And so, with the inexorable turning of the globe, we find ourselves at this time of year again, with Christmas popping its floppy, white bobbled hat over the hill once again. This is no time to hibernate though, we love nothing more than a bundled-up stomp across the beach in this bracing weather to keep the blood circulating. No cobwebs on us.
The best thing about outdoor pursuits? Knowing you’ve earnt an indulgent treat to restore the balance. Enticing aromas have been wafting through our development kitchen, as our team have been developing this season’s new festive treats. Light, buttery mince pies, handmade by our chefs, are now available and perfect to accompany a glass of mulled wine at any of our cafes and takeaways. From the 11th December you can get your hands on limited edition turkey baps for the true taste of Christmas.
Wondering what to buy the person who has everything? Fear not, we’ve got your Christmas sorted with our gift vouchers available to use at our cafes and takeaways. Who wouldn’t want to be treated to coffee, delicious lunches and cake?
Whilst Christmas is a well-documented time for giving, so are the other 11 months of the year. A charity close to our heart is The Samaritans, which has been intrinsically linked to Venus from the very beginning. The mother of co-founder Louisa Newman, was a dedicated Samaritan who volunteered her time for over 30 years. Working well into her eighties, Lady Ann Newman would still work night shifts, motivated by the friendships she made with the rest of the team, and spurred on by the people she helped over the years. That’s why we continue to give 5p for every cup of tea sold to The Samaritans; a little amount that goes a long way to making a difference.
We are open every day from 10am throughout the year except Christmas day. Have a very merry Christmas, filled with adventures and delicious treats. Look forward to seeing you in the new year.