Upcoming Events

  • Gala in the Garden at the Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
    Mon, 31 May
    Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa
    31 May, 15:00 – 17:30 BST
    Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Great North Road, Retford DN22 8QS, UK
    Manor Opera presents a Charity Gala in the Garden at the Ye Olde Bell


Monday 31st May, 2021

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

Grounds Open 1pm

(Scheduled Arrival Times- Guests will be notified in a separate email)

Performance Starts 3pm 

Performance Ends 5.30pm

Soprano: Hazel Neighbour 

Tenor: Thomas Kinch

Mezzo: Emily Hodkinson

Baritone: Thomas Chenhall

Pianist: Nigel Gyte


Sound: Tim Butcher

Hosts: Manor Opera Founders Kamilla Dunstan & Carrie-Ann Williams

Manor Opera presents a Charity Fundraising Concert at the Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa


Proceeds will go towards future productions at Manor Opera, at the historic site of the Scrooby Manor House associated with the Mayflower Pilgrims.


Join us for an afternoon picnic (with your favourite 'tipple') and relax while the UK's up and coming Operatic Artists serenade you in the beautiful gardens of the Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa.


Guests can pre-order Bespoke Picnic Hampers & Drinks via the Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa.

To order please call 01777 705121



Picnic Hampers: from £60.00 per couple


Bespoke Ye Olde Bell Hamper Menu


Nibbles To Start:

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Poppy Seed Palmier

Cocktail Wild Mushroom, Truffle & Spinach Sausage Rolls

Scotch Quails Eggs, Celery Salt & Curry Spiced Aioli

Giant Paprika Crisps

Marinated Kalamata Olives & Focaccia


Poached Loch Duart Salmon, New Season Asparagus, Lemon & Dill Mayonnaise

Coronation Chicken Salad, Farfalle, Golden Sultanas, Toasted Almonds & Coriander

Tabbouleh Salad, Roasted Spring Vegetables, Confit Tomato, Pomegranate & Harissa Crème Fraiche

Hot new potatoes, mint butter


Chocolate Opera Cake


Strictly no outside food or drinks to be brought onto the premises.

Due to Covid-19 please note that performances may be cancelled at last minute, however we will endeavour to reschedule our event or a full refund can be requested. Booking fee non refundable.


Our event will only be cancelled if Government Guidelines change or weather is deemed unsafe.


We can't wait to share some live music with you all!

Ensuring your safety at Manor Opera

Manor Opera's event 'Opera in the Garden' will adhere to the latest Government Guidance.

Your safety matters, we have the following in place:

  • Limited numbers of visitors

  • Track & Trace when ordering Tickets Online

  • One-way systems upon arrival and exit

  • Social distancing between groups and those outside your household

  • Staff will be provided with protective equipment (PPE)

  • Staff will be monitoring the grounds to ensure that social distancing is maintained

  • Operating a paperless and cashless system

  • Monitoring Parking 

  • Monitoring entry and exit on to the grounds

  • Parts of the grounds will be sectioned off to ensure safety of both staff & visitors

  • Hand sanitiser available on site

  • Enhanced cleaning during your stay

What we would love from you during your visit to keep both yourselves, other guests and our staff safe:

  • Not attending the performance should you be experiencing any coronavirus symptoms or you have come into contact with someone experiencing coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days

  • Not attending the performance if you are self isolating as a result of coronavirus like symptoms or if you are sharing a household/support bubble with someone who has experienced coronavirus symptoms in the last 14 days

  • Not attending the performance should you be self isolating due to arriving from a country on the High Risk List.

  • Keeping two meters away from other visitors and staff

  • Showing your ticket on a mobile device where possible

  • Following our one-way systems

  • Supporting out staff whenever queuing occurs

  • Being mindful to other guests when queuing and maintaining a social distance of two meters 

  • Using your own personal protective equipment where necessary

  • Washing your hands 20 seconds after using our facilities

  • Using our hand sanitiser on site when necessary.

  • Being mindful to other guests when setting up your picnics and maintaining two meters apart

  • Take your own litter home

  • Use your own garden furniture and not share with other guests/households

  • Keep your belongings to yourself

  • No dogs allowed

  • Be patient when leaving the grounds, queues will occur, be mindful to other guests and our staff