Last lockdown some people kept busy and occupied by finishing all those DIY jobs that were left and ignored because we all had such busy lives. This lockdown is no different as we see huge queues out of the local DIY stores as those who are on furlough tackle the pre-Christmas Spruce up! Across all our pubs last lockdown we also did the obligatory tidy up, finished forgotten jobs and spruced the place up with a lick of paint; Lockdown take 2 however has seen us take on a new exciting project at our site the Castle at Edgehill, a slightly…bigger project.
This year Free Spirit chief in command Mark Higgs decided that the Castle at Edgehill with it’s beautiful gardens and views, fine dining restaurant, cosy bar and four unique guest rooms still had potential to expand and improve.
In the upper realms of the first floor of the Castle is an assortment of forgotten rooms; once used by office staff and house keeping it had become a Tardis for Castle life and was lacking its full potential. This collection of rooms along with an adjacent function room which was starting to look a little unloved grew an idea and so forth a plan was formed!
The dream was to create a beautiful luxury master suite with a linked bathroom and a relaxing living space and cinema room; allowing you to hire out the whole first floor of the Castle. Perfect for that special occasion, gathering of friends and wedding events.
Lockdown was the perfect spring board to get stuck into this project and week one of lockdown take two saw the mass exodus of accumulated hospitality paraphernalia, stripping of walls, knocking down of walls and building of new ones! We have taken on a wonderful team of contractors and will be shouting about them over the coming weeks. Keep following us on socials and keep your eyes peeled each week in the blog and newsletter as we give you sneak peaks, behind the scenes footage and after shots of this exciting project.
We are so optimistic and excited to be getting back first week in December but with current climate you never know what is around the corner so here at Free Spirit Pubs just in case you can’t make it out to us, we have created a Christmas dinner just for you to takeaway! If you would like to find out more about deliveries, collections and customising to meet your dietary needs then please get in touch with [email protected] who will be happy to help.
A huge, heartfelt thanks to everyone who has continued to support our venues and teams and the wonderful world of hospitality. The new Food Truck is a growing success and we are grateful for your continuing support! Let’s finish the year on a high and look forward to new beginnings 2021.
See you next week