The Maynard Arms in Derbyshire has reopened after an extensive refurbishment spearheaded by its new owner, ‘seasoned hotelier’ Robert Hattersley.
The 18th century property in Grindleford has been brought back to life with a £70k funding boost from NatWest, and over the last three months has unveiled a new restaurant and bar, ballroom and garden area.
The refreshed restaurant now has 110 covers and serves ‘fresh and locally-sourced food’.
Work is also underway to convert a disused function room into a new bridal suite and an additional bedroom, bringing the total number of bedrooms to 12.
Commenting on his new venture, Hattersley said: “I knew I wanted to eventually have my own project in the Peak District. I grew up in the area and my parents owned a restaurant in Bakewell, so I always hoped I’d return some day.
“When the Maynard Arms became available, I decided to use my 15 years’ experience in hospitality to take it over.”
The funding was managed by NatWest relationship manager, George Foster and BHP LLP Chartered Accountants.