What could be better than a bespoke sculpture hand-crafted as the centrepiece of your special celebration? Well, how about a bespoke sculpture made of chocolate?
Ashley, our very own self-taught chocolatier, is something of a master craftsman when it comes to creating stunning artworks, models and displays made entirely from fine Belgian chocolate.
Within his Chocolate Room in the kitchen he crafts together a selection of individual chocolates as well as chocolate bars available to buy and enjoy at home. Chocolate Plaques have been the new 'must have' gift for those difficult people who have everything, personalised to suit or just with a witty slogan to make them chuckle..... And when they've had enough of looking at it- they can eat it too!!
Check out the Events page for Chocolate classes in the kitchen or one of Ashley Chocolate Demonstrations in the Pub, which ever one you visit it will be a feast for the eyes...and belly!
Each year he painstakingly pieces together individual elements, spending many hours on each private or corporate commission, to produce unique works of culinary art that are both tasteful and incredibly tasty. Recently doing commissioned works for Legal & General, Ladbrookes, Local Clubs as well as Wedding favours and special gifts.
He also uses his choc tactics to raise money every Christmas for Martin House Hospice, which cares for children and their families in Boston Spa, near Wetherby. He spends many, many hours melting, sticking and shaping a special annual themed chocolate sculpture with sweet treats hidden somewhere in the main structure.
The delicious artwork is then displayed in the pub for customers to enjoy and – generous bunch that they are – donate much-needed money to this worthy local cause.
Together, we’ve raised thousands of pounds – and a good many smiles when we deliver the chocolate sculpture for the staff, the children and their families to enjoy on Christmas Eve.