In the third and final episode of A Very British Hotel, airing on Thursday 16 March at 9.00pm on Channel 4, the hotel throws a party to celebrate the book launch of Mount: the latest novel by the famous racy romance writer Jilly Cooper. Champagne, canapés and a grey stallion are laid on for the entertainment of the guests, but not everyone is welcome, as a gatecrasher is escorted off the premises.
The hotel also reveals its secret weapon: Hotel Ambassador Mr Bentley. Mr B worked for the Savoy, Claridge’s and the Ritz before joining the team at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. He was responsible for the Queen hosting a special banquet in the ballroom the night before the wedding of Prince William and Kate.
Meanwhile, some of the rooms at the hotel are in need of refurbishment, so the hotel sells off the old fixtures and fittings before refurbishing the rooms, raising nearly £200,000 at a special auction. And at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – the two Michelin starred restaurant in the hotel – executive chef Ashley Palmer-Watts and his team create a new dish and have to wait to hear whether they’ve retained their prestigious Michelin stars.
Executive Producer: Emma Morgan
Series Producer: Gayl Paterson
Producer and Director: Sam Roubicek
Production Company: Oxford Scientific Films
A Very British Hotel Episode 3 (of 3) airs on Thursday 16 March 2017 from 9.00pm-10.00pm on Channel 4.