The Grade-II listed Palé Hall is to reopen as a luxury country house hotel with renowned chef Michael Caines leading the food and beverage operations.
The property, which is perched on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, with its new owners Alan and Angela Harper overseeing each step with a view to open the doors later this summer.
Caines will work in collaboration with the Harpers to create one of the ‘UK’s finest country house hotels’, consisting of 18 bedrooms, three dining rooms and two drawing rooms.
Palé Hall is one of Wales’s most important surviving homes, dating back to the late 19th century and over the years the property has hosted some of Britain’s most famous figures including Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill.
Each room has been individually designed and holds its own history, with one named Victoria Suite, home to the bed that Queen Victoria once slept and her original bath.
Caines, who previously held two Michelin stars at Gidleigh Park will be the driving force behind the development of food and beverage at Palé Hall and a new head chef will be appointed and announced later this year.
The three dining areas at the manor house will provide breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner, each with a different look and feel. The largest of them is the grand main dining room, followed by the Venetian themed alternative dining room and the library complete with original stencilling restored by Angela Harper herself, which will be used for private dining events.