The Feathers opens new restaurant

The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow has completed the second phase of its refurbishment which sees the opening of its brand new restaurant, Plume@Feathers.

The Feathers Hotel in Ludlow closed in August last year following a legionnaires outbreak in 2017 which caused the death of 69-year-old Elaine Brown, who contracted the disease at the property.

New owners Crest Hotels, which acquired the hotel in December 2018, marked the occasion with a VIP event of over 50 local suppliers, customers and dignitaries before the doors officially opened to customers on Friday, 18 October for its first weekend of full service.

The restaurant was officially opened with a ribbon cutting by the Mayor, Cllr Tim Gill and Mayoress, Mary Gill.

Group operations director, Jason Hiley, said: “It was a fantastic turnout to the official opening of the restaurant with guests enjoying entertainment and a gourmet, seven course meal. It was great to see so many people coming to celebrate with us, which really shows how much local support we have for the work we are doing to re-open the Feathers Hotel.

“The official opening of the restaurant marks a key stage in the progress of the circa £2m refurbishment and our aim is to establish the Feathers as a dining destination for the whole region. We have an incredible catering team and head chef in place, so are now focused on achieving our two AA Rosette’s within the next six months.”

Since the acquisition Crest Hotels has invested more than £1.5m to re-position the 40-bedroom property, which includes an aesthetic makeover to public areas, rooms and the function suite, as well as completely new plumbing throughout.

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