Coombe Abbey Hotel is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary

A year of celebrations, events and charity work are being planned at the historic Warwickshire hotel as it prepares for the special anniversary.

In 2020, Coombe Abbey Hotel will commemorate 25 years since it first opened its doors as a venue in February 1995.

A whole host of events and activities are set to take place to mark its silver anniversary.

The usual packed programme of events including afternoon teas, medieval banquets, murder mystery evenings, tribute nights and more will go ahead during the year, with the addition of a number of special activities such as charity fundraising, competitions and treats for guests.

The hotel has also named its chosen charity for 2020 as Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice and is asking all customers to help make it a record-breaking 12 months for the good cause.

Ron Terry, General Manager for Coombe Abbey Hotel, said he wanted to make it a year to remember.

He added, “This is a huge milestone for the hotel and one that we’re thrilled to reach so we want to make sure that 2020 is a memorable year and filled with celebrations.

“It has been a wonderful 25 years for the hotel with so many amazing memories made along the way and we want to make many more.

“We have so many fantastic events taking place next year, there is something for everyone to enjoy and help us commemorate our birthday.

“As part of that, we wanted to set up a fundraising initiative and Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice seemed like the perfect choice as we have had very close links with the charity for a number of years.”

Coombe Abbey existed long before it was a hotel and has a rich history. During the 12th century, the hotel was known as the Abbey of Cumbe and was the largest and most influential monastery in Warwickshire. 

Coventry City Council took ownership of the Abbey in 1964, along with its extensive estate of 150-acres, and after a series of vital restoration, in 1966 the park was opened to the public with the hotel opening in 1995.

Ron Terry, General Manager of Coombe Abbey Hotel with Muna Chauhan, Head of Fundraising at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

As part of the charitable element of the celebration, for the 12 months of 2020, guests and visitors will be asked to donate an optional 25p on their transactions with the gifts being added to the fundraising pot.

Zoë’s Place is an independent Children’s Charity providing palliative, respite and end of life care to babies and infants aged from birth to five years suffering from life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.

The charity wants to increase the fundraising pot by £200,000 each year, allowing the hospice to fund new services and open a much-needed fifth cot.

Muna Chauhan, Head of Fundraising at Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, said “The hospice host their Annual Charity Ball at Coombe Abbey and we were delighted to be chosen as their charity during their special anniversary celebrations during 2020.

“The support will make a difference as we strive to raise over £200,000 to open our fifth cot, we need to provide more hours of care, families are relying on our services. It will be an exciting year ahead.”

For further information about events and activities taking place at Coombe Abbey Hotel, visit www.coombeabbey.com.