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Fall Favorites At The Manor

Join Us On Making This Seasonal Transition Effortless


As summer is coming to its end, we wanted to take a moment and indulge our readers in some of our very own fall favorites to help us transition into the upcoming holidays.

First and foremost, let's pull out two of our most loved cocktails to help set the mood, of course, one hot and cold (ingredients listed below)! You can never go wrong with a seasonal cocktail to enravish guests while hosting or simply lounging by the fire - a touch of rum to warm the soul. If you opt for wine, we suggest a Pinot Noir from DuMol, which encompasses all the savory spices, earthy undertones, and lively fruits of the fall season - The West Chester Reach Pinot Noir from Russian River Sanoma, California.

Apple Cider Hot Toddie Fresh Pair Cocktail

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) apple cider -1 medium Bosc pear

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice -2 tablespoons citrus-infused vodka

  • 2 teaspoons honey -1 tablespoon pomegranate juice

  • 1 cinnamon stick -1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) bourbon -1 tablespoon agave syrup or sugar syrup

  • -3 tablespoons hard apple cider


As the season starts to change and it gets a bit cooler, there truly is nothing better than a cozy homemade meal. We wanted to ensure we could find something quick and easy that would feed lots of mouths, and a nod to our Irish roots here at Ascot Manor. Angie Skehan is a fantastic Irish chef with dishes that genuinely allow a home to come to life. For further instructions, see here.

Irish Strew

-2 tbsp rapeseed oil

-1kg lamb shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2.5cm chunks

-2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped

-3 celery stalks, trimmed and sliced

-1 bay leaf

-4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

-1-liter beef or lamb stock

-900g potatoes, peeled and cut into 1cm slices

-A good knob of butter

-Sea salt and ground black pepper

-Slices of white bread to serve


What would fall be without cuddling up and enjoying the perfect read? When the weather gets a bit too frigid to go outside, we can stimulate our minds and educate ourselves in the process.

Days of Grace

A compelling memoir of Arthur Ashe, the late world-renowned tennis champion and social activist.

The autobiography shares Ashe's story on his fight against a deadly virus. The remarkable story highlights moments of his tennis career as a young black male in the industry and the fight against racism.

This memoir comes in the top ten of various must-read sports memoirs, having you hooked by the first few pages and leaving you truly inspired by the end.

For more information and ways to purchase, click here for more details, and happy reading!


When you can the chance to step outside and enjoy the crisp air, put on your tennis essentials from Ascot Manor, grab your racket, and set up a match with family or friends to help stay active!

Men's Aristocrat Sand Wear-Resistant Premium Hoodie and Joggers by Ascot Manor

From our manor to yours, we hope you enjoy some of our favorite ways to indulge this fall! Stay up to date with us by subscribing to the Ascot Manor newsletter including exclusive offers and tips.

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