Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Sevenoaks businesses hold summer reception at new restaurant within grounds of Wildernesse House

BUSINESS owners from all over the Sevenoaks area were able to see first-hand the impressive refurbishments that have been carried out at the historic Wildernesse House near Sevenoaks when they attended the Sevenoaks & District Chamber of Commerce summer reception at the historic property recently.

Guests make their way into the impressive entrance at Wildernesse House.

Members and their guests first met for welcome drinks in the main house in front of the stately staircase that is a feature of the of the grade II listed building before making their way to the Pavilion Restaurant which is a new addition to the estate.

The attractive restaurant will open to the public this Thursday (4 July) and the summer reception guests were given a taster of the treats that will be waiting for diners.

The Mayor of Sevenoaks, Cllr Nick Busvine OBE, opened the speeches and congratulated PegasusLife, the company responsible for the refurbishments at Wildernesse House, on the work they had carried out.

Delicious canapes were prepared in the kitchen of The Pavilion restaurant.

He was followed by Robert Allton Regional Manager for Wildernesse House and David Goddard from Wettons cleaning services who sponsored the reception along with Warners Solicitors, O’Keefe Group, Welham Jones, and The Listening Room which provided music through guitarist Paul Malsom.

Wildernesse House and its surrounding parkland has been sympathetically converted by specialist developer PegasusLife in conjunction with Purcell Architects into an exclusive over-60s luxury retirement development.

The new Pavilion restaurant opens to the public this week.

It now consists of a collection of 19 one and two-bedroom apartments on the upper floors of the main house, 4 one- and two-bedroom ‘legacy’ apartments on the ground floor, and 8 two-bedroom mews houses in the newly built stable block. There are spa, pool and wellness facilities onsite as well as the Pavilion Restaurant.

Interested parties can book an appointment to view the properties at Wildernesse House by calling 01732 510150 or email:

To book a table at the Pavilion restaurant call: 01732 494722

For more information on PegasusLife and Wildernesse House CLICK HERE

Sevenoaks & District Chamber of Commerce Summer Reception helps raise charity funds

One of the main sponsors of the Summer reception was Wettons. Owner David Goddard is pictured giving a speech to the guests.

A number of fantastic prizes were donated to a charity prize draw by Sevenoaks businesses in aid of the Chamber’s charities of the year which include Hospices of Hope, We are Beams and West Kent Mind. More than £500 was raised during the evening and the prizegivers and prize winners were as follows: 

O’Keefe Group: 4 VIP tickets to a show of choice at the 02 – won by Jacqueline Stewart from Handelsbanken
Wettons: 2 Tickets to an international England match at Wembley Stadium with Club Wembley access – won by David Hawes Gatt of Chevening Financial
Warners: Luxury Gin Hamper – won by Hedley Clarke of Credence Background Screening
The Listening Room: 2 tickets to see the London Community Gospel Choir – won by Steph Harrison from Sevenoaks Town Council

Editor of My Sevenoaks Community Frank Baldwin (right) chats to John Levett from The Listening Room which organised the musical entertainment for the evening.

Rogue Ginger: Family or corporate photography session worth £200 – won by Rebecca Welham from Welham Jones Funerals & Memorials
Wildernesse House offered several prizes including:
Dinner for two at the Pavilion Restaurant with a bottle of wine – won by Steven Slater of Wilkins Kennedy
Tickets to Harry the Piano (part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival) – won by Elizabeth Dolding from Warners Solicitors
Tickets to see Rick Wakeman (part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival) – won by Frank Baldwin of My Sevenoaks Community

Guests enjoyed a welcome drink in the main house.

Guests made their way from the Main House to The Pavilion Restaurant through the delightful gardens that surround Wildernesse House

Guitarist Paul Malsom provided the background music

Sevenoaks Mayor Nick Busvine chats to Ruth Hyde from Cryojuvenate.


Staff rom PegasusLife and Wildrenesse House outside The Pavilion Restaurant.




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