The Wessex Royale Hotel unveil new look following a refurb

​The hotel dates back to the 1700’s and has always held it’s Georgian charm. Following a significant investment, The Wessex Royale Hotel has undergone a refurbishment with a fresh, stylish and contemporary new look. 

The hotel has been owned by a family business for many years and has recently joined the Best Western group which has given the hotel new opportunities and driven business to the heart of Dorchester. The family business made the decision last year to invest further in the hotel as they wanted to refresh the hotels interior. The hotel now boasts a new comfortable lounge and lobby area, a new bar plus a large refurbished multi-purpose function room. The hotel has also opened two new en-suite rooms in the courtyard which presents the same modern style as the new hotel interior. 

The hotel has also had a number of updates over the past 12 months including new bathrooms in the hotel rooms and updated menus. This summer, the hotel was awarded a civil ceremony licence which now means that with the updated function facilities, the hotel can be host to an entire wedding, from the vows to the first dance.

The refurb has come ahead of a busy time of festive celebrations and Christmas parties at the hotel. The new lounge area will also be supported by a new menu and afternoon tea treats come the New Year. 

Steve Chaldecott, General Manager at The Wessex Royale comments: “We are all delighted here at the hotel and looking forward to welcoming people to enjoy the updated facilities. Our new lounge area is perfect for a cosy morning coffee or evening glass of wine before dinner. Our modernised function room and bar has also given us the opportunity to be host to a number of exciting events, celebrations and weddings.”

The hotel is open daily for morning coffee, lunches, afternoon tea and evening dinner. The function facilities make it a modern, town centre location for any type of event with over 29 en-suite bedrooms to support. 

About the design:
The Wessex Royale has worked with local interior designer Pip Scaramanga to develop the new elegant and welcoming ground floor. Pip has over 30 years experience as an interior decorator and designer, working with her husband Andrew who for over 20 years designed and manufactured beautiful furniture and joinery. Pip was responsible for the design, decoration, lighting and finishes of hotels new look and worked closely with a team of local skilled craftsmen to achieve the fantastic results.

Why don't you pop into the hotel for a coffee and see the beautiful new refurb? For more information about the design or for future interior design projects you can contact Pip direct via email: 

BW Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant get ready for Christmas

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas and this year we have launched a new festive menu, perfect for family and friends who are looking to celebrate the season with great food.

Our new chef has developed a great tasting menu which includes the festive classics but also a modern twist on dishes, such as gin cured salmon. Prices start from £16.95 for two courses and we are now taking bookings for December 2017.

We know how hectic it can be if you are organising a large party or the work Christmas meal. If you book a table for 8 people or more, as a thank you for choosing us and a well done for organising everything we will give the party organiser a £25 restaurant voucher.

Pop into the hotel on High West Street to pick up a menu, download it from our website or give us a call on 01305 262660 to book a table.

The Wessex Royale to offer the full package with new Civil Ceremony licence 

The Best Western Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant (“The Wessex Royale”) are pleased to have recently been awarded a Civil Ceremony licence. The Wessex Royale have been host to wedding receptions for many years but are now able to offer the complete service.

The Wessex Royale is in a great town centre location with spacious rooms and elegant Georgian charm. The events team at The Wessex Royale have the experience which ensures every wedding day is special and runs as smoothly as possible.

Bookings are now being taken for 2017 weddings with the option to have the ceremony in the hotel’s cosy restaurant or the larger bright function room. The hotel’s functions facilities are also being refurbished which will enable the hotel to provide a more modern service with a fresh new interior.

Steve Chaldecott, General Manager at The Wessex Royale comments: “We are delighted to be able to offer couples the complete wedding package. Our flexible wedding packages and town centre location has always meant that we have been a popular choice for Wedding Receptions but now we can be host to the entire day. We are looking forward to showcasing our facilities and options available at the Wessex FM Wedding Fair in April.”   

The Wessex Royale Launch New Website

Following a successful partnership with Best Western, The Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant are pleased to launch their new, mobile friendly website. The new website showcases the ​beautiful bedrooms, function facilities and fine dining restaurant. 

The new website also enables people to book rooms direct with a number of room package options available.

Steve Chaldecott, General Manager at The Wessex Royale Hotel & Restaurant comments; "We are delighted to have launched our new website. It enables people to book rooms online and now being part of the Best Western group, people can earn Best Western reward points when they stay with us. The new website also showcases the facilities of the hotel including the function rooms and award winning fine dining restaurant."