It has, so far, been a wet year. The previous two were unusually dry but in 2018 the skies have poured.
Our guests have seemed to rather like it. I get nervous when it rains a lot but with the fire roaring and the gin flowing, weather anxiety seems to ebb quickly.
What’s more, people appreciate we’re on a tea estate, and wouldn’t be if it were dry all year. Reminding guests, and ourselves, of that fact has encouraged our thinking around what it means to be a ‘tea estate hotel’.