The Feathers hotel in Ludlow is opening its new tea room next week following the completion of its first phase of refurbishment.
The 40-bedroom hotel is undergoing a £1m refurbishment under its new owner Crest Hotels to reposition the Shropshire property. Works include the transformation of its bar area into a 34-cover tea room (which will open on 24 May), an aesthetic makeover of its public areas, rooms and function suite, and "complete new plumbing" throughout.
The management team are now turning their attention to the remainder of the hotel which is still undergoing renovation, including a major refurbishment of all bedrooms and corridors and the creation of a lounge and welcome area, as well as a destination restaurant.
Jason Hiley, group operations director for Crest Hotels, said: "This has been a long time in the planning but we are absolutely delighted that the doors to the hotel are open once again with our fabulous new tea room. The decision to create a tea room felt like the natural choice when looking at the target demographic of both our hotel and Ludlow as a destination, we feel it really compliments the high street perfectly."
Wayne Nell, group executive chef, added: "Tea rooms are quintessentially British and for us, this is all about using the right local ingredients, the freshest seasonal produce and of course, all home made in our kitchen. We are launching with a choice of afternoon teas, all served with elegance and sophistication for our guests and we hope they will be delighted with the mouth-watering treats, pastries and baked items we will have on offer."