A historic boutique hotel, restaurant and bar is set to relaunch as a wedding venue after a review by owners Derby Brewing Company.
The Kedleston Country House in Kedleston, on the outskirts of Derby will be repositioned as a wedding and events venue, specifically targeting the wedding crowd, with its restaurant only open on the weekends.
The property is currently closed to undergo refurbishment work, while three key new members of staff have also been appointed.
Stephanie Bolas has been appointed as venue manager, Adam Keeling is now head chef and the new weddings and events coordinator is Georgie Hayes.
Keeling has previously worked at The Dragon, at Willington and The Crab and Boar, at Chieveley, in Berkshire.
Speaking to the Derby Telegraph, Paul Harris, managing director of Derby Brewing Company, which runs the venue, said the changes were designed to improve the venue’s offering.
He said: “2018 brings a fresh start and new opportunities to The Kedleston. We are welcoming a new management and kitchen team, who will enable us to offer a more consistent food and refined service.
“We will shortly be launching a new weekend restaurant service showcasing the best local seasonal produce, much of which is grown in the Kedleston Country House kitchen garden.
“We would like to thank our local community for supporting us since we opened in 2015 and look forward to providing updates on the exciting new developments from the restaurant.”
Derby Brewing Company have owned the property since 2015, reopening the Grade-II building as a hotel, restaurant and bar after a £1.3m. The business marked the fourth in the portfolio at the time.
Prior to this, the property had been derelict for four years.