BLUNSDON House Hotel has secured a £500,000 finance package from HSBC to support the renovation of its main restaurant, as well as other areas of the property.

The hotel is launching a new restaurant in September, replacing Christopher’s Carvery, which will close in August.

Called Flame, it will offer a modern menu based on a charcoal grill style of cooking, although it will continue to offer a carvery service during the day.

A new kitchen will be installed as part of the renovation work, whilst new furniture and decoration will be introduced front of house.

Blunsdon House Hotel, which is part of the Best Western network of hotels, is a third generation family business that was founded by Peter and Zan Clifford in 1957.

The hotel is now run by their son, John Clifford.

John said: “We have started to see certain markets pick up following the recession and we want to invest to ensure our facilities stay modern and meet customer demand.

“Christopher’s was built in 2000 and was looking a bit tired, so we think now is the right time to make this major investment, which will widen its appeal.”