The Ardington is the ideal venue for a Bridge Break. You may wish to organise your own weekend with us either as a club event or just as a social weekend with friends, join one of our
- Masterpoint weekends, February 17 - 19/20 and June 16 - 18/19
- Friendly Duplicate Only Bridge, April 7 - 9 and September 2 - 4 (TBC)
- Paul Wilson's (our Resident Bridge Director) own private 4 day, 3 night weekend, June 2 - 5
- Bridge Improvers Weekend June 23 - 25 which is planned and organised by the U3A Association . Whatever your requirements we will be pleased to assist anyway possible.

There are numerous car parking options available both outside the hotel in Steyne Gardens and at the High Street Multi Storey car park (100 metres away) - £5.00 for 24 hours.

For private weekends organised by possibly yourself, we are most pleased to offer a personalised weekend, tailoring the package of services and facilities to your precise needs then quoting a tariff accordingly.

For Bridge visitors the Ardington offers:

  • A privately owned AA 3 stars 82% Merit score.
  • A top quality cuisine with The Indigo Restaurant offering a high standard of cuisine and service and special menus for the occasion.
  • A town centre location, promenade and pier 100 metres away, shopping centre and all amenities 400 metres away.
  • There are numerous complimentary car parking options available both outside the hotel in Steyne Gardens and at the High Street NCP Car Park (100 metres away).
  • Ground and first floor accommodation only, including 18 single bedrooms with no single supplement.
  • 3 different bridge rooms (two overlooking the Steyne Gardens one with own private courtyard garden) able to accommodate between 10 and 12 tables per room and offering ample natural light as well as supplementary crisp, versatile, low voltage lighting systems and air conditioning.
  • Complimentary availability of 14 Bridge tables.

FRIENDLY DUPLICATE ONLY BRIDGE, APRIL 7 - 9 and SEPTEMBER 2 - 4

This year we are also offering a new style of weekend suitable for those Bridge players who want to play social friendly Bridge without the added pressure of points and prizes. This events will be priced at £205.00 per person for 2 nights, Full Board.

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Weekend Itinerary will be as follows:

FRIDAY
17:45pm Drinks and Canapes Reception in Indigo Lounge. Time to meet our New Residential Bridge Director Paul Wilson. Paul is based in North West London, he is a Professional EBU Bridge Tutor and Tournament Director.
18:15 3 Course Dinner followed by Coffee and Mints.
19:45 Duplicate Pairs.

SATURDAY
6:15 7:45 - 9:30 Full English Breakfast.
10:00 Duplicate Pairs with break for coffee.
12:45 Light Buffet Lunch.
FREE AFTERNOON
18:15 3 Course Dinner followed by Coffee and Mints.
19:45 Duplicate Pairs.

SUNDAY
8:15 - 10:00 Full English Breakfast.
10:00 Duplicate Pairs with break for Coffee.
13:45 Traditional Sunday Lunch.
15:15 - 16:00 Weekend Summing up and Tea(br) 16:00 Tea/Coffee and Bicuits,Departure.

To make a reservation for the event please contact Reservations on 01903 230451. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Richard on the same number.


BRIDGE IMPROVERS JUNE 23 - 25

This weekend is for players 2 - 5 years experience and is our third successive improvers event. As well as playing friendly, social bridge the focus of the tutorials and discussions will be enhancing your bidding vocabulary and sharpening your card playing technique.The tarrif is £199.00 for bridge players and £169.00 for non playing partners/guests.

Download our detailed programme

Weekend Itinerary will be as follows:

FRIDAY
5.45pm Drinks and Canapes Reception in Indigo Lounge. Time to meet our New Residential Bridge Director Paul Wilson. Paul is based in North West London, he is a Professional EBU Bridge Tutor and Tournament Director.
6.15 3 Course Dinner followed by Coffee and Mints.
7.45 Play of the Hand Practice. Planning at Trick one. Lesson notes given at the end of the session.

SATURDAY
7.45-9.30 Full English Breakfast.
10.00 Bridge Quiz and Answers Seminar. To pinpoint any grey areas in your basic understanding. Notes given at the end of the session. Mid morning coffee/tea and biscuits.
13:00 Light Buffet Lunch.
FREE AFTERNOON
6.15 3 Course Dinner followed by Coffee and Mints.
7.45 Duplicate Pairs.

SUNDAY
8.15 - 10.00 Full English Breakfast.
10.10 Group Discussion on interesting hands from the previous evening. What should you have bid? How should you have played as declarer? How should you have defended? Mid-morning coffee/tea and biscuits.
12.30 Traditional Sunday Lunch.
15.30 - 15:45 Afternoon Tea with scones, Prize giving.

To make a reservation for the event please contact Reservations on 01903 230451. Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Richard on the same number.


Masterpoint Weekend Breaks 2017

Paul Wilson is our Resident Bridge Director. Paul is based in North West London, he is a Professional EBU Bridge Tutor and Tournament Director

These weekends offer competitive bridge players the possibility to earn masterpoints and prizes in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. For the less competitive, the option of playing bridge with more experienced players whilst enjoying the pampering of our staff and facilities of the Ardington Hotel.

