Devon boutique opens new bar and lounge


A boutique hotel in Devon will officially unveil its new bar and lounge this month, which celebrates the family-run hotel’s historic roots.

On July 14, Orestone Manor will open the doors to its new Brunel Bar and Lounge with the Mayor of Torquay offering unveiling the new area inspired by the hotel’s connection with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

The new area has been designed to complement the hotel’s hugely-popular 2 AA Rosette restaurant, plus its 22 bedrooms and extensive events programme.

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Orestone Manor is located in the coastal village of Maidencombe and the venue is the setting where Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s National Portrait Gallery oil painting was created by his brother-in-Law, Sir John Callcott Horsley, who, in-turn, was the original owner of Orestone Manor.

Throughout the 1850’s, the Manor was used for many family gatherings, dinners, music evenings, games and croquet on the lawn.

It’s this history that is being celebrated in the new Brunel bar and lounge. Orestone Manor has had a great year so far, after being awarded a TripAdvisor Hall of Fame status in 2015 as a result of having won the site’s Certificate of Excellence Award for five consecutive years.