The culmination of an 18 month, £1.8 million restoration project bears fruit today (Monday 25th June 2012) with the official
reopening of The Three Crowns in Chagford.
The Grade II* listed 13th Century, Devonshire inn, which is owned by independent Cornish family brewers, St Austell Brewery, has undergone an extensive restoration programme to bring the building tastefully up to date, much to the delight of the local community and visitors to the area.
The reopening comes hot on the heels of a similar restoration project undertaken by the brewery – the renovation of The Globe, a 16th Century coaching inn, in Exeter’s historic estuary town of Topsham, which reopened just last month.
Boasting a re-laid thatched roof, many carefully restored original features and brand new glazed dining area, the Three Crowns’ interior has been stylishly updated by architects Design Management Partnership and all 21 rooms have been transformed to offer luxury en-suite accommodation.
The Three Crowns’ new look comes complete with a new team at the helm. Managers’, Matt and Sally Perkins, are joined by award winning Executive Head Chef & Menu Development Manager Peter Hingston, who also oversees catering at The Globe. Peter has joined the team from the renowned former Island Hotel on Tresco in the Isles of Scilly, and will be ensuring that diners enjoy an array of delicious, wholesome dishes made with the freshest local produce on the menus daily. Diners can look forward to dishes such as hand-dived scallops and slow cooked belly pork, enjoyed with one of the Brewery’s award-winning Cornish ales.
Adam Luck, Estate Director for St Austell Brewery said: “After an extensive refurbishment programme we’re delighted to be able to re-open The Three Crowns having restored it to its former glory, albeit with a new twist and 21st Century comfort! Visitors can expect a very traditional inn experience, complete with a stylish, comfortable décor. When we bought The Three Crowns in 2009, we recognised its potential to be a jewel in our family of inns and hotels so to invest substantially and give it the aesthetic attention it required was a natural development. We hope that regulars are as excited as we are to have their much-loved village inn back and looking in such good form.”
The investment into The Three Crowns and The Globe is part of St Austell Brewery’s multi-million pound investment of its network of cosy inns and hotels across the region, a move that has already been recognised within the industry; the brewery was recently shortlisted for Accommodation Provider of the Year in the 2012 Publican Awards.
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