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Makeney Hall has all the special ingredients needed for a festive bridge holiday. We dine in its beautiful conservatory, where we will enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch on Christmas Day, and after our bridge sessions in the spacious Milford Suite, we can relax with our newfound bridge friends in its cosy bar. The elegantly decorated Makeney Hall Hotel is set in 6 acres of landscaped gardens. It was originally built as a Victorian country mansion, and it maintains many charming original period features. It is situated in the Derbyshire countryside close to the village of Belper.
Linda and Chris have been married since 1971, having met while they were teaching at the same high school.
Following successful careers in education they retired in the late nineties, when they started directing together, working at first in local and more recently in overseas congresses. They ran the North Eastern Bridge Association Congress for a number of years in Otterburn, Consett and Gateshead, an event with a deserved reputation for friendliness. Since 2019, they have worked as hosts and director at EBU overseas congresses in Athens, Sicily and Rome. They even play together occasionally to ensure there are full tables. Chris is an EBU national director who also teaches others the art of directing and Linda is a qualified County director.
They both believe that bridge is a great game which is meant to be enjoyed; a holiday is the perfect way of doing that.
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Originally built as a Victorian country mansion, Makeney Hall has many charming original period features, remaining intact. The impressive conservatory restaurant is situated in the picturesque rear gardens. Set in six acres of landscaped gardens, this Victorian three-star hotel has striking countryside views and a conservatory restaurant. Makeney Hall Hotel is just 15 minutes' drive from the city of Derby, and close to the village of Belper. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, conservatory and gardens. We play bridge in the spacious Milford Suite.
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