• The Granary Brasserie and Bakery Opens at Weston Park

    16 August 2019

    Weston Park, the stately home and events venue on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border is celebrating the best of British produce with the re-launch of its Granary restaurant and café with one of the UK’s oldest hospitality companies, Searcys.

    With the emphasis on locally sourced ingredients at its heart, the revamped Granary Brasserie and Bakery at Weston Park is set to be the region’s destination for special occasions and casual meals alike. Using seasonal and high-quality produce including vegetables from the walled kitchen garden and estate reared venison, Weston’s brigade of chefs will reimagine classic British fare.

    The Granary Bakery opened on 29 June and has been given a light and airy design makeover and features award-winning coffee, freshly baked bread, homemade sandwiches and wholesome cakes. Throughout the day customers can enjoy breakfast rolls, savoury and sweet tarts, pastries and yoghurt pots, cakes and afternoon tea bakes. The team will be creating a Weston Park signature bake, which will join John Searcys original Bakewell Tart, one of the oldest puddings in England.

     

    The newly revamped menu at the Granary Brasserie draws inspiration from local and estate produce. The Brasserie’s summer menu includes starters such as the Seasonal ‘Superfood’ salad, Wild venison salami, Suffolk chorizo, the reinvented 70’s classic Prawn and green apple cocktail. Hearty dishes like Freedom pale ale-battered haddock, peas, tartar sauce, hand-cut chips or 8oz Dukes Moor Sirloin steak, grilled mushroom, hand-cut chips and béarnaise are also on offer.

    A dessert list is led by a signature Weston Park mess, Sticky toffee pudding, vanilla ice cream and Lemon posset with butter shortbread.

    A family-style Sunday Lunch with delicious roasts, seasonal vegetables and cauliflower cheese.
    The popular weekend brunch menu, which includes admission to Capability Brown’s stunning parkland, features a classic full English with smoked bacon and Dingley Dell sausage through to lighter bites including avocado and poached eggs on toast.

    A new wine line list and a range of cocktails, by Searcys mixologists, to be enjoyed on the beautiful terrace, complete the re-vamp which is due to open at the end of July 2019.

    The Granary Bakery is open daily from 9.30am – 5pm and the Granary Brasserie is open for lunch daily and dinner on Friday and Saturday evening.

    Weston Park is open seasonally for visitors to enjoy Temple Wood, the Woodland Adventure Playground, the wide-open spaces of Capability Brown’s parkland and a ride on the miniature railway.

    About Weston Park

    Weston Park is owned and maintained by the Weston Park Foundation, an independent charitable trust. The grounds of Weston Park combine 1,000 acres of natural beauty and three centuries of garden design. The formal lines of the 19th-century gardens fuse dramatically with the naturalistic style fashioned by Capability Brown in the 18th century. The Park is home to outdoor events, large and small, throughout the year including the Midland Game Fair, Camper Jam and Classic Ibiza. The 17th century stately home is primarily used as a 5-star luxury venue with 28 bedrooms and an established reputation for hosting weddings, celebrations and conferences.

    About Searcys

    Searcys’ iconic restaurants, Champagne bars and events have a world-renowned, long-standing reputation for quality and innovation. The first ever event caterers in the UK, founded in 1847 by John Searcy, they’ve carved out a name as brave market leaders, launching bold, forward-thinking concepts including the original in-station Champagne Bar at St Pancras, one of London’s first skyscraper restaurants at the Gherkin, as well as cafes and restaurants in two World Heritage sites – Blenheim Palace and the historic Pump Rooms, Bath. Their 30 plus venues across the UK serve fresh, modern dishes that focus on sustainability, local produce and world-class service standards.