VenueFocus: Historic coaching inn reopens for business

The Haycock Hotel, whose guest book boasts entries by royals from Queen Victoria to Princess Diana, has reopened following extensive refurbishment.

The 400 year-old property, based in Wansford, near Peterborough,was originally a coaching inn and sits in award-winning gardens on the banks of the River Nene. The multi-million pound refit now means the hotel offers a dedicated business centre with six air-conditioned boardrooms, as well as a ballroom for up to 250. The 50-room hotel offersfine dining in The Orchards Restaurant, run by a former Michelin-starred chef.

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