The Stanneylands, Wilmslow, Cheshire, re-opened on the 18th April following a £1.7m refurbishment which has transformed the venue into a new food and drink destination for the local community and county.
In Dec 2015, the property was purchased for £4.15m and following a closure of four months from January 2017. Co -owners Mark Boler and Gary Corbett’s vision of restoring this classic Cheshire institution to its former glory has now been realised with the doors once again re–opened and welcoming the local neighbourhood and guests once more.
The new Stanneylands features two new dining venues, The Grill Room and the Tap & Pantry, three new and enhanced event suites: The State Room, The Chambers and The Attic, and 52 individually designed guest rooms. To compliment the country house feel, and to take advantage of the rolling gardens, there are also three new terraces perfect for al-fresco dining and drinking overlooking the newly landscaped woodland and lake.
The Mere Collection co -owner Mark Boler said: “This is a huge milestone for The Mere Collection and represents a strategic leap forward for us as a business as we continue to grow the brand across the county. We have every confidence that the team at The Stanneylands will deliver the first class hospitality and delightful touches to make every guest experience a memorable one.”
“We worked with our architects and designers DV8 Designs in Warrington to create a venue that delivers unforgettable moments whether you are dining with us, celebrating or generally just socialising, we wanted The Stanneylands to be the venue of choice for celebrations in the county and we believe we have achieved this with our transformation and team training”.
Gary Corbett, said: “The strategic acquisition of The Stanneylands supports our ambition to grow the operation of The Mere brand across the county. Following our repositioning from a hotel into a food and drink destination, we are confident that this will delight and excite our existing guests, along with attracting new customers”.
What to expect from The New Stanneylands
Food and Drink – Following its renovation, there are now two spectacular dining venues, including the Tap & Pantry and The Grill Room. The Grill Room promises an elevation of its already fine reputation for Classic British, perfect for an elegant meal, while Tap & Pantry offers a much more casual all day food and drink experience where you can sample some of the finest local craft ales and spirits. There are a number of signature food and drinks concepts for guests to enjoy, including Sunday Bottomless Blunch, the Tap & Pantry’s very own cask ale, Outfoxed, The Stanneylands Afternoon Tea Collection and The Cheese Trolley in The Grill Room.
Event Spaces – Along with two restaurant venues, The Stanneylands also offers three gloriously refined spaces for those who want to celebrate in a distinctly more elegant setting in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside. The State Room is perfect for large key events, such as weddings, which caters up to 120 people and offers views across the woodland gardens, while The Chambers and The Attic are perfect for more intimate occasions.
Gardens – As well as the spectacular interior, the grounds of The Stanneylands have had a sumptuous make-over, transforming the gardens into the perfect place to wine and dine, and to also discover the stunning woodland which surrounds it. There are also three outdoor terraces which seat up to 40 people.
Guest Rooms – The Stanneylands has 52 re-designed guest rooms that are each inspired with touches of the traditional country house feel across all room types; Classic, Boutique, Deluxe and Suites which are each fully equipped, from Wi-Fi to flat screen televisions.