Independent City Centre Inn Celebrate Milestone With Champagne And Gunge!

The Coach House Inn on Northgate Street celebrated ten years in business with a fabulous party and the promise of covering their managers in gunge for charity!

The four star restaurant with rooms popped open the champagne and celebrated with customers and suppliers on Thursday 14th September in honour of 10 years on the premises. The evenings celebrations included a DJ, a speech from the Managing Director and a prize giving for employee Debbie Martin, who has worked for the restaurant since the day it opened.

Managing Director Les Owens had this to say about the evening:

We are so delighted with the whole team tonight. This isn’t an easy business to be in, and to reach this milestone makes me incredibly proud. A lot has changed in Chester over the past ten years, and we are privileged to be a part of such a vibrant and exciting city”.

The Trustland Group took over the old Coach and Horses in 1997. With a background in construction, they used their refurbishment experience to transform the grade 2 listed building and give the hotel and restaurant a new lease of life.

10 years later, the business has gone from strength to strength and they’re now setting their sights on a new challenge of a completely different nature; raising £45,000 for local children’s hospice Claire House.

In attempt to raise the astronomical amount, staff completed various fundraising events such as the Chester half marathon, skydiving, zip lining and Tough Mudder. The Coach House have also implemented an optional round up scheme on bills and have released a special guilt free dessert which sees a portion of proceeds going straight to the charity.

Their latest scheme however is set to get messy, with two of the Coach House managers being selected via public donations to be covered in gunge later this month! (see our website for more details.)

Elisher Dean, General Manager, said:

We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us celebrate this amazing achievement. Having starting here 8 years ago, it’s amazing to see how the business has grown and developed and I can’t wait to see what the next ten years hold!

Posted: Tuesday 19th September 2017
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The Coach House Inn is an independently run, family owned restaurant and hotel right in Chester city centre. Our award-winning restaurant is a little haven for foodies, with our Head Chef Matt Scard-Jones and his team preparing all food on the premises with a mixture of no nonsense favourites and classic dishes with a little Coach House twist.

Upstairs we have 8 recently refurbished and individually designed luxury rooms with views of Chester Cathedral and the Clwyd hills of North Wales. Tea and Coffee is served free to all overnight guests and our friendly and welcoming staff are on hand to provide recommendations for local sights.

Our food serving hours are Monday-Thursday 1000-1130/1200-2100, Friday-Saturday 1000-1130/1200-2200 and Sunday 1200-1900.