New owner of Amberley Castle announced

HOR 071011 Just Desserts competition at Amberley Castle. photo by derek martin
HOR 071011 Just Desserts competition at Amberley Castle. photo by derek martin

THE FUTURE of Amberley Castle has been secured as a luxury hotel following the announcement of its purchase today by a premiere hotelier.

The castle was among a number of superb hotels whose fate came under the spotlight when its parent company Von Essen went into administration earlier this year.

Now Andrew Brownsword has acquired the property - along with three other luxury establishments - and has promised a major programme of investment in future years.

“I am very proud to be the custodian of these four new hotels which will over the next few years be redirected and refurbished to the highest standards in comfort and hospitality under the Brownsword Hotels umbrella,” Mr Brownsword said.

A full report will appear in next week’s County Times.