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Two new restaurants for Bovey Castle

26 January 2015 by
Two new restaurants for Bovey Castle

The transformation of two restaurants is to form the centrepiece of a £2m refurbishment of Bovey Castle by new owners, the Eden Hotel Collection.

The current Edwardian restaurant will be renamed the Great Western restaurant in tribute to the railway company which opened Bovey Castle as a golfing hotel in 1930, while Castle Bistro will become Smith's Brasserie for one-time owner of the property during the 19th century, WH Smith.

Eden's food and beverage director, Simon Haigh, is currently creating new menus for both restaurants.

The company, which bought Bovey Castle in June 2014 off an initial guide price of £17.5m, is spending an initial £700,000 on restoring the property, while a further investment of £1.3m will be used to transform the restaurant, brasserie and public rooms on the ground floor. All the work is due to be completed by Easter.

Mark Chambers, managing director of the Eden Hotel Collection, said: "With its rich history and heritage, Bovey Castle has long been regarded as the jewel in the crown of the leisure industry in the South West.

"As the new guardians of the hotel, we are celebrating this glorious past with a breathtaking transformation of our restaurants, introducing an amazing new dining experience which will be unrivalled anywhere in the region. We are very excited to be unveiling this new concept and we are looking forward to sharing this with our guests."

Owned by Sir Peter Rigby, the Eden Hotel Collection owns and operates eight luxury hotels in the Midlands and south west of England. It is also redeveloping the Tides Reach hotel in Salcombe, Devon, to create a 50-bedroom beachfront hotel and spa.

Eden was named AA's Small Hotel Group of the Year 2014-15.

Bovey Castle sold to Eden Hotel Collection for undisclosed sum >>

Eden Hotel Collection to develop new £12m hotel on site of the Tides Reach >>

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