The hotel made famous by former Gogglebox stars Steph and Dom Parker has gone into insolvency.
The Salutation in Kent closed its doors in January and has now entered into Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation with all bookings at the 17-bedroom hotel and restaurant cancelled.
The business was being run by John Fothergill who has a five-year lease with owners Steph and Dom Parker, stars of the popular Channel 4 show.
Fothergill has been running it with his wife Dorothy since 2016.
Soon after acquisition, Fothergill embarked on a refurbishment project, redesigning the bedrooms in the main house, and the reconfiguration of the ground floor into a new space for dining, drinks and afternoon tea.
The kitchen was also relocated to the north wing under a glass atrium.
The Restaurant, Tasting Room, the Parlour, the Drawing Room and Bar and the Faint Room were then all launched under the supervision of head chef Shane Hughes.
Dom Parker told KentOnline said: “We are sorry to confirm that The Salutation Hotel Ltd, which has been managing The Salutation has indeed become insolvent.
“We are in discussions with other interested parties and we aim to have the hotel back up and running very soon, under new management.
“Our thoughts are with the staff who have been affected by this.”
A statement on the hotel’s website read:
Following the Company’s closure in January 2020, The Salutation Hotel Limited has instructed Augusta Kent Limited, Licensed Insolvency Practitioners, to assist in placing the Company into a formal insolvency process called.