The upper floors of a restaurant in Bath could be turned into a hotel, if plans submitted by its owners are given the go ahead.
The new owners of Tilley’s Bistro in the city have put forward a proposal to the local council to transform the first and second floors of the building into hotel bedrooms, with the creation of a third floor of rooms on top.
This isn’t the first time new owners Ajay Chathley and business partner Thomas Barker have dabbled into hotel accommodation however.
The pair, who own two restaurants in South Africa, bought the bistro last summer and had ideas to create a Champagne and whisky bar on the building’s first floor, which was once a refectory for the Monks of Bath Abbey.
The new application proposes the creation of eight hotel rooms, with the number of employees rising from 12 to 14.