Welcome back from us here at AcQua Beach Hotel.  I can’t believe it’s nearly Easter.  This month, we have a round up of what’s been happening and what’s coming up locally to us here in Weymouth…

“On pleasure bent again….”

cocktail.110551Wow, it’s been a very busy few months here in AcQua Beach – particularly in Bar Acqua.
We have hosted many and varied events in our gorgeous bar and have loads of things planned for 2013!
We hosted two beautiful wedding receptions in our romantic, intimate dining room. Don’t forget, if you are planning your nuptials and want a sumptuous dining room with a stunning view of the sea…..look no further!
Other events have included a Singles New Year’s Eve Fancy Dress Party and a Singles Cocktail Night which were great fun (I have a hat if anyone meets their Mr/Ms Right!).
We have hosted a couple of hen parties including a ‘Cocktail Making Masterclass’ and a ‘Design Your Own Cocktail Competition’…..the bar is the ideal place for ladies to relax and enjoy a Cosmopolitan or one of our own inventions such as the Ginger Daiquiri…very glamorous!!
So, if you are planning any sort of event such as a special birthday, anniversary, christening etc and would like a venue with Georgian elegance and a funky twist then contact us to discuss the details.

“Nice To See You…To See you Nice!”

bowleazeDid you know that there are six live feed webcams covering Weymouth and Portland? So you can sit in the comfort of your own home and watch what’s going on down here in Weymouth! Isn’t technology amazing? It’ll make you want to come and stay…
There’s a fantastic view from the end of the pier looking across the sea along the Esplanade.
Check out the historic Harbour with two cameras – one looking towards the town bridge and the other gazing over the water to the picturesque houses and restaurants on the left bank.
The camera at the top of Portland Heights looks down over Weymouth, the Nothe and Chesil Beach into the distance – what a view!!!
Finally, there is a live video feed from a camera overlooking Portland Marina….check out the wind-surfers and boats ~ it’s almost like being here………..but not quite!!

Full Steam Ahead….

train.113316The steam railway seaside trips of the 50s and 60s are well and truly back! Over the last few years the services have been expanding and now we have a comprehensive network of steam trains coming to Weymouth over the summer months. Some even have 1st Class carriages and dining cars. Check out the link for more information…




Feeling Adventurous?

kites.113518The area in and around Weymouth is ideal for the more active among us. There are many activities to choose from – you won’t be bored for a minute!
Choose from kayaking, sailing, coasteering, paddleboarding, kite-surfing (in fact, ALL watersports!) horse riding, climbing, abseiling, cycling, walking and much more! Whew! I’m exhausted just reading about it!!
We can arrange an itinerary for you to try various activities or you can just choose a few here and there during your stay.
We also cater for groups and you can take over the whole hotel if you have a large party.
Contact us for details of our packages on 01305 776900.

“Great Expectations”

dressHeavenly Bump, a local Weymouth company designing maternity wear, held their annual photo-shoot here at AcQua Beach in February. The photos were of their 2013/2014 range and will be on their website shortly.
Their range is also being sold by Tesco’s so keep your eyes peeled for pictures of Bar AcQua in your local store!!
Every little helps!!






“The proof of the pudding is in the eating”

We have lots of exciting events coming up in Bar AcQua over the course of 2013…check it out…
Wine and cheese tasting nights……learn what to look for in your wines and what cheeses work with what wine.
Cookery demonstrations – watch chef Dean Sharpe show you how to prepare exotic dishes for a three course meal you can then enjoy eating!
Dean will also be demonstrating how to make your own soft cheeses, pates, bread and yoghurt.
Fancy decorating cup cakes too?
Finally, (and I suspect that this will be the most popular!) a whole evening of desserts from the traditional favourites with a twist such as treacle tart with lemon zest to exotic meringues and pastries.
If you would like to join us for any of these events please give us a call for details.

Bye for now and hope to see you soon, Charlotte and the team x