Oddfellows On The Park, set in Bruntwood Park, Cheadle has been nominated as one of the Top 100 hotels in the UK by The Sunday Times. The annual list celebrates the best in British hotels and is compiled by the newspaper’s team of travel experts.
The independently-owned, design-led boutique hotel opened in April 2017 and is the culmination of a fifteen-month careful restoration that has transformed Victorian mansion, Bruntwood Hall. It is now home to 22 bedrooms, The Galloping Major restaurant, The Stud Room bar and salon, The Pigsty.
The Sunday Times included the hotel in its ‘Romantic’ hotels category and noted the ‘Victorian wow-factor features including the galleried staircase in the lobby, glorious stained-glass light well and Jacobean-styled architraves.’ The Galloping Major restaurant, which was named after the second owner of the hall, was noted as ‘lively and ornate’ and Chef Ian Moss as ‘up and coming’. Ian Moss trained with both Brett Graham and Marcus Wareing before joining the team at Oddfellows and his ribeye of Himalayan-salt beef was particularly recommended.
Jonathan Slater of Oddfellows Hotels said: ‘This accolade is a notable one and we are absolutely delighted by it. I’m particularly pleased by the recognition of the restoration of the building - both through its narrative and history and by the amazing Victorian features that have been retained and reconditioned. It continues to be an immense pleasure to showcase them for our guests and know that we have managed to preserve such important local history.’
Oddfellows On The Park is the sister hotel to Oddfellows, Chester (www.oddfellowschester.com). It is the only hotel in the UK outside of London to be welcomed into the global Design Hotels™ consortium, and sits alongside hotels like Soho Hotel in London and Gramercy Park Hotel in New York. Designed by Tim Groom Architects, with interiors by SpaceInvader, both Manchester based firms, guests will enjoy interesting design pieces throughout including a bike-chain chandelier that is inspired by the Bruntwood Park BMX track and lights up the grand staircase.
Flexible event spaces, the Parlor Bar and Parlor Rooms, are set on the park with direct access to the terrace. The Pigsty, a petite but perfectly formed salon de beauté, houses a relaxation area, two treatment rooms and a rasul mud room.
The hotel is open throughout the day and serves breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea and dinner.