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Kedleston hotel in Derby reopens after £1.3m refurbishment

14 August 2015 by
Kedleston hotel in Derby reopens after £1.3m refurbishment

The Grade II-listed Kedleston hotel in Derby has reopened after a £1.3m refurbishment to convert it into a gastropub.

Derby Brewing Company has renovated the 250-year-old property and renamed it the Kedleston country house hotel.

The building has undergone a £1.3m refit and is the fourth pub to be opened by the family-run brewery in less than eight years. Others include the Greyhound and the Tap in Derby, and the Queen's Head in Little Eaton.

An ‘upmarket drinking area' has been created as part of the refurbishment, which includes a study, snug and parlour featuring burnt oak floorboards and painted wooden panelling.

More than 70 wines, craft beers and signature cocktails will be on offer and the revamped Georgian restaurant will serve food both locally sourced and home-grown on the Kedleston Estate.

A boutique hotel featuring five individually designed bedrooms will open later this month.

Derby Brewing Company has also secured a wedding licence for the venue.

Located in Kedleston Road near Allestree, the building was originally commissioned in 1761 by Sir Nathan Curzon for the Kedleston Estate and was overseen by Georgian architect Robert Adam. It was listed in February 1967 and opened as a hotel in 1970.

The hotel remained the property of the estate and became a local landmark. However, in recent years, it deteriorated and was boarded up for more than four years.

Trevor Harris head brewer at Derby Brewing Company, said: "It is a beautiful building, which I fondly remember back in its heyday. It's been a terrible shame to see it decline but finally it's been great to breathe new life into the historic building. We look forward to welcoming the people of Derby back to the Kedleston for everyone to enjoy once again."

Helene, Lady Scarsdale, who lived at Kedleston until the death of her husband, Lord Scarsdale, Francis Curzon, in 2000, cut the ribbon at the official opening. She said: "The Curzon family and I are delighted that the Derby Brewing Company are reopening Kedleston hotel on the Kedleston Estate.

"We look forward to it becoming a charming place to meet friends and to enjoy good food… we are looking forward to Kedleston hotel becoming alive again."

Restoration work was initially due to start in July 2013 with a view to reopening in spring 2014, but it was delayed following complications.


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