First phase of Gloucestershire hotel’s £1.2m refurbishment completed


The owners of an historic Gloucestershire hotel have completed the first phase of its £1.2 million refurbishment programme.

Stratton House Hotel in Cirencester has now had 13 of its bedrooms refurbished since the 17th century venue was acquired last summer by the Veritas Hotel Group.

It is only nine months since the group took over Stratton House – with them also adding 10 new jobs bringing the hotel’s team to 40.

Aidan Stevens, director of Veritas Hotel Group said: “When we took over the hotel last July we said we wanted to re-establish Stratton House, not only as a tourist destination and a venue for corporate guests and weddings, but also placing it back into the heart of the community.

“Since then, with the fantastic support of our team, we have started to attract those new guests. With phase one of the refurbishment now completed, I think people can see how serious we are about cementing Stratton House’s reputation as a top Cotswolds hotel.

“We are very aware of the hotel’s history and the respect that deserves, but we are also making our own mark with the elegant and modern style we know people look for in a country hotel. We are looking forward to the completion of phase two in early summer.”

Mr Stevens thanked the local community for their interest in the Stratton House refurbishment plans – saying they have received “overwhelmingly positive” feedback on the work undertaken so far.

Plans remain in place to update the restaurant and bar later this year and the hotel’s WiFi network has already been upgraded.

Stratton House, on the town’s Gloucester Road, was originally the home of 17th century wool merchants, the Masters family. It remained a private home until 1947 when it became a hotel. It features a walled garden and extensive off-road parking.itwich, Worcestershire which they purchased in 2012.