Bring on 2022!

Happy New Year everybody!

Well what can we say? another year has come and gone and with it yet more Covid disruptions and uncertainties for us all. 2021 was truly a mixed bag but we are, as always, so very thankful to our amazing team members and most importantly, you, our customers for all your support and kindness as we navigated our way through.

But, as the clock chimed midnight and we celebrated the beginning of a new year, we did so full of optimism for the exciting times ahead and that begins with some refurbishment projects at the hotel.

During the first couple of weeks of January, we have been busy upgrading our kitchen to ensure we have all the very latest equipment for our wonderful team led by head chef Lampa Mortimer. Hot off the back of our AA Rosette award in late 2021, we are truly looking forward to having a new state of the art kitchen space as we kickstart our culinary offerings in 2022.

Our Kitchen refurbishment has included:

  • Upgrading all our kitchen electrics
  • Installing a brand new cook line
  • installing new stainless steel inserts
  • New and improved layout for the team

With this new bigger and better kitchen, our team will be raring to go and we look forward to showcasing more of their delicious offerings throughout our variety of dining options in the coming year.

But that’s not all….

What good is a refurbishment if no-one gets to see it?! That maybe the case with our kitchen (though it will be greatly enjoyed by the team) but fear not, we also have an exciting refurbishment underway which can be enjoyed by our team AND our guests!

Our largest function space, The Floyd Suite, is getting a full makeover in early 2022 and we have already begun the hard work with the old room being stripped out over the last few weeks. Looking forward, the room will be transformed to ensure it has everything it needs to continue delivering events, weddings, meetings and celebrations for guests for years to come.

Our Floyd Suite refurbishment will include:

  • A brand new bar area
  • New modern carpets throughout
  • New bespoke panelling
  • A brand new dance floor
  • State of the art lighting and AV systems

Check out the concept art below for a sneak peak at what this stunning new event space will look like and keep an eye on our facebook page for the latest updates as we bring our new Floyd Suite back to the public in march.

2022 promises to be a busy year all round with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations getting into full swing locally and nation-wide in the coming months. For us, this year continues our determined plan to build a brighter post-covid future at the hotel - one which continues our tradition of offering fantastic, friendly service in a beautiful setting.


With so many more plans in the pipeline….we’re just getting started!


We look forward to welcoming you and here’s to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2022