Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
8:00 AM 15th June 2021

Shepherd’s Hideaway Experience For City Slickers

To kick-off British summertime handcrafted Shepherd’s Hut has been transformed from a cosy winter cabin into a rustic summer suntrap ready to welcome groups for belated birthdays or celebratory picnics with loved ones.

The Shepherd’s Hideaway – set in the grounds of the Monkey Island Estate, which is on a picturesque island on the River Thames in Bray, Berkshire
- is stylishly furnished with contemporary countryside interiors.Here, expert hospitality services are paired with gourmet picnic hampers, filled with local treats and chilled bottles of Harrow & Hope English Sparkling Wine.

Between adventures in the hotel grounds, guests can look forward to a delicious picnic menu, including coronation chicken curried drumsticks, poached salmon and potato salad, truffle sausage rolls and a selection of quintessentially British finger sandwiches.
Those with a sweet tooth can enjoy millionaire’s shortbread, carrot cake, macaroons and of course traditional scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream.

As the sun starts to set, those who don’t want the fun to end can retreat to The Monkey Bar for a creative cocktail or dine on classic British fare at The Monkey Brasserie- the ideal way to end a summer’s day out with loved ones in the countryside.

The Summer Shepherd’s Hideaway Experience caters for up to 6 guests at £100 per person and includes a gourmet picnic hamper and half a bottle of Harrow & Hope Brut Reserve per person with access to the Shepherd’s Hideaway for three hours. Minimum spend £600.

To book, contact YTL UK Reservations Centre at or call +44 (0) 207 657 8200.