York Races begin on 12th May with the Dante Festival. Racing takes place throughout the year and featrues: May Spring Meeting, the 40th Macmillan Charity Meeting, 51st John Smith’s cup Meeting, Music Showcase Weekend, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, and ends in October with 2 days of racing including the Coral Sprint Trophy. Enhance your experience at York races with a fabulous stay in our 5 star luxury bed and breakfast approximately 1 1/4 hours drive from York racecourse.
Congratulations to members of the Dinnington Colliery Brass Band for their recent appearance in the BBC’s programme ‘A Band for Britain’. The Band has produced a CD which is in the top 40 classical album charts and have made several appearances on various television shows such as the Alan Titchmarsh Show where they met up once more with Sue Perkins and the Breakfast show where they were interviewed by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. They have secured a £1m deal with a record company and hope to improve rehearsal facilities and train more people. Ann and Robert from Throapham House bed and breakfast near Dinnington wish them every success for the future.
After major restoration, the house and gardens open on Sunday 14 March with a new visitor route through the house. There is a new gallery for displaying art and new displays celebrating the Duchess Georgiana and an exhibition celebrating the 90th birthday of Deborah Devonshire, the present Dowager Duchess. For more information on opening times, what’s on etc go to the Chatsworth House website.
Our regular supplier of bacon, pork sausage and black pudding have struck gold again – 5 times!! One of their gold awards was achieved for their superb quality plain pork sausage which you can taste when you have your breakfast at Throapham House. The awards were achieved at the recent BPEX North West Roadshow and our congratulations are sent to them. Well done!
‘Are you havin’ a laugh?’ – Grin up North, the Sheffield Comedy Festival is back for the whole of October
Live comedy from some of the best comedians from around the world in Sheffield during October.
Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre, Toby Foster, Jimmy Carr, Alistar McGowan, Julian Clary and Nicholas Parsons to name a few. For a full list of events in the Grin up North Comedy Festival click here.
Throapham House is situated close to junction 31 of the M1 and is approximately 13 miles – 20 minutes by car from Sheffield, making us an ideal location from which to base your visit.
Heading the line up at the spectacular 2-day event will be Scouting For Girls and The Saturdays on Friday 10 June while on Saturday 11 June The Music of Queen, A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular will draw to a close what will be South Yorkshire’s most exciting and live outdoor musical event. Throapham House bed and breakfast is one of the nearest accommodation providers being just 7 miles from the Sandbeck estate so book early to avoid disappointment.
For more information on this fantastic 2-day event, visit the WEEKEND@LAST web site.
WEEKEND@LAST is being held in aid of SAFE@LAST, a registered charity working with and on behalf of young people at risk through running away. Find out more about SAFE@LAST.
Throapham House has retained the coveted 5* Gold Award rating from Quality in Tourism following a recent inspection in November 2008.
Ann and Robert would like to thank all their guests for their support without which this would not have been possible. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.