Tewkesbury Park Hotel – ‘Mint’ unveiled
A brand new destination restaurant named Mint has been unveiled at Tewkesbury Park Hotel in Tewkesbury, in the concluding element of what has been a four-year major works programme, costing nearly £10 million.
The restaurant has been luxuriously appointed by reputed local interior designer, ADS Design, who have cleverly drawn upon the restaurant’s name, Mint, to create a fresh and bright décor.
Weaving in verdant undertones of limes, peppermints and brilliant greens, the name Mint has been chosen not only to highlight its refreshing stylish interior, but also to reflect the light and fresh cuisine which is served.
Luxurious banquettes interweave with chairs and feasting tables to ensure the dining experience will be a relaxing and sociable affair. A glass and antique brass balustrade that overlooks the restaurant brings a traditional touch to what is otherwise a contemporary feel.
Clusters of fresh potted herbs peppered around the restaurant exude a fresh aroma and offer another nod to the restaurant’s name.
A stylish aluminium-topped sharing table doubles up as a breakfast bar, ensuring the restaurant is transformed effortlessly from atmospheric evening dining, to one which greets guests with a “how do you like your eggs in the morning” welcome.
The relaxed, fresh design of the area will ensure that all diners feel at home, whether they’re a corporate guest after a quick bite before rushing off for a meeting, or a couple looking for an informal, leisurely dining experience.
Rachel Eaton, interior designer at ADS Design said: “We have been involved in the refurbishment of Tewkesbury Park for a number of years, including working on the bedrooms, the function room and the bar – and the restaurant is the very last stage of the programme.
“The owners wanted the look and feel of the restaurant to compliment the overall style of the hotel and also to reflect the feel of the locally sourced produce used in the cooking. We therefore chose a ‘country fresh’ theme and an interior flexibly designed for all day and evening dining.”
Flooring is in Antico wood effect vinyl incorporating random sections of colourful tiling. There is a breakfast buffet table in the centre which can be used for bench seating in the evening, with feature pendant lights installed in a raft ceiling above.
There is also a section of fixed seating with adjacent illuminated shelving, and dressers and waiters’ stations with a distressed paint finish add a ‘homely’ feel.
Two decorative panels in herringbone tiling on a painted background installed to either side of the kitchen entrance are another design highlight.
Rachel Eaton said: “The greatest challenge of the project was in choosing the correct type of flooring and also keeping everything within budget.
“The restaurant looks amazing and the project is a real milestone for the hotel. We have a really good relationship with the client and it means a great deal to be involved in the project which is in our local area.”
The restaurant’s fabulously fresh food offering is directed by head chef Anuj Thakur, who works particularly closely with the seasons, and takes advantage of the finest ingredients from local producers.
Changing eight times a year, the menu carries through the mint theme, but also features the season’s relevant herb, from “Winter Mint” featuring mint and sage, to “Early Summer Mint” with mint and lavender.
Commenting, Patrick Jones, general manager, said; “We’re absolutely thrilled with the final results. The restaurant brings a fresh, yet trendy area that harmonises perfectly with the other spaces in the hotel. With the launch of Mint, we’re confident it will put Tewkesbury on the epicurean map!”
Tewkesbury Park is set in 163 acres of undulating parkland and commanding an enviable position overlooking the famous site of the 1471 Battle of Tewkesbury.
The hotel has recently completed an extensive four-year renovation costing nearly £10 million, with the addition of nine luxury historic suites, two new spa rooms, two meeting rooms, an Orangery, a Cocktail Lounge and the Cotswolds Suite, an events suite – complete with a wood-fired pizza oven and terrace. All other communal areas and leisure facilities have been completely refurbished.
Inndecs Ltd is a leading contractor specialising in refurbishment works for the leisure industry. The company has been in operation since 1999, delivering high-quality construction, renovation and refurbishment services for bars, pubs and hotels.
Over the past 19 years, Inndecs Ltd has built up a strong portfolio of projects working for commercial clients including Greene King, Punch Taverns, Wadworth Pub Co. & Star Bars & Pubs. Recently, Inndecs Ltd was appointed as the principal contactor to work alongside ADS Design on the refurbishment of Mint at Tewkesbury Park.
Inndecs Ltd Director, Melissa Potente, said:
“We were thrilled to be part of this project – Tewkesbury Park is a beautiful hotel and we have worked with ADS Design on a number of other hotel renovations. We are extremely pleased with the finish of the restaurant.”
“Inndecs Ltd is a family business, with the professionalism to deliver high-end projects, whilst adhering to the stringent budgetary and time controls that are associated with the leisure industry.”