The Grove Hotel is a well-known spot for fine dining and a luxurious night’s stay, but this summer it is also playing host to a pop-up cinema.

Tucked away in The Grove’s walled garden, secluded behind brick walls and iron gates, is the hotel’s pop-up cinema, organised in partnership with cinema specialist Everyman. Throughout the entire month of August, hotel residents and restaurant guests will be able to enjoy a variety of popular films, including Beauty & The Beast, Matilda, Black Panther, La La Land, The Greatest Showman, Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, and many more.

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When we walk into the garden, there is a woman in chef’s whites picking ingredients to be used in the hotel’s restaurants from the plots in the corner. There are fairy lights strung from the trees and a live band playing gentle jazz. It’s wonderfully atmospheric, and though there are plenty of children in the audience, it’s the adults walking around with a look of wonder and excitement on their faces.

Of course, that might have something to do with the mini bottles of Prosecco available to buy from the wooden bar. They also sell vodka slushies, soft drinks, popcorn and old-fashioned sweets in striped paper bags.

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You also pick up your headphones from the bar - a nice touch, as each member of the audience can adjust the volume to their own preference. Plus, if you start to feel a bit chilly, there are blankets available to wrap yourself up in.

We were here to see that classic Spielberg film, E.T. Munching on rhubarb and custard sweets, and leaning back in our astoundingly comfortable bean bags with the sky stretched wide above us as the sun began to set, it was a truly magical evening.

The Grove’s pop-up cinema will run from Thursday, August 1, to Saturday, August 31. Inclusive overnight hotel packages invite guests to experience the cinema at their leisure, with packages also available for guests dining at The Glasshouse or The Stables.

For more information about The Grove, visit or call 01923 296010.