Every year, after the madness of the Christmas season has faded and in preparation for the budget release in March, I start to review our Beverage List. I take into consideration sales figures for the past year and what potential price changes might occur.
It was last autumn when I met the ex-Location Manager of Downton Abbey. I say ex because filming had ended after 6 years and the last series was aired over the winter. He came to One Great George Street looking for a location to shoot something else.
I was a fan of Downton from the beginning as I was of Upstairs Downstairs which I watched as a child in the 1970s. There was a new pilot series of Upstairs Downstairs shown in 2012 which excited me greatly but I think it got swamped by the huge success of the much grander Downton Abbey.
One Great George Street’s football team pulled off their latest win this week, defeating the Park Plaza Westminster 3-1 at Battersea Park.
The OGGS team has now won three matches in a row, this victory over local rivals the most impressive yet. While some early season defeats cost OGGS a shot at this year’s Hotel & Catering League title, recent fine form and a strengthened squad has the boys fancying their chances for next season.
Celebrate your dinner event beneath the iconic painted ceiling of our Great Hall, and save £20pp on additional guests for bookings over 150 people (T&C’s apply).
Located in the heart of London by the Houses of Parliament and St James’s Park, guests will be treated to a prestigious pre-dinner drinks reception and an exceptional 3 course meal including wine, bottled water, coffee and truffles.