Oddfellows on the Park – Cheadle, Greater Manchester
This handsome Oddfellow is the sister of Oddfellows in Chester. Once again, a distinctive building has been reimagined as a chic and happening hotel, this time within the glorious Gothic mansion of Bruntwood Hall, surrounded by Bruntwood Park’s 120 acres of mature woodland. Inside, the Hall’s Victorian Gothic roots and history have been allowed to shine, through a rich palette of petrol greens, brass and gold, but as at Oddfellows in Chester, a light-hearted spirit is also in evidence. Names such as The Galloping Major (the restaurant, remembering a famous former owner), The Stud Room (an inviting panelled drawing room with a playful cocktail bar at one end) and The Pigsty (a salon de beauté complete with mud room where guests can slap detoxifying mud on each other), give an idea of the sense of fun at this fine, historic hotel.
Bruntwood Park, where the hotel sits is 120 acres of gorgeous mature woodland, waterways and parkland. Borrow the hotel’s vintage bicycles, ask the team for a picnic and explore!
Expect British produce, prepared and presented with panache. Chef Ross Chatburn is inspired by foraging across the park for wild British ingredients.
The Oddfellows team have created their own signature gin influenced by botanicals found in the parkland that surrounds the hotel. There is a limited collection available to buy.