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and support local businesses too...
...to be added at the time of booking or via your Guest Log In ahead of your stay.
Sourdough Bread on arrival
The most brilliant baker has arrived in Stevenage Market! @_leavened_ is a micro bakery offering gut friendly sourdough bread & other amazing baked goods. All created by hand and baked on the spot. The bread is delicious!
You can order per half loaf for just £2.50.
The gorgeous Iza kindly donated lots of free bread when we were hosting those fleeing Domestic Abuse during Lockdown 3. So, we wanted to support her incredible business in return.
They are located in Stevenage Indoor Market.
Open Wednesday - Saturday.
Brownies, cupcakes & Incredible Cakes
The other most brilliant baker has arrived in Stevenage!
The Mad Batter is a female owned bakery of the most incredible baked goods...
We've teamed up with our local Brewer to offer naturally brewed beer, where the customer comes first. Quality and service is and will always be our number 1 priority.
You can now order cask ale awaiting you on arrival, giving you the luxury of an untainted cask fresh pint in the comfort of your retreat. They also offer a selection of cider from Cam Valley Orchard – just a few miles down the road!
Head to their website to find out more.
Brigadeiros are Brazil's favourite chocolate treat, handmade fresh using the finest chocolate and hand-rolled in a selection of nuts and various other delights. Each sumptuous bite is a hit of intense chocolate with a soft, smooth texture. They are Brazil's best-kept secret and unlike anything you have ever had before.
CHOCOLINHO Brigadeiros are individually handcrafted-to-order in Hertford by Raquel, who fondly remembers making them with her aunts and Grandmother for every special occasion. She is delighted to now be able to share the chocolate delights from her home country of Brazil with her new home in the UK.
The Cheeseplate Buntingford
The award winning team at The Cheeseplate will select, cut and wrap the perfect cheese board for you.
Original Cheese Box - four cheeses with a pack of biscuits
Cheese and Charcuterie Box - four cheeses; a selection pack of continental charcuterie & a pack of biscuits
Gourmet Cheese Box - four cheeses paired with gourmet mini jellies
You will also be provided with a menu and tasting notes.
Enjoy your unlimited Netflix or catch up marathons with a popcorn feast!
Waiting for you in your retreat will be...
+ your own popcorn maker
+ unlimited raw popcorn kernels
+ popcorn flavourings: salt, sweet, caramel, cheese & cheddar cheese - just shake over your freshly popped corn
Add this to your booking via Guest Log In
Hot Chocolate Pack
Perfect accompaniment to your Firepit...
Waiting for you in your retreat will be, 2 x Large enamel mugs to enjoy your drinks in
+ Hotel Chocolat hot chocolate (3 flavours)
+ Dairy Free hot chocolate
+ Milk frother machine
+ blankets can be found in your retreat
Add this to your booking via Guest Log In
Graze Brunch Boxes
Signature Artisan - £40:
Five types of cheeses, four types of meats (which are sourced from a family deli), crackers (GF available), Tiptree onion chutney, falafels or pakoras, a mixture of nuts, olives, cornichons & a homemade Mediterranean mix, plus seasonal fruit & beautiful figs!
Brunch Artisan - £40:
Bagels (filled with either smoked salmon & cream cheese or crispy smoky bacon & homemade avocado smash), croissants (filled with either French ham & cheese or Nutella and strawberries), sweet waffles complete with dipping sauces, pancakes, granola pots with a choice of either lemon, raspberry or plain yoghurt, loaded brownie & seasonal fruit.
(veggie & vegan alternatives available - including the cheese)
S'more Please Box
Beautifully designed kits to create S'mores for 2!
All packs include Burner; sticks; S'more biscuits; chocolate & marshmallows.
S'more Please options...
Date Night: Love Hearts; sweets; premium chocolate
Movie night: Popcorn; popcorn box and premium chocolate
£20 each, made by a small local business.
Mix Cake | Sweet Treats
MixCake is a small, independent Hitchin based business making celebration cakes, cupcakes, hand-decorated biscuits, brownies & other yummy stuff. Why not treats yourself during your stay!
Cakes start from £50
Cupcakes start from £15
Other items priced to order
Take a look HERE for more information & get in touch with Louisa to order!
Dark Imp Board Games
Holidays are the perfect time to play board games... there is more time together, less stress and fewer distractions. We've teamed up with The Dark Imp who provide original games for families and friends.
Dark Imp games are perfect for multi-generational play and come in all sorts of interesting formats.
They have Big Box Games, Travel Games, Coaster Games, Placemat Games, Notepad Games and even Cracker Games! With a new game, you'll always have plenty to do together, even if the weather isn't kind.
Head to The Dark Imp to order & it will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Use the code 'bethnalandbec' for 25% off & free shipping.
Box 42 - The Full Date Night Experience
Date nights with a difference! Box 42 have designed & created a fantastic range of boxes containing everything you need for your date including unique interactive activities from pottery, to playing poker or making hot sauce. All activities are designed to help you & your partner connect, laugh and have fun.
Undercover Agents, Joys of Japan, Tuscan Pottery & Zen Revival
Order via Box42 including a note of your check in date & which retreat you are staying in & your Perfect Date Night will be waiting for you on arrival.
Head to Box 42 to order using the code bethnalbec10 for 10% off!
Sarah Maylin is an independent florist in Hitchin.
Sarah creates expertly curated, hand-tied bouquets and creative floral displays. She can work to your budget and brief, and will ensure your flowers are here for your arrival.
Nylo Pantry - Sweet Treats
Bringing a taste of NYC through sweet treats, including...
Small Treat Boxes - £18
6 Baked Donuts ~ 4 Cakecicles ~ 8 Cake Pops ~ 6 Large Cookies ~ 1 Slab of Brownie/6 Mixed Brownies
Create Your Own Hamper - from £45, including...
Brownies ~ Cake Pops ~ Cookies ~ Cinnamon Rolls ~ Chocolate Covered Pretzels ~ Granola ~ Sweet & Savoury Scones ~ Loaf Cakes ~ Muffins
Bespoke Celebration Cakes - P.O.A
6" to 10", double trier, cupcakes, cheesecakes, American Style Pies
Big Up Balloons
Abbie is a local party decorator/stylist from Buntingford who is very passionate about colour.
She loves to create anything from big personalised floating balloons with tails to wall climbing organic balloon garlands.
Abbie can also offer Insta worthy backdrops and props for your parties.
In House Tasting Kits
Expert tastings in the comfort of your own home. We are so happy to be able to offer these amazing tasting kits from In House Tasting, a local business born out of lockdown in 2020.
- Gin Tasting: Copper in the Clouds
- Plantation Rum Tasting
In House Tasting Kits - Craft Beer
Enjoy a virtual tasting with Paul and Chris from Wylde Sky Brewery in Linton, Cambridgeshire, who produce carefully considered, thoughtfully crafted beer, made with quality seasonal ingredients. These delicious, balanced and highly drinkable brews offer something for casual drinkers and seasoned aficionados alike.
Our tasting pack includes six full-sized cans of craft beer along with the perfect snacks, and can be shared between two people, or enjoyed alone.
All this for just £30
In House Tasting Kits - Rioja Wine
Taste exceptional Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva Riojas from Bodegas Beronia, in a virtual tasting experience hosted by Martin Skelton, Managing Director of González Byass UK, featuring Matías Calleja, Beronia’s head winemaker.
The tasting also features the world-famous Beronia Txoko Club, and includes food pairing suggestions.
Featuring 3 x 750ml bottles presented in a beautiful wooden gift box £60