Family-owned, Cheshire-based hotel group Nelson Hotels is going from strength to strength despite a tough market, following the purchase of The Fishpool Inn in Delamere. With an impressive £1 million refurbishment and extension now well underway to develop the quaint country property into a delectable gastro pub to meet the standards of its other three, first-class properties – The Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa near Chester, The Bear’s Paw in Warmingham, and The Pheasant Inn in Higher Burwardsley – The Fishpool Inn will open in September providing a boost to the local area through the creation of approximately 50 new jobs.
As part of the works, a new oak framed sandstone extension to the original building will allow the number of covers to double from 60 to more than 120. Beer will be kept in optimum condition thanks to the development of a new cellar nine feet underground. The outside area will be landscaped and more than 100 additional trees are being planted to enhance the grounds and provide a beautiful beer garden. There are plans for a trout lake to be developed on adjacent land.
To the delight of diners, the picturesque inn will boast the high standards of food that the hotel group prides itself upon with fresh, seasonal, locally sourced produce taking pride of place on the hearty menus. The Fishpool Inn will feature exciting yet traditional styles of cookery in an open display kitchen allowing diners to watch the chefs work their magic.
The Fishpool Inn also promises to be a great venue for local residents of the area, with real ales from local breweries taking centre stage at the bar. Real ale aficionados are sure to approve of the fine condition and taste of all beers and ales, thanks to carefully considered storage in the new cellar.
As before, The Fishpool Inn will continue to provide an area of land for campers and caravans with a new dedicated entrance. In addition, the dog training school will remain in situ and will benefit from a new office in the form of a quaint log cabin.
Nelson Hotels’ sales and marketing director, Lucy Nelson, comments: “We’re very excited about The Fishpool Inn and we’re working extremely hard to deliver another outstanding venue for Cheshire. Whether coming to dine or drink, all guests will experience a friendly welcome and the highest of standards in beautiful, ambient surroundings. We’re sympathetically restoring and adding to the building and grounds to ensure that The Fishpool Inn becomes an unbeatable and memorable choice for all visitors. We’re also working hard to meet the requirements of the local community by keeping the dog training school, and we’re striving to meet the requirements of the many tourists who love to camp here by retaining and improving the camping area. There’ll be something for everyone at The Fishpool Inn.”
The family friendly gastropub will be open seven days a week serving food from midday through to 10pm.
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