Love alfresco dining? Then you’ll love this!

Jul 23, 2015
Posted in: Featured, Food & Drink, Ragdale Hall News   Posted by: Tracy Lawrence

Verandah Bar Terrace SketchSeptember will see the commencement of a major project to refurbish and extend the existing Verandah Bar.  It will also include a relocated and enlarged terrace area outside, including new garden areas visible from the existing Verandah Lounge – perfect for alfresco dining in style.

The existing panelling will be retained and whilst the area will have a somewhat more contemporary feel, the relaxed, eclectic vibe will be maintained.  The extended area will have a glass roof so as to take full advantage of the southerly aspect.  Regular guests will know that this area is often exceedingly busy, especially at ‘tea and cake time’, as well as over lunch and in the evening.  A new kitchen is being added to provide a variety of light meals and snacks, along with a stunning new bar area.

The new terrace and garden will provide a much larger area for dining and general chilling!

The project will be completed in Spring 2016….. ready for the warmer weather!

More details to follow…watch this space!

Verandah Bar Sketch 1 CROPPED

27th July 2015

Since first posting this exciting news, some guests have asked for more information about the work. The extension to the Verandah Bar will take place in stages, therefore the Verandah Bar will remain open throughout, and we will of course minimise disruption as much as is possible.  Because only the immediate area will be affected by the works taking place, guests will still be able to enjoy Ragdale’s many other areas as usual. Anyone booking rooms above the work will be informed at the time of booking, and their rate discounted to compensate for any noise/disruption. We know all our guests value the continued investment in Ragdale and this latest project will ensure this popular area is of the same high standard as the rest of the Hall.

Progress Report

14th September 2015

Phase One, to build the new kitchen area, is now underway.  The new area means we can provide our guests with a larger menu, as well as offer a better service, once the project is completed.

Hoarding is up to cordon off the exterior side of the Verandah Bar and part of the existing kitchen and bar area.  Until further notice, seating spaces in the Verandah Bar have been reduced and a few minor alterations to the services offered have been put into place.  Please speak to one of the Receptionists or a member of the food and beverage team if you would like more information.

smaller bar area hoarding uphoarding up seating area










digger here

2nd October 2015

The site has been stripped and foundations dug!  Concreting will be taking place week commencing 5th October.



15th October 2015

The steel frame has been erected so you can now see the shape and size of the extension.

Verandah Bar extension rubble