In October 2015 we supported a planning application for redevelopment of the Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle. Formerly the castle’s workshops, the vision was to convert the old buildings and create a centre of excellence for food and drink.
The application was granted and since then the Duchess of Rutland and her team have been working hard to bring her vision to life. At the heart of this new community hub will be a café producing light meals with seasonally produced food. An event space above the café will host regular pop-up themed dinners, foodie talks, and cookery demonstrations. There will be retail units where locals and tourists can buy produce and plants, clothing, accessories and gifts. A wellness spa is planned.
An opening date of 15 June 2018 has just been announced, and it is lovely to see plans realised. Read more here.