<div style="display:inline;"> <img height="1" width="1" style="border-style:none;" alt="" src="//googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/viewthroughconversion/1028731116/?value=0&amp;guid=ON&amp;script=0">
6 ISSUES FOR £6 Subscribe to Cheshire Life today click here

Residence VIP relaunch party, Nantwich

PUBLISHED: 00:00 01 November 2017

Ben Rafferty, Michelle Oliver, Joy Talbot-Butler, Lorraine Smith, Laura Tomlinson, Rachael Hayes and Nicki Jones

Ben Rafferty, Michelle Oliver, Joy Talbot-Butler, Lorraine Smith, Laura Tomlinson, Rachael Hayes and Nicki Jones


Residence in Nantwich celebrated their brand new look after a £350,000 face-lift with a VIP party.

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.’

More from Out & About

Rebekka O’Grady looks at businesses in Frodsham that have stood the test of time, and meets those hoping to have a bright future

Read more
Mon, 00:00

In 2018, Wales celebrates its outstanding coastline and invites visitors to discover epic experiences all around its shores. This is the Year of the Sea, writes Penny Lloyd

Read more
Thursday, January 11, 2018

There are several major canals that run through Cheshire, these walks run alongside or cross over sections of at least of these waterways.

Read more
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

We head for Styal for a walk which combines river and woodland with the din of international air travel, writes Howard Bradbury.

Read more
Styal Quarry Bank
Monday, January 8, 2018

What is it that makes Macclesfield a magnet for the art crowd? Janet Reeder heads over there to find out

Read more
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Whether you’re horse crazy or just along for the ride, equine events are an important part of the Cheshire social calendar.

Read more
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Eight great, and easy, resolutions that will help make 2018 your greenest year yet. Words by Katie Piercy from Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Read more
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

It’s been an action packed year in Cheshire, how much of it can you remember?

Read more
Great British Holidays advert link

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Topics of Interest

Food and Drink Directory

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Cheshire Life Application Link

Local Business Directory

Cheshire's trusted business finder

Job search in your local area

Property Search