Spa Review : Beauty At The Gate

I‘ve been so excited to write this post. I love doing beauty reviews and this one is extra special because it’s about a spa in my very own home town of Grimsby.

Beauty At The Gate was opened in December 2013 and has gone from strength to strength since the day it opened its doors. Offering a wide range of treatments from nails and massages to body wraps and waxing. The spa had been recommended to me several times by friends and family however it’s not just the locals that are raving about it, Beauty At The Gate was also a professional beauty award winner at the 2016 UK Salon of the year awards…. swanky eh? 

I was invited for a special treat on my birthday a few weeks ago, to be pampered head to toe and treated like a real birthday princess!

First up (after being welcomed by the lovely BATG team) I was introduced to my therapist for the day, Sophie. 

Sophie was so friendly and the type of beauty therapist you see in the movies, like when Elle woods meets Paulette in Legally Blonde and they just hit it off straight away. This is exactly what happened, we chatted about life, love, beauty tips – you name it, we covered it. She was just so lovely and made the whole experience even better. The selection of nail polish was unreal, I mean hundreds and hundreds to choose from! I went with a black/glittery Shellac nail as it seemed the perfect amount of glitz to enter the New Year with…(you all know I’m a sucker for a bit of sparkle!)

After having the most wonderful manicure, sipping champagne and giggling with the other girls at the salon, it was time for my massage. 

A 60 minute full body, deep tissue massage…bliss! Sophie escorted me into the treatment room and took me through a few options of different styles of massages she could offer and also asked if there were any specific areas I’d like to focus on. For me I hold all my tension in my shoulders so they was my first point of call! Once the consultation was over Sophie left me to get ready.

The treatment room itself was beautiful, the gentle music and candles created such a relaxing vibe. The salon uses Elemis, so whilst getting undressed I went through the various lotions and potions until settling with the Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. The room itself was decorated so well, the small touches made such a difference and really made the experience that much more luxurious. Skip forward an hour and I was practically like jelly, so relaxed, so zen, it was as though any stress I had had disappeared. Sophie was truly excellent start to finish and I was gutted that the hour came to an end so quickly… I could has stayed there all day! 

Afterwards Sophie poured me a glass of ice cold water and left me to get dressed. I can honestly say it is one of the best massages I’ve ever had, not too soft and not too firm (I literally sound like Goldilocks RN) Sophie checked in with me now and again to make sure the pressure was to my liking and to make sure everything was ok.

With my pamper day complete *sob* I was treated to a sneak peek of the brand new Man At The Gate. From sports therapy massage to men’s waxing, MATG has everything a man could want, need and desire. With a separate entrance and separate salon, it has quite the bachelor pad vibe. With beers on entrance and a chilled masculine decor, this is the new place to go if you’re a man wanting a little down time or freshen up!

All in all I had the most wonderful time at BATG, everything from the treatments to the staff was so lovely. They made my birthday extra special and without a doubt whenever I’m home I’ll be booking in another visit. They offer a wide range of treatments both for men and women so do check them out if you’re ever in the Grimsby area. The prices are affordable and fair and the experience as a whole really is first class!

Kate x



  1. Emma Tucker
    January 24, 2017 / 1:21 am

    Great review Kate! I live in Lincoln and have been told about the spa by a friend, now I really want to go! Love the new website btw xx

    • Kate Winney
      January 27, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Hi Emma,Thanks so much – Ah I adore Lincoln! Yes for sure you should stop by, it's so relaxing! xxx

  2. Amy Greenfeld
    January 24, 2017 / 1:23 am

    Great post hun, i'd love to to do more beauty posts (they're my faves) xx

    • Kate Winney
      January 27, 2017 / 3:57 pm

      Hey Amy, Thank you lovely. Yes I plan to do lots more beauty/product reviews going forward 🙂 Hope you like them x

  3. Keeley Walkerson
    January 24, 2017 / 3:54 am

    Nothing better than a massage, pure bliss! This place sounds amazing. Sadly I live down south but if I'm ever arounf that area I'll definately pop in x

    • Kate Winney
      January 27, 2017 / 3:59 pm

      Hi Keeley, Oh I completely agree! I love a spa day 🙂 Thanks for reading xxx