Work begins on new panoramic restaurant at Raby Castle in County Durham

Raby Castle’s ‘Rising’ development has marked a major milestone as work commences on the estate’s new Vinery Café Restaurant. The new eatery, a stylish and airy recreation of the Victorian glasshouse which once stood in the same spot, will offer panoramic views to the castle and parkland on the horizon.

On completion, this reimagined dining venue, will welcome over 200 guests to enjoy seasonal and locally sourced food in the stunning historic surroundings. The original Vinery glasshouse, housed in a former walled garden to the north of Raby Castle, was built in 1847 by Henry, 2nd Duke of Cleveland.

Work continues elsewhere across this ambitious development, as planting takes shape within the 18th century Walled Garden and structural work continues on the Grade II listed Riding School, an iconic and unusual piece of architecture.

“We are delighted to mark this exciting chapter in the restoration and reimagining of our heritage spaces, a milestone in the Rising development,” says Claire Jones, head of leisure and tourism at Raby Estates.

“The Vinery Café Restaurant will be one of the most beautiful buildings in the development, with its own character, embracing and celebrating its past. It will be enjoyed by almost everyone that visits Raby Castle and offers a unique space for all kinds of special events, which cannot be found elsewhere.

“The setting we are creating reflects our distinctive and simple ambition, to offer unexpected elegance, thoughtful design and fresh, local food, in an unparalleled heritage setting, making the most memorable visitor experience”, concludes Claire.

By Mark Adair – Correspondent, Bdaily

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