A New Dawn at Wynyard Hall

As the seasons change, so is Wynyard Hall…

As a family we have always been and will remain truly committed to restoring this historic estate, of which we are only custodians. The last 18 months have been a reminder to all of the need for change and adaptation.

During our closure we had time to reset and create a new vision for Wynyard Hall to improve our operation and strengthen our brand. Reinvention is a theme that is constant throughout Wynyard Hall’s history. As successions have unfolded, each generation has developed and restored Wynyard with a vision that is reflective of them, and this is ours.    

So, what’s changing?

The biggest change is that the main hall will be used exclusively for weddings and events, allowing us to dedicate our full attention to our brides, grooms, and event clients.

This does mean that the Wellington Restaurant is now closed to the public, but as a phoenix rises from the ashes, so is a great new dining experience… The Glass House has been transformed into a new restaurant where we can offer true plot to plate dining, which has long been part of our vision.

Located in the Kitchen Garden, our team of chefs and gardeners work hand in hand to ensure fresh, home-grown ingredients are used in all our dishes. We are truly committed to sustainability, therefore any ingredients not from the estate are sourced within a 35-mile radius and we are very excited to introduce a range of English Wines to our wine menu.

The setting is relaxed, bright and airy with a log burning stove in the bar area, where we are delighted to welcome dogs who have long been associated with the Wynyard Estate. Our staff are welcoming and focused on delivering a great service. The menu is inspired by the fresh, seasonal ingredients grown on the estate and great flavours!

We also have an intimate private dining room within the Glass House, which provides a lovely setting for family gatherings and special occasions.

Is anything still the same?

ABSOLUTELY! You can still enjoy our beautiful hot tub cottages on a self-catering basis – they are the perfect weekend retreat! Our ever-popular spa and gardens also remain open as before, though you might notice a few improvements in the coming months… as well as lots of fresh paint and general maintenance around the estate, a considerable amount of work will be undertaken on the walkways and signage along the woodland walk to improve our visitor experience.

We know change can be hard!

We fully appreciate that some who have visited the Hall over the years may be a little saddened that they can no longer enjoy Afternoon Tea in the Library or visit the Wellington Restaurant for a special occasion. The changes we are implementing have not been made lightly. We have given a great deal of consideration to how people will feel about some of our much-loved services that will no longer be available. But as we said in our opening statement, the last 18 months have been a reminder to all of the need for change and adaptation.

A fresh new beginning…

We are so excited to finally be able to share our plans with you and will be showing off our new and fresh look over the coming weeks.

Thank you for supporting us thus far, for having faith in our vision and for following us on this amazing journey.