The Stanneylands hotel in Wilmslow has now reopened its doors following a £1.7m renovation under its new ownership as part of The Mere brand of hotels.
The new-look property has also dropped the ‘hotel’ from its name in a bid to emphasise its new focus as a dining and drinking destination.
The 55-bedroom hotel was purchased by Mark Blower and Gary Corbett, owners of The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in a £4.15m deal in January 2016.
Now the property has reopened following a four-month refurbishment and brought a ‘classic British countryside’ style to the historic mansion house.
There has been a major revamp of the hotel’s food and drink offering, with the casual all-day dining Tap and Pantry bar and restaurant with eclectic furnishings, while The Grill Room offers a more classic dining experience.
Three new al fresco drinking and dining terraces have also been created in the hotel’s extensive grounds.
Head chef Bob Eggington has created a modern British menu to appeal to both visitors and locals, who can choose to dine in either setting.
Brand director Gaynor Black said bringing the venue back to life has been a labour of love for the owners.
“Our directors’ vision was to reinvent it, reimagine it and bring it back up to date and give it back to the local community. It is very much a classic British country house feel.”
There are event rooms on the ground floor where wedding ceremonies can be held, while the main wedding suite, suitable for up to 120 guests, is on the first floor.