Fresh face for Old Churches House

A DUNBLANE hotel has reopened its doors after a £48,000 refurbishment and the introduction of a new food and drink offer.

The overhaul of Old Churches House included new bathrooms, furnishings and lighting as well as the complete rewiring of the property.

The reopened hotel also boasts a new restaurant, with the venue’s dining space having been taken over by the team behind Linlithgow eatery Mason Belles Kitchen.

“We are delighted to reopen,” said owner Alex McKie.

“We’ve used lockdown gainfully by carrying out this full refurbishment as we felt the building once again deserved it.

“It’s always a labour of love for us at Old Churches House as there is so much history in this building, but once again I think we have got the look and feel just right, blending the old with the new to create a modern and comfortable small hotel.”

Mason Belles Kitchen owner, Linsey Scott, said the Old Churches space “has provided us with the opportunity to have a second restaurant”.

“Hopefully now we can get a really good run over the summer season, introducing our food concept to both locals and diners from further afield,” said Scott.

“There’s loads of scope here for my team and I to flex our culinary muscles, with Old Churches House successful small weddings and events trade.”