Samantha Ascroft Appointed New General Manager and Range of New Menus
The Kedleston Country House is pleased to announce that Samantha Ascroft has been appointed the new General Manager. Samantha brings a wealth of experience in the boutique hotel sector to the team.
Samantha is a highly experienced General Manager bringing over 10 years expertise to the role and has worked in a number of award winning establishments. She boasts an impressive CV with experience in a number of venues including 2 AA rosette Cockliffe Country House, boutique hotel Cotswolds88 (now known as The Painswick) and most recently has been working as a hotel consultant in The Cotswolds. Notable achievements during her time at the Cockliffe Country House included establishing the venue as a go to wedding venue, improving customer experience and venue reviews as well leading the team to achieve 2 AA rosettes for the restaurant.
Speaking on the appointment, Managing Director Paul Harris commented: “We are really excited to have Samantha join as our new General Manager; her extensive experience and boutique hotel knowledge is impressive but most importantly she brings strong and inspirational leadership and she will be a credit to The Kedleston.”
Samantha commented: “I’m really excited to start this new role. It’s a fantastic venue and I’m thrilled to be able to bring my experience to the venue and play a key role in The Kedleston fulfilling its potential as a destination to dine this summer
“Since joining the team in early May, I’ve been working closely with our talented Head Chef Joe Wood to develop our new summer menus which are launching on Thursday 1st June. These include an updated afternoon tea menu, the new Taste of The Kedleston menu and our main menu perfect for enjoying on the terrace or in the Georgian gardens.”
The Kedleston Country House combines a stunning Georgian building with a modern country house where you are assured of a warm welcome every time whether you are stopping by to sample our extensive drinks range, joining us for dining, spending the night in one of our five boutique bedrooms or for your perfect wedding day.