November 5th goes off with a bang! Posted November 16, 2016


With fireworks going off around the country, Hallsannery played host to its own very special ‘mark the occasion’ party over the weekend of November 5th this year. Celebrating combined family birthdays totaling 110 years, our lovely literary-world clients put together a friends and family house party none of their guests is likely to forget.

Enjoying the House and grounds on Friday, the party then set off to discover the delights of Clovelly the next day, before changing clothes and tempo for the main evening event.

With the talented (and extremely lovely) Amanda Huxtable at Heavenly Scent creating the most incredible ‘book related’ floral displays and Sarah-Jane and her team from West Country Caterers providing the food, the evening was set to be an impressive success. Canapes and speeches in the elegant hall were followed by a sumptuous dinner in the Dining Room of ‘cooked on site’ Hog Roast – complete with crackling and apple sauce of course! A trio of desserts rounded off the main meal, before guests were entertained by Hallsannery’s ‘resident ex-Royal butler’ Eric and his legendary cocktail making skills. The younger generation enjoyed sparklers overlooking the twinkling lights of Bideford and even the odd distant firework display or two, before joining their parents for a bit of dancing and fun.

‘It was a wonderful party – everything we had wished for!’ said our birthday folk… and we have to say that (looking on from the outside) we can only agree!Literary flowers!