A date has been set for the reopening of a historic Derbyshire hotel which has been turned into a gastropub by Bondholder Derby Brewing Company - Tuesday 11th August.
The 250-year-old property has undergone a £1.3 million refit and becomes the fourth pub to be opened by the family-run brewery in fewer than eight years.
The building was originally commissioned in 1761 by Sir Nathan Curzon for the Kedleston estate and was overseen by famous Georgian architect, Robert Adam. It was listed in February 1967 and opened as a hotel in 1970. But over recent years it deteriorated and was boarded up for more than four years.
The firm has created what it calls an "upmarket drinking area" including a hidden study, snug and parlour featuring burnt oak floorboards and painted wooden panelling. The ribbon will be cut by Helene, Lady Scarsdale at 6:30pm on Tuesday 11th August.
Later in August, a boutique-style hotel will open at the building, with five individually designed luxury bedrooms.