Angel Hotel’s work to restore Georgian splendour

The Angel Hotel's owner Don Williams and manager Darren Barton
The Angel Hotel's owner Don Williams and manager Darren Barton

A landmark Harborough hotel is undergoing a major restoration to its frontage to make it similar to how it looked in Edwardian times.

Significant restoration work on the the Angel Hotel’s façade to reinstate the High Street building’s Edwardian frontage began last week.

The Angel Hotel in Market Harborough from Edwardian times NNL-140930-132545001

The Angel Hotel in Market Harborough from Edwardian times NNL-140930-132545001

The hotel’s owners are working closely with Harborough builders WW Brown & Sons to ensure the restoration will successfully replicate the building’s previous style, which featured an off-white frontage with black accents on the pillars, windows and a porch. Scaffolding has now been erected at the front of the Grade II-listed building, and will be there for the next five weeks, but The Angel will be open for business as usual.

This latest project is part of ongoing refurbishments at the hotel, including revamped bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as an overhaul of the bar and restaurant areas.

Due to its listed status and because it is in Harborough’s conservation area, all work has required special planning permission and will adhere to strict regulations set out by Harborough Council.

The hotel’s manager Darren Barton said: “We’re really looking forward to bringing the exterior back to its former glory. We’ve spent a lot of time revamping the interior and are excited to restore the frontage to the colour and style it had in the Edwardian era.”

“We’re open for business as usual.”