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  • Taste of Spa

    Taste of Spa

    Treat yourself to a "Taste of Spa" at The Vineyard - the perfect place for a spirit-lifting experience.
    Your break at a glance:

    • 1 night in a luxurious room
    • 5 course tasting dinner
    • 1 relaxing spa treatment
    • Full English breakfast
    • Full use our "5 Bubbles" spa.

    £399 for two people*

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    *Special offer price valid from 1st August to 31st August, after this date the price will start from £233 per person.  Based on two people sharing a Luxury Double room. Single Supplement Supply. 

Meet the Team

Read all about a number of members of the team and discover more about how they started the careers and why the enjoy working for The Vineyard.

Romain Bourger Romain Bourger - Head Sommelier

When did you know you wanted to work in wine for a living?
During the second year of my Hospitality School training, I had a Sommellerie teacher who got me very interested in wine and I decided that was the direction I wanted to take in terms of my career.

How did your career begin and how has it developed?
It started in England, at Hotel du Vin in Winchester. I took part in a training programme there and loved it. I went back there to work with the team and then started to study. When I arrived at the Vineyard, my Head Sommelier encouraged me to study for more exams and take part in competitions to improve my level and wine knowledge.

What interested you most about working for The Vineyard?
Being able to work with a knowledgeable team and improve my career

What do you love most about your role as Head Sommelier?
I love being able to give advice to guests on their wine choices and being a part of their experience. I also love the travel that comes with the role. I am often invited to vineyards abroad to sample their wines and find out more about the history and their wine growing cultures

Do you have any exciting plans for the year ahead?
I would like to finish the Master Sommelier exam I have started and maybe take more of a Wine Director position.


Nicole PearceNicole Pearce - Events Manager

When did you know you wanted to work in hospitality for a living?
When I was younger I never had a firm career path in mind so when I started working for The Vineyard Group as a Saturday chambermaid at 14 I would never have dreamed that 14 years on I would still be here. I don’t think hospitality for me was a conscious decision I made but more I got to a point where I could never see myself doing anything else or ever wanting to leave. I always say to people hospitality is something you will either love or hate.

How did your career begin and how has it developed?
My career started for me when I made the move from housekeeping to the reservations team. It was such a vital step before embarking on my career in events as it gave me a really good foundation and knowledge of The Vineyard and our sister hotel Donnington Valley. We are lucky to work for a small independent group so I have had the privilege of working in both hotels before heading up the events team at The Vineyard.

What interested you most about working for The Vineyard?
The Vineyard is such a beautiful place to work and the product and service on offer is amazing. It is so unique and one of a kind.

What do you love most about your role as Events Manager?
I love attention to detail so working in the events team is great for me. What I love the most is after a successful event hearing the clients’ feedback on how well it all went. It’s a huge team effort here at the hotel so when all the hard work has been recognised by the clients that’s the icing on the cake for me.


Kirsty HughesKirsty Hughes - Spa Manager

When did you know you wanted to work for a spa?
I started my career in the spa industry after I made the big step of changing my career from a Pharmacist to a Massage Therapist. At the time I had taken a break from Pharmacy and was working on the cruise ships as a fitness Instructor which I was doing alongside Pharmacy. Whilst on the ship I saw how much massage benefited people so I decided to change careers once my contract had come to an end, and trained as a massage therapist.

How did your career begin and how has it developed?
My career started when I qualified in massage and was employed by The Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden, where I worked for two years moving up into a Team Leader position. I then decided I would like to move back to more of a managerial role and so applied once again to the cruise ships and was taken on by Harding Brothers as a Spa Manager and Therapist. After completing a contract I then decided to remain on land and applied for Spa Manager positions in the UK, where I became Spa Manager at The Vineyard Spa.

What interested you most about working for The Vineyard Spa?
I felt The Vineyard Spa was the right place for me due to being a 5 red star property meaning it always strives to deliver the best standards and service, which is the same as I have always done in my career. I felt that there would be lots of opportunity for me to develop and grow while also feeling that there was a lot of experience that I could bring to the Spa that would help it to become even better.

What do you love most about our your role as a Spa Manager?
I love The Vineyard Spa for many reasons. Firstly, the team I work with who are all passionate about the industry they are in and are all committed to delivering the best standards and level of service. Secondly, I like the fact we are a boutique spa so don’t have any members as we want our guests to come and relax in peaceful surroundings where they receive one to one service.


Sally McConkeySally McConkey – Head Housekeeper

When did you know you wanted to work in housekeeping for a hotel?
I saw a Chamber Maid job advertised in the Newbury Weekly News and thought to myself that is the job for me.

How did your career begin and how has it developed?
I was working as a Chambermaid and really enjoyed the day to day work. After five years, I was promoted to Deputy Head Housekeeper where I was responsible for processing most of the orders and organising the assistants and chamber maids on a day to day basis. I would also stand in for meetings and running the department when our head housekeeper was absent. I then became Head Housekeeper in September 2010.

What interested you most about working for The Vineyard?
I just love the Vineyard as it is such a lovely place to work. The art collection is fantastic and the way the food and wine is so well presented, guests just love to come here for that experience.

What do you love most about our your role as Head Housekeeper?
I enjoy working with every member of my team who support me on a day to day basis. I’ve been working for The Vineyard for almost 15 years and have loved every minute of it.