Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire will host industry charity Hospitality Action’s fifth annual polo day on Sunday, 7th September. The day will include a three-course lunch prepared by the team from Calcot Kitchens and three Michelin-starred South West chefs: Martin Burge of Whatley Manor, Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park and Sam Moody of The Bath Priory.


The event, sponsored by Tetbury Audi, will begin with a Champagne and canapé reception on the lawns of the club with an informative polo demonstration which will come in handy for those new to the game. Guests will then delight in a specially created three-course lunch, including a dessert of vanilla panna cotta served with textures of raspberries, peaches and sauterne jelly. Grandstand seats will be reserved for guests to watch the final of the Solitaire Salver before ending the day with a cream tea.


Hospitality Action Trustee Richard Ball says: “We at Calcot Kitchens are delighted to support the fifth annual Hospitality Action Polo Day. The day has developed into an unmissable highlight of the year, with many guests keen to attend this flagship fundraiser. All the work that goes into making this event an unforgettable experience results in ample funds being raised for those in real need.”


Penny Moore, Hospitality Action CEO, says: “Our fantastic polo day has really grown in popularity over the years and is one of the highlights of our events calendar, with world-class polo to boot! Last year’s event sold out in record time so I would really recommend booking early to secure your place. In 2013 we experienced an unprecedented increase in requests for financial assistance, resulting in a 20% increase in people awarded grants. The funds raised here really will make a big difference to our work.”


A place at the polo day is ideal for entertaining friends, family or clients and is just £90 per person or £850 for a table of 10. Discounted room rates for the Sunday evening are also available at each of the partnering chef’s hotels, as well as Calcot Manor.


In 2013, Hospitality Action spent just under £85,000 assisting hospitality workers in desperate need in the South West. To secure your place, contact Giuliana Vittiglio on 020 3004 5504 or at fundraising@hospitalityaction.org.uk


Visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk for more information about the charity.