The Coaching Inn Group is gearing up to launch The Golden Lion in St Ives back onto the market, following a five-week refurbishment project.
The group acquired the property, which dates back nearly 300 years, last year for £2m before closing its doors completely in June to carry out the renovation process to its bar and restaurant.
The new-look property will now reopen on July 14 and will introduce its stylish eatery and coffee house concept, including a new all-day menu with a focus on afternoon teas, cocktails and coffee, alongside regional dishes and sharers.
The Golden Lion is home to 27 bedrooms, plus The Cromwell Suite which can cater for up to 100 guests.
According to the Coaching Inn Group, an additional 30 staff members, including a new general manager, John Treacy, have been appointed following the overhaul.
Treacy said: “The aim of the refurbishment was to give the historic coaching inn a new lease of life, whilst maintaining its character and appeal to the local community and visitors to St Ives.
“The hotel has had a great reputation over the last ten years and we hope to build on that and continue to be known as the go-to-place in St Ives for family-friendly, relaxed all-day dining.”
The hotel’s acquisition last year formed part of a wider £20m expansion programme for The Coaching Inn Group.