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Improvements to food at The Hayes

November 2023


A good conference works when several factors come together, such as comfortable accommodation, spacious meeting rooms, enough tea and coffee, and tasty hot meals. We understand food can make or break a retreat. Therefore, we’ve taken your feedback about The Hayes’ food seriously. Here are 4 things you’ve asked for and we’ve delivered.

Quality of food

Our new highly qualified kitchen staff have turned the quality of The Hayes’ food up a notch. Over the last 6 months, they have worked tirelessly to improve our guest’s overall dining experience with new menus, more variety, and delicious flavours.

An image of a plate of high quality food with vibrant colours including 2 salads, a chicken fajita wrap, and rice.

Since making these changes we’ve received lots of positive comments from our guests who appreciate the new menus.

“Everything was clean and well-presented, staff were helpful and friendly and the food was delicious!”

“The food is great; I never felt hungry throughout the day. I would certainly recommend The Hayes conference centre. Blessings.”

Variety of salads

Once you’ve been served your hot meal you may want to add a bit of colour to your plate. Try our new and improved salad bar. From Mediterranean salads to cold cuts and more, our chefs have introduced a wide variety of salad options. Now you have multiple healthy choices to accompany your hot meals.

Multiple bowls of different colourful salads including quinoa and others.

Fresh fruit

There’s nothing like biting into a juicy apple after a healthy meal. You asked for fresh fruit with every meal and we heard you. You’ll now see a selection of fruit put out with breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Multiple small bowls of fruit salads including grapes, apples, pineapples and more.

Clear signage

When you’re hungry and in much need of some relaxing fellowship, you’ll want to be seated with your food as soon as possible. At The Hayes, we’ve installed big signs in our dining rooms so you know immediately where everything is. This speeds up the serving process and allows you to select everything you want without confusion as to where it is.

A large sign above the salads section which says, 'salads and cold cuts' with a colourful chalk drawing of a salad.

Whether you’re staying with us for a day conference or a residential, we want your mealtimes to be special. Fellowship over food is part of the reason you come away. We’ve taken our part in improving the quality of food seriously. So, we hope that you get a chance to experience our delicious food, friendly staff, and warm atmosphere at The Hayes.

Come and see for yourself!

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The Hayes

The Hayes

Swanwick, Alfreton
Derbyshire, DE55 1AU

High Leigh

High Leigh

Lord Street, Hoddesdon
Hertfordshire, EN11 8SG

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Highgate House

Grooms Lane, Creaton
Northamptonshire, NN6 8NN

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