Work starts at The Kedleston Country House Hotel
The Derby Brewing Company is proud and delighted to announce that work has now finally started on its fourth premises, the Kedleston Hotel, Quarndon, situated on the famous Kedleston Estate. We had previously announced this back in July 2013 with the intention to open in Spring 2014. Unfortunately this did not go according to plan, all permissions have now been secured and the time has enabled us to tweak the plans for the better. So today we are delighted that our builder has started work on this hugely exciting project.
The Kedleston Hotel is a grade II * listed building, work began on the site in 1761, commissioned by Sir Nathan Curzon Bart for the estate, the build was famously overseen by famous Georgian architect Robert Adam. The building was later listed in February 1967 and opened as a hotel in 1970. The hotel has always been the property of the estate and became somewhat of an icon locally. Over recent years however it has deteriorated rapidly, it has been sad to see the Kedleston hotel remain closed and boarded up for over four years.
We will be working with the Curzon family on a joint major renovation in excess of £1m of the premises, to create an offering that makes the most of the stunning Georgian building. In order to do this our plans would include re-working the layout to include an upmarket drinking area, with something of a country house meets pub feel, original open fires, a fantastic drinks selection including real ales, beers, wines, spirits, cocktails and a new Orangery with views of the extended landscaped garden area overlooking the Estate. There will also be a separate restaurant area, making the most of the classic Georgian dinning room’s original features and offering a gastro style menu, featuring locally sourced modern British food with a twist. There will be a scaled back hotel operation with five luxury bedrooms, all individually designed with a modern country house feel. In addition, the new planned Orangery will also double up as a function space for private hire, perfect for parties, weddings and business meetings. The Gardens will also have space to house a marquee for larger private hire and wedding events.
We are excited to add the Kedleston Hotel to the portfolio and we look forward to working with the Curzon family to help return this historic building into something that can be enjoyed for years to come.
We are expecting the all new Kedleston Country House to open in spring 2015.
Paul Harris Director Derby Brewing Co
‘We are delighted to be starting work on the Kedleston Country House, we have been working on this project for over 4 years, working our way across many hurdles, although the delays have been frustrating we believe we have used the time positively to improve our plans, we have always believed and been very excited about our vision for this project and what the Kedleston Country House can be once again.’
Trevor Harris Head Brewer Derby Brewing Co
‘The Kedleston Hotel is a beautiful building I remember it back in its heyday, it has been a real shame to have seen its deterioration of the years, we are frustrated it has taken so long to start work but we are really looking forward to bringing it back to an exciting venue for the local residents and people of Derby to enjoy once again.’
Helene, Lady Scarsdale
‘The Curzon family and I are delighted that The Derby Brewing Company are re-opening Kedleston Hotel on the Kedleston Estate early next year. 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. With every good wish to the Harris family.’