Monday, 10 October 2011

Sherwood Hotel Reopening Soon

I went for a walk this afternoon and decided to have a look at the Sherwood Hotel in Belgrave Rd. I used to work there, driving a coach until it closed down in August last year. Company ran out of money and went into administration. The Administrator told us all that the hotel would stay open until a buyer was found and we would all get paid and keep our jobs. That was on a Monday. One week later, after the firm dealing with the company's books decided that there wasn't enough money left in the bank to keep going. I expect the bank who the mortgage was with decided not to risk sending good money after bad keeping the place open. Anyway a couple of days ago a reader told me the place had a Sold board outside so I went for a look. When I got there the front door was wide open so I wandered in to see what I could find out. No sign of anyone in the entrance hall, just evidence that a lot a work was going to be needed. There was enough building material lying around to keep B & Q going for a week. I then had a look outside and saw someone with a harassed look on his face and decided he must be the new owner so I introduced myself. We had a quick chat, he was very busy, I told him I used to drive the coach for the hotel and asked him when he planed to open. "As soon as possible. Once all the repairs are finished". I said I would pop round tomorrow (Tuesday) and pass one any information about the place that might be a help to him.

I hope the place gets up and running quickly and he makes a go of it. He has a lot of hard work ahead and I can only wish him all the best.

9 comments:

DG875 said...

I went past on the X46 today and noticed all the boards were off the windows- Good luck to the new owner.

Anonymous said...

I've never read such poor reviews of a hotel. I thought these disappeared along with Basil Fawlty. British hotels really need to learn from American hotels and boarding houses (which are totally luxurious)

Anonymous said...

What would a bus driver know about the hotel!! he drove a bus,went in reception area and maybe made a coffee.I dont know who has brought the Sherwood but talking to a driver wouldnt do him any good.Get in touch with people who knew the place for years good and bad times,thats if you want to know...?

David said...

To the above anon comment; it's true, all I ever did in side the hotel was make a cup of coffee but I was able to tell the new owner several things he didn't know like where most of the customers came from plus give him a couple of phone numbers of prople who worked there longer than I did. He might find them usful.

kat said...

hi i used to be cleaner ther i wd be intersested going bk can u let me know or give me his number or do u think its better to go see him personaly

David said...

Hi Kat
I went into the hotel this morning (Monday) but the new owner wasn't there, he had gone to London for the day. If you could email me at dcbanx@gmail .com I will give you his number and you can ring him. There is still much to do before the hotel opens fully but it is hoped to open some rooms in time for Christmas.
David

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Anonymous said...

the above annonymous guy is really rude. since this hotel didn't open their homepage yet, this blog is helpful for me :)

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