Testimonials: Concerts

September, 2015

Dear Andrew,

This is a note of appreciation for the fantastic evening our Proms at St. Jude’s committee group enjoyed at West Lodge Park as an 80th birthday surprise for our former chairman, John Wheeler. The whole evening was superbly organised, the food outstanding and the concert with Reiko Fujisawa a lovely and appropriate addition to our evening out. All of the staff were exceptionally professional, helpful and charming. Please be sure to pass on our appreciation to everyone who made our experience so enjoyable. They are a credit to you. The birthday plattters to John and David were a lovely surprise too. Yours is a very fine hotel and restaurant and we will heartily encourage others to escape to Hadley Wood! Everyone in our group had a thoroughly good time. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank you all so much – John was overwhelmed at the occasion and loved every moment.

With my very best wishes,

Susie Gregson MBE

September, 2014

Dear Andrew,

Thank you from the Bridge Quartet for your wonderful hospitality and generosity last Friday. We really enjoyed the evening and meeting members of our knowledgeable audience after the concert over tea.

For me it was a pleasure to chat to you and Trevor and appreciate the enthusiasm and anticipation which lies behind such a successful and long-standing enterprise.

We would love to be able to return and play at West Lodge sometime, in the meantime I hope you enjoy our recent CD, released a couple of days before we came to play for you!


Michael (viola)

September, 2012


I wanted to say 'thank you' for allowing us to attend the concert on Friday evening. Both I and my mother had a lovely time; as well as the talented musicians, mum was particularly impressed with the meal and the wonderful company at dinner! Thanks again for your generosity in letting staff attend these events.

Kind regards


February, 2012


Mary Howell called me on Wednesday morning to thank you and the wonderful restaurant staff for a fantastic evening at the concert last Friday.

They were a table of 8, it was her husband’s 80th birthday and she said she simply cannot praise the restaurant staff enough who looked after them superbly. She also said that the concert was just wonderful.

A happy customer!


October, 2010

Dear Sharon,

I am writing on behalf of the NSPCC Barnet and District branch to thank you so much for all your friendly and efficient help in respect of our Musical Soiree last night.

Not only did we have the beautiful Lancaster Room for the concert but also the John Evelyn Room for the reception and interval which was a delight for our guests in being able to move around in such lovely surroundings. Your kindness in giving us these rooms on a complimentary basis meant that we were able to raise over £1700.00 for the NSPCC which was a great result.

Thank you, and also Adam and the other members of staff, for helping us to make it such a successful evening.

I have of course writing separately to Andrew, to express our warmest thanks.

With all good wishes,

Yours sincerely,

Joy Mather

Chairman – Barnet and District Branch