Author: Matt Lawrence

Hug Club – FAQs

Questions. They’re questionable, often humorous, sometimes ponderous. Chickens, eggs and their line of ascension, what is dubstep? what is love? what does the Hug Club card do? Who is the best Spice Girl? What does bae mean? Artic Monkeys new album – Yay or Nay? So many questions and often so little time. Here’s a…

By Matt Lawrence 5th June 2018 Off

Easter weekend by the sea

We’ve put together a luxurious Easter break to make your stay with us super-special. Your king-size double room awaits along with a bottle of prosecco on ice to get your weekend started with a sparkle. Enjoy a 2-course dinner on us on either Friday or Sunday night choosing from our Spring a la carte menu…

By Matt Lawrence 17th January 2017 Off

Cosy hugs at Urban Beach

Urban Beach Hotel has created a cosy outside area complete with heated seats for the Winter. The covered area has newly fitted heated seats in their cosy booths – complete with candles, blankets and a roaring open fire. The outside decking area is covered by canvas and protected from the elements – so it feels…

By Matt Lawrence 17th January 2017 Off

Mini chefs menu

Possibly the youngest chefs in the country? With more children being exposed to different cuisines and Jamie Oliver encouraging healthy eating in schools, a local family restaurant in Bournemouth has had a light bulb moment and hired their own kids to create the Restaurants Kids Menu – unexpectedly creating two minichef legends. Sam (aged 8)…

By Matt Lawrence 20th October 2016 Off

Free creative space

Big sea for Creative As more people look for the work life balance, Urban Reef is offering free work space to freelancers and those working away from the office this winter. The first and second floor are open to those wanting a creative space with sea views. Mark Cribb – owner of Urban Reef said:…

By Matt Lawrence 30th September 2016 Off

Air Festival FAQs

Bournemouth Air Festival: questions we get asked Our handy guide to THE best Bournemouth Air Festival experience at Urban Reef. Q: Can we see the planes? A: You most certainly can. We are right in the flight path as the planes hug the coast. You’ll get a cracking view. Just keep looking up. Q: Are you…

By Matt Lawrence 16th August 2016 Off

Gardening club

Sowing the seeds of learning Mark and a minibus load of pupils from the Gardening Club at Pokesdown School visited the Urban Farm to learn about seasonality and how our resident ‘Farmer Stu’ grows fruit and veg for our restaurants. Our farm sits on the outskirts of the New Forest at Sopley and everything we grow on the…

By Matt Lawrence 22nd June 2016 Off

Tom Gozney, King of the wood oven

It’s a G thing! We were lucky to have 5 mins with Tom Gozney, founder of Gozney Ovens in Christchurch and the maker of our amazing new wood fired oven moving into its new beach-side residence at the Wood Oven, our new takeaway on Boscombe prom ready for us to open in June. Mark put a…

By Matt Lawrence 24th May 2016 Off