Sunday 8th”September saw the fourth annual Hospitality Action Polo Day at the Beaufort Polo Club, Gloucestershire, and a staggering sum raised for the industry charity.
Sam Moody of The Bath Priory, Michael Stenekes of Calcot Manor, the Michelin two-starred chef Martin Burge of Whatley Manor and the Michelin-starred chef Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park joined forces to raise much-needed funds for the charity’s vital work.
Guests were treated to a lunch of poached Cornish lobster, slow braised veal cheek and set vanilla butter milk, prior to the final of the Solitaire Salver polo match, which saw Zencom crowned as champions against Cherrywhite in a memorable and fast-paced match.
“The Polo Day is a firm favourite amongst our supporters, with tickets selling out months in advance,” says Penny Moore, chief executive, Hospitality Action. “We are indebted to event sponsors Tetbury Audi, Lynx Purchasing and Woodward Foodservice for supporting the day and ensuring its continued success. Demand for the charity’s assistance is up 41% compared to this time last year, so the funds raised here today will enable us to help even more of our colleagues in crisis.”
Richard Ball, MD of Calcot Manor and Barnsley House adds, “As a trustee of Hospitality Action and Chair of the South West Regional Board, I am delighted that the Polo Day continues to be such an outstanding success. My thanks to all four chefs for the time and effort they have put into the day and my team at Calcot Kitchens for all their hard work.”