The Courthouse in Knutsford has launched its hotly anticipated Rooftop Gardens. A sun terrace by day, serving seasonal small plates and afternoon tea and an elegant champagne and cocktail bar by night, the opening comes hot on the heels of Barristers Bar and Restaurant at The Courthouse being crowned Newcomer of the Year at the Cheshire Life Food and Drink Awards 2018.
The Courthouse is an impressive Grade-II listed Georgian building dating back to 1818 and the former home of Knutsford Crown Court. Sensitively restored by local hotel group Flat Cap Hotels, it opened in 2017 as the area’s newest and most stylish hotel, restaurant and events space. The Rooftop Gardens are open from 11am until midnight seven days a week. Guests can enjoy a selection of British seasonal small plates including light salads, sharing platters, meats from the Inka Grill, traditional burgers, pizettas from the clay-based oven, market fish and steak of the day.
By night, the Rooftop Gardens will be transformed into a stylish champagne and cocktail bar, with a humidor and smoking terrace. There’s a large selection of gins, whiskies and international wines on offer, as well as botanical and garden-themed signature cocktails created by the Rooftop team and exquisite champagne from Perrier Jouet. A beautiful and magical events space, the Rooftop Gardens can be booked for private parties, wedding receptions, product launches and filming events.
This summer also sees the launch of the first phase of bedrooms in the East and West wings of the magnificent property. Eleven individually designed signature bedrooms, which reflect the unique history and character of the building are due to open, with a further 40 planned by 2020.