Oh thou wouldst joy to live in such a place! Dusk for our love, yet light enough to grace, Those gently limbs on mossy beds reclin’d: For by one step blue sky shoudst thou find. John Keats ‘Endymion’ written at Burford Bridge Hotel, 1817
The historic Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel will re-open on Monday 1st September 2014 after an extensive nine-month restoration programme which extends from the entrance and public areas to the acclaimed restaurant and bar, 57 guest rooms and eight meeting rooms.
The Design – interior design company, Trevillion Interiors has provided a fresh contemporary and uncluttered country-house ambiance which General Manager Paul Morgan feels pays homage to the historic heritage of the hotel whilst providing a welcome, modern bolthole for the local Box Hill community. Established in 1972 Trevillion Interiors, has worked with some of the world’s leading hotels and hotel chains, supplying architectural solutions from new builds to refurbishments.
Having always been the heart of the community and a popular meeting place for drinks, Afternoon Tea and dinner with friends and family, a real focus has been put on the design of the public areas to make Mercure Burford Bridge Box Hill Hotel the place to meet and relax, enjoying the new bar, restaurant and lounge areas. The famous Tithe Barn has also received a makeover, making it an even more unique and special place for weddings and events.
Other locally inspired touches abound within the public areas with the materials and styles used – flints with reference to this prolific local building material; a painted dresser style look to the bar area with a polished granite bar top; a country palette of English Heritage neutral tones – pale greys, stone and soft steel blues – subtly highlighted by stronger and vibrant complementary colours; a painted-style picture panelled wall with built-in bookcases for the guest lounge with cosy Chesterfield sofas. Antique chairs were also sourced from the local area.
Guest rooms echo the sleek and sensitive approach with a mix of contemporary furnishings with artworks inspired by local Surrey landmarks and views from the beautiful countryside surrounding the hotel.
The History: The hotel started life as the Fox and Hounds Inn around 1254 but the date of the first structure of the current building has never been fully established. Contemporary accounts reference a tenement called Cockcrofte in 1672 and it is thought that the first house was built between 1629 and 1672. James Charman was the landlord in 1792 when Admiral Lord Nelson stayed with his great love, Lady Emma Hamilton just before his departure to the Battle of Trafalgar. A room at the hotel is named in honour of Lady Hamilton.
Offers and Reservations: To celebrate being the heart of the Surrey Hills once more, the Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel has some enticing offers including a two-night taster weekend stay starting at £99.00 per room per night to include dinner on one of the two nights and full English breakfast daily*. To book this package just call 01306 884561 and quote reference TASTE OF BURFORD BRIDGE.
*The accommodation offer is valid from 1st September 2014 to 30th December 2014 inclusive and is subject to availability. It cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or packages and excludes Christmas & New Year residential packages.
About the hotel: The Mercure Box Hill Burford Bridge Hotel is set within three acres of landscaped gardens at the foot of Box Hill within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a history dating back some 760 years, the property has long been a haven for those inspired by nature with noted visitors including Admiral Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton, John Keats and Jane Austen amongst others. With 57 guest rooms, a two AA Rosette restaurant The Emlyn, a bar, heated outside pool, and eight meetings & banqueting rooms, the property’s pièce de resistance is undoubtedly the seventeenth century, vaulted-ceiling Tithe Barn which is extremely popular for celebrations and weddings. For bookings and reservations, please call the hotel on 01306 884561.
This release is posted at: Magellan PR
A full press kit is available on request. Renderings are available with a full photo-shoot of the property released mid-September 2014.