Grantley Hall: Luxury hotel in Yorkshire launches new bar for winter with Alpine theme

An award-winning luxury country house hotel in North Yorkshire has launched a brand-new Alpine-inspired winter bar.

Called Après at The Orchard, the brand-new winter retreat at Grantley Hall near Ripon is offering "sumptuous Alpine-inspired dishes and glamorous interiors oozing chalet chic".

The opening of Après at The Orchard will be marked with a glamorous launch party on Saturday, November 6, in collaboration with Moët & Chandon for an extra special celebration.

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The new bar will offer decadent menu celebrating après-favourites including a traditional cheese fondue served with Black Forrest ham, coppa, Ratte potatoes, cornichons, pickled onions and sourdough; caramelised French onion soup with Gruyère croutons; chargrilled hickory smoked sausages; Nidderdale lamb shoulder ragu; wild mushroom flatbread topped with Kidderton Ash cheese and toasted pine nuts; and melting Valrhona hot chocolate cake with malted milk chocolate sauce and homemade marshmallows.

Après at The Orchard, the brand-new winter retreat at Grantley Hall near Ripon

Après at The Orchard is set underneath a sailcloth marquee - adorned with festive decorations, cosy blankets and Alpine touches - and is on the West Terrace of the hotel, with sweeping views of the West Lawn towards the River Skell.

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Steeped in over 300 years of heritage, Grantley Hall was built by Thomas Norton and his son Fletcher Norton, first Baron Grantley, in the 17th century, based on a Palladian design by English architect Isaac Ware.

Owner and Yorkshire local, Valeria Sykes spent three and a half years painstakingly restoring the Grade II* listed mansion house back to its original Palladian splendour before opening its doors in July 2019 as a distinctly different luxury hotel and wellness retreat, featuring 47 exquisite rooms and suites.

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The hotel is celebrating a successful year of business, following its re-opening in May 2021 after the last lockdown.

The hotel is experiencing exceptional levels of business demand meaning it is on a recruitment drive to bolster its already large team of staff.

The Orchard will be open from November 6, 2021 until the end of March 2022.