Torworth pub gets boutique hotel transformation with a sprinkling of Hollywood glamour

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A pub in Torworth has undergone a complete transformation to become a boutique hotel and eatery, with six stylish bedrooms and a 90-cover gastro pub and restaurant, designed with a touch of Hollywood glamour.

The Separatist Inn in the Basstelaw village of Torworth, formerly known as the Huntsman Inn, has been converted into a boutique pub with rooms, following a takeover by local business owner Kevin Firth.

Each of the property’s newly-launched bedrooms are themed and named after famous descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers, including Eastman, Eastwood, Hepburn, Monroe, Gere and Roosevelt rooms.

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Firth took over the property last year and straight away started on the refurbishment project, stripping back wallpaper, carpets and transforming the interiors.

The hotel was Firth’s second hospitality purchase in the area, having acquired local restaurant Caviars in Bawtry five years ago.

He bought the former Huntsman Inn with a view to tap into the gastro pub with rooms model and a plan to open more in the future.

Now The Separatist is headed up by commercial director Bruce Drummond and restaurant manager Malcolm Beanlands, with head chef Bill Frost running the kitchen operation.

The Separatist has already won a number of top accolades, including Best Pub at the Eastside Restaurant Awards 2016, and a nomination for the Food Porn Awards.

Malcolm Beanlands says: “We have been here almost a year now, but the rooms have really only been open for the last couple of months and Christmas put the restaurant side of things to the forefront, so now it is time for the rooms to get the spotlight that they deserve.”

 

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