GUESTS, geese and gourmet food were all part of the recipe for success at the re-launch of Inglewood Manor.
Local businesses mingled with the Cheshire set at a showcase event at the luxury Edwardian Grade II listed property in Ledsham, which has undergone a £500,000 facelift.
Guests were able to take a closer look at the 29 bedrooms and refreshed public areas.
Mayor of Ellesmere Port and Neston Angela Claydon was given a guided tour by hotel manager Fiona Creed.
The event was hosted to give people a chance to see the hotel’s new look and give businesses the opportunity to find out more about its conference facilities.
Event guests were also invited to experience some of the activities that delegates can enjoy when they use the hotel, including archery, falconry, chocolate making and even geese herding.
There was also an opportunity to sample delights from the hotel’s menu and the sunshine came out in time for a barbecue on the terrace overlooking the hotel’s immaculately tended 38 acres of grounds.
Fiona Creed, general manager of Inglewood Manor Hotel, said: “After so much hard work, it’s been fantastic to open our doors and showcase the new rooms to local people and businesses.
“In the redesign of the bedrooms, we’ve attempted to retain the uniqueness and charm that makes the hotel so special and it’s been fantastic that people have responded so positively.
“We’re looking forward to more guests now being able to enjoy the new rooms over the coming year.”