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2017
17th February - 19th/20th February 2017 (2/3 nights) SPECIAL OFFER £195.00/£260.00
16th - 18th/19th June 2017 (2/3 nights) £240.00/£298.00
 

All prices are for 2/3 nights unless otherwise stated. When appropriate, Sunday night rates are available at a significantly reduced tariff.
 
Sunday evening rate includes a light buffet dinner served in the Bridge room at 6.30pm.
 
Prices are per person and include Friday evening reception with canapes, all meals, morning coffee and afternoon tea and all Bridge.
 
There are no single supplements. Subject to circumstances, double bedrooms are available for single occupancy for a supplementary charge.
 

Bridge Details

Each weekend offers:

  • 4 or 5 sessions of Bridge
  • Computer scoring
  • Prizes and Masterpoints
  • EBU licensed

The weekends are not suitable for absolute beginners. It is requested that players without partners, (prior to making a reservation), contact Richard Margaroli first to ensure the presence of a bridge partner.

Enquiries

For any bridge enquiries please contact Paul Wilson on 01923 858 383 from 10:30AM to 18:30 Monday to Saturday or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
To make your reservation contact the Reservations Department on 01903 230 451.

Paul Wilson Weekend Breaks 2017

Paul runs regular bridge holidays throughout the year. They provide a friendly and relaxing two or three night weekend of bridge in comfortable hotels with good facilities and service. The varied bridge programme is suitable for all standards and includes Chicago, duplicate, supervised rubber and a seminar with Paul who is a qualified EBUTA Professional Level Tutor.

June 2 - 5 (3 Nights) £310.00 per person

Please specify on the booking form bath and shower or shower only.

The programme will be as follows:

FRIDAY
5.50pm Sparkling Wine, Smoked Salmon and Blinis Canapes reception party in the front lounge.
6.20pm Dinner.
8.00pm Chicago Competition for the Worthing Trophies.

SATURDAY
7.45 - 9.30am Full English Breakfast.
10.40am BRIDGE SEMINAR in room Steyne 2 with Paul Wilson (Professional Bridge Tutor), OR Rubber Bridge hosted by Nita and Marlene.
11.30am Morning tea/coffee.
Optional bar snacks. (The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure).
4.00pm Afternoon tea and cake.
6.20pm Dinner.
8.00pm Chicago Competition OR Duplicate Pairs session one.

SUNDAY
8.15 - 10.00am Full English Breakfast including Smoked Salmon Bagels on request.
10.45am - 12.45pm Chicago Competition.
11.30am Morning tea/coffee.
1.30pm Smoked Salmon or Roast Chicken salad buffet lunch. (The afternoon is free to spend at your leisure).
4.00pm Afternoon tea and cake.
6.20pm Dinner.
8.00pm Chicago Competition OR Duplicate Pairs session two.

MONDAY
7.45 - 9.15am Full English Breakfast.
10.45am Flag Chicago with spot prizes.
11.30am Morning tea/coffee.
1.00pm Competition results and prize giving.
1.30pm Buffet/Sandwich Lunch.
Coach departs hotel promptly at 3.15pm.

TARIFF Should you wish to bring along a non – playing relative or friend, there will be a reduction of £30.00 from the deposit. Charges are itemised below.

A deposit of £70.00 per person is required. Please make cheques payable to Paul Wilson T/A Wembley B.C. as an alternative to enclosing a cheque, you can now pay online by BACS. Details on request. Every holiday reservation must be accompanied by a signed booking form. Confirmation of your deposit will either be posted or emailed. The balance, plus any supplements/extras to be paid to the hotel before departure.

The bridge room is non smoking.

Enquiries

For all enquiries or for further information please contact Paul Wilson
on 01923 858 383 after 10:30AM
or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Private club Weekends

Private club weekends are welcome, each is bespoke with the hotel operation being arranged around the services required and expectations of the resident bridge club. Throughout your association with the Ardington from the enquiry stage through until arrival at the hotel, you will have only one point of contact - Richard Margaroli. Once your meal requirements and timetable have been established, a competitive tariff is quoted which will hopefully encourage a no obligation, complimentary reconnaissance visit to be arranged.

Amongst other attributes, which make the Ardington particularly suitable for Bridge weekends are the following:

  • The personal presence of one of the partners, Richard or Simon throughout the weekend
  • A high level of professional service offered by our team of staff
  • A top quality cuisine with The Indigo Restaurant
  • The option of Paul Wilson to direct your weekend on a residential basis for an additional fee.
  • A simple line of communication between only 2 persons, the organiser and Richard throughout the pre-weekend discussionsOnce date availability and tariff have been agreed “in principle” the weekend organiser and his/her partner will be welcome to come and stay overnight complimentary, dine in Indigo and sample our hospitality and ambience prior to making a confirmed reservation. You will then be able to consider( and hopefully confirm !!) our suitability for your weekend from a position of First Hand Experience.

Enquiries

For all enquiries or for further information please contact Richard Margaroli
on 01903 230 451