The team at Oddfellows on the Park is working hard, planning new menus, making sure Bruntwood Hall is shipshape and taking the necessary precautions to open its doors safely at the beginning of September.
Our editor visited Oddfellows on the Park last year and loved every second of her stay...
"The exterior’s original 19th-century façade, belies its modern interior design. As we were being checked in my eyes were already being pulled into several directions. From the exquisite Victorian-style tiled floor, and contemporary chandelier, to the oddball assortment of paintings leading up the stairs, the hotel immediately fascinates and intrigues. Quirky, eccentric and charming are the bywords here, nodding deftly towards the organisation that inspires this hotel group. The Oddfellows was known as the society of misfits. Not a place for traditional professionals they embraced the philosophers, idealists and dreamers of the world.
"Bruntwood Hall, which now houses Oddfellows on the Park was built in Gothic style by stuff merchant John Douglas in 1861. Its second owner, Major James Platt, was known locally as The Galloping Major and used the surrounding grounds as an equestrian stud. He extended the original Hall to include the sprung ballroom, now home to restaurant that’s named after him. Since then, it’s seen various uses from WWII hospital to recording studio. I mention the Hall’s varied history because every former resident has left their own mark, and each design contribution has been lovingly restored to form part of the hotel’s fabric, successfully juxtaposing the old with the new."
Book a room before September and enjoy 20 per cent off food and beverage during your stay in September and October.
Book direct with the hotel and be first in line for a sweet suite upgrade (subject to availability).
Find out more at www.oddfellowsonthepark.com