Residence VIP relaunch party, Nantwich
PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 November 2017
Residence in Nantwich celebrated their brand new look after a £350,000 face-lift with a VIP party.
Residence VIP relaunch party
Joanne and Richard Simpson
Steve Nicholson, Brendan Hayes, John Gill, Ben Rafferty and John Smith
Ryan Tomlinson, Ian Thompson and Steve Nicholson
Doug Butterill and Jayne Nicholson
Doug Butterill, Ben Rafferty and Penny Butterill
Ben Rafferty, Paul Mason, Sonia Mason, Tonino Cataldo and Dajana Buzuk
Ben Rafferty, Michelle Oliver, Joy Talbot-Butler, Lorraine Smith, Laura Tomlinson, Rachael Hayes and Nicki Jones
Brian Baldwin and Scott McGauley
Emma Rafferty, Paul Fallows, John Berry, Ben Rafferty, Claire Hunter and Neil Guest
Ben Rafferty, James Hughes and Nicki Bell
June Smith and John Gill
Bill Swindley and Ben Rafferty
Noah Thompson, Ellen Whitehead, Mimi Thompson, Lucinda Whitehead and Ben Rafferty
Patty Baldwin and Andy Wright
More than 300 invited guests, including civic dignitaries, were welcomed to the opening night for a preview of the changes before the doors were officially opened to the public.
The bar and restaurant, located inside a Grade II listed Georgian mansion, has been extended to create stylish new dining and socialising areas. A former courtyard at the back of the building is now a light and airy eating and drinking space complete with cocktail bar and theatre kitchen, complete with a wood-fired sourdough pizza oven.
Owner Ben Rafferty said: ‘Over the years Residence has become a special occasion destination. That was great but after ten years, the look had become a little tired. We wanted to create a ‘home from home’ experience, befitting the mansion’s past but with some really modern twists offering a wow factor. It was a massive feat to have it completed within a few weeks but it’s been well worth it as already we have doubled footfall. Local people love the look and the response has been fantastic.’