New look for Young’s acquisitions

The refurbishment of two hotels acquired by Young’s last year is now complete with both properties officially reopening their doors later this month.

The Park, Teddington (pictured) and The Bridge in Chertsey have undergone major refurbishments post the brewer’s purchase of the properties last year and the two sites join Young’s collection of premium hotels, taking the portfolio total to 30.

The Park, a Grade II listed building, has been sympathetically renovated with original features preserved and the introduction of a new 80-cover restaurant complete with an eight-cover Chef’s Table, a bar and several private and semi-private bookable spaces. The Parlour restaurant will open for brunch, lunch and dinner with menus from head chef Toby Leigh taking inspiration from the kitchen gardens of nearby Hampton Court Palace.

Similarly, the bar will serve botanically-inspired cocktails alongside Young’s brews, craft beers and premium spirits. Alongside The Park’s 41 classic bedrooms, three new feature rooms have been introduced each with contemporary designs, luxurious finishes, Hypnos bed and Nespresso coffee machines.

The Bridge in Chertsey has also undergone an extensive refurbishment with a new 190-cover riverside restaurant, elegant horseshoe shaped bar and a 48-cover private events space with its own waterfront terrace.

Head chef, and ex-MasterChef contestant, Karl Byron’s menu puts the spotlight on fish, seasonal British dishes and Young’s pub classics. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner as well afternoon tea, guests will also have the option to dine outside on the waterfront terrace or at the al fresco Burger Shack.

Stephen Clark, Operations Director at Young’s Hotels, said, “Both The Park and The Bridge have been refurbished to a high standard and we are confident that our customers will love the changes we’ve made. At the heart of each of these hotels are great community pubs, serving excellent food, beers, wines and cocktails. We look forward to welcoming our locals back.”