The New Inn, found on Tresco Island (part of the Isles of Scilly), has reopened following a substantial refurbishment.
The works, which began in December of last year, have seen the hotel’s bedrooms and Pavilion get a fresh new look, overseen by interior designer Tania Streeter.
Streeter has previously masterminded the design of other properties on the island, including Seabreeze and Cobblers cottages and is also leading the upgrade across the island’s 100 holiday cottages over the next five years.
The Pavillion has undergone the biggest transformation, featuring zinc-topped reclaimed tables, a log burner, and walls decorated with treasures from the Tresco archives uncovered by Streeter and her team.
Outside, a new terrace sits alongside the existing beer garden.
Upstairs, each of The New Inn’s 16 bedrooms have been re-imagined with all-new interiors, designed to bring a sense of the outside in.
Streeter’s team has crafted the wooden bed frames covered in Fermoie fabric and topped with Hypnos mattresses, handmade in Buckinghamshire.
Bedside tables crafted by Alfred Newall – a Brother of The Art Workers’ Guild – are home to the vintage styling of Roberts Radios.
Colour wise, expect hues of plum and bracken set against turquoise tongue-and-groove panelling.
The New Inn has also launched an all-day menu, comprising everything from pastries at breakfast to three-course dinners.
Pub classics such as traditional fish and chips are joined by the likes of Cornish Chateaubriand, half lobster with chilli and herb butter or whole local mackerel.
Nick Halliday, CEO of Tresco Estate, commented: “We are incredibly excited to reveal the refurbishment of The New Inn – the heart of Tresco, and a key offering as we start the new season. As part of our wider design refresh across the island to further enhance our already exemplary guest experience, The New Inn reopens after one of the strongest years on record for bookings. Throughout the season, which runs from March until October, occupancy is almost at 100% across all accommodation, and we cannot wait to welcome so many guests back to the island.”