Wynyard Hall Country House Hotel has launched a new Champagne bar with the backing of one of the wine world’s most famous labels.
The Tees Valley hotel has joined forces with a renowned Champagne house to launch the Veuve Clicquot Bar, a deal which makes the hotel the wine producer’s only house pour account in the North East, meaning it will serve the brand as its grand marque house Champagne.
The bar, formerly the Wellington Bar, was officially opened by Andrew Ford, the senior hotel and restaurant inspector from the AA.
Wynyard Hall general manager Adam Dyke said: “We strive to provide our guests with the very finest quality and choice, and we are delighted to be joining forces with Veuve Clicquot.”
Last month the historic hotel unveiled £4m plans to create a range of new attractions.
It received planning permission to redevelop its walled garden, which will see the creation of a cookery school with additional event space and accommodation, a grand marquee holding up to 400 guests and a visitor centre with cafe, gift and farm shops and a delicatessen.
The centre of the development will be a new rose garden marking the culmination of a long-held dream by the hall’s owner, Sir John Hall.
The plans for the garden include planting the biggest variety of roses in Europe, along with water features, statues, Italian terraces and picnic areas. It is hoped it will become a major tourist attraction.