The Crown Hotel in Bawtry in ‘unlocking’ lockdown and has not stood still since the start of the pandemic lockdown in March.
Original redevelopment plans for 2020 were brought forward and directors Craig Dowie and Jason Cooper saw the opportunity to do the work while the hotel was closed. The front of the hotel has been rendered and new signage installed back to the original Crown Hotel & Posting House. Inside, the bar and reception areas have been decorated to match the development of the Hogarth suite and lounge earlier in 2020. New bar stools and chandeliers are also in place ready for the hotel bar opening on the 4th July.
Craig Dowie Managing Director commented “The hard work is now done. We still have the outside seating area to do for eating and drinking, and we also need to add the exterior canopies, but we are almost there.”.
The hotel accommodation has also been accepting essential workers since the 1st June, and are now taking leisure booking accommodation from the 4th July following full government advice. Couples wanting to get away for the first time since lockdown can enjoy the ‘Lockdown Unlocked’ offer of bed, ‘grab & go’ breakfast and a bottle of proesseco for just £100.
The Crown bar also reopens on the 4th July, and while the restaurant remains closed, the hotel will take advantage of the extra tables and use as an extended bar – being the largest most spacious bar in Bawtry. Craig commented “We have our full bar operating policy on our website and social media and wanted to be totally transparent as to what people coming to drink with us will expect. The main thing is, is that our guests and staff are safe, and this is a priority at all times”.
Sales Manager Katey Dent added “Whilst is has been a sad time for many of our wedding couples postponing their big day, we have been working with the couples to move their date along with suppliers to ensure they have the big day they dreamed of at our venues -2021 looks very busy! We have remained visible on all social media channels reminding people of our hotel and our sister venue Bawtry Hall. Lockdown has been an opportunity for couples to plan a wedding, and Craig our MD has been doing tours of our venues to couples – he has really enjoyed it and we have reaped the rewards with many couples booking”.