New Lounge Bar

by Natalie Westgate - 26th April 16

Many of you will have already sampled the two rosette culinary delights of The Orangery, headed up by Hotel Manager Andrew Scott and Head Chef Micheal Noonan. Following on from its success, we got our teeth into another juicy project; The Lounge Bar. This wonderful new space now completes the symmetrical design of The Spa Hotel’s exterior. It now not only looks great on the outside but feels great on the inside too!


Designed by Paul Harrison with Architect Bill Ashcroft, built by our in-house team of craftsmen and builders; the inspirational interior design of both The Orangery and The Lounge Bar has been created by Janet Harrison. Janet gives us an insight into the interior design: “Our task was to create a new furniture layout, colour scheme and to select soft furnishings as well as lighting for the new Bar–Lounge space.  We wanted to create a comfortable, relaxed environment that was modern, friendly, warm and inviting.”


She added: “Within interior design, something that I find particularly effective is texture, especially fabrics and floor finishes. I have chosen some gorgeous linen with beautiful embroidered detail by GP & J Baker complimented with velvet cushions. The Lounge Bar has a new oak floor which creates a warm and inviting feel. The walls have been painted in Farrow and Ball colours; ‘archive’, a warm colour that would normally be seen as a buff, is used with the strong dark colour of ‘rectory red’, a dark vermillion red.”

“Although the room benefits from a whole wall of natural light, we also used mirrors to add light and to visually extend the space. We used ‘All White’ on the ceiling to help give a feeling of space whilst the beautiful atrium has been created to allow the room to bask in natural day light.”


With all new developments on The Village we like to use local tradesmen and companies whenever possible. The stone fire place has been handmade in the Lake District, carved from limestone.  On either side of the fireplace, the bookcase has been locally built in Wesham by craftsman Neil Barnes. This balances the proportions of the room as does the beautifully hand crafted bar. The period lighting is from another local firm, Chelsoms Lighting of Blackpool which contrasts with the wonderfully kitsch sixties glass lamps in plum.”

We are proud to say our beautiful Lounge Bar is now open. Come and join us by the fire for a hot drink, a glass of champagne or a bit of whatever you fancy!

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