About Beales Group

Beales Hotels is a ninth-generation family business founded in 1769 with a highly rated four star hotel in Hertfordshire and beautiful boutique hotel in Suffolk.

West Lodge Park Hotel in Hadley Wood has 59 bedrooms, 9 conference and banqueting rooms, the Mary Beale Restaurant and Terrace Bar, the Mary Beale collection of old master portraits, and 35 acres of glorious grounds including the Beale Arboretum. Over more than 50 years the collection has been widened by three generations of the Beale family and now encompasses the Plant National collections of Hornbeams and Swamp Cypress, 15 UK and regional champions as well as over 800 species of trees from around the world.

The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham in Suffolk has 15 bedrooms, a meeting room and private dining room, a relaxed bar and restaurant. It is within easy reach of Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Suffolk’s stunning heritage coast and many areas of historical significance. Guests can enjoy the nearby resort towns of Southwold and Warberswick as well as the music and artistry of Snape Maltings. Amongst many other places of interest, all from the warm and friendly base of The Bell Hotel.

The company is owned by the Beale family:

The business is run by a professional board:

The charitable arm of the company is called the Beale Trust whose trustees include:

West Lodge Park team – here is the 2018 team at West Lodge Park, led by General Manager Chris Hall:

Back Row (left to right)
Andrew Kyriacou – Assistant Restaurant Manager, Nimesh Hindocha – Bar Supervisor, Dominic Beale – Trainee Chef, Steve Luckhurst – Decorator, Martin Talajka – Estates, Mariusz Klimczak – Kitchen Porter, Roy Gellard – Deputy Estates Manager, Steve Hand – Decorator, Wayne Turner – Executive Chef, Lee Goodhall – Sous Chef, Anthony Browning – Back of House Manager

Middle Row (left to right)
Chris Hall – General Manager, Paul Baynes – Head Gardener, Oana Dumitriu – Reception Manager, Carolyn Mills – Training & Development Co-ordinator, Carol Pearce – Guest Services Co-ordinator, Izabella Jakabos – Meeting & Events Sales Manager, Catherine Walsh – Meeting & Events Co-ordinator, Matthew Croxford – Conference & Banqueting Manager, Louise Fickling – Meeting & Events Co-ordinator, Annita Nicolaou – Recruitment & Development Manager, Odette Howse – Senior Reservationist, Sally Tustain – HR Co-ordinator, Lynn O’Connor – Accounts Manager, Andrew Beale – Managing Director

Front Row (left to right)
Tania de Carvalho – Pastry Assistant, Valerie Campbell – Sales Co-ordinator, Lynn Marsh-Jones – Sales Manager, Dawn Brumwell – Assistant Housekeeper, Irene Peters – Housekeeper, Yioda Joannou – Head Housekeeper, Laurie Montenegro – Housekeeper, Peach Slade – Housekeeper, Jane Gray – PA to the Managing Director, Sharon Blackgrove – Duty Manager