers and royal superfans alike the answer to the perfect staycation.

“Our guests come to us time and time again for an all-encompassing joyous escape, so these weekend getaways are an exciting addition as we introduce new experiences that make our breaks more than just a holiday.

“We expect these weekends will fill up fast – so anyone wanting to secure a royally good break will have to do so quickly!” 

Dates include:

8 March at Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel, North Wales (3 nights)

RE-MIXED: Join Grant Harold – The Royal Butler. Plus Vox Clever vocal harmony group with songs from Marvin Gaye, The Eagles and Stevie Wonder, also Jasun Watkins is The Voice of Boy George.

31 May at Nidd Hall Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire (3 nights)

LATE & LIVE: Join Grant Harold – The Royal Butler. Plus Foxx, an energetic party band, including songs from Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Drifters, Four Tops, Go West and more.

14 June at Alvaston Hall Hotel, Nantwich, Cheshire (3 nights)

GOLD: Join Grant Harold –The Royal Butler, plus Jamie Flanagan’s tribute to Michael Buble with a live band, and Phil Walker, the award-winning comedian who will have you rolling in the aisles, party dancing, acoustic sets and leisurely days.

5 July at Heythrop Park Hotel, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (3 nights)

AS REAL AS IT GETS: Join Grant Harold – The Royal Butler, plus The McCartney Songbook featuring all the hits, including Band On The Run, Can’t Buy Me Love, Yesterday, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band many more.

23 August at Gunton Hall, Lowestoft, Suffolk (3 nights)

LATE & LIVE: Featuring One Like Wonder A Tribute to Stevie Wonder with live band, plus Grant Harold – The Royal Butler, and Boomin, an incredible live party band.

6 September at Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire (3 nights)

RE-MIXED: Join Grant Harold – The Royal Butler, plus Back To Bacharach celebrating “The Hitmaker” behind one of the greatest American songbooks of the 20th Century.

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About Warner Leisure Hotels

Warner Leisure Hotels, renowned for short breaks 'exclusively for adults' are set in some of the UK's finest historic countryside and coastal locations. From the picturesque Yorkshire Dales to the glistening Solent shores of the Isle of Wight; each hotel offers fine dining, lovely rooms, live entertainment, and plenty of areas to just relax and soak up the scenery. Guests can even try their hand at a new 'experience', or simply sit back, unwind